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Infor HCM Named a Leader in IDC Worldwide Integrated Talent Management 2013 Vendor Analysis

United States – August 27, 2013, 08:24 AM

Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced that Infor HCM has been recognized as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Integrated Talent Management 2013 Vendor Analysis (doc #242562, August 2013) report. IDC evaluated vendors based on a comprehensive and rigorous framework relative to the criteria and one another, and defined talent management as those functions that serve to attract, develop, reward and retain the workforce.

"With the recent acquisition of CERTPOINT Learning, Infor HCM now offers the full range of talent management, workforce management, learning management, HR service delivery, and HR management technologies - offered on-premise or via SaaS," as noted in the report by Lisa Rowan, research vice president, HR and Talent Management Services at IDC. "Infor has strengths in global reach, and clients give it high marks for integration across talent and with core HR. Infor also received high marks for cost competitiveness and customer service from clients."

Infor HCM, supported by the latest release of Infor's proven business applications, Infor 10x, helps organizations increase productivity, respond proactively, and gain access to new, critical functionality. A recent addition to the suite, Infor Learning Management, adds learning technologies including content management, mobile and social learning, and robust reporting and analytics. The full suite of Infor HCM solutions are designed to facilitate knowledge transfer inside the organization and to the extended enterprise, serving all key stakeholders - from internal audiences such as educators, managers, and learners, to external ones like distributors, partners, and customers.

"At Infor, we recognize that true, successful talent management is more than just sourcing and retaining the right people, it's also about making strategic decisions in real-time with the right information to positively impact the workforce and the organization," said Amy Ihlen, industry strategy director, Human Capital Management, Infor. "We keep that in mind, and we design our unified and industry-specialized solutions to align with key business objectives, helping our customers to overcome challenges with intuitive tools that not only help to reduce attrition, but identify top candidates, optimize compensation levels and design training plans."

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About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About Infor

Infor is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise, helping 70,000 customers in 194 countries improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, and with an innovative user experience design that is simple, transparent, and elegant. Infor provides flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both. To learn more about Infor, please visit

Infor customers include:

  • 19 of the top 20 aerospace companies
  • 12 of the top 13 high tech companies
  • 10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
  • 84 of the top 100 automotive suppliers
  • 23 of the top 50 largest US public hospitals
  • 31 of the top 50 industrial distributors
  • 26 of the top 35 global retailers
  • 5 of the top 9 brewers
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