September 27, 2016 09:00 ET

Infor Featured in CRN 2016 Cloud Partner Program Guide

Infor Partner Network Programs Honored for the Second Consecutive Year in Annual Guide

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - September 27, 2016) - Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced that Infor has been recognized in the 2016 Cloud Partner Program Guide by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company. The guide is a list of leading technology vendors with cloud-related partner programs that are designed to enable and accelerate the growth of solution providers' cloud initiatives.

The CRN 2016 Cloud Partner Program Guide serves as a valuable resource for solution providers navigating the booming cloud marketplace, and can help them identify technology suppliers that offer innovative cloud solutions and partner programs. To qualify for participation in the Cloud Partner Program Guide, technology vendors must have a unique set of partner program benefits for solution providers that deliver cloud infrastructure or applications.

"For channel partners, active support for their cloud-based solutions is more critical than ever," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "CRN's 2016 Cloud Partner Program Guide recognizes vendors that provide excellent resources, training and financial incentives for cloud, doing their best to help partners make the most of this now foundational practice area. We congratulate all the innovative, forward-looking companies on the 2016 list and invite the solution provider community to take full advantage of this terrific resource for finding the right cloud vendors to partner with."

Infor Partner Network (IPN) Partner Program has been designed to support various partner types, specifically supporting unique business models. Infor programs support channel, alliance, product and services partners. The IPN provides tools and resources that can help partners help customers design, architect, build, implement and migrate to the cloud. Infor continues to help prepare partners to pivot to the cloud. Through enablement, Infor is working to help prepare partners to be cloud-ready. This also includes robust lead generation programs which are designed to help drive upgrades and cross-sell opportunities in the cloud.

"There is no doubt that cloud computing has become the focus for many companies looking to grow their businesses, and at Infor we have placed great emphasis on helping our customers and partners make the transition to the cloud as smooth as possible," said Jeff Abbott, senior vice president, global channel business unit, Infor. "Being named to the Cloud Partner Program Guide for the second year now is quite an honor and further supports the importance of our work with our partners in the cloud."

The Cloud Partner Program Guide will be featured in the October issue of CRN and can be viewed online at

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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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