NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Mar 24, 2014) - Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced that it has received a 5-Star rating in the CRN 2014 Partner Program Guide for the second consecutive year. Infor has been awarded five stars because of the resources and innovative programs offered through the Infor Partner Network (IPN), a program that has attracted more than 270 new resellers to join Infor. The annual CRN Partner Program Guide is the definitive listing of technology vendors that deliver products through the IT channel. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements through their programs.
"Solution providers have a lot of choices when it comes to selecting vendor partners. Identifying the right vendor, with the right technologies, and the right approach can make all the difference," said Robert Faletra, chief executive officer, The Channel Company. "Our annual Partner Program Guide and 5-Star rating recognizes the very best channel programs available in the market today to help solution providers determine which vendor delivers the best partner elements for their individual business goals."
The IPN was established in 2011 to help Infor partners grow a profitable and sustainable business around Infor products. Since its inception, the program has enabled partners to bring added value throughout the product lifecycle -- from strategy and development to implementation and management. Infor partners are recognized as a critical component of the company's overall growth initiatives and objective to deliver technology suites that are beautiful, functional and easy-to-use.
"Receiving this accolade for the second year in a row demonstrates that Infor is equipping partners with the tools they need to help customers maximize their investment in Infor products," said Jeff Abbott, senior vice president, Global Alliances and Channels. "We will continue to expand the resources that are available to our partners and encourage them to build greater vertical market expertise to become an even more valuable part of the Infor partner ecosystem."
Recipients of the 5-Star rating are determined based on each vendor's investments in program offerings, partner profitability, training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication. Winners will be highlighted in the April issue of CRN.
About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.
Infor is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise, helping 70,000 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
- 12 of the top 13 high tech companies
- 10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
- 21 of the 25 largest US health delivery networks
- 16 of the 20 largest US cities
- 84 of the top 100 automotive suppliers
- 31 of the top 50 industrial distributors
- 5 of the top 9 brewers