Infor today announced record annual growth, largely due to a substantial surge in demand and momentum for its business software solutions used globally by companies of all size.
This unprecedented growth was driven by a record number of new customers over the past 12 months, including a strong number of new signings in the Pacific region. The growth validates Infor’s strategy of acquiring and innovating solutions that address the business-specific needs of customers.
“Our success in the Pacific region is based on the ability to reach the large, underserved part of the business software market,” says James Brackenrig, Vice President Pacific, Infor.
“Before Infor, customers had to choose between a software provider with financial stability and scale or one with deep functionality and experience built-in to the solution. Infor provides both, and in doing so, has become a disruptive force in the enterprise software industry here.”
Product & Technology Enhancements
In the past year, Infor enriched its solutions with new functionality through nearly 100 product upgrades and feature packs. To extend solutions, Infor completed 20 product integrations, including the recent availability of SOA-enabled solutions which make deployments less cumbersome and upgrades less disruptive.
Infor also made significant strides in innovative new development areas that are focused on evolving customer solutions.
· Infor Open SOA — Infor announced further details and delivery on its service-oriented architecture (SOA) initiatives, including SOA-based interoperability between solutions and exciting new developments like role-based home pages
· Infor ERP SL 8.0 — Formerly known as SyteLine, the latest release of this leading manufacturing solution includes SOA-based interoperability with Infor’s EAM and Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) solutions
· Infor SCM Warehouse Management 9.0 — The re-architected, next generation solution breaks down the boundaries of traditional warehouse management and includes business-specific capabilities for manufacturing, distribution, logistics and retail
· Infor EAM Enterprise Edition — The flagship EAM solution includes built-in functionality for fleet management, manufacturing, facilities and life sciences businesses
Over the past five years, Infor has averaged more than 100 percent compound annual growth driven by organic sources and 31 strategic acquisitions.
In 2007, Infor announced two acquisitions, Workbrain and Hansen Technologies, which gives the company leading technology and domain expertise in their respective areas of workforce management and local government solutions.
As with its successful integration of other acquisitions, like SSA Global, Extensity, and Datastream, Infor is demonstrating its ongoing commitment to these solutions.
At Inforum (the largest annual global gathering of Infor customers, partners and prospects), Infor announced the latest Feature Pack upgrade to its Infor HCM Workforce Management solution, acquired from Workbrain, and has made Hansen Technologies the centerpiece of a new business unit focused on local government solutions.
As part of its global business strategy, Infor is also focused on long-term growth through partnerships with other leading companies.
Infor announced at Inforum a partnership with IBM Global Services through which IBM will become a worldwide reseller of Infor ERP LN, creating turnkey solutions for manufacturing clients in general discrete, electronics and electrical equipment, and transportation.
The announcement builds upon Infor’s existing relationship with IBM as one of the largest application solutions providers for the IBM System i platform.
Infor delivers business-specific software to enterprising organisations. With experience built in, Infor’s solutions enable businesses of all sizes to be more enterprising and adapt to the rapid changes of a global marketplace. With more than 70,000 customers, Infor is changing what businesses expect from an enterprise software provider. For additional information, visit www.infor.com.