October 08, 2012 21:00 ET

Infor Business Cloud Expanded to IBM SmartCloud Platform

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 8, 2012) - Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced Private Beta availability of the Infor Integrated Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) stack on the IBM SmartCloud platform.

Infor iPaaS is a comprehensive Cloud-based offering that allows developers to more rapidly develop, extend, and integrate applications and connected services within a familiar development environment; targeting both Cloud and on-premise deployments.

Infor Integrated Platform as a Service also enables existing customers to more easily upgrade their applications and take advantage of new Infor capabilities such as social and mobile computing to support collaboration on any device.

The Private Beta announcement was made today at IBM InterConnect 2012 in Singapore. Infor will be demonstrating Infor iPaaS at the InterConnect Solution Center. Included in the Private Beta is Infor SyteLine ERP running on IBM SmartCloud. SyteLine on SmartCloud represents a new opportunity for existing and new customers to leverage a world-class ERP from IBM's flexible and cost-effective Cloud infrastructure.

"We are proud to announce availability of Infor iPaaS on IBM SmartCloud," said Ali Shadman, SVP Business Cloud. "Now, systems integrators and developers can have access to the same enterprise-grade development and deployment platform that we use internally to deliver world-class applications such as Infor SyteLine ERP."

Infor iPaaS key benefits include:

  • Access to the same powerful development platform used to build Infor's applications such as SyteLine
  • A familiar development environment targeting both rich client and native web experience
  • Accommodates development for Cloud and on-premise deployment
  • Open, standards-based technology
  • Significant business functionality with minimal coding required
  • Protects existing investments by extending current functionality

About Infor
Infor is the world's third-largest supplier of enterprise applications and services, helping more than 70,000 large and mid-size companies improve operations and drive growth across numerous industry sectors. To learn more about Infor, please visit

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