Cherokee Nation Selects Avaap as Implementation Partner for Infor 10x Upgrade Leveraging Avaap Turnkey Solutions

Date: February 25, 2014

Avaap brings comprehensive support and outcome-driven solutions to drive efficient implementation, minimize costs, and help Cherokee Nation leverage advanced functionality of Infor 10x

ISELIN, N.J., FEBRUARY 25, 2014  – Avaap, the fastest growing software development and systems implementation firm specializing in Infor Lawson IT services and solutions, today announced that Cherokee Nation, the largest federally recognized Indian Nation in the U.S., has selected Avaap to spearhead its Infor 10x upgrade. Avaap has proven methodologies that facilitate an efficient Infor upgrade experience and will help Cherokee Nation fill critical business gaps with turnkey solutions including Avaap Test Automation, Avaap Security Dashboard and CAFR reporting.

Cherokee Nation has headquarters in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and jurisdiction over 14 counties in North East Oklahoma. It provides more than 317,000 citizens with housing, law enforcement, education, health and human services, and career services. The Nation’s 8,000 employees rely on Infor Lawson Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to ensure they efficiently meet the needs of citizens.

Cherokee Nation’s Operations Manager Cindy Drake explained, “Infor is the core of our organization. Upgrading our software would enable us to take advantage of the latest and greatest functionality Infor offers while reducing support costs associated with running legacy technology. Upgrades are complex, and we needed a partner with expertise to guide the transition and minimize disruption to our end users.

“After conducting due diligence, we determined that Avaap had the right business and technical expertise at a competitive price as well as comprehensive support and training.”

Avaap’s implementation methodology delivers smooth, fast, accurate implementations for public-sector and private organizations.

“Avaap’s implementation methodology helps public-sector organizations like Cherokee Nation embrace new technologies while minimizing end user disruption and any unnecessary costs,” said Adam Goldstein, vice president, Products and Services, Avaap. “We are honored to spearhead Cherokee Nation’s upgrade in the most efficient and effective manner possible.”

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About Avaap

Headquartered in Iselin, N.J. with a global center of excellence in Chennai, India, Avaap, Inc. is one the fastest-growing global IT solutions and services providers dedicated to Infor Lawson. With deep industry expertise in healthcare, public sector, manufacturing, food and beverage, and retail/fashion, Avaap is focused on delivering software solutions and IT services that result in successful business outcomes and operational excellence. Avaap’s library of turnkey solutions fill critical business gaps, helping customers achieve the most benefit from their software investments. Avaap has earned numerous industry accolades, including being named as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine for three consecutive years and recipient of Infor’s 2013 Service Partner of the Year award. For more information, please visit www.avaap.com.

About Cherokee Nation

The Cherokee Nation is a federally recognized tribe of more than 300,000 citizens and is the largest Indian Nation in the United States. The Cherokee Nation and its businesses employ more than 8,200 people and is one of the largest employers in northeastern Oklahoma. For more information, visit www.cherokee.org.

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