July 13, 2016 09:00 ET

Infor Announces Investment in India, Middle East, Africa

Tarik Taman Heads New IMEA Business Unit With Plan to Quintuple Market Share

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - July 13, 2016) - Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced a new focus on India, Middle East, and Africa with the creation of its IMEA business unit. Tarik Taman, who has led Infor's global HCM business since 2009, will lead the IMEA business unit from Infor's office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Under Taman's leadership, Infor has a plan to quintuple its market share in the region by 2020.

"With more than 5,000 existing customers, Infor already has a solid footprint across the region, but the growth opportunities are virtually limitless," said Tarik Taman, General Manager, IMEA for Infor. "India is one of the few major economies worldwide still growing near double digits, the Middle East is transforming from oil-based economies to the private sector driving large investments in the cloud, and Africa is the last economic frontier -- all factors that made creating a dedicated IMEA region a compelling decision for Infor."

To support its IMEA business, Infor has made many new hires in the region, both at its hub in Dubai's Internet City and in its newly opened office in the iconic Kingdom Tower in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Across the region Infor now has more than 2,100 employees. Infor's expanded direct presence will complement its existing network of partners across the region and provide sales, services, value engineering, marketing, and other functions.

About Infor

Infor builds beautiful business applications with last mile functionality and scientific insights for select industries delivered as a cloud service. With 14,000 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 cloud applications primarily on the Amazon Web Services cloud and open source platforms. To learn more about Infor, please visit

Infor customers include:

  • 18 of the top 20 aerospace companies
  • 8 of the top 10 high tech companies
  • 10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
  • 22 of the 25 largest U.S. healthcare delivery networks
  • 20 of the 20 largest U.S. cities
  • 20 of the top 20 automotive suppliers
  • 19 of the top 20 industrial distributors
  • 18 of the top 20 global retailers
  • 4 of the top 5 brewers
  • 19 of the top 20 global banks
  • 10 of the 10 largest global hotel brands
  • 6 of the top 10 global luxury brands

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