Fit for Performance: Moving to Cloud for Increased Efficiencies and Lower TCO

By: Avaap
Date: July 09, 2015

Retailers are embracing cloud for improved businstoreess agility, increased efficiencies, and lower total cost of ownership for mission critical applications. With its pay per user, per month cost structure, and ability to deliver the most modern technology available for competitive advantage, cloud is appealing for a growing number of industries.

According to the 25th Annual Retail Technology Study, more than a quarter of respondents cite retiring legacy systems as one of their top ten challenges. For customers that rely on Infor Lawson and are considering an upgrade, moving to the cloud can help to modernize infrastructure, consolidate information across the enterprise and deliver reliable data to decision-makers.

“Many Infor customers are making the decision about whether or not to upgrade to Infor10 and for those relying on legacy systems, upgrading to cloud can enable business transformation while ensuring the investment in Infor holds long-term value,” said Avaap Account Executive Heather Nagy. “The benefits of cloud, including pay as you go pricing, access to updates as soon as they are available, and increased operational efficiencies, are appealing to organizations that want to be at the forefront of IT innovation and have systems and processes that can take their business to the next level.”

Recently, Avaap announced that it was selected by Destination XL Group, Inc., the largest specialty retailer of men’s big and tall apparel, to upgrade its legacy version of Infor Lawson® to the Infor 10x version of Infor Lawson Enterprise Financial Management. Infor Lawson Enterprise Financial Management with 10x technology is a cloud-based enterprise financial management solution supporting a full range of financial activities. Avaap will leverage its industry experience in the retail vertical to enable integration and help Destination XL Group achieve a more cost-effective infrastructure while utilizing the Infor technology to its fullest.

“Avaap came strongly recommended, had solid references and demonstrated deep understanding of our business needs, Infor solutions and the underlying technology,” said Anne Bark, vice president of Application Development, Destination XL Group. “We like their methodology and approach, which will enable us to upgrade quickly, efficiently and securely to meet our year-end deadline and gain faster access to the latest Infor technology.”

“Destination XL Group wanted a strategic ally who specialized in Infor to move them from an on-premise, end-of-life IBM iSeries platform running a legacy version of Lawson to Infor’s cloud-based financial solution,” said Adam Goldstein, vice president, Product and Services, Avaap. “Avaap has the experience, knowledge plus technical and functional capabilities to help them reach that goal. Destination XL represents a growing list of retail companies moving core systems to the cloud. Avaap is proud to be the implementation provider of choice in helping Destination XL Group upgrade its Infor system and achieve the greatest value from its Infor investment.”

Contact Avaap and learn how we can help you upgrade to the cloud.

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