Infor Sued After Customer ERP License Audit
Updated · Mar 09, 2011
In a complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, BMP America claims to have first licensed MAPICS software from Marcam in 1995 for US$3,992, and later spent tens of thousands of dollars on additional software and annual maintenance fees. According to
this story on PC World, Marcam was acquired by SSA Global in 2004, which was subsequently bought by Infor in 2006.
“BMP is asking the court for a declaration stating that it has not committed copyright infringement or breached the terms of the contract; that it doesn’t owe Infor any more money; and that it is allowed to continue using the software, according to the complaint.
“An Infor spokeswoman did not respond to a request for comment Monday.
“Software license audits are a fact of life for all customers, said analyst Ray Wang, CEO of Constellation Research. Vendors often specify their right to conduct one in license contracts, he said.”