Infor to Make Products Available on the IBM SmartCloud

Infor to Make Products Available on the IBM SmartCloud 
Will Provide Clients With Broad Range of Cloud-Based Enterprise Apps
for Business Innovation 
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 04/22/13 --  IBM (NYSE: IBM) and
Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving
more than 70,000 customers, today announced an expansive agreement
for Infor to offer its software through IBM's public, private and
hybrid SmartCloud services. 
Many organizations are eager to leverage the advantages of cloud
computing to run business critical applications on the cloud, but may
require around-the-clock customer service, security and high
availability, as well as greater resiliency for mission-critical
To address this, the two companies have agreed that Infor's
industry-leading CRM, ERP, financial management, human resources,
business intelligence and other offerings will be available on the
IBM SmartCloud, which is optimized for mission-critical, enterprise
workloads. These include popular applications such as Infor LN, Infor
M3, Infor Lawson, and Infor HCM. 
"This is a tremendous opportunity for Infor clients to extend the
value of their industry-leading enterprise apps on IBM's cloud with
its built-in resiliency and redundancy to protect mission-critical
operations," said Ali Shadman, senior vice president of Business
Cloud and Upgrade/S, Infor. "We think it's especially well-suited for
clients who are looking for more enterprise-class cloud support and
This agreement, announced at Infor's annual user conference Inforum,
will provide clients with Infor's software across the broadest range
of systems -- Windows, Linux, AIX, System i and z -- on IBM's open
standards-based SmartCloud portfolio, leveraging IBM's global cloud
footprint across five continents. Infor will offer its software
portfolio as Software-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service through
IBM's standard public cloud and premium managed cloud services, as
well as IBM's private cloud solutions such as PureSystems and
SmartCloud Orchestration, which tap OpenStack.  
Many clients can benefit from running Infor's software on IBM
SmartCloud Enterprise+ (SCE+), a managed Infrastructure-as-a-Service
cloud. IBM SCE+ is built with superior infrastructure resilience for
cloud-enabled applications, leveraging IBM hardware and software. IBM
developed SCE+ based on decades of hosting experience gained by being
the world's largest provider of IT sourcing services with more than
1,000 clients.  
"Today's agreement will help businesses looking to put the power of
cloud at the fingertips of their line-of-business teams," said
Michael Healy, vice president, IBM Cloud Computing. "Cloud is driving
a massive transformation in the way users consume IT and the business
innovation they deliver." 
IBM SmartCloud can help extend the life of an organization's Infor
software investments by enabling an upgrade of legacy apps to current
versions via the cloud.  
The service is expected to be available starting May 1, 2013.  
About IBM Cloud Computing 
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cloud models and manages millions of cloud-based transactions every
day. With cloud, IBM helps clients rethink their IT and reinvent
their business. IBM assists clients in areas as diverse as banking,
communications, healthcare and government to build their own clouds
or securely tap into IBM cloud-based business and infrastructure
services. IBM is unique in bringing together key cloud technologies,
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About Infor
 Infor is fundamentally changing the way information is
published and consumed in the enterprise, helping 70,000 customers in
194 countries improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to
changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific
applications and suites, engineered for speed, and with an innovative
user experience design that is simple, transparent, and elegant.
Infor provides flexible deployment options that give customers a
choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both. To
learn more about Infor, please visit 
Infor customers include: 

--  19 of the top 20 aerospace companies
--  12 of the top 13 high tech companies
--  10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
--  23 of the top 50 largest US hospitals
--  43 of the top 50 industrial distributors
--  26 of the top 35 global retailers
--  5 of the top 9 brewers

This announcement reflects the direction Infor may take with regard to
the specific product(s) described herein, all of which is subject to
change by Infor in its sole discretion, with or without notice to
you. This announcement is not a commitment to you in any way and you
should not rely on this document or any of its content in making any
decision. Infor is not committing to develop or deliver any specified
enhancement, upgrade, product or functionality, even if such is
described in this announcement and even if such description is
accompanied by words such as "anticipate," "believe," "expect,"
"intend," "may," "plan," "project," "predict," "should," "will,"
and/or similar expressions. Many factors can affect Infor's product
development plans and the nature, content and timing of future
product releases, all of which remain in the sole discretion of
Infor. This announcement, in whole or in part, may not be
incorporated into any contractual agreement with Infor or its
subsidiaries or affiliates. Infor expressly disclaims any liability
with respect to this announcement. 
For more information:
Dan Barnhardt 
Colleen Haikes
IBM media relations
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