January 18, 2011 08:00 ET

Linemaster Switch Turns to Infor ERP

ERP SyteLine Enables Company to Focus on Manufacturing, Not IT

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - January 18, 2011) - Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving over 70,000 customers, today announced Linemaster Switch, the leading manufacturer of foot switches, has selected Infor ERP SyteLine to improve productivity and reduce disruption. ERP SyteLine provides seamless flow of information across all areas of the organization, enabling Linemaster Switch to rapidly respond to changes from customers and suppliers. Merittech, an Infor channel partner, helped Linemaster Switch identify ERP SyteLine as the solution to address its business challenges. 


  • Linemaster Switch has selected Infor ERP SyteLine to manage business processes in the manufacture of foot switches, enabling it to increase productivity, strengthen reporting capabilities and fuel growth.
  • ERP SyteLine unifies information for Linemaster Switch, allowing data to flow seamlessly across the organization, so that a change made in one department is reflected through all aspects of the business.
  • Linemaster Switch involved all departments in the search for an ERP solution that contained industry best practices, but would also adapt to the customizations required to accommodate the needs of individual departments.
  • Critical to Linemaster Switch's selection of ERP SyteLine was the ability to receive seamless upgrades and updates through ERP SyteLine's .net framework.

What Linemaster Switch Says

"We involved all departments in our search for a new ERP system so that we could be sure our system would work within our existing structure to improve our operations without forcing us to retool our processes for the system," said Joe Carlone, Jr., vice president of Sales and Marketing, Linemaster Switch. "SyteLine was the right fit for us because it has built-in best practices, but is also flexible enough to adapt to the existing processes that work for us."

What We Say

"Over the years, Linemaster Switch has honed their business process and become the industry leader in the field of making foot switches," said Mark Humphlett, director, ERP Solution Marketing, Infor. "Infor ERP SyteLine provides them with the tools they need to focus on what they do best, which is manufacturing, not maintaining a rigid, complex software system."

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About Linemaster Switch Corporation

Linemaster Switch Corporation is the foot switch of choice for those who require exceptional quality, engineered expertise and great customer service. Offering our customers over 550 standard catalog models along with possessing the ability to design and manufacture custom solutions has made Linemaster the leader of the foot switch industry.

About Merittech

Merittech is a full service manufacturing and technology consulting firm. Formed in September of 2006, Merittech LLC. is the successful merger of two of Infor's Premier Channel Partners, Encompass Associates and SCS Systems. Merittech's expanded staff boasts over 28 years of combined experience and is highly sought after in the industry for their skill and commitment to quality.

About Infor

Infor is a leading provider of business applications, with over 8,000 employees serving over 70,000 customers in 125 countries. Infor focuses on two core beliefs: the importance of constant innovation and the value of laser focus on its customers. Infor delivers software that is simple to buy, easy to deploy, and convenient to manage.

Infor's focus on automating key business processes and integrating over 70 acquisitions of proven and widely deployed application products has served its customers well. These customers include:

  • 8 of the top 10 aerospace companies
  • 9 of the top 10 high tech companies
  • 9 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
  • 80 of the top 100 automotive suppliers
  • 19 of the top 35 retailers
  • 9 of the top 20 electrical distributors
  • 4 of the top 5 brewers 
  • Over 1,100 apparel and footwear companies
  • Over 1,100 state and local government agencies
  • Over 3,000 financial services companies
  • Over 7,000 machinery manufacturers

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