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July 27, 2016 09:00 ET

Infor LN Optimized for Manufacturers in the Cloud

Infor LN 10.5 Features Greater Flexibility, and Beautiful User Interface

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - July 27, 2016) - Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced Infor LN 10.5 has been released for customers globally. Infor LN 10.5 is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that combines beautiful software with robust industry-tailored manufacturing functionality. This latest version is available on an open source technology stack through Infor Xi12. Infor LN now provides even greater flexibility to enhance manufacturing processes and includes new capabilities to ease implementation.

The latest Infor LN enhancements are designed to provide Infor customers with innovative capabilities for repetitive manufacturing and resource management. The solution also offers industry specific functionality for key manufacturing micro-verticals, including the Aerospace & Defense and Automotive industries, adding features such as contract flow down, new processes for revenue recognition and manufacturer certifications. Infor LN also includes industry specific capabilities that are aimed at helping customers in Industrial Machinery and High-Tech industries as well. Additionally, Infor LN also utilizes a new user interface that is easy to use with rich, beautiful aesthetics that match the amplified power of the principle functionally.

The suite also offers customers access to progressive industry-specific analytics delivered through a unified suite comprised of a unique user interface to make critical data and metrics even easier for end-users to analyze. The suite also utilizes Infor ION® and Infor Ming.le™, a purpose-built middleware and 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 any time and from any location. Infor LN enables applications to be launched remotely, which in turn can provide access to emerging partners, suppliers and joint ventures.

Customers will be able to implement Infor LN and experience a reduced upfront total cost of ownership (TCO) by using the same great solution as a cloud-hosted deployment that runs on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform on a monthly subscription basis, without the need to purchase additional onsite servers and hardware or hire supplementary IT staff.

"Companies that manufacture complex products need technology with industry-tailored functionality that is intuitive, user-friendly, and can be implemented quickly for a smaller capital investment than many of the traditional alternatives available on the market today," said Edward Talerico, industry and strategy director, Infor. "Infor is meeting the demand of the manufacturers and the users by creating software that improves the way people work."

The latest release of Infor LN version is a direct reflection of Infor customer feedback and delivers strategic enhancements to best align with a progressive roadmap of modern business applications. With extra mile capabilities for micro-verticals such as aerospace, defense, automotive, industrial and high-tech manufacturing and after-sales services, customers can scale the solution to fit the unique needs of the organization. Separate components for Supplier Collaboration, Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Configure Price Quote (CPQ) are also available to be added on along with a full suite of modules to support customers' enterprises.

Infor CloudSuite™ products take advantage of AWS expertise and can deliver economies of scale by leveraging software-as-a-service (SaaS) to create access to resources on demand and with auto-scaling that is built into the Infor applications. AWS provides services in 10 Regions, with 25 Availability Zones and 51 Amazon CloudFront Edge locations globally.

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About Infor

Infor builds beautiful business applications with last mile functionality and scientific insights for select industries delivered as a cloud service. With 14,000 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 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 one of the largest creative agencies in Manhattan, Hook & Loop, 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
  • 8 of the top 10 high tech companies
  • 10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
  • 22 of the 25 largest U.S. healthcare delivery networks
  • 20 of the 20 largest U.S. cities
  • 20 of the top 20 automotive suppliers
  • 19 of the top 20 industrial distributors
  • 18 of the top 20 global retailers
  • 4 of the top 5 brewers
  • 19 of the top 20 global banks
  • 10 of the 10 largest global hotel brands
  • 6 of the top 10 global luxury brands

This announcement reflects the direction Infor may take with regard to the specific product(s) described herein, all of which is subject to change by Infor in its sole discretion, with or without notice to you. This announcement is not a commitment to you in any way and you should not rely on this document or any of its content in making any decision. Infor is not committing to develop or deliver any specified enhancement, upgrade, product or functionality, even if such is described in this announcement and even if such description is accompanied by words such as "anticipate," "believe," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "project," "predict," "should," "will," and/or similar expressions. Many factors can affect Infor's product development plans and the nature, content and timing of future product releases, all of which remain in the sole discretion of Infor. This announcement, in whole or in part, may not be incorporated into any contractual agreement with Infor or its subsidiaries or affiliates. Infor expressly disclaims any liability with respect to this announcement.

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