Farnborough – Sept. 19, 2012 – Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced the appointment of Alain Raflé as regional vice president, EMEA, Channels. In his new role, Alain will lead a team of local channel managers and will be responsible for recruiting channel partners for the Infor Partner Network (IPN) and managing existing partners in the rapidly growing enterprise software application markets of Turkey, Russia and the Middle East.
- The IPN is an industry leading program which focuses on helping Infor channel partners run successful businesses based around supplying Infor products and services, enabling partners to deliver the highest quality support for Infor customers.
- Infor vice president of Global Alliances and Channels, Jeff Abbott, has set a goal to double Infor’s channel revenue over the next three years. The IPN - and the appointment of Alain Raflé - are key enablers of that growth.
- Beginning his career as part of the IBM channel team in France, Alain Raflé then joined Intentia in 1997 and transferred to Lawson as part of the 2006 merger, subsequently joining Infor in 2012. He has been working with the channels since 2008 and in 2011 took over EMEA channels for Lawson.
- Alain has extensive ERP experience as a solution architect and project manager. He also brings a strong knowledge of the wholesale distribution, fashion, food & beverage and equipment industries.
“The IPN provides channel partners access to resources at every stage of the sales cycle – from planning and enablement through demand generation, sales, delivery, and support,” said Jeff Abbott, vice president of Global Alliances and Channels, Infor. “The IPN is designed to help partners progress through the respective tiers within the program based upon their Infor product specialisation, level of certification and sales performance. It’s a great time to be an Infor partner and we are very excited to have Alain taking this network out to some of the fastest growing markets within EMEA.”
Infor is the world's third-largest supplier of enterprise applications and services, helping more than 70,000 large and mid-size companies improve operations and drive growth across numerous industry sectors. To learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com.