July 11, 2016 09:00 ET

Travis Perkins Launches Transformation Program with Infor

Infor CloudSuite to Provide Critical Flexibility, Scalability, Usability, and Functionality to Modernize Operations for Iconic British Company

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - July 11, 2016) - Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced its partnership with Travis Perkins, the UK's largest distributor of building materials.

Travis Perkins operates more than 20 businesses spanning the trade, construction and home improvement markets with more than 2,000 outlets across the UK. Embarking upon its most significant investment in information technology to date, Travis Perkins selected Infor CloudSuite™ to deliver a variety of strategic, technical, and financial benefits with the goal of enhancing the experience for its customers and employees across the business.

"We have a national footprint and an evolving customer base who are increasingly relying on digital technology to do business. We therefore wanted to equip our colleagues with simple IT solutions in Branch," said John Carter, CEO of Travis Perkins plc. "Through working in partnership with Infor we will embark on implementing the biggest systems change in the history of Travis Perkins Group which will enable us to remain agile, increase our productivity and to keep providing excellent customer service."

Infor Services, in cooperation with Travis Perkins, will manage the CloudSuite implementation for its merchant businesses and the solution will be deployed in the cloud. The solution will provide increased flexibility to adapt to changing market conditions, bring new locations and facilities on-line, and vary processes across multiple business units, as well as the capacity to support continued growth. Ease-of-use was also an important factor in the selection of Infor CloudSuite by Travis Perkins, as the company strives to provide an exceptional experience for its people.

"To be chosen to support an iconic group like Travis Perkins, with a rich history that spans more than 200 years, to help transform its business is a tremendous honor for Infor, and a testament to our strategy of delivering intuitive, beautiful applications with mission-critical functionality in the cloud," said Stephan Scholl, president of Infor.

About Travis Perkins plc

Travis Perkins plc is one of the UK's leading distributors of materials to the building and construction and home improvement markets.

The Group operates 20+ businesses from 2,000 plus sites and employs nearly 30,000 people across the UK. A FTSE-100 with a proud heritage that can be traced back over 200 years, Travis Perkins' employees are continuing that tradition by working with its customers to build better, together. For more information, please visit

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 cloud 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
  • 8 of the top 10 high tech companies
  • 10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
  • 22 of the 25 largest U.S. healthcare delivery networks
  • 20 of the 20 largest U.S. cities
  • 20 of the top 20 automotive suppliers
  • 19 of the top 20 industrial distributors
  • 18 of the top 20 global retailers
  • 4 of the top 5 brewers
  • 19 of the top 20 global banks
  • 10 of the 10 largest global hotel brands
  • 6 of the top 10 global luxury brands

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