Infor Betting on Amazon Web Services for Cloud ERP

Infor is betting on Amazon Web Services with offering CloudSuite to be available on the AWS service.

“SaaS today refers primarily to HCM [human capital management], CRM [customer relationship management] or another edge application, never to mission-critical business operations,” Charles Phillips (CEO of Infor) said in a statement. “Infor CloudSuite redefines cloud for the enterprise, delivering the first full suite of business applications purpose-built by industry running in a public cloud through Amazon Web Services.” also stated by Charles.

“This is a nice vote of confidence for AWS,” said analyst Michael Coté, director of infrastructure software research at 451 Research, via email. “However, I think most SaaS companies would look at AWS as capable of being used like this. There might be questions about pricing long-term, but technologically it’s just a stack of middleware running on a bunch of servers.”

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