SOURCE: Infor

Infor

April 16, 2012 09:17 ET

Infor and Oak Barrel Software Enhance Supply Chain Collaboration and Speed Product Development for Process Manufacturers

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 16, 2012) - Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced a strategic partnership with Oak Barrel Software, LLC, a company that offers process manufacturing and product lifecycle solutions, to enhance Infor10 PLM Process (Optiva) with additional modules for supplier collaboration, product specification, document management, and recipe building. These enhancements will enable improved supply chain collaboration and document management capabilities to speed time-to-market and help ensure greater accuracy of product development across the supply chain.

"Getting new products to market is a race that continues to grow more complex, and process manufacturers must be increasingly agile, responsive and focused on the rapidly changing demands of the market to outpace the competition," said Venkat Rajaji, global PLM product manager, Infor. "The process manufacturing expertise of both Infor and Oak Barrel Software enables companies to speed product time-to-market and help ensure that products are accurately and efficiently guided through critical steps of development, a differentiating capability for our customers."

Enhanced Modules Delivered by Infor and Oak Barrel Software:

  • Infor10 PLM Process Material SpecSafe - Helps process manufacturers work more closely with suppliers to help them meet specifications, audit compliance, and certification for product requirements such as REACH Compliance Certifications and food requirements, reducing the likelihood of a recall and decreasing compliance issues.

  • Infor10 PLM Process Product SpecSafe - Enables process manufacturers to provide new product specifications quickly across the entire supply chain, enabling greater customer collaboration and an efficient way for Sales and Marketing departments to generate and input new ideas for Product Development.

  • Infor10 PLM Process Recipe Builder - Helps companies in batch manufacturing industries create recipes that are S-88 compliant. Recipes can be sent using this module directly to MES systems in the plant for manufacture. Additionally, this module allows for process visualization of the recipe steps and can integrate directly with MES Systems in the plant for manufacturing.

"Infor delivered the first ever PLM application specifically geared toward the process manufacturing industry, putting them ahead of the curve in experience and innovation and making Infor the perfect partner for our company," said Rory Granros, president, Oak Barrel Software. "In fact, one of the most appealing aspects of joining forces with Infor is their industry-specific approach to applications, which maps perfectly to our deep domain expertise. Our customers expect us to offer solutions that are designed with their unique pain points and challenges in mind, and an integrated PLM solution that manages the fundamental processes in product innovation and development, allows us to offer a better approach to PLM and help our customers accelerate innovation."

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Infor10 PLM Process (Optiva) - www.infor.com/product_summary/plm/optiva/

About Oak Barrel Software

Oak Barrel Software provides collaborative product information solutions and services that enable process manufacturers to improve their competitiveness, increase margins and ensure compliance. Our collaborative solution seamless integrates all of the extended value chain partners into PLM processes to accelerate the delivery of innovative products with greater quality and improved cost competitiveness. For Infor10 PLM for Process and our SpecSafe suite, our unique approach to implementation and business process improvement service will minimize your time to realize value and allow you to more effectively react to changing industry requirements. To learn about how we can help you drive increased value to your business, please visit www.oakbarrelsoftware.com.

About Infor
Infor is the world's third-largest supplier of enterprise applications and services, helping more than 70,000 large and mid-size companies improve operations and drive growth across numerous industry sectors. To learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com.

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