Infor Japan Announces Partner Award Winners at Annual Partner Forum
Partners recognized for outstanding sales and successful customer projects in 2020
TOKYO – 9 June 2021 – Infor Japan K.K., the Japanese subsidiary of Infor, the industry cloud company, today announced the winners of Infor Partner Awards, which were presented at the Infor Partner Forum 2021 virtual event recently. The awards recognized Infor’s most successful partners and go-live projects in terms of sales and adoption of Infor products during 2020. In determining the winners, partners were evaluated on criteria such as outstanding sales of Infor’s industry-specific cloud ERP and other solutions, project implementation, and delivery of value-added services to customers.
■ Winners and their projects
Best License Sales Partner: KYOCERA Communication Systems Co. Ltd.
KCCS achieved the greatest number of orders for new and additional licenses for Infor CloudSuite Industrial (CSI) from May–Dec 2020. It has also achieved Gold Partner status for the sixth consecutive year.
Best SaaS Win: Nihon Software Kaisha Ltd.
NSK received an order for Infor CloudSuite Industrial (CSI) from Akita Seiko Co., Ltd. Even without receiving a request for proposal (RFP), NSK put together a list of requirements and demonstrated the solution mainly remotely, which led to an order after gaining the understanding of everyone from the final decision makers to the actual users.
Best Go-Live Partner (Infor LN): KYOCERA Communication Systems Co. Ltd.
Customer: Sumitomo Heavy Industries Construction Cranes Co. Ltd.
Building a strong and trusting relationship with the customer, KCCS contributed towards the Infor LN go-live, both on budget and on time.
Best Go-Live Partner (Infor WMS): infoSense Corporation
Customer: Atena Corporation
After using a previous version of the solution, the customer chose the latest version of Infor WMS again through a new competitive review process. Going live with a customer-driven knowledge-based system, infoSense also helped expand the scope of business operations for the customer.
Best Go-Live Partner (Infor SyteLine): TV Shizuoka System Creates Corporation and KISC Co. Ltd.
Customer: TECDIA Co. Ltd.
With the popularity of its concept-planning service among customers, KISC was able to collaborate with TV Shizuoka System Creates during the pandemic to lead the customer through a complete rollout of Infor CloudSuite Industrial to multiple sites around the world.
Achievement Award: TECHNO HORIZON Co. Ltd. (Elmo Co. Ltd, Management Systems Division)
Consistently driving the adoption of Infor LN from the late 1990s to the present, TECHNO HORIZON has cooperated with Infor and other partners on many projects, with this award recognizing its commitment to multiple successful implementations of the solution.
■ Comments from award-winning companies
Manabu Tainaka, general manager of ERP Solution Department, ERP Solution Division, KYOCERA Communication Systems Co. Ltd.
“We are honored to be recognized with two prestigious awards, Best Licensed Sales Partner and Best Go-Live Partner. We will continue our efforts to make more manufacturing customers aware of the appeal and strength of Infor solutions, and to make everyone involved in the implementation project happy.”
Kazutoshi Miyazawa, Infor account manager, Management Systems Division, Elmo Co. Ltd., TECHNO HORIZON Co. Ltd.
“We are honored to be recognized for our longstanding commitment to the Infor business. Our involvement started some 30 years ago, before ERP penetrated the Japanese market. Of course, we could not have gotten this far without the cooperation and support of our customers, partners, and everyone at Infor. Going forward, we will continue leveraging our skills and know-how as we contribute to everyone’s success.”
■ Comment from Infor Japan
Shinya Miura, president, Infor Japan K.K.
“Even in challenging times, our business in Japan, in particular our cloud ERP business, has experienced strong growth thanks to the commitment and superior service capabilities of our partners. At Infor, we will continue to strengthen our partner ecosystem to facilitate the digital transformation of Japanese companies through Infor’s innovative industry-specific cloud solutions.”
Infor is a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry. Providing mission-critical enterprise applications to 67,000 customers in more than 175 countries, Infor software is designed to deliver more value and less risk, with more sustainable operational advantages. We empower our 17,000 employees to leverage their deep industry expertise and use data-driven insights to create, learn and adapt quickly to solve emerging business and industry challenges. Infor is committed to providing our customers with modern tools to transform their business and accelerate their own path to innovation. To learn more, please visit www.infor.com.
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