Enterprise software vendor Infor said it has acquired Starmount to bolster CloudSuite Retail with more converged commerce offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
CloudSuite Retail is Infor's industry-focused ERP platform for merchants. Starmount makes point-of-sale, mobile shopping, and store inventory management software for omni-channel retailers.
Infor has been keenly focused on the retail industry since the launch of its Infor Retail business unit last summer. The launch coincided with a collaboration with Whole Foods Market to implement and iterate on the CloudSuite Retail platform, with Whole Foods serving as a sort of test lab for how the software could revamp its merchandising and supply chain operations.
Infor also announced Monday the launch of a new digital consultancy business. Called H&L Digital, the unit will provide "digital-as-a-service" offerings, which Infor said it will help customers generate new revenue streams and create differentiated IP.
H&L Digital is essentially a client-facing extension of Hook & Loop, the company's in-house application design agency, geared toward Infor customers' customers. The new division will be led by Infor Chief Creative Officer Marc Scibelli, who spearheaded the creation of Hook & Loop in 2012.
"The rise of powerful digital platforms and networks has sparked significant changes in the way we all work, communicate and sell," said Scibelli. "H&L Digital will help Infor customers create new cloud solutions to differentiate their businesses and retain their customers in a strong digital ecosystem."