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July 01, 2015 09:00 ET

Infor Named a Leading Titan in the 2015 Wisdom of Crowds® Business Intelligence Market Study

For Third Consecutive Year Infor Recognized for Its Business Intelligence Organization

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - July 01, 2015) - Infor, the industry cloud company, today announced that Infor Business Intelligence (BI) was selected as a Leading Titan in the 2015 Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study by Dresner Advisory Services, LLC. The report evaluates vendors based on seven categories including sales/acquisition experience, value for price paid, quality and usefulness of product, quality of technical support, quality and value of consulting services, integrity and whether the vendor is recommended. Vendors were ranked on a 5-point scale using 33 different criteria.

For the third year in a row, Infor has held this title in the Titan market segment, which encompasses the largest vendors with extensive product and service offerings. According to the report, Infor is best in class for virtually all measures across sales, product, support, consulting, integrity, and recommend. The company's scores improved over 2014 for most categories of measurement.

"In 2015, executive management is the strongest functional driver of business intelligence, followed by finance, operations, IT, and sales. In addition, 'making better decisions' again topped the list of business intelligence objectives this year," said Howard Dresner, chief research officer, Dresner Advisory Services. "Through our objective industry research, the Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study provides a wealth of information and analysis to both consumers and producers of BI technology."

With Infor BI users can direct themselves to the right information at the right time which can help decision makers throughout an organization identify new business opportunities and make more informed decisions. Infor BI is a comprehensive, integrated business intelligence platform that includes financial and operational reporting and analysis, dashboards and predictive analytics capabilities. Infor BI is also the technology platform for the Infor Dynamic Enterprise Performance Management (d/EPM) solution for planning and budgeting, strategy management and financial consolidation. Infor BI delivers power and flexibility and is designed to help companies create optimal business plans models more quickly and easily, enhance reporting and analysis, and share important data enterprise wide.

"In order to quickly capitalize on innovative technologies such as mobility, self-service BI, predictive analytics and in-memory computing, organizations need to have a real-time, single version of the truth," said Lee Kilmer, vice president, Infor. "We're ranked as a leader for the third year in a row because providing our customers with relevant insight into business operations is at the core of what we do at Infor. We want to help our customers meet their toughest business challenges head on, such as being more insight driven, maintaining growth and agility, and achieving compliance goals, through our modern BI solutions."

About Howard Dresner and Dresner Advisory Services
The Wisdom of Crowds ® Business Intelligence Market Study was conceived, designed and executed by Dresner Advisory Services, LLC -- an independent advisory firm -- and Howard Dresner, its President, Founder and Chief Research Officer. Howard Dresner is one of the foremost thought leaders in Business Intelligence and Performance Management, having coined the term "Business Intelligence" in 1989. He has published two books on the subject, The Performance Management Revolution -- Business Results through Insight and Action (John Wiley & Sons - Nov. 2007) and Profiles in Performance -- Business Intelligence Journeys and the Roadmap for Change (John Wiley & Sons - Nov. 2009). He lectures at forums around the globe and is often cited by the business and trade press.

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:

  • 18 of the top 20 aerospace companies
  • 10 of the top 10 high tech companies
  • 10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
  • 21 of the 25 largest U.S. healthcare delivery networks
  • 18 of the 20 largest U.S. cities
  • 20 of the top 20 automotive suppliers
  • 17 of the top 20 industrial distributors
  • 15 of the top 20 global retailers
  • 4 of the top 5 brewers
  • 21 of the top 30 global banks
  • 6 of the 10 largest global hotel brands
  • 6 of the top 10 global luxury brands

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