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Infor

September 08, 2014 09:00 ET

Infor CloudSuite™ Available for the Industrial Manufacturing Industry

Cloud Access Provides Greater Flexibility and Lower Total Cost of Ownership

NEW YORK, CA--(Marketwired - September 08, 2014) - Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 73,000 customers, today announced Infor CloudSuite™ Industrial, offering manufacturing industry customers access to applications within the cloud environment. Infor CloudSuite Industrial builds upon Infor's offerings available on Amazon Web Services (AWS), combining beautiful software with rich industrial manufacturing functionality. Through a flexible, subscription-based delivery model, customers can considerably lower IT expenditures while continuing to benefit from visibility across the global supply chain with system-wide transparency for all key stakeholders -- from suppliers to customers.

The release of Infor CloudSuite Industrial provides manufacturing companies with a full suite of tools to manage all of their operations, from financials and scheduling to shop floor management, quality control, and analytics. Customers can share data such as revenue management, scheduling and customer information in real-time, ultimately allowing teams to be more collaborative and efficient.

Infor CloudSuite Industrial offers access to industry specific analytics providing critical data and metrics to end-users through a unique user interface. Infor CloudSuite Industrial utilizes Infor ION®, a purpose-built middleware, and Infor Ming.le™, a social collaboration engine which facilitates internal and external communications between customers and their suppliers. These enhancements support globalization by allowing users to view real-time data at anytime and from any location.

Customers can experience a faster return on investment and a reduced total cost of ownership with Infor CloudSuite Industrial, as cloud delivery with AWS is managed through a monthly subscription. Without the need to purchase additional onsite servers and hardware or hire supplementary IT staff, Infor CloudSuite Industrial is more cost effective than traditional capital investments in IT.

"The manufacturing industry continues to endure multiple challenges that fluctuate by region - including concerns on labor, health and safety, natural resources, raw materials, regulation, tax policy, intellectual property, political unrest, and trade. On top of that, companies need to stay up-to-date while actually making, selling and delivering world-class products," said Larry Korak, industry and solution strategy director, Industrial Manufacturing, Infor. "Infor CloudSuite Industrial provides the infrastructure for information to flow more freely so teams can better connect across multiple departments and locations, quickly getting organizations up and running, improving process efficiency, more accurately managing cost positions, and better meeting customer expectations. With Infor CloudSuite Industrial, our customers don't have to worry about their technology environment, and can operate leaner, manage complex product requirements and manage growth without adding resources."

Infor takes advantage of Amazon Web Services' expertise and economies of scale by leveraging the AWS Cloud, providing access to resources when they need them, on demand and with auto-scaling built into the Infor applications. AWS provides services in 10 Regions, with 25 Availability Zones and 51 Amazon CloudFront Edge locations globally.

Key Infor ERP Manufacturing applications include Infor LN, Infor M3, Infor SyteLine, and Infor VISUAL, which when used in the cloud can help significantly lower capital investment in IT.

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Infor is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise, helping 73,000 customers in more than 200 countries and territories improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, and with an innovative user experience design that is simple, transparent, and elegant. Infor provides flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both. To learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com.

Infor customers include:

  • 19 of the top 20 aerospace companies
  • 12 of the top 13 high tech companies
  • 10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
  • 21 of the 25 largest US health delivery networks
  • 16 of the 20 largest US cities
  • 84 of the top 100 automotive suppliers
  • 31 of the top 50 industrial distributors
  • 5 of the top 9 brewers

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