Acquisition of Workbrain marks 20th for privately held Infor Global Solutions, GmbH
Infor’s acquisition this morning of Workbrain for $227M marks its 20th. Assimilation of the Toronto based workforce management vendor fills a significant void in the # 3 ERP vendor’s product portfolio. Workbrain delivers key work force planning, time and attendance tracking, scheduling, absence management and related solutions that help companies contain costs and develop optimized human capital management strategies. Marquee customers include British Airways, Target, and General Mills Inc. Infor and Workbrain have similar customer profiles that should lead to many joint sales opportunities.
By adding key workforce management functionality, Workbrain complements Infor’s greater strategy of growing revenue among its 70,000 customer base via sales of extended solutions. Infor’s business model primarily focuses on customer retention and maintenance revenue optimization. While Infor continues to maintain a strong track record in retaining acquired customers, future prospects should continue to validate the level of support and quality of enhancements delivered among current products with existing customers. On the next gen architecture front, Infor’s future SOA strategy remains visionary in its approach. When delivered, one would expect it to lower overall TCO by design and extend flexibility to existing customers seeking the flexibility and integration requirements of SOA.
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