Infor has been building up its enterprise applications portfolio.
Infor is now the largest global software provider that has an almost exclusive focus on some key vertical markets in the manufacturing and distribution industries. Its products span areas such as supply chain planning, relationship management, demand management, enterprise resource planning (ERP), warehouse management, marketing-driven distribution, and business intelligence.
The company, in previous forms, dates back some 30 years, but has started to become better known under the Infor name when Agilisys bought German ERP provider Infor:swan back in 2004. Over recent years, it has added products such as Lilly Software, IncoDev and MAPICS.
Most recently, the company’s venture capital parent, Golden Gate Capital, closed the acquisition of Geac, adding a significant prize to the portfolio. In a somewhat complex rearrangement, Geac’s manufacturing applications will be added to the Infor portfolio. The financial and corporate performance management applications, however, now provide the framework of a newly formed Golden Gate Capital funded company, named ‘Extensity’, which will target the integrated financial applications software market.