SOURCE: Infor Global Solutions

Infor Global Solutions

May 23, 2011 08:30 ET

Gloucester Engineering Soars With Infor ERP SyteLine in the Cloud

Multi-Tenant Solution Expected to Increase Productivity and Support Future Growth

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - May 23, 2011) - Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving over 70,000 customers, announced today that Gloucester Engineering, a global leader in the plastics extrusion and converting industry, will implement Infor's ERP SyteLine Software. Gloucester will utilize the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) subscription model to benefit from the scalability, risk reduction and longevity offered through the cloud. ERP SyteLine's intuitive user interface and Infor ION integration capabilities will allow Gloucester to manage its business processes, CRM, sales, financials, mixed mode manufacturing and more. The cloud-based SyteLine Software offers the same rich functionality available in SyteLine's on-premise software, as well as the additional flexibility of on-demand access. Copley Consulting Group, an Infor Channel Partner, helped Gloucester identify ERP SyteLine as the software to address its business challenges.

News Points

  • Gloucester Engineering selected Infor ERP SyteLine because it is a true multi-tenant solution that can be configured to integrate disparate systems to provide visibility across operations. Everything from tracking prospect opportunities and monitoring the shop floor to general ledger entry and financial reporting is housed in one application. This will enable Gloucester's four business units to function within a single ERP system.
  • Infor ERP SyteLine provides a single data repository so users can access real-time, consistent information. By having a centralized source for information, Gloucester employees will be able to track customer and account information more closely, and in turn, increase customer service levels.
  • The intuitive user interface will facilitate user training and thus, speed deployment.
  • Other benefits Gloucester expects from Infor's ERP SyteLine SaaS solution include:
    • Reduced Risk - Gloucester's information and systems are backed up in the cloud, ensuring world class database and software maintenance.
    • Connectivity - Remote locations and sales force users in the field will be able to depend on the cloud for instant database access, without having to be at a company site.
    • Longevity - Infor ERP SyteLine's SaaS model is always current and synchronized with its hardware, eliminating the need for Gloucester to update servers or resolve compatibility issues.
    • Future Growth - Gloucester expects to reach its go-live date faster than with a traditional hosted model, more easily handle acquisitions, and cost-effectively manage future growth.
    • Scalability - Infor will host the system and handle future upgrades so Gloucester does not have to expand their IT infrastructure as their company grows.

Gloucester Engineering Quote

"IT infrastructure is a cost center within our organization, and we don't want to grow exponentially as we put in new systems," said Adrian King, vice president of Finance, Gloucester Engineering. "Infor ERP SyteLine's SaaS model gives us the scalability to support future growth without forcing us to increase our IT and administrative costs. Having data in the cloud enables us to focus on our core business and leave system and hardware administration and backup to Infor."

Infor Quote

"The majority of traditional hosted ERP products do not allow companies to make changes without incurring large costs," said Mark Humphlett, director of ERP Marketing, Infor. "Infor's ERP SyteLine's subscription model is a true multi-tenant SaaS solution that gives customers the flexibility to grow in the future without needing to rip and replace it with an upgrade or system modification, thus significantly reducing the total cost of ownership."

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About Gloucester Engineering

Since its inception in 1961, Gloucester has been a global leader advancing quality and production limits in the plastics extrusion and converting market. Gloucester offers a range of innovative systems and component solutions, for both new lines and retrofits, that provide customers a competitive edge. Applications include bag making, foam and sheet extrusion, blown and cast film extrusion, and extrusion coating. For more information, visit

About Copley Consulting Group

For over 20 years The Copley Consulting Group has delivered SyteLine implementation success to hundreds of enterprises. From Fortune 1000 companies to start-up operations, Copley has provided education, training and technical services melded with a focus on Best Practices. For more information, visit

About Infor

Infor is a leading provider of business software and services, helping 70,000 customers in 125 countries improve operations and drive growth. To learn more about Infor, please visit