Infor, the industry cloud company, has announced a strategic partnership with leading global IT services company, HCL Technologies. This collaboration will help to significantly expand implementation, development and support resources for Infor customers across all geographies through HCL’s local operations in more than 30 countries.
As part of the alliance, HCL will build a practice specifically to support key Infor products, including Infor M3 and Infor Lawson Enterprise Financial Management, dedicating approximately 500 employees to work exclusively with the Infor ecosystem. The company’s resources and expertise combined with Infor’s industry leading applications will promote faster and more effective responses to market opportunities, serving as a catalyst for growth for both organisations.
“Infor differentiates itself in the market through its user experience, industry-specific functionality and flexible deployment options, all of which will appeal to HCL customers across multiple industries and markets,” said Anant Gupta, president and CEO of HCL Technologies. “It is because of these distinctions that HCL is investing in Infor, as we feel its applications present a viable new source of revenue for our business and will help us to deliver greater value for our clients.”
As a strategic alliance member of the Infor Partner Network (IPN), Infor and HCL will form integrated development and support teams to enhance implementation and maintenance capabilities and position the companies for additional collaboration in the future. Whether implementing an application in a cloud environment or on-premise, or upgrading an existing system, this partnership will benefit customers by facilitating faster deployments and providing expanded access to experienced consultants that can assist organisations in optimising their use of Infor products.
“This strategic partnership will help Infor accelerate the adoption of our applications; we’ve shipped over 400 new products and 16 000 enhancements in recent years and our customers are anxious to upgrade to Infor CloudSuite,” said Charles Phillips, CEO of Infor. “HCL’s deep technical bench and global scale will expand the talent pool around Infor applications and quickly deliver value for our customers”.