The flexibility of the Infor ION Platform is achieved by the significant number of channels that are available to connect with Infor and non-Infor applications. The ION Connect Toolkit provides a set of pre-packaged connectors that make it extremely easy for interfacing with multiple types of systems. Customers can derive considerable financial value by following this loose coupling model of leveraging existing IT investments. Options are available for asynchronous message based as well as synchronous request-response based communication. The connection mechanisms include JDBC, JMS, Infor, Infor Cloud, Database, Flat File, Web Services, Tibco, WebSphere, EDI, Microsoft® CRM, Salesforce.com, SAP®, and Oracle® EBS.