October 09, 2012 11:43 ET

Infor Recognized as Human Capital Management Leader and Human Resource Leader by Nucleus Research

Easy Configuration, Cloud Capabilities, Mobile Access Contribute to Success

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 9, 2012) -   Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced that Infor HCM has been recognized as a Leader among human capital management applications in two of Nucleus Research's latest Technology Value Matrixes for Human Capital Management (HCM) and Human Resources (HR). The HCM Value Matrix is based on functionality and usability, the two core measures that Nucleus has found indicate an application's ability to deliver initial ROI and, ultimately, maximum value over time. Nucleus Research placed vendors in the HCM Leader category who have invested in both functionality and usability features that are most likely to deliver the greatest potential returns.

"One of the main strengths of Infor HCM is the solid foundation on which it is built, which allows companies to use and reuse a framework for talent management," said Gabriel Gheorghiu, principal analyst, Nucleus Research. "The Infor ION platform contributes to the flexibility of the solution so that it can be configured easily, is deployed in the cloud, and can be accessed from mobile devices."

Scores for usability are based on intuitiveness of the application, availability of role-based interfaces, training requirements, and productivity impact on users. Similarly, composite scores for functionality are based on the breadth and repeatability of functionality in the core application, the availability and ease of integration of add-on functionality that delivers additional benefit, and the vendors' investment in innovative functionality outside the core that will deliver additional benefits.

"These Leader rankings further underscore our commitment to innovating Infor's HCM offerings post Lawson acquisition, and validates the effort our team has put in to make it an industry-leading application," said Amy Ihlen, industry strategy director, Human Capital Management, Infor. "We're making sure our customers are receiving the customized tools they need to attract and retain talent in this challenging business environment and linking employees to the overall organizational strategy."

Infor HCM delivers complete insight into every aspect of employee management and provides effective and economical solutions to save money and increasing employee morale.

"Infor's acquisition of Lawson made it a leader in both HCM and HR market segments," continued Gheorghiu.

About Infor
Infor is the world's third-largest supplier of enterprise applications and services, helping more than 70,000 large and mid-size companies improve operations and drive growth across numerous industry sectors. To learn more about Infor, please visit