CHICAGO, August 8, 2017—Grant Thornton LLP has joined the Infor Network Alliance Partner Program. The professional services firm will be building a practice around Infor’s cloud-enabled software solutions which will be available to its broad client base, focusing on enterprise asset management (EAM) deployments.
The arrangement demonstrates Grant Thornton’s forceful move into the almost $4 billion EAM market.
“Enterprises like airlines and utilities are eager to better manage their sprawling array of high-cost assets, as are middle-market companies in asset-intensive industries like health care,” said Chris Lilley, Business Consulting & Technology principal within Advisory Services at Grant Thornton. “By teaming with Infor, we can help companies roll out asset-management programs that combine the most configurable enterprise-grade software on the market with Grant Thornton’s well-established predictive-analytics capabilities.”
According to Lilley, the results could include increased asset reliability and enhanced predictive maintenance. Plus they could lead to better regulatory compliance, more up time and improved availability of critical assets; all of which could mean more revenue and less maintenance costs.
Grant Thornton is initially targeting its EAM offerings at asset-heavy industries and, especially, the health care industry, where EAM is becoming increasingly critical to patient care.
“Hospitals are among the many health care organizations that need to better track and analyze how they manage critical assets,” said David Reitzel, national leader of Health Care IT at Grant Thornton. “By aligning with Infor, we expect to help these organizations embrace a winning proposition: simultaneously improving patient care and increasing revenues.”
In addition to offering Infor’s EAM solutions, Grant Thornton will also help its clients deploy Infor CloudSuite Financials – an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software – and Infor CloudSuite HCM (human capital management) software as a part of their clients’ ERP and HCM strategies. As with its EAM deployments, Grant Thornton will initially focus its Infor CloudSuite Financials and HCM deployments on the health care space, where there is an imperative to improve business processes and maximize workforces.
“Grant Thornton has an impressive track record of helping companies of all sizes and stripes pair enterprise software implementations with potent analytics capabilities to create exceptional business outcomes for their clients,” said Neil Wilson, vice president, Global Alliances, Infor. “The firm is an ideal partner for Infor to jointly bring software solutions into high-growth industries like health care."
To learn more about Grant Thornton’s service offerings, visit: www.grantthornton.com/advisory
Infor builds business software for specific industries in the cloud. With 16,000 employees and over 90,000 customers in more than 200 countries and territories, Infor software is designed for progress. To learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com.
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