SAN FRANCISCO -- Infor, a leading provider of business application software with operations serving more than 75,000 customers, and salesforce.com, the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced that Infor will deliver three applications, built on Force.com, salesforce.com’s social enterprise platform. The three new InForce applications will bring the power of the back office to the front office, and throughout the social enterprise – helping customers collaborate and drive growth. Additionally, salesforce.com made an investment in Infor as part of the agreement.
“Sales professionals in Infor’s large manufacturing customer base need fast and easy access to the critical product and order data in our applications, and we will render that rich data in Salesforce,” said Charles Phillips, CEO of Infor. “This partnership will help customers focus on building and selling great products instead of configuring databases, middleware, BI tools, or disk drives. Our customers need to automate processes in hours and days, not months and years and skip the classic 3-by-3 ERP project – 3 years, 300 million, and 3 CIOs. They need results faster.”
Through the partnership, Infor will build and deliver InForce Everywhere, a native Force.com application that brings ERP data into Salesforce; InForce Order Management, a quote, order and proposal management application; and InForce Marketing, which will leverage Infor CRM Epiphany, a leader in recommendation engines, for global marketing automation technology – all on Force.com. Infor will also develop additional applications on Force.com.
“Companies transforming themselves into social enterprises want new ways to run their business,” said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, salesforce.com. “Infor joins salesforce.com in recognizing these transformations must span across the entire company.”