February 08, 2011 08:00 ET

Manufacturers Turn to Infor for Product Lifecycle Management

Infor PLM 8 Helps Speed Time to Market, Improve Collaboration and Reduce Costs

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - February 8, 2011) - Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving over 70,000 customers, today announced strong momentum for sales of Infor PLM 8, a robust product lifecycle management solution for discrete manufacturers. Companies, including Emcore, Horsburgh & Scott, Juno Lighting, Promethean Technologies, and SLW Automotive are turning to the solution, which seamlessly integrates with their existing Infor ERP software, to reduce costs, speed time to market and improve collaboration.


  • Infor customers are implementing Infor PLM 8 to support all activities related to a product, from its conceptual phase until its obsolescence, regardless of organizational boundaries.
  • The industry experience built in Infor PLM 8 benefits discrete manufacturers, particularly those in the high-tech and electronics, automotive, industrial equipment and machinery, and aerospace and defense industries.
  • Infor PLM 8 helps companies:
    • Improve performance -- by connecting all product-related departments to enhance collaboration.
    • Make better decisions -- by providing impact analysis and full transparency into the product lifecycle.
    • Increase employee productivity -- by reducing complexity and delivering role-based information to users.

What Rodgers Instruments Says
"With Infor, we are able to support a feature-centric development process to set ourselves apart from our competitors and provide more value to our customers," said Tony Williams, vice president of Engineering, Rodgers Instruments. "Infor PLM is playing an instrumental role in helping us collaborate more effectively with our customers and suppliers to achieve new levels of product customization, which has resulted in a 50 percent reduction in time to market."

What We Say
"Staying several steps ahead of the competition and customer expectations requires tracking, managing, monitoring, and analyzing products throughout the entire lifecycle," said Venkat Rajaji, product manager, PLM, Infor. "With Infor PLM 8, manufacturers can execute these processes successfully, reducing costs, improving product innovation and quality, getting products to market faster, responding with speed and flexibility, and increasing sales."

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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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