Infor Named “Hot Vendor” by Ventana Research

Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving over 70,000 customers, announced that Ventana Research has ranked Infor as a top software vendor in its 2010 Value Index for Financial Performance Management (FPM). Infor scored 90.4%, placing it among the highest rated “Hot Vendors” alongside SAP (90.5%) and IBM (90.4%). Ventana’s annual ranking is based on the firm’s proprietary independent research methodology, developed throughout the past decade. It assesses how well a vendor’s offering meets buyers’ requirements, taking into account product usability, manageability, reliability, capability and adaptability, as well as total cost of ownership and return on investment (TCO/ROI).

“The 2010 index shows that Infor’s FPM solution is every bit as capable as those of their larger rivals,” said Robert Kugel, senior vice president of Ventana Research. “Their FPM suite is particularly strong in performing integrated business planning, budgeting and forecasting, as well as in creating and managing scorecards and connecting high level strategy with specific business unit and individual goals.”

“Scoring this high on the Value Index validates the tremendous effort our team has invested in making Infor FPM a world-class solution,” said Scott Lindsay, director of product management, Performance Management, Infor. “Having Ventana, a trusted third-party, state that our capabilities are equal and in many cases superior to our competitors proves that our ongoing commitment to maximizing overall value for customers is paying off.”

About Infor

Infor is a leading provider of business applications, with over 8,000 employees serving over 70,000 customers in 125 countries. Infor focuses on two core beliefs: the importance of constant innovation and the value of laser focus on its customers. Infor delivers software that is simple to buy, easy to deploy, and convenient to manage.

Infor’s focus on automating key business processes and integrating over 70 acquisitions of proven and widely deployed application products has served its customers well. These customers include:

  • The top 8 aerospace companies
  • 9 of the top 10 high tech companies
  • 9 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
  • 80 of the top 100 automotive suppliers
  • 19 of the top 35 retailers
  • 9 of the top 20 electrical distributors
  • The top 4 brewers
  • Over 1,100 apparel and footwear companies
  • Over 1,100 state and local government agencies
  • Over 3,000 financial services companies
  • Over 7,000 machinery manufacturers

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Infor Named “Hot Vendor” by Ventana Research