November 11, 2010 08:00 ET

Altimeter Group Awards Infor for Groundbreaking Social Media Campaign

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - November 11, 2010) - Infor, the leading provider of business software for mid-market companies, was recently presented with the Open Leadership Award by Altimeter Group, a leading analyst firm and a global authority in the use of social media strategies for increasing business value. Infor was presented the award by Altimeter Group Founder and President, Charlene Li, at the "Rise of Social Commerce" conference in Palo Alto, Calif. Other award recipients included Best Buy, Dell, Intuit, and Microsoft. 


  • Infor was recognized by Altimeter for a continuing program it began in early 2010, which encourages and trains Infor's employees on the use of multiple social media channels to create more open and transparent relationships with internal and external contacts.
  • In the first few months of the program, Infor increased Yammer activity by 367%, LinkedIn connections by 160%, and Twitter usage by 50%, with growth at a current rate of 10% per month for each.

What Altimeter Group Says
"What really impressed us was [Infor's] detailed implementation program, which included contests, parties, and incentives to engage people both at the grassroots level and also involve senior executives," said Charlene Li, founder, Altimeter Group. "It was the thoroughness of the thinking and excellence in implementation that brought Infor this award."

What We Say
"Since its inception, Altimeter Group has demonstrated that they are at the forefront of driving business innovation through the adoption of social technologies," said Venson Kuchipudi, senior director, social computing strategy, Infor. "Receiving the Open Leadership Award is an added bonus to the increased communication and transparency we have achieved across our entire organization."

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About Infor
Infor is the largest provider of business applications to mid-sized companies, 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 10 aerospace companies

  • Over 450 major apparel and footwear companies

  • More than 9,700 properties in the hospitality industry

  • 14 of the world's top 25 automotive suppliers

  • Nine of the top 10 high tech companies

  • More than 4,500 machinery manufacturers

  • 21 of the top 35 life sciences companies

  • Nearly half of the top 100 electrical distributors

  • 1,000 financial services companies

  • 2,000 municipalities and government agencies

  • 22 of the top 50 global retailers

  • Seven of the top 10 brewers

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