Leading Analyst Firm Positions Infor EAM for Manufacturing in Leaders Quadrant

Atlanta, GA, October 30, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Infor today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant in the “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) for Manufacturing[1]” report. To download the report, visit http://snipurl.com/infor-eam-mq.

Gartner evaluates vendors in its Magic Quadrant on "Completeness of Vision" and "Ability to Execute." The report defines leaders as vendors with “a global presence, a large installed base in manufacturing, strong viability, and a combination of rich features that include functionality, interfaces to many different ERP (and supporting EAM) applications, and a capable and global implementation partner community.”

“In difficult economies, enterprise asset management is an important tool for manufacturing companies to increase profitability,” said John Murphy, director, product marketing, EAM, Infor. “Infor EAM helps companies reduce the labor costs associated with maintaining equipment, avoid expensive asset downtime and uncover lost revenue by tracking warranty claims. We consider our position in the leaders quadrant a confirmation of the value our customers receive from this solution.”

Gartner based its evaluation on Infor EAM Enterprise Edition. The solution allows customers to maintain, manage and improve the performance of their capital asset infrastructure, including manufacturing equipment, fleets and facilities. It combines asset management functionality and reporting with analytics to deliver a powerful platform for optimizing enterprise asset performance. To see a demo of EAM Enterprise Edition, visit http://snipurl.com/eameedemo.

In addition to EAM Enterprise Edition, Infor offers EAM Asset Sustainability Edition, to help companies reduce the energy consumption and carbon emissions of their assets, and EAM Business Edition, designed to meet the specialized requirements of small to mid-sized businesses.

About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Infor
Infor acquires and develops functionally rich software backed by thousands of domain experts and then makes it better through continuous innovation, faster implementation options, global enablement, and flexible buying options. In a few short years, Infor has become one of the largest providers of business software in the world. For additional information, visit www.infor.com.


For more information:

Wade Coleman Justin Siefert
Infor Wunderkind Public Relations
(678) 319-8748 (404) 601-3660 ext. 113
wade.coleman@infor.com jsiefert@wunderkindpr.com

[1] Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Asset Management for Manufacturing" by Dan Miklovic, Sept. 8, 2008
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