Infor have announced two new additions to their Infor Partner Network (IPN), Advoco Inc and Yes Energy Source to help implement and support their Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) in North America.
EAM is Infor’s mature Asset Management solution for Enterprises with vertical market editions for Manufacturing, Healthcare, Hospitality, Public Sector and Oil & Gas. It allows companies to manage all its assets, schedule maintenance, control inventory and includes strategic planning and risk management tools.
Advoco Inc is no stranger to Infor and Marty Osborn, Partner, Advoco was previously senior director of industry product marketing for the Infor EAM division responsible for setting the strategic direction for EAM. Advoco is a consultancy company whose core business is within Education, Finance/Banking, Government, Life Sciences, Retail and Transportation. It is their expertise in Fleet Management, manufacturing and public sector that Infor seem keen for them to push EAM though.
Osborn said “We are excited to expand our relationship with Infor to provide solutions that can help organizations become more efficient, safe, and reliable. We believe that you should expect success with each implementation by providing focus and flexibility which are key components for us to successfully support our customers, and so does Infor.
“Infor EAM is flexible and is designed to help facilitate greater efficiency through its industry-specific functionality, so it falls directly in line with our strategic objectives. Working with Infor gives customers direct access to this leading solution, backed by our extensive expertise to help them make the most of their Infor investment.”
The second company to join IPN, Yes Energy Source is based in Canada and interestingly advocates software independence on its website. It specialises in both the Oil & Gas and utilities markets, helping clients to increase their operational efficiency by improving business processes.
Brian Gorsline, President, YES Energy Source clearly believes there are synergies between the two companies in their outlook by commenting “We believe that service, dependability, efficiency and flexibility are key components for us to successfully support our customers, and so does Infor.”
Getting such high profile consultancies within IPN is a win for Infor. Advoco has some leading companies on its books including Pepsi and FirstGroup plc (owners of Greyhound). As Lynn Sauder, vice president, Global Alliances, Infor said: “Infor recognizes the complexity of both the utilities and oil & gas markets, which is why we partner with organizations like YES Energy Source who understand the particular nuances and requirements that technology must address for these customers.
“The IPN is specifically designed to help partners showcase their unique strengths and capabilities in niche areas. This can benefit all stakeholders, because customers can experience deeper industry-specific expertise, while both Infor and the partner organization can collaborate to help deliver necessary last mile functionality.“