Infor in solid growth in newly-forged IMEA region

Cloud adoption fuels triple digit business growth for Infor in the Middle East

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By  David Ndichu Published  March 14, 2017

Infor, provider of specialised cloud-based business applications, has reported triple-digit Year-on-Year growth in 1HFY17 in the IMEA region.

Sales of cloud-based applications is fuelling this growth as overall cloud adoption in the region surges.

“Expansion in the Middle East and across the larger IMEA region is increasingly being driven by a healthy cloud uptake in what will likely be a decade-long ERP replacement market,” said Tarik Taman, general manager of IMEA.

This trend is in line with a recent report by research firm Markets and Markets, which shows the Middle East cloud applications market set to nearly triple from USD888 million in 2015 to USD2.4 billion in 2020.

“The next few years represent the tipping point in the Middle East, India, and Africa with C-suite executives across industries and countries understanding the macroeconomic catalysts driving the necessity to embrace digital transformation,” said Mr. Taman. Taman also commented that “Keeping pace with near double-digit GDP growth in India, expansion in the Middle East private sector, and Africa as the last new economic frontier are all fuelling Infor’s growth in the region.”

Since the launch of the IMEA region in July 2016, Infor has added several marquee customers in the Cloud including Saudi Arabian mall and property firm Arabian Centres, which is a division of Al Hokair Industries, India’s retailer Future Group, and manufacturers Future Pipe Industries and S.K.M. Air-conditioning.

“Today, Infor IMEA is a rapidly-expanding 2500+ person organization, with offices in Dubai, Jeddah, Cairo, Tunisia, and six cities across India. With more than 5,000 customers and plans to quintuple the IMEA market share by 2020, Infor remains committed to this fast-growing, dynamic region and is poised to help our customers take their businesses to the next level through cloud adoption and digital transformation,” said Taman.

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