President, Duncan Angove, also told customers at the event that the company would offer 'heavy discounts' to those willing to engage with Infor early on and work with it to migrate their legacy platforms to ION.
“ION is the foundation of everything we are doing in our architecture. ION is what allows you to take advantage of application to application integration,” said Angove.
“Because of this we are making an offer to customers until 31 July called ION Foundation. Anyone who takes advantage of this product before this date will receive 60 percent off,” he added.
Angove told Computerworld UK that Infor “wants customers to take advantage of this” and is essentially a bundle of all the core components of ION.
“Foundation provides everything you need to get going with ION, it contains the core release, the integration layer, and then all the connectors; the file connectors, database connectors and the connectors to our social offering, Pulse,” said Angove.
Separate from Foundation, Info is also operating an 'ION Factory', which Angove also hopes addresses customers that are currently operating on legacy platforms.
“We recognise that some customers might not be on applications that are ION enabled; it may be an old version of an Infor application, or a third party application that you want to integrate. Because of this we have also created something called ION Factory,” he said.
“This is a deeply specialised, integration competency centre, which can build very quick and very efficient ION adapters for you. The first time you use this you will have a heavily discounted consulting engagement with us,” he added.
Infor also plans to use customer engagement with Factory to take the adaptors that are developed and build them into the base code of Infor products going forward.
Angove said: “This opens up the promise of ION to everyone. I encourage everyone to take advantage of this.”