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February 12, 2015 11:44 ET

Infor Listed as Champion in Info-Tech Research Group's 2014 CRM Suites for Gaming, Hospitality and Leisure Vendor Landscape

Industry-Centric CRM Functionality Elevates Infor to Top

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - February 12, 2015) - Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 73,000 customers, today announced that Infor Customer Relationship Management (CRM) has been listed as a Champion in this year's Info-Tech Research Group CRM Suites for Gaming, Hospitality and Leisure Vendor Landscape. Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape reports recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace. For this Vendor Landscape, Info-Tech focused on those vendors that offer broad capabilities across multiple platforms and that have a strong market presence and/or reputational presence among mid-and large-sized enterprises.

Product evaluations were based on eight criteria to determine overall standing including features, usability, affordability, architecture, viability, strength, reach and channel. Champions received high scores for most evaluation criteria and offer excellent value. They have a strong market presence and are usually the trend setters for the industry. Listed as a Champion, Infor was noted for having a strong enterprise platform, application integrations, and relationships within the market. According to Info-Tech, Infor CRM should be on the shortlist for firms who want deployment flexibility.

"Infor is a solution provider that specializes in enterprise software such as ERP, CRM, BI, and supply chain management, and has a dedicated hospitality business unit. Infor's global pedigree is ERP, but has grown well beyond that by acquiring other software providers and developing their products further. One such acquisition was Saleslogix, (now Infor CRM), which happened in September of 2014," said Larry Fretz, Practice Lead for Gaming & Hospitality Research at Info-Tech Research Group. "Infor offers excellent integration capabilities with other related software packages, particularly on the guest management/property management and casino integration area. Whether you are looking for a cloud SaaS or on-premise solution, Infor offers an attractive alternative to larger players in the CRM market."

Infor Customer and Marketing Management solutions, such as Infor CRM, provide organizations with a complete view of their customers at every stage in the marketing and sales cycle, and offer insight from customer feedback and sales analytics in order to fine-tune messaging and create more focused marketing campaigns. Specific to gaming and hospitality, these applications help to acquire, develop, and retain the best guests via personalized communications and actionable data, as well as tailor offers to specific wants.

"A dependable customer and marketing management system is extremely important to any industry looking to provide a more personalized, customer-centric experience. This rings especially true in the gaming and hospitality industry, where organizations need fresh, modern ways to gain actionable guest insights at a time where competition and choices only continue to escalate," said Grant Halloran, global vice president and general manager, Infor Customer and Marketing Management. "This Champion rating further establishes Infor's position as a leader in the cloud-based CRM market overall, but also demonstrates the value of having a business unit dedicated to hospitality and gaming, to infuse deep industry expertise into all the Infor products in its suite."

For more information visit http://www.infor.com/product_summary/cmm/infor-crm/

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About Infor
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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