January 26, 2010 08:00 ET

Distributors Select Infor ERP for Flexibility, Functionality and Competitive Advantage

Boa Technology, Pioneer Supply Among New Infor ERP SX.enterprise Customers

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - January 26, 2010) - Wholesale distributors are turning to Infor over other enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers for industry-specific functionality, flexible solutions and a lower total cost of ownership. Boa Technology and Pioneer Supply are among several distributors that have recently selected or implemented Infor ERP SX.enterprise, a dynamic, distribution-specific ERP solution, to help boost profitability, integrate and automate processes, and enhance productivity and customer service.

ERP SX.enterprise enables distributors to improve efficiency by automating core materials management, financial and transaction management and sales operations to deliver a comprehensive view of factors that drive customer satisfaction, inventory management and other key processes. The solution provides distributors control over the complete inventory lifecycle -- from order entry and customer order management, to complex pricing and price management, rebates, and detailed unit of measure management.

"Distributors turn to Infor ERP SX.enterprise over competitive solutions because it delivers functionality critical and specific to distribution operations, backed by the strength of Infor's top-notch development and professional services," said Gary Rippen, director of wholesale distribution solution marketing, Infor. "Additionally, as customer expectations and market conditions change, Infor ERP has the flexibility that enables distributors to quickly adapt without requiring new software or enduring disruptive upgrades."

Meeting Boa Technology's Distribution-Specific Needs

Denver-based Boa Technology, a multi-national distributor of quality athletic gear, selected ERP SX.enterprise to eliminate excess work and increase productivity throughout its global operations. The solution will provide Boa Technology with enhanced visibility of inventory across all areas, including the warehouse, yard, dock, and in-transit products for all of its locations around the world.

"Although light manufacturing is part of our operations, our core need is to improve the efficiency of our distribution processes, including workflow, purchasing and inventory control, and order entry processes," said Lonnie Thomsen, director of operations, Boa Technology. "Infor ERP SX.enterprise provides the functionality that meets our specific requirements, supports our business goals and improves the quality of our decision making."

Evolving to Support Growth at Pioneer Supply

"Years ago we recognized the need to implement an ERP system to manage our operations, but later realized we were paying for upgrades that did not deliver what we needed to support our growing business," said Jim Davis, president of Pittsburgh-based Pioneer Supply, a supplier to the sign and graphics art industry. "We chose to replace our previous system with Infor ERP SX.enterprise because Infor has proven it advances its solutions forward, which will help us meet changing customer demand and overcome new challenges we face as our operations grow."

ERP SX.enterprise delivers dynamic reporting capabilities to Pioneer Supply that reduce costs, eliminate errors and increase worker productivity. By moving to a system that provides electronic reporting, Pioneer Supply has saved tens of thousands of dollars from the cost of paper, paper jams and their related workforce downtime associated with its former process of manual reporting.

Additional Resources

--  Infor ERP SX.enterprise website --
--  Infor ERP SX.enterprise demo --

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