Leading Analyst Firm Positions Infor EAM for Manufacturing in Leaders Quadrant


Placement Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability Execute

ATLANTA - October 8, 2007 - 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, 2007 " report.

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."

"Infor EAM solutions provide built-in industry experience, which translates into functionality that is business-specific to the needs of manufacturers and other asset intensive organizations," said Marty Osborn, senior director, industry product marketing for Infor EAM. "We consider Gartner's positioning of Infor in the leaders quadrant as further proof that our focus on business-specific functionality is helping customers implement asset performance management strategies that improve asset reliability, reduce costs, and increase overall productivity."

Infor Enterprise Asset Management solutions allow customers to maintain, manage, and improve the performance of their capital asset infrastructure, including manufacturing equipment, fleets, and facilities. The solution combines asset management functionality and reporting with analytics to deliver a powerful platform for optimizing enterprise asset performance. Infor's EAM solutions go beyond traditional management of assets, providing information that helps identify key trends and anomalies, forecast performance issues, and helps to make forward-looking decisions to take action.

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted September 2007 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 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.

1) Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Asset Management for Manufacturing, 2007" by Dan Miklovic and Kristian Steenstrup, Sept. 21, 2007

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