April 30, 2012 09:00 ET

Infor Customers Recognized for Excellence in Manufacturing

Infor ERP Helps Reduce Costs and Increase Efficiency, Winning National Acknowledgement

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 30, 2012) - Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced that 29 customers were recognized by Manufacturing Executive as winners of the 2012 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards for excellence in the use of manufacturing technology. The annual awards honor both companies and individual leaders who have completed exceptional technology projects resulting in notable benefits for the organization. Infor customers were recognized for their results with a wide spectrum of Infor ERP products, helping to achieve operational efficiency and award-winning ROI, including Infor10 ERP Enterprise (LN), Infor10 ERP Express (VISUAL), Infor10 ERP Business (SyteLine), and Infor10 ERP Fashion iBusiness (System21). With multiple deployment options, including on-premises or in the cloud, Infor10 ERP applications provide the flexibility and configuration capabilities to meet the needs of any manufacturing business to enable faster production and lower costs in their operations.

Highlights from among Infor customers recognized today:

  • Governair LLC
    Product: Infor10 ERP Business (SyteLine)
    Category: Information Leadership
    Governair implemented ERP Business to accommodate its built-to-order manufacturing style, as the system's configuration capabilities facilitate production of virtually unlimited combinations of tailor-made air conditioning units. Only six months after implementation, ERP Business enabled Governair to cut the time it takes to process inventory in half by providing greater visibility into inventory and reducing out-of-stock items. Jeff Forman, Governair vice president and general manager, was also selected for an individual award in the "Turnaround" category.
  • Gloucester Engineering Company, Inc.
    Product: Infor10 ERP Business (SyteLine) in the cloud
    Category: Game-Changing Technologies
    ERP Business enabled Gloucester to cut its closing cycle time by more than 60 percent shortly after the system was implemented. By selecting the cloud-based option, Gloucester benefits from using the strength of the same on-premises capabilities in ERP Business, while enjoying the convenience and security of having Infor back up the company's information and systems in the cloud. The cloud-based model provides the company with world-class database and software maintenance, as well as connectivity for remote locations and sales force users in the field. Additionally, the cloud option reduces the need for Gloucester's internal technical resources to manage updates and system maintenance, allowing Gloucester to minimize its direct IT system support costs and focus management energy on serving external customers.
  • Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc. (GSSI)
    Product: Infor10 ERP Express (VISUAL)
    Category: Information Leadership
    GSSI increased its on-time delivery performance from 60 percent to an average of 93 percent using the EasyLEAN scheduling module for ERP Express. The company also cut average lead times from four weeks to two weeks through improved inventory visibility, with orders ready to ship up to 50 percent faster than before. These improved metrics have successfully boosted customer satisfaction, resulting in existing customer security and the ability to attract new clients through positive references and referrals.
  • Rocky Brands, Inc.
    Product: Infor10 ERP Fashion iBusiness (System21)
    Category: Information Leadership
    Rocky Brands implemented ERP Fashion iBusiness to promote enhanced internal communication, collaboration and information exchange between its wholesale and retail business divisions by orienting users on a unified ERP system. By acting as a comprehensive solution for both divisions, ERP Fashion iBusiness has successfully improved visibility across inventory and demand levels to enable more accurate sales predictions and stocking of only necessary items. The application also facilitates better decision making in regard to the frequent production process changes needed to accommodate fluctuation or new products, a common business challenge in the retail manufacturing industry.
  • PRIDE Industries, Inc.
    Product: Infor10 ERP Enterprise (LN) and Infor10 EAM, interfaced using Infor10 ION Technology
    Category: Game-Changing Technologies
    PRIDE Industries chose to interface its ERP Enterprise and EAM solutions utilizing ION in order to speed processes, ensure accuracy and reduce operational costs. Connectivity between the applications has promoted visibility into operations and the availability of accurate information without the need for dual data entry, which reduces error risk and increases consistency. Decision-makers can now react in real time to changes in order to identify and solve problems faster.

Governair LLC Quote
"ERP Business enables us to manage all of our processes through a single, easy to use application, which provides comprehensive visibility into stock to ultimately accelerate production and help us more efficiently meet customer demand," said Jeff Forman, vice president and general manager, Governair LLC. "It is truly an honor to be recognized by Manufacturing Executive, a publication that is so influential in our industry, and we plan to continue to push for manufacturing ingenuity through technology with both ERP Business and Infor."

Infor Quote
"Infor takes pride in not only our own innovation, but the innovation of our customers as well," said Mark Humphlett, director of ERP Marketing, Infor. "Manufacturing Executive's selection of our customers for these awards proves that Infor is serving as a catalyst for progress within the manufacturing industry by supplying comprehensive, cutting-edge technology that helps our customers drive efficiency and growth."

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