July 11, 2016 09:00 ET

Infor Human Capital Management (HCM) Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Learning Management in Integrated Talent Management 2016 Vendor Analysis

Infor HCM Recognized for User Experience, Cloud Capabilities and Fast Implementation Times

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - July 11, 2016) - Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced that Infor HCM has been recognized as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Learning Management in Integrated Talent Management 2016 Vendor Analysis (doc #US40644216, June 2016) report. IDC evaluated vendors based on a comprehensive and rigorous framework relative to the criteria and one another, and defined talent management as those functions that serve to attract, develop, reward and retain the workforce.

"In 2014, Infor acquired PeopleAnswers, now known as Infor Talent Science, which provides a single, consistent behavioral assessment across the suite. Infor's talent suite and core HR are now multitenant," as noted in the aforementioned report by Lisa Rowan, research vice president, HR and Talent Management Services at IDC.1

"Infor recognizes that companies need to have a technology platform that is robust enough to help recruit, retain, and advance the right team members, while simultaneously providing business critical information in real-time so leaders can make more impactful, informed decisions, in order to help have a more well-rounded talent management strategy," said Bill Vellante, vice president and general manager, Infor HCM. "We offer organizations a broad-toolset of industry-specific applications with flexible deployment options that help fit their business and technology strategy -- from workforce management, to training, to talent science."

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1 IDC, "MarketScape: Worldwide Learning Management in Integrated Talent Management 2016 Vendor Assessment," DOC #US40644216, May 31, 2016.

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provide technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

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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