Infor, Catalyst ink strategic tie-up
Dubai, July 5, 2011
Infor, a leading provider of business application software, has signed a strategic partnership with global systems integrator, Catalyst Business Solutions.
The agreement will support Catalyst to market, implement, train and provide professional services for Infor’s ERP LN, ERP Visual, Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Performance Management (PM) solutions across the Middle East and Africa.
With extensive experience in the Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean, Catalyst will focus on small and medium sized organisations, which make up a large proportion of the market in those territories, a statement said.
Catalyst will leverage its regional sales force from nine different offices in MEA to sell Infor solutions, and help build a local ecosystem for deployment, training and support.
“We have observed Infor over quite a long period and for a number of reasons we want to accelerate formalising our relationship,” said Jean-Baptiste Blanc, vice-president, sales at Catalyst Business Solutions.
“We’ve witnessed Infor’s increasing scale and the impressive investments in its development of pertinent solutions for what we consider is a rather neglected market segment in EMEA. We’ve also seen the new management team’s impact over the last six months.”
“In addition to its recently launched portfolio of truly innovative solutions, we were impressed with Infor’s new channel partner network programme, which provides extensive support in the form of local resources, marketing and training. We welcome the opportunity to support Infor in its growth ambitions for the Middle East and Africa regions and look forward to a long term and fruitful partnership,” he added.
Jean-Philippe Pommel, Infor’s vice president of channels, EMEA, said: “As an established systems integrator with enterprise applications experience, we welcome Catalyst to our growing network of channel partners.”
“We look forward to working shoulder to shoulder with Catalyst to help educate companies in the Middle East and Africa regions about the immense value Infor solutions can bring to their operations,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service