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October 15, 2014 09:00 ET

Infor CloudSuite™ Available for the Fashion Industry

Cloud Applications Provide Greater Flexibility and Lower Total Cost of Ownership for Fast-Paced Global Fashion Industry

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - October 15, 2014) - Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 73,000 customers, today announced Infor CloudSuite™ Fashion, offering fashion customers access to applications within the cloud environment. Infor CloudSuite Fashion builds upon Infor's offerings available on Amazon Web Services (AWS), combining beautiful software with rich product lifecycle management, sourcing, manufacturing, customer order management, supply chain, and finance functionality. Through a flexible, subscription-based delivery model, customers can considerably lower IT expenditures while continuing to benefit from visibility across the global value chain with system-wide transparency for all key stakeholders.

The release of Infor CloudSuite Fashion provides small- to large-sized fashion, apparel, footwear, accessories, luxury goods, and textile companies with a full suite of tools to manage the entire fashion process from design, development and sourcing, to production, distribution, customer service, and finance. Using cloud-based applications can help significantly lower capital investment in IT, and also allows users to quickly share data such as sales revenues, product specifications, production plans, and customer information in real-time, ultimately allowing teams to be more collaborative and efficient.

Infor CloudSuite Fashion offers access to industry specific analytics, providing critical metrics and key performance indicators to end-users through a unique user interface that utilizes Infor ION®, a purpose-built middleware, and Infor Ming.le™, a social collaboration engine. These enhancements support global value chains by allowing users to view real-time data at anytime and from any location.

Customers can experience a faster return on investment and a reduced total cost of ownership with Infor CloudSuite Fashion, as cloud delivery is managed through a monthly subscription. Without the need to purchase onsite servers and hardware or hire supplementary IT staff, Infor CloudSuite Fashion is more cost effective than traditional capital investments in on premises IT, and moves costs from capital expenditure to operations expense.

"The fashion industry is one that needs to adapt quickly to fluctuations in pricing, consumer demand and regulations -- and this could be different in every region in which an organization operates," said Bob McKee, industry strategy director, Fashion, Infor. "Infor CloudSuite Fashion is a strategic asset to organizations operating in this industry because it delivers tools to better connect across different departments and locations, and helps to achieve business goals with a lower total cost of ownership. Infor's applications specialized for Fashion provide the functionality needed to better meet changing customer needs, more accurately manage value chain logistics and ultimately do daily tasks more efficiently."

Infor takes advantage of Amazon Web Services' expertise and economies of scale by leveraging the AWS Cloud, providing access to resources when they need them. AWS provides services in 10 Regions, with 25 Availability Zones and 51 Amazon CloudFront Edge locations globally.

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Infor is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise, helping 73,000 customers in more than 200 countries and territories improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, and with an innovative user experience design that is simple, transparent, and elegant. Infor provides flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both. To learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com.

Infor customers include:

  • 19 of the top 20 aerospace companies
  • 10 of the top 10 high tech companies
  • 10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
  • 22 of the 25 largest US healthcare delivery networks
  • 16 of the 20 largest US cities
  • 20 of the top 20 automotive suppliers
  • 17 of the top 20 industrial distributors
  • 16 of the top 20 global retailers
  • 4 of the top 5 brewers
  • 21 of the top 30 global banks
  • 6 of the top 10 global luxury brands

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