May 09, 2016 09:00 ET

Leading Retailer Michaels® Elevates Workforce Management With Infor

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 09, 2016) - Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced that Michaels, one of North America's largest arts and crafts specialty retailers, plans to upgrade its current version of Infor Workforce Management (WFM), to take advantage of the enhanced mobile capabilities in the newest iteration for its more than 40,000 employees. Part of the Infor Human Capital Management (HCM) suite, Infor WFM supports organizations of all sizes to help meet the complex challenges of labor management by delivering tools that are designed to help customers adhere to their payroll practices, help increase labor cost visibility and control, and help improve compliance.

With the Infor WFM workforce mobility module, organizations can extend the reach of their workforce management solution by giving employees and managers the ability to perform workforce-related tasks using mobile devices. The Infor workforce mobility module can help enable employees to use their smartphones to check work schedules, set shift preferences, and check work and vacation balances. In addition, it can help enable managers to more quickly and easily edit time sheets, approve or decline employee requests, view analytics, and respond to workforce issues in real time.

"Infor is able to provide the specialized tools that retailers can use to help better align labor management with corporate strategy," said Corey Tollefson, senior vice president and general manager, Infor Retail. "The continued momentum within Infor Retail is a testament to Infor's commitment to build strong, innovative solutions, utilizing deep industry knowledge and a continued effort to understand the changing needs of the retail industry workforce."

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About The Michaels Companies, Inc.
The Michaels Companies, Inc. is North America's largest specialty provider of arts, crafts, framing, floral, wall décor, and seasonal merchandise for the hobbyist and do-it-yourself home decorator. As of February 27, 2016, the Company owned and operated more than 1,340 stores in 49 states and Canada under the brands Michaels, Aaron Brothers, and Pat Catan's. The Michaels Companies, Inc., also owns Artistree, a manufacturer of high quality custom and specialty framing merchandise, and Darice, a premier wholesale distributor in the gift and decor industry. The Michaels Companies, Inc. produces a number of exclusive private brands including Recollections®, Studio Decor™, Bead Landing®, Creatology®, Ashland®, Celebrate It®, Art Minds®, Artist's Loft®, Craft Smart® and Loops & Threads®. Learn more about Michaels at

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 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
  • 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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