"Sales professionals in Infor's large manufacturing customer base need fast and easy access to the critical product and order data in our applications, and we will render that rich data in Salesforce," said Infor CEO Charles Phillips. "This partnership will help customers focus on building and selling great products instead of configuring databases, middleware, BI tools, or disk drives. Our customers need to automate processes in hours and days, not months and years and skip the classic 3-by-3 ERP project - 3 years, 300 million, and 3 CIOs. They need results faster."
Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com, said "Companies transforming themselves into social enterprises want new ways to run their business."
"Infor joins salesforce.com in recognising these transformations must span across the entire company," he added.
The size of salesforce.com's investment in Infor was not disclosed.