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Infor Strikes Landmark Deal to Help Modernize Cuban Healthcare

United States – April 22, 2015, 14:00 PM

Infor CEO Charles Phillips announced agreements with private Cuban software companies deSoft and Softel while on a trade mission to Cuba this week, led by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Phillips and Steve Fanning, Infor Healthcare director, traveled with about two dozen businesspeople on a mission to promote trade with Cuba after the recent decision by the United States to improve diplomatic and trade relations with the Caribbean island nation.

USA Today reports: 'Charles Phillips, chief executive of the Manhattan-based technology company Infor, said those meetings led to a new deal to sell the company's health-care software to a company in Cuba. The Cuban company also will help sell Infor's software to Latin American countries and help train students at a local university.

' "We reached agreement at dinner last night over rice and beans," Phillips said. "We were surprised and impressed with the level of technology and expertise they had in health-care technology." '

Infor is one of the largest providers of technology to the healthcare industry, automating 72% of US hospitals with more than 150 beds.

Phillips told the New York Times that Infor would now work with the Treasury Department to finalize the agreements.

Watch video of NY trade delegation news conference on USA Today.

Read news media coverage:

Reuters: 'U.S. cancer institute, software firm reach deals in Cuba'

New York Business Journal: 'More about Infor, the software firm that struck a historic deal in Cuba'

USA Today: 'Businesses say they made deals on trade trip to Cuba'

New York Times: 'Promises Are Made Amid Obstacles During Cuomo's Trade Mission to Cuba'

Wall Street Journal: 'For New York Gov. Cuomo, Trip to Cuba Brings Trade Deals, Talk About Human Rights'

Chicago Tribune: 'Infor, Roswell Park Cancer Institute strike deals on Cuba trip'

Crain's New York Business: 'Infor, one of NYC's largest private companies, strikes deal with Cuban university during Cuomo's trip'

Newsday: 'In Cuba, New York business executives get firsthand look at opportunities'

Latinos Post: 'New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Concludes Trip to Cuba, Addresses Human Rights Issues'

New York Daily News: 'Cuomo ends Cuba trip claiming confidence the island nation is ready for business, announces deals with NY organizations'

Voice of America: 'US Cancer Center, Software Firm Strike Deals in Cuba'

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