Infor buys Norwegian consultancy Merit Globe, 250 experts join

16 May 2016 Consultancy.uk

IT consultancy Infor has acquired Merit Globe, a Norwegian provider of consulting services for Infor M3 across Europe. Around 250 consultants specialised in Infor M3 services and products will join Infor Services group, which was formed earlier this year as a combined outfit for all of Infor's consulting, support and cloud operations.

With over 14,000 employees and customers in more than 200 countries, Infor is one of the globe’s larger digital and technology firms. The New York headquartered company automates critical processes for industries including healthcare, manufacturing, fashion, wholesale distribution, hospitality, retail, and public sector, and is also home to one of the largest creative agencies in US, Hook & Loop.

Last week Infor announced that it has acquired Merit Globe, a Norway based provider of consulting and technology services for Infor's enterprise resource management system. With the move, Infor adds approximately 250 employees and more than 500 customers in 18 countries to its footprint. The acquired entity will be integrated into Infor Services – established earlier this year through the consolidation of the firm’s consulting, support, and cloud operations – and continue to operate as an independent operation within the business unit.

Infor buys Merit Globe

“As our projects get larger, move beyond edge applications, and address mission critical industry processes, Infor is investing in deployment and customer service,” says Charles Phillips, CEO of Infor. “The acquisition of Merit will bring a talented and experienced team to help meet growing demand for Infor M3.”

Erik Outzen, CEO of Merit, will continue to lead the business unit and report to Darren Saumur, global head of Infor Services. “Because our business has been dedicated to Infor M3, we have witnessed first-hand the transformation of Infor into the world's first industry cloud company. We are inspired by the cutting-edge design coming out of Infor's in-house creative agency, Hook & Loop, and the groundbreaking application of data science and machine learning from Infor Dynamic Science Labs. We are thrilled to be joining such an innovative team.”

Prior to Merit, Infor's last acquisition came in August last year when it bought supply-chain management software GT Nexus for $675 million.

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