Avaap Successfully Implements Infor CloudSuite™ Financials at Palos Health

Inforum 2017 Diamond Sponsor Avaap to Showcase Innovation at Annual Conference

EDISON, N.J. (July 06, 2017)- Avaap, the largest IT services provider strategically focused on Infor and Epic software, today announced the successful go-live implementation of Infor CloudSuite Financials tightly integrated with Epic at Palos Health, a multi-facility community hospital based south of Chicago in Palos Heights, IL. Infor CloudSuite Financials (CSF) is a complete financial management platform delivered in the cloud with industry-specific functionality, end-to-end capabilities and robust integration. The implementation was completed on schedule in nine months and will be showcased at Inforum 2017, the largest annual Infor customer conference to be held July 10-12 in New York City.

Palos joined forces with Infor and Avaap to replace its legacy ERP system and transform finance and procurement operations, streamline and standardize payable and receivable processes, and take advantage of a modernized technology platform that’s optimized for growth. Infor CSF is built on Infor’s Xi technology platform and features cloud computing architecture, open source software, and in-memory computing technology, delivering high performance, support for open standards, enhanced productivity, responsive design, and mobile access via a wide range of devices – all without complex customizations.

As the 2017 Diamond sponsor of Inforum, Avaap will be joined on stage by Palos’ Vice President of Finance Roger Russell to talk about the implementation process, dynamic global ledger functionality, role-based design, and how working with systems integrator Avaap allowed Palos to achieve a faster deployment. In addition to sharing Palos’ go-live success during the opening session, Russell and the implementation team will deliver a case study presentation on Wednesday, July 12, highlighting lessons learned as an early adopter.

“This has been the most exciting technology implementation I’ve ever experienced,” said Russell. “Infor CloudSuite Financials’ next generation global ledger provides unprecedented flexibility, a full source to settle procurement solution and unified information for more informed decision-making and reporting, allowing us to bring true transformation to financial operations at Palos. Inforum attendees will learn how having a single vendor and strategic partnership for all operational needs and efficiencies has allowed Palos to implement in the most seamless manner possible and bring a consumer-grade experience to our financial and procurement teams.”

Added Avaap Vice President ERP Service Delivery Adam Goldstein, “Avaap has been an early investor in Infor CloudSuite Financials, developing an implementation methodology and training resources to help customers benefit from leading-practice application processes and quicker time to value. The Infor, Palos and Avaap teams worked diligently to demonstrate how powerful partnerships prevail. We are truly honored to support Palos and look forward to the next phase of collaboration between our three organizations.”


About Avaap

Avaap is one of the largest providers of IT services and technology solutions for organizations that rely on Infor and Epic enterprise software applications. With deep expertise in healthcare, retail, and manufacturing and distribution, among other industries, Avaap delivers solutions to accelerate technology installations, extend software capabilities and help customers achieve more immediate value from technology investments. Avaap’s industry accolades include being named among Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT 2014- 2017; recognized on Becker Hospital’s 100 Top Places to Work in Healthcare list 2016-2017, multiple Infor Alliance Partner of the Year awards 2013-2016; and 2016 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 recipient, among others. For more information, visit www.avaap.com.

About Infor

Infor builds business software for specific industries in the cloud. With 16,000 employees and over 90,000 customers in more than 170 countries, Infor software is designed for progress. To learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com.

About Palos Health

Palos Health is a fully integrated, community-based health care system consisting of Palos Hospital, Palos Medical Group, Palos South Campus in Orland Park, Palos Home Care and Hospice and Chicago Health Colleagues, a clinically integrated physician network.

With 425 licensed beds and nearly 600 affiliated physicians, Palos Hospital, located in Palos Heights, Ill, 22 miles from downtown Chicago, serves the southwest Chicago suburbs. Heart care, orthopaedics, cancer care, general surgery and robotic-assisted surgery are just a few of the services for which Palos Health is recognized. In 2013, Palos Hospital opened the Hospitaller Pavilion, featuring 14 state-of-the-art surgical suites, the area’s first hybrid operating room and the innovative Center for Short Stay Care. In 2015, Palos Hospital earned designation as an Emergent Stroke Ready Hospital (ESRH) from the Illinois Department of Public Health. For more information about Palos Health, please visit https://www.paloshealth.com/.

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