Avaap and Infor Announce Strategic Partnership for Infor Retail in North America

Avaap to Provide Infor CloudSuite Retail Implementation Services and Enhanced Solutions for Retail Industry Customers

Edison, New Jersey, UNITED STATES

EDISON, N.J., April 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avaap, one of the fastest-growing Infor-focused IT services and software development firms, and Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced a strategic partnership to deliver implementation services and consulting for Infor CloudSuite Retail in North America. The scope of the agreement between Infor and Avaap is anticipated to add value in how both companies deliver solutions and services to retail organizations seeking to improve buying, supply chain, merchandising, planning and inventory activities while getting greater visibility into physical assets, customers and the workforce.

Infor CloudSuite Retail is a modern, enterprise application suite delivered in the cloud and designed for today’s retailing landscape. This suite of specialized solutions is designed to help support leading retailers with financials, human capital management, talent science, product lifecycle management, and customer management as well as item management, inventory management, order management, price and promotions, cost management, stock ledger and sales audits, replenishment and allocation, and integrated planning.

As retail organizations face competitive pressure to operate faster and more efficiently while delivering personal customer interactions, upgrading to modern, and specific-for-retail ERP technology has become a strategic imperative. Infor CloudSuite Retail provides the benefits of cloud computing, big data and artificial intelligence, which can help retailers improve customer management and create a unified shopping experience. Avaap’s implementation methodology, complementary accelerator solution set and deep industry and technical experience are designed to allow for a more rapid implementation in a more secure, predictable, and efficient manner.

“Avaap’s functional and technical knowledge of Infor solutions and retail industry requirements can help bring immediate benefit to retailers seeking to replace legacy technology systems with more cost-effective infrastructures that can serve as the platform for future growth,” said Scott Staupe, global alliance director, Infor Retail. “As with our other retail partners, we are working with Avaap and Infor Consulting Services to develop delivery plans for targeted retail offers that help maximize the expertise of both parties, providing retailers a more efficient and effective way to deploy Infor CloudSuite for Retail.”

Many of Infor’s Alliance Partners are recognized leaders within the enterprise service and technology market with established business practices and solutions designed to help companies improve their operational efficiency.

“Avaap has mounting success bringing customers live on Infor software,” said Andy Cariveau, vice president, Retail Services, Avaap. “Expanding our partnership as a strategic Infor CloudSuite Retail partner in North America speaks to the strength of our relationship with Infor and the commitment we have to retail customers in providing innovative solutions that address what they need and want to transform their business.”

About Avaap

Headquartered in Edison, N.J. with a global center of excellence in Chennai, India, Avaap is one of the largest North American Infor-only IT services and software development firms with deep industry expertise in equipment rentals and sales, healthcare, public sector, manufacturing and distribution, food and beverage, retail and fashion. Avaap delivers Infor-specific software solutions and IT services designed to help address specific business outcomes, technology optimization and operational excellence. Avaap’s portfolio of JumpStart solutions can help accelerate technology installations and are designed to help customers achieve more immediate value from their Infor software investments. Avaap has earned numerous industry accolades, including being named on Computerworld’s list of 100 Best Places to Work in IT in 2014 and 2015; recipient of Infor’s Alliance Partner of the Year award in 2014 and 2015; 2013 Infor Service Partner of the Year; five year honoree on the Inc. 500, recipient of NJBIZ 50 Fastest Growing Companies 2015 and Best in Biz Awards in 2015. For more information, visit www.avaap.com.

About Infor

Infor builds beautiful business applications with last mile functionality and scientific insights for select industries delivered as a cloud service. With 14,000 employees and customers in more than 200 countries and territories, Infor automates critical processes for industries including healthcare, manufacturing, fashion, wholesale distribution, hospitality, retail, and public sector. Infor software helps eliminate the need for costly customization through embedded deep industry domain expertise. Headquartered in New York City, Infor is also home to one of the largest creative agencies in Manhattan, Hook & Loop, focused on delivering a user experience that is fun and engaging. Infor deploys its cloud applications primarily on the Amazon Web Services cloud and open source platforms. To learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com.


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