Infor Aligns Performance Management with Business and Role Specific Functionality


ATLANTA, Georgia, March 19/

Infor PM Provides Deeper, Richer Business Specific Functionality to Drive Faster Results

Infor today announced its strategic vision for delivering world-class
solutions for Performance Management (PM), focusing on applications that
offer rapid and lasting return on investment. To fulfill this vision, Infor
is advancing its current PM offering to provide solutions with built-in,
role-based functionality that need less customization and lead to a low total
cost of ownership.

"Infor is already recognized by analysts as a leader in delivering
performance management solutions that go well beyond generic industry
functionality," said Curtis Gekle, senior vice president, Infor Performance
Management. "We see huge demand for extensible and configurable solutions
that drive down IT costs and increase access to information across all
functional areas of organizations. Today, we are setting this direction for
Infor PM and re-stating our commitment to value and innovation to our current
and future customers."

Infor PM solutions are now aligned in two major categories: Infor PM
Business Process Applications and Infor PM Business Specific Analytics. The
solutions within these categories help companies achieve results more quickly
by providing predefined data and process integration with ERP, supply chain
and finance systems. Dashboards, key performance indicators and scorecarding
capabilities are available across all the solutions.

Infor PM Business Process Applications are enterprise applications for
strategic and operational planning, budgeting, forecasting, reporting and
consolidation. Finance as well as other functional departments across an
organization can take advantage of the capabilities in Infor PM Business
Process Applications. Deployed individually or in a suite configuration on a
single platform, Infor PM Business Process Applications provide a "single
version of the truth," consolidating duplicate spreadsheets and databases and
eliminating manual input errors through data integration. Infor PM Business
Process Applications combine automated processes, guided workflow
capabilities, and a familiar Microsoft Excel user interface to help users
complete tasks accurately, on time and within established guidelines.

Infor PM Business Specific Analytics provide role-specific analytics to
help companies address issues distinct to their business. For areas such as
accounts payable, receivables, sales, inventory and general ledger, Infor's
analytics solutions provide pre-defined metrics and reporting capabilities
that make managers more effective at evaluating data, making insights and
taking decisive action on trends.

The analytics in Infor PM Business Specific Analytics are embedded in the
applications, providing users with powerful analysis tools that are
integrated with their existing data and systems. In addition to providing
business users with more meaningful information to run their business, Infor
PM Business Specific Analytics help to reduce the time and cost of delivering
solutions. Currently, Infor offers role-specific analytics for sales,
accounts receivables, general ledger, accounts payable, inventory and
procurement. Infor is developing additional Business Specific Analytics sets,
to be announced as they become generally available.

Infor products such as Infor PM MPC will be rebranded under the Infor PM
Business Process Applications family. As part of its strategy to extend,
enrich and evolve solutions to the benefit of customers, Infor will support
current customers.

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.

For more information:

Infor
Tanja Hossfeld PR
+49-89-800611-115
tanja.hossfeld@infor.com

Source: Infor Global Solutions GmbH

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