F1 Infotech, one of the leading technology integrators and training provider for the hospitality industry and part of the Spectrum Group has joined the Infor Partner Network (IPN) a selective group of channel partners that re-sell and service Infor’sleadingbusiness application software.
F1 Infotech will focus on selling and servicing Infor Hospitality applications throughout the Middle East and India. Infor is the world's third-largest supplier of enterprise applications and services, with more than 70,000 customers. Approximately one-quarter of Infor’s license revenue is generated through channel partners in the IPN.
With this partnership,Inforintends to expand its presence in the Middle East by enabling F1 Infotech to focus on the key industries of hotels, entertainment and cateringthroughout the region.
The IPN is an industry leading program which focuses on helping Infor channel partners run successful businesses based aroundsupplyingInfor products and services, enabling partners to deliver the highest quality support for Infor customers.
Infor has announced a record level of innovation, with more than 100 new products delivered in 2012, including Infor10 Industry Suites; applications specialized by industry featuring Infor10 ION technology, which uses open standards to integrate Infor and non-InforapplicationsandInfor10 ION Workspace technology. Designed expressly for the unique demands of a specific industry, Infor10 Industry Suites are preconfigured by industry, minimizing the need for extensive customizations that often lead to long and costly implementations.
“We joined the IPN for very simple reasons,” said George Linu, Business Unit Manager ME & India of F1 Infotech. “Infor has given us the tools, resources and financial incentives to win new business. Infor products boast out-of-the-box industry specific functionality which will help us grow a profitable and sustainable business quickly. From demand generation to sales, delivery and support, we have fantastic support from Infor to put us in a strong position to win,”
George further added, “Infor is clear alternative to some of the old brands in enterprise software. We are very impressed with the new Infor10 brand which is underpinned by innovation and deep industry specific applications. This is precisely what our customers are crying out for: applications that meet their business needs with no excess fat. Furthermore the investment that Infor is making in the channel through the Infor Partner Network is impressive. We believe strongly that this program will enable us compete on the basis of speed, and help us rapidly grow a profitable business.”
“The IPN provides channel partners access to resources at every stage of the sales cycle – from planning and enablement through demand generation, sales, delivery, and support,” said Jeff Abbott, vice president, Global Alliances and Channels, Infor. “The IPN is designed to help partners progress through the respective tiers within the program based upon their Infor product specialization, level of certification andsales performance. It’s a great time to be an Infor partner.”
“Infor welcomesF1 Infotech to the Infor Partner Network, and are committed to helping grow F1 Infotech’s sales force, pre-sales capability and work closely with its team to provide superior products to customers around the globe. It is truly a very exciting time for F1 Infotechtobe a part of Infor, and our Infor Partner Network, and we look forward to offering its team the highest quality training, support and enablement in the industry,” concludes Jeff.