DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 19 /PRNewswire/ --

- IDC Keynote Speech on Middle East Enterprise Applications Market

Infor today announced that it will hold its inaugural Middle East customer event - Inforum Middle East 2009 - on Wednesday April 22, 2009 at the Radisson SAS Hotel, Deira Creek, Dubai. This event gathers Infor customers, partners, prospective customers and industry experts who want to connect, learn and maximise the value of their Infor solutions. Educational sessions, customer case studies and product-specific networking opportunities unite attendees with others in similar business environments.

Ranjit Rajan, senior research manager - software, IDC Middle East, Turkey Africa, will deliver the keynote speech on the Middle East enterprise applications market.

Senior Infor executives will be presenting including: Benoît de la Tour, senior vice president EMEA; Bruce Gordon, chief technology officer; and Paul Hammond general manager regional vice president Middle East. They will present insights into the future of business software and will discuss the impact of major business trends in the software industry, including globalisation, mobility and collaboration, and how the use of business software will evolve. Bruce Gordon will further elaborate on the latest Infor product developments, in particular Infor Open SOA, Infor's standards-based approach for the integration of both Infor and non-Infor systems and data sources.

Inforum Middle East is the ideal place to get in touch with other Infor customers, partners and experts and discuss how to cope with increasing pressures in a global marketplace, states Paul Hammond, GM and RVP, Infor, Middle East. The event will demonstrate how Infor's business-specific solutions can strategically help customers in the Middle East establish a competitive advantage.

For registration and more information on Inforum Middle East 2009, please visit

Media and analysts interested in attending Inforum Middle East 2009 should contact Giles Peddy, Hotwire Public Relations, at

Infor Open SOA

Infor Open SOA, is a unique, event-driven service-oriented architecture (SOA) that leverages an industry standard business language to distribute data between Infor solutions and other systems. Infor Open SOA provides a standards-based approach for integration of both Infor and non-Infor systems and data sources. Through Infor Open SOA, Infor customers can rapidly and economically add Infor, third-party and in-house software applications without the need to rip-and-replace software or interrupt other systems during operations, a key benefit to Infor Open SOA. Infor Open SOA allows future component-based enhancements to Infor solutions to be delivered in the same non-disruptive manner, easing the implementation process for future technology integrations.

About Infor

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