September 30, 2015 09:00 ET

Atlanta Public Schools Elevates Human Resources to the Cloud With Infor

Infor UpgradeX Program Offers Clear Path for Upgrading or Migrating to Infor 10x

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - September 30, 2015) - Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced that Atlanta Public Schools (APS) is successfully utilizing the Infor UpgradeX program to migrate to the latest, cloud-enabled versions available in the Infor Human Capital Management (HCM) suite. Infor UpgradeX provides organizations with a clear, simple path for upgrading or migrating to Infor 10x on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

As one of the top 100 largest K-12 institutions in the U.S., APS has successfully deployed the latest version of Infor HR Service Delivery in the cloud, and is currently implementing additional applications including Infor Global HR and Infor Dynamic Enterprise Performance Management (d/EPM), an integrated suite of financial performance management applications, packaged analytics and compliance tools. Once completed, this project will help APS to deliver faster, more consistent human resources (HR) services to its employees.

"With the Infor UpgradeX program, APS can take advantage of future enhancements much more quickly because Infor will help us better manage our upgrade needs," said Fred Jenkins, human resources technology manager, Atlanta Public Schools. "We are also providing employees with unified access to everything from benefits information to performance evaluations, which will help us to resolve more routine inquiries without HR intervention, allowing our HR team to focus on more value-add projects and strategic objectives."

As the first phase of the project, APS wanted to standardize and streamline its onboarding process to create a more positive experience for both prospective candidates and hiring managers. Prior to implementing the Infor program, onboarding a new employee was time consuming and paper intensive, often requiring several hours for applicants to complete necessary information. With Infor, APS has successfully reduced the amount of time between employee selection and the actual employee's start date by eliminating manual processes using the application's built-in workflows and personalized new hire portal. Once the initiative is completed, new employees will also have the option to complete certain training courses through Infor Learning Management before they begin working for APS to increase productivity and minimize the employee's adjustment period.

"School districts are a unique entity within the public sector because of complex accountability and workforce requirements that differ significantly from other government-run organizations," said Kevin Curry, senior vice president, Infor Public Sector. "The Infor UpgradeX program is a cost-effective option for districts such as APS that are looking to make the transition to the cloud because it provides all the same industry-specific functionality as a traditional on-premise deployment, but gives the organization a flexible upgrade path that meets their specific needs."

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About Atlanta Public Schools

Atlanta Public Schools is one of the largest school districts in the state of Georgia, serving over 50,000 students across 98 learning sites. The district is organized into nine K-12 clusters with 80 schools, 18 charter schools and two citywide single-gender academies, where students are offered rigorous instructional programs that foster success in school and life. For more information, visit

About Infor

Infor builds beautiful business applications with last mile functionality and scientific insights for select industries delivered as a cloud service. With 13,000 employees and customers in more than 200 countries and territories, Infor automates critical processes for industries including healthcare, manufacturing, fashion, wholesale distribution, hospitality, retail, and public sector. Infor software helps eliminate the need for costly customization through embedded deep industry domain expertise. Headquartered in New York City, Infor is also home to one of the largest creative agencies in Manhattan, Hook & Loop, focused on delivering a user experience that is fun and engaging. Infor deploys its applications primarily on the Amazon Web Services cloud and open source platforms. To learn more about Infor, please visit

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  • 18 of the top 20 aerospace companies
  • 10 of the top 10 high tech companies
  • 10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
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  • 17 of the top 20 industrial distributors
  • 15 of the top 20 global retailers
  • 4 of the top 5 brewers
  • 21 of the top 30 global banks
  • 6 of the 10 largest global hotel brands
  • 6 of the top 10 global luxury brands

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