October 15, 2008

Infor Announces Expanded Relationship With Microsoft to Sell and Service Microsoft SQL Server

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Inforum -- Infor today announced it will package and sell Microsoft SQL Server with Infor's business-specific enterprise applications that run on the SQL Server platform. The expanded relationship with Microsoft provides Infor customers a single point of contact for sales, maintenance and support, in addition to a pricing advantage for the software.

"Nearly 50 percent of our customers have deployed Infor solutions on Microsoft SQL Server," said Dennis Michalis, senior vice president, global partners, Infor. "This new program will create new value and lower total cost of ownership for our customers by making it easier for them to acquire and deploy Infor software that uses Microsoft SQL Server."

Infor's direct sales team and channel partners can now sell and distribute Microsoft SQL Server to customers who purchase SQL Server-enabled applications. Previously, companies who did not have SQL Server would need to purchase the software separately from Microsoft or a licensed dealer, adding complexity associated with managing multiple IT vendors. Infor's service and maintenance team will support SQL Server as well as Infor's software.

"The real winner in today's announcement is the customer," said Mark Jewett, marketing director, SQL Server at Microsoft Corp. "This expanded alliance builds on the innovation that Infor has created around Microsoft SQL Server technology, providing additional benefits and convenience in the areas of delivery and service."

Infor has more than 20 solutions that are enabled on Microsoft SQL Server. These solutions provide robust capabilities and rich functionality to customers in the areas of ERP, CRM, Public Sector, and many other enterprise applications.

About Infor

Infor acquires and develops functionally rich software backed by thousands of domain experts and then makes it better through continuous innovation, faster implementation options, global enablement, and flexible buying options. In a few short years, Infor has become one of the largest providers of business software in the world. For additional information, visit http://www.infor.com/.

   For more information:   Cameron Smith   Infor   678-319-8280   [email protected]    Dan Barnhardt   Wunderkind Public Relations   [email protected]   404-601-3660 x 122  


CONTACT: Cameron Smith of Infor, +1-678-319-8280,[email protected]; or Dan Barnhardt of Wunderkind Public Relations,+1-404-601-3660 x 122, [email protected], for Infor

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