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Published On: Thu, Jun 30th, 2016

4 Things You Didn’t Know About Infor

With over 70,000 customers in nearly 200 countries and over 13,000 employees, Infor is a giant in the tech industry. Infor specializes in enterprise software, providing business grade apps spefically designed for a plethora of industries. Here are 4 things you didn’t about Infor, which will change the way you look at this enterprise software game changer.

Their CEO is a Former Marine
Charles E Phillips became CEO of Infor in 2010, prior to leading the enterprise software company; Phillips was a captain in the United States Marine Corps. Though he learned lessons from the Marines Phillips does not run Infor like a boot camp. Phillips uses the discipline he learned in the marines to enforce rules that encourage creativity, creating what has been called a climate of disrupters. Infor’s 13,000 employees are constantly innovating and Infor is considered a great company to work for.

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Infor Works Closely with Industries
Infor creates custom business applications for dozens of different fields. Infor’s success with enterprise software solutions has been accredited with their two-way communication with their clients. Experts from industries ranging from fashion to manufacturing work directly with Infor’s skilled software engineers to create industry specific solutions. These apps solve the unique problems and challenges in each field. This close relationship with industry has been key to Infor’s continued role as a leader in industry targeted enterprise software solutions.

Infor Was First Called  “Agilisys
Originally was founded in Pennsylvania under the name “Agilisys” in the year 2002. They later relocated to Atlanta and acquired the German company “Infor Business Solutions.” This led them to take on the name we know them as today. Many say it is far easier to pronounce than their original name and it has suited them well over the past decade as the have risen to be one of the worlds largest business software development companies.

Infor Did Mobile Early and Right
Infor was one of the earliest adapters of responsive, cross-device, mobile friendly software solutions. This is still a cornerstone of their approach to software development. With an emphasis on UX (User Experience,) Infor’s designers and developers create stunningly intuitive software solutions that will run a variety of devices. This means their clients can spend more time growing their businesses and less time trying to figure out where and how to run their software. Infor was also an early adapter of cloud-based apps and have a full range of software products that harness the speed and accessibility of the cloud.

These are 4 things you probably didn’t know about Infor and hopefully they have given you a better understanding of what makes this software giant tick. Infor’s unique approach to building cross-platform, industry targeted, high-speed, enterprise apps certainly puts them in a league of their own. Any innovative software company must be unique in the way they operate internally and do business with others and Infer’s distinctive style, history, and world-class leadership set them apart from the competition.

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