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News Analysis: Charles Phillips Takes Over As CEO of Infor

Enterprise Software And Investment Banker Veteran Joins Third Largest Enterprise Apps Vendor Today’s announcement that former Oracle President Charles “Chuck” Phillips has taken the helm as CEO of Infor continues the executive management shuffle impacting the enterprise software space.  Based in Alpharetta, GA, Infor serves 70,000 customers in 125 countries worldwide and employs over 8,000.  […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on October 25, 2010

News Analysis: Infor Snags SoftBrands for $80M

Infor surprised many software industry veterans this morning with its acquisition of SoftBrands. Why?  Well, Infor competitors have been spreading FUD that the company was out of cash, the company was in severe debt, and the company could not execute any more acquisitions.  Well, this acquisition puts a kabash on such talk.  In fact, having […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on June 12, 2009

Event Report: Inforum 2008 Highlights Transition from Acquirer to Builder

(Photo: Jim Schaper Conducting the LV Philharmonic.  Copyright © 2008 R Wang. All rights reserved.) Inforum’s  attendees were treated to a wonderful pre-keynote string quartet and a booming opening inspirational from both the Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra and the rock band Innovation.  As the orchestra took a bow, Infor’s CEO Jim Schaper, emerged from the […]

Posted by R "Ray" Wang on October 17, 2008