Infor buys Norwegian consulting firm Merit Globe AS

Infor plans to merge Merit with its Infor Services group, which was formed earlier this year as a combined outfit for all of Infor's consulting, support and cloud operations.

Enterprise software vendor Infor has acquired Merit Globe AS. Based in Norway, Merit provides consulting services for Infor's enterprise resource management system across Europe.

The deal includes the acqui-hire of Merit's 240 consultants as well as Merit's portfolio of customer service technology.

Infor plans to merge Merit with its Infor Services group, which was formed earlier this year as a combined outfit for all of Infor's consulting, support and cloud operations.

"As our projects get larger, move beyond edge applications, and address mission critical industry processes, Infor is investing in deployment and customer service," said Charles Phillips, CEO of Infor, in a statement.

Merit CEO Erik Outzen will continue to lead the Merit team, reporting to Darren Saumur, global head of Infor Services.

The acquisition closed today, and the terms are not being disclosed, Infor said.

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

At the time, Infor said it planned to use GT Nexus to create a global commerce cloud with end-to-end control and visibility. But more specifically, the deal set up Infor to better compete with legacy vendors Oracle and SAP for customers looking for specialized, hands-off business management systems.

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