Infor Appoints Simon Niesler to Lead Western Region

United States – June 21, 2018, 09:00 AM

Infor, a leading provider of industry-specific cloud applications, today announced that it has appointed Simon Niesler as vice president and general manager, UK, Ireland and Benelux. He joins Infor from SAP where Niesler was chief operating officer, (COO) and head of cloud for SAP UK and Ireland.

Reporting to Cormac Watters, executive vice president and general manager EMEA, Niesler will now be responsible for the continued growth of Infor's business throughout the Western Region.

Targeted to double the licence revenue of this region over the next three years, Niesler will be responsible for the evolution of the customer-centric, industry specific go-to-market strategy at Infor. This will retain and build upon the manufacturing and distribution client base but also leverage Infor innovation to provide a compelling, disruptive offering to capital-intensive industries such as energy and utilities.

Furthermore, Niesler will oversee the continued expansion of the Infor footprint outside of ERP by increasing the cross sales of Infor Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), Human Capital Management (HCM), Infor CloudSuite Financials, and Birst business intelligence (BI) applications.

Infor is currently ahead of all major competitors when it comes to the migration of on-premise customers to cloud technology, and Niesler has also been tasked with extending that lead.

"We are now at a tipping point in the Western region," said Simon Niesler, vice president and general manager, UKI and Benelux, Infor. "The case for mission critical cloud has been proven and there is a refreshed appetite for new, flexible and agile technology and services. Quite frankly, customers are tired of being held to ransom by technology vendors looking to lock them into fixed processes and deals. As a result businesses are taking control of their own digital transformation. We recognize this and will be investing heavily into the Western European market to capitalize on this opportunity."

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