Before manufacturers and distributors get products to the shelf, Infor Global Solutions gets software to their computers. The firm develops enterprise applications used for a wide range of business purposes that automate and link disparate functions across an organization. Uses for its products include managing inventories, tracking shipments, and managing customer interactions. Infor targets such industries as automotive, chemicals, consumer packaged goods, food processing, and pharmaceuticals. Clients have included Bristol-Myers Squibb , Cargill , Grohe , Heinz , and TRW . Infor is controlled by a group of investors led by Golden Gate Capital and Summit Partners .