Infor, a business software giant in NYC has not always been in the city. It moved it’s headquarters from suburban Atlanta to the Flatiron district. The company wanted to be in a place where it’s over 60 companies from various sectors would want to come visit. They also wanted to redesign their user interface, feeling that the city would be a good place to find designers to do so.
Since October, the company has hired over 75 designers for its in-house studio, Hook & Loop and is negotiating another 20,000 square feet of work space.
The company hopes to catch up to the numbers 2 and 3 in business software, SAP and Oracle, by using eye-catching and recognizable applications. As of now, however, the company has over $5 billion in long-term debt.