Infor

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Infor
Type Private
Industry Software
Founded 2002
Headquarters New York City, New York, United States of America
Area served Americas, EMEA, Asia-Pacific
Key people Fares Elg Owner, Jim Schaper, Chairman
Charles Phillips, CEO
Products Business Intelligence,[1]
Corporate Performance Management,[2]
Customer Relationship Management,[3][4]
Enterprise Asset Management,[5]
Enterprise Resource Planning,[6][7]
Financial Management,[8]
Human Capital Management,[9]
Product Lifecycle Management,[10]
Supply Chain Management,[11]
Workforce Management,[9]
Distribution,[12]
Healthcare,[13]
Hospitality,[14]
Public Sector[15]
Revenue US$2.8B [16]
Net income US$121.7M [17]
Owners Golden Gate Capital Partners
Employees 12,400 (Approximate)
Website www.infor.com

Infor is a privately held U.S. software company that specializes in enterprise software[18] ranging from financial systems and resource planning (ERP) to supply chain and customer relationships.[19][20]

Company overview[edit]

Headquartered in New York, Infor is a privately held company whose primary shareholder is the private equity firm Golden Gate Capital Partners.

Infor has around $3 billion in revenue , 70,000+ customers, and more than 12,400 employees. Infor supports customers with 3,500 product specialists in 194 countries, plus 1,400 technology and sales and service partners, offering support and training in 20 languages..

Company history[edit]

The company was founded in 2002 under the name Agilisys in Malvern, Pennsylvania. In February 2004, Agilisys headquarters were relocated to Alpharetta, in the Atlanta metropolitan area, and Agilisys acquired the German company Infor Business Solutions, headquartered in Friedrichsthal (Saar), Germany. After this acquisition, Agilisys changed its name to Infor Global Solutions.[21]

Acquisitions[edit]

  • Agilisys (SCT) (2002)
  • Brain AG (2002)
  • Future Three (2003)[22]
  • Infor Business Solutions (2004)
  • Daly.commerce (2004)[23]
  • Varial Software (2004)
  • NxTrend Technology (2004)
  • Aperum (2004)
  • IncoDev Software (2004)
  • Lilly Software Associates (2004) [24]
  • Mercia Software (2005)
  • MAPICS (2005)
  • Paragon (2005)
  • Intuita Holdings (2005)
  • Alpine Systems (2005)
  • Formation Systems, Inc. (2005)
  • Datastream (2006)
  • GEAC ERP (2006)[25]
  • Extensity (2006)
  • Systems Union (2006)
  • SSA Global (2006)
  • Profuse (2007)
  • Workbrain (2007)
  • Hansen (2007)
  • Corpsoft (2007)
  • SLA Management Services (2008)
  • SoftBrands (2009)
  • Bridgelogix (2010)[26]
  • Qurius (2010)[27]
  • Hotel PMS division of Amadeus IT Group SA
  • Lawson Software (2011)
  • ENXSUITE (2011)
  • Easy RMS (2012)
  • Groupe Laurier CIM (2012)[28]
  • PeopleAnswers, Inc. (2014)[29]
  • SalesLogix (2014)

On December 4, 2012, Infor announced it acquired Orbis Global, which sells SaaS-based marketing resource management software. Infor integrated Orbis Global's technology into its own CRM product suite — the Infor Epiphany Enterprise Suite, to build its front office capabilities and boost its marketing automation and analytics. Orbis was originally founded in Sydney and was based in San Francisco.[30][31]

On April 2, 2013, Infor announced that it has completed its acquisition of CERTPOINT Systems, Inc., a SaaS-based learning technologies company.[32] The acquisition, initially announced on March 4, 2013,[33] integrated CERTPOINT's learning management software (LMS) and learning content management software (LCMS) to Infor Human Capital Management (HCM) suite, making the later a more comprehensive end-to-end product.

After the completion of the transaction, CERTPOINT employees became part of Infor's Learning Technologies team, where they are led by Ara Ohanian, formerly CERTPOINT's CEO, who became vice president and general manager. The financial terms of the CERTPOINT acquisition were not disclosed.

Infor announced, in April 23, 2013,its entry into a non-binding letter of intent to acquire TDCI, Inc.[34] The later, is a leading provider of product configuration management and guided selling solutions for manufacturers and distributors of customizable products and services. The acquisition was completed on May 16, 2013.[35]

On January 8, 2014, Infor announced that it had acquired PeopleAnswers, Inc., including the patented cloud-based talent science platform that it had created. Infor will add the PeopleAnswers® predictive talent analytics to its suite of human capital management (HCM) products.[36]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Infor ION BI
  2. ^ Infor EPM
  3. ^ Infor CRM
  4. ^ Infor Epiphany Enterprise Suite
  5. ^ Infor EAM
  6. ^ Infor ERP
  7. ^ Infor Process Manufacturing
  8. ^ Infor Office of the CFO
  9. ^ a b Infor Enwisen HCM
  10. ^ Infor PLM
  11. ^ Infor SCM
  12. ^ Infor Distribution SX.e
  13. ^ Infor Healthcare
  14. ^ Infor Hospitality
  15. ^ Infor Public Sector
  16. ^ Infor's
  17. ^ [http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1556148/000119312514281467/d729704d10k.htm#toc729704_8}
  18. ^ Infor's Corporate Fact Sheet
  19. ^ Press Releases: "Rush University Medical Center Monitors Health of Business with Infor Performance Management". - Infor Global Solutions. - Apr 16, 2007
  20. ^ Weier, Mary Hayes. - "Infor Settles Into Big Leagues With $227M Workbrain Deal". - Information Week. - April 7, 2007 (reference no longer available)
  21. ^ "Agilisys out, Infor Global Solutions in". Material Handling & Logistics (Penton Media, Inc). 7 September 2004. Retrieved 2013-04-08. 
  22. ^ "Agilisys acquires top North American automotive rival - Future Three Software, Inc." - PR Newswire - June 10, 2003
  23. ^ Woodie, Alex - "Agilisys Acquires daly.commerce" - ITJungle - March 22, 2004
  24. ^ "Infor Global Solutions Acquires Lilly Software Associates". - PR Newswire. - (c/o Electronic Engineering Times - eeTimes.com). - February 20, 2004. - Retrieved: 2008-06-18
  25. ^ [1]
  26. ^ "Infor Acquires Bridgelogix" -Infor Global Solutions - June 2, 2010
  27. ^ "Infor Acquires Qurius" -Infor Global Solutions - July 1, 2010
  28. ^ "Infor Acquires Groupe Laurier Infor Global Solutions - August 8, 2012
  29. ^ "Infor Announces Acquisition of PeopleAnswers" - Jan 8, 2014
  30. ^ Infor Acquires Orbis Global (Press Release). Infor. New York. 4 December 2012.
  31. ^ Kanaracus, Chris (4 December 2012). "Infor acquires Orbis Global to boost its marketing software clout" Infoworld. IDG News Service.
  32. ^ Infor Completes Acquisition of CERTPOINT Systems Inc. (Press Release). Infor. New York. 2 April 2013
  33. ^ Infor Announces Agreement to Acquire CERTPOINT Systems Inc. (Press Release). Infor. New York. 4 March 2013
  34. ^ Infor Announces Intent to Acquire TDCI, Inc. (Press Release). Infor. New York. 23 March 2013
  35. ^ Infor Completes Acquisition of TDCI, Inc. (Press Release). Infor. New York. 16 May 2013
  36. ^ "Infor Announces Acquisition of PeopleAnswers" - Jan 8, 2014

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