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January 12, 2016 09:00 ET

Infor Bolsters Product Lifecycle Management Capabilities for Process Manufacturers

Infor Optiva Available as Cloud-Based Deployment for Infor Food & Beverage

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - January 12, 2016) - Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced Infor Optiva version 11.2 offering a more streamlined, cloud-based approach to product lifecycle management (PLM). The newest version provides an attractive and easier-to-use PLM solution for process manufacturing organizations, featuring a flexible and transparent user interface and an enhanced user experience. The focus of Infor Optiva 12.0 will remain consistent with complex and frequently used functions and workflows, while also integrating the Infor 10x user experience.

Infor Optiva is designed to help provide PLM leadership with stronger formula management, more advanced project management and an easier-to-use Workflow Wizard that can help simplify business processes and data gathering. Infor Optiva 12.0 is integrated with Infor Ming.le™, a comprehensive social platform, through Infor ION®, a purpose-built middleware to help provide collaboration with customers and suppliers throughout the PLM process. The combination of a stronger underlying platform and Infor 10x technology is designed to create a more optimal solution for the process manufacturing industry.

"Process manufacturers are always seeking a competitive edge that makes them more efficient and the product lifecycle stage can assist in providing this advantage by helping products get to market faster and more cost-efficiently. Infor Optiva 12.0 is designed to help streamline processes through better collaboration, access and management tools," said Chris Krechting, vice president, Product Lifecycle Management, Infor. "Infor is committed to investing in cutting-edge technologies to continue to enhance the PLM product suite and to strive to offer the best tools to process manufacturers."

Infor Optiva 12.0 is available as single-tenant hosted offering or as cloud-based deployment through the Infor Food & Beverage Suite, using Infor M3, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. The solution includes an improved web client to help enhance search performance and is built on HTML 5 web architecture. The Wizard feature has been implemented to allow users to launch and complete workflow tasks, create formulas, items, projects and product specifications and help simplify the essential data gathering processes. Infor Optiva 12.0 also features a customizable homepage that has been redesigned to improve usability for mobile applications and accommodate the Wizard feature.

Infor Optiva 12.0 offers over 60 major enhancements that build upon Infor product development strategies. Enhanced Advanced Project Management capabilities including a Gantt Chart feature, regulatory features including ingredient statement bolding for allergens, usability features, enhanced grids, and new formulation features including the quick calc capability to help with rapid formulation. These new features along with more advanced project management functionality allow Infor to offer this comprehensive PLM solution for process manufacturing industries.

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Infor builds beautiful business applications with last mile functionality and scientific insights for select industries delivered as a cloud service. With 13,000 employees and customers in more than 200 countries and territories, Infor automates critical processes for industries including healthcare, manufacturing, fashion, wholesale distribution, hospitality, retail, and the public sector. Infor software helps eliminate the need for costly customization through embedded deep industry domain expertise. Headquartered in New York City, Infor is also home to Hook & Loop, one of the largest creative agencies in Manhattan, which is focused on delivering a user experience that is fun and engaging. Infor deploys its cloud applications primarily on the Amazon Web Services cloud and open source platforms. To learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com.

Infor customers include:

  • 18 of the top 20 aerospace companies
  • 10 of the top 10 high tech companies
  • 10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
  • 21 of the 25 largest U.S. healthcare delivery networks
  • 18 of the 20 largest U.S. cities
  • 20 of the top 20 automotive suppliers
  • 17 of the top 20 industrial distributors
  • 15 of the top 20 global retailers
  • 4 of the top 5 brewers
  • 21 of the top 30 global banks
  • 6 of the 10 largest global hotel brands
  • 6 of the top 10 global luxury brands

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