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Infor Named as Strong Performer in Business Performance Solutions


Independent Research Highlights Infor PM Business Process Applications as a Seamlessly Integrated Performance Management Suite

Atlanta, GA, October 27, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Infor today announced that Infor Performance Management (PM) has been positioned by Forrester Research, Inc. as a Strong Performer in its October 2007 report, “The Forrester Wave: Business Performance Solutions, Q4 2007.”

“Infor’s ranking as a Strong Performer by an independent research firm is a reflection of our PM strategy to deliver integrated, feature-rich applications and analytics that improve the bottom line,” said Christina McKeon, director of product marketing for Infor PM solutions. “Our differentiated approach enables organizations to realize immediate business benefits from PM, and it also reduces the total cost of ownership by unlocking value from existing enterprise systems.”

Infor PM Business Process Applications are enterprise applications for strategic and operational planning, budgeting, forecasting, reporting, and consolidation. These applications can be deployed individually or in a suite configuration on a single platform.

“The Business Process Applications offering is a seamlessly integrated performance management suite that affords Infor a competitive advantage against several of the large BPS [Business Performance Solutions] vendors. Infor should thus be considered when planning, consolidations, and performance measurement are required from a single application platform,” wrote Paul Hamerman, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester, in the report.

Infor PM solutions leverage Infor Open SOA, Infor’s service-oriented architecture framework, which is designed to provide interoperability, as well as enable long term IT flexibility and business agility.

“Infor has a large portfolio of ERP solutions used by more than 70,000 customers globally. Although not limited to selling performance management solutions only to this installed base, Infor has a service oriented architecture (SOA) based integration strategy that strengthens its value proposition for selling to existing customers,” noted Hamerman in the report.

Infor was among ten major vendors of Business Performance Solutions selected by Forrester to participate in the report. Each was required to possess a core offering of, at a minimum, planning/budgeting, financial consolidations and performance measurement applications. Forrester evaluated each vendor based on 83 criteria, grouped in three major categories: current offering, strategy and market presence.

About Infor
Infor delivers business-specific software to enterprising organizations. With experience built in, Infor’s solutions enable businesses of all sizes to be more enterprising and adapt to the rapid changes of a global marketplace. With more than 70,000 customers, Infor is changing what businesses expect from an enterprise software provider. For additional information, visit www.infor.com.

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