Infor Announces New India Business Unit to Accelerate Strategic Growth and Increase Customer Intimacy

June 18, 2019 - 03:46
Infor Announces New India Business Unit to Accelerate Strategic Growth and Increase Customer Intimacy

Promotes veteran Ranga Pothula as managing director and general manager of new region


MUMBAI, INDIA  - Media OutReach - 18 June 2019 - Infor, a global leader in business cloudsoftware specialized by industry, announced the India Business Unit (IBU)as a new separate region -- comprising India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan --to further accelerate progress and tap growth opportunities in this vastmarket. Additionally, Ranga Pothula is named managing director and generalmanager for the IBU to drive the next phase of growth. This move lowers thecenter of gravity and puts - more so than ever - the Infor customer at thepivot of all engagements, a shift that is aimed to enhance customersatisfaction and experience.

"India has long been a strategic market for Infor, one thatis instrumental to the growth of our overall business. With an IPO in thecards, India and other regions need to fire on all cylinders," said CharlesPhillips, chief executive officer. "The new IBU is Infor's strategic responseto the immense market opportunities afforded by digital technologies such ascloud, mobility, artificial intelligence and IoT in accelerating innovationacross public and private sectors in India. Ranga is well-placed to lead IBUinto unprecedented growth -- having been at the helm of both R&D and CoEservices across multiple products, and growing global delivery servicesten-fold under his charge in his two decades with Infor."

This announcement reinforces Infor's long-term commitmentand investments in this market to date, with India today being the company'stop two largest locations in the world with over 3,000 people in the region.

Commenting on his new challenge, Ranga Pothula said, "Inforhas a robust product innovation and growth roadmap that places a laser-sharpfocus on delivering exacting customer demands for last-mile functionalityspecialized by industry. Furthermore, as digital transformation continues tosweep enterprise and SME businesses in India and beyond, Infor iswell-positioned to deliver mission-critical business software in the cloud. Ilook forward to further scaling our IBU operations by sharpening focus onglobal delivery, servicing offerings, technology developments, andstrengthening customer and partner relations."

This year marks Ranga's 22 years at Infor. During histenure, Ranga played key roles in product development, delivery services,managed services (IMS) and has been responsible for global delivery servicesoperations in India, the Philippines, Egypt and Poland over the past fouryears. Ranga was previously president of HYSEA (Hyderabad Software EnterprisesAssociation 2016-2018), is APICS- and PMP-certified and a key member of InforHyderabad process improvement.

    About Infor

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    • 4 of the top 5 brewers
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