SOURCE: Infor

Infor

December 14, 2009 08:00 ET

Infor Brings Mobility, New Capabilities to Wholesale Distributors

Infor Advanced Mobile and Infor ERP SX.enterprise 6.0 Generally Available

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - December 14, 2009) - Infor, the leading provider of business software for mid-market customers, today announced general availability of two innovations for customers of Infor ERP SX.enterprise, a robust enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for the wholesale distribution industry. Infor Advanced Mobile, a comprehensive mobile business platform for distributors, and ERP SX.enterprise 6.0, with enhancements to help distributors lower operating costs and improve inventory control. Infor Advanced Mobile is available as a pre-integrated module for ERP SX.enterprise 5.1 and higher.

"With an online sales portal and 17 locations across Texas and Louisiana, access to real-time data on inventory and order status is critical to our operations," said Tim Watson, CIO, The Reynolds Company. "Infor Advanced Mobile integrated with our Infor ERP SX.enterprise system enables us to increase transparency, efficiency and customer service by capturing and uploading signature and delivery information for review across our entire enterprise."

Infor Advanced Mobile enables distributors' entire organizations to be more effective and flexible, regardless of location. Distributors can create sales orders and manage customer-owned and consignment inventory directly at the customer's location from any Microsoft® Windows™-based mobile device. Warehouse, shipping and delivery associates can record all data related to product deliveries in the field, obtain signature capture for proof of delivery and gain integrated mobile camera functionality for complementary proof of transfer or product condition. Office managers or IT staff can seamlessly manage mobile devices, gaining visibility into battery life, required software updates, and all software applications on the mobile device.

"In today's economy, distributors need technology solutions that help them wring excess costs out of their business, respond faster to customer needs and focus on having the right products in the right place at the right time," said Gary Rippen, director, solutions marketing, wholesale distribution, Infor. "Infor Advanced Mobile and our latest release of ERP SX.enterprise are just two examples of our commitment to delivering greater value for our large base of wholesale distribution customers."

In addition to the new enterprise mobility application, distributors can now benefit from the new capabilities in ERP SX.enterprise 6.0, which include non-stock processing, enhanced credit card processing capabilities and new pricing controls.

The non-stock capabilities of ERP SX.enterprise have been enhanced to provide distributors greater control of items that are stored in inventory in the warehouse but are not part of their inventory record. Streamlining non-stock processing enables distributors to increase inventory visibility, round out capacity and improve customer service.

Additionally, the advanced credit card processing features now in ERP SX.enterprise allow distributors to reduce credit card payment rates by performing more credit card processing upfront. Enhancements include non-refundable credit card transactions, billing history for returns and an increased number of payment options. ERP SX.enterprise is PCI compliant, keeping sensitive credit card information secure and private.

The pricing enhancements included enable distributors to adjust pricing levels based on sales volume or geography. For example, a distributor who moves into a new, competitive area may choose to provide a small discount for a limited period of time.

Additional Resources

--  Infor ERP SX.enterprise website - http://sn.im/sxe_website
--  Infor ERP SX.enterprise demo - http://sn.im/sxe-demo
    

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