Infor ION Becomes Infor’s Top-Selling and Fastest Growing Product
Momentum Brings Industry Veteran Steve Moroski to Lead Infor’s Platform Technologies Business
To better manage the strong growth of this platform, Infor has hired Steve Moroski as senior vice president of Platform Technologies. Moroski, an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience, joins Infor from Oracle Corp., where he most recently served as group vice president for engineered systems.
"The strong momentum Infor is experiencing for ION and other platform technologies is a testament to the benefits of simple, lightweight middleware built on open standards," said Stephan Scholl, president of Infor. "With a proven track-record that demonstrates a unique understanding of platform technologies and their application to drive business process improvement, Steve Moroski is the ideal person to lead this high-growth area for Infor."
Among the companies that have purchased Infor ION to connect multiple Infor systems are A.Schulman, BAE Systems, Brewster Dairy, Ferrari, Hi-Tech Mouldings, Pan Emirates, Preferred Sands, and Pride Industries.
"One of our biggest challenges was connecting our processes to deliver information to make informed decisions with correct and up-to-date information," said Luke Rains, system development director, Preferred Sands. "Integration is a key part of our system functionality and using ION to integrate our processes and Mongoose to build scalable applications quickly and securely gives us the ability to make changes quickly and know that our processes are working to give us information when we need it."
In addition, ION can be used to integrate Infor applications with non-Infor applications and was instrumental in the development of Inforce Everywhere and Inforce Marketing.
"If you don't have a tool like ION in your organization, you're limiting what you can buy and the cost you'll spend to develop interfaces between systems," said Kendal Phipps, senior systems analyst, Pride Industries. "Having the right tools in the toolbox is essential for our business to grow and to deal with issues. We don't want to turn away a $20 million a year contract because we can't handle the 'X' amount of documents, or that we can't interface to the customer's system. So this gives us that confidence to say, 'Yeah, we can do it!'"
Brewster Dairy, a leading manufacturer of quality cheese, using ION to integrate its Infor ERP and asset management systems in 2011, has received widespread industry recognition for advanced use of technology to improve performance. In addition to being selected "Customer of the Year" at Inforum 2012, Brewster Dairy was recognized by Ventana Research for IT performance management, and was a finalist in the Saugatuck BEACON awards. A full profile on how Brewster Dairy uses Infor ION is available here.
Infor builds business software for specific industries in the cloud. With 15,000 employees and over 90,000 customers in more than 170 countries and territories, Infor software is designed for progress. To learn more, please visit www.infor.com.