Friday, April 27, 2012

Charles Phillips: Infor enhances ION

Charles Phillips, Infor’s CEO, is recognized in the industry for his capacity to tap opportunities to better his company’s products and services, and its relationship with its expanding clientele. In characteristic Phillips fashion, Infor recently revealed an enhancement in its Infor10 ION Workspace—an upgrade that combines the platform’s advanced capabilities with the immense potential of social media.

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The Infor10 ION Workspace is a true Infor revolution—an enterprise solution that allows users to see information they need and where they want to find it. With its personalized tools and unified interface, it augments the efficiency of work and makes decision-making faster.

In this year’s Inforum, an event spearheaded by no less than Charles Phillips, Infor announced the next generation of the ION Workspace. The platform’s latest evolution includes social media applications that users can take full advantage of to foster better communication within the company, and between the organization and its customers. These applications allow for faster relaying and sharing of information, opening opportunities for more effective and secure collaborations among the members of a company.

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With the next generation ION Workspace, users can create profiles, join groups and conversations, post updates and make comments on existing posts, and do a score of other activities commonly featured onpopular social media platforms. The ION Workspace offers users the advanced functionality characteristic of Infor’s products, set in the familiar environment of social media.

"Companies that deploy Workspace can hope to achieve levels of collaboration and communication never before seen in the workplace, helping them recruit and retain young talent, excite their workforce, and drive innovation and profitability," said Infor President Duncan Angove.

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Charles Phillips: Infor financing through investment

For Charles Phillips, Infor faces certain and steady growth. Aside from the successful release of a slew of outstanding products over the last few months, Infor has also gained recent investments from two key equity investors, Golden Gate Capital and Summit Partners. These investments are valuable in ensuring that Infor keeps itself in the path of developing software that ultimately benefits customers.

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Golden Gate Capital and Summit Partners are recognized in the business world for helping enterprises attain their full potential through funding and investments. The two companies recapitalized Infor, facilitating the completion of its merger with Lawson Software and effectively securing its place as the third largest ERP vendor today.

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Charles Phillips of Infor said of the transaction, “We are deeply grateful for the financial backing from Golden Gate Capital and Summit Partners, two of the most respected technology investors in the industry, who combined to invest more than $1 billion of equity to support Infor’s merger with Lawson.”

The transaction also allowed Infor to refinance its debt capital structure, reducing its total debt by $600 million, and extending its debt financing with a maturity date of 2018. The new developments and the company’s recent trajectory all point to an increased value for Infor’s customers.

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Indeed, Infor puts all the support it gets to good use. The company added more than 600 new developers to its roster—a magnitude rarely seen in any software company. This was done in order to develop more industry-specific software that delivers excellent results that are characteristic of an Infor product.

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