April 23, 2012 10:00 ET

Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant Increases Efficiency With Infor

Infor Applications Provide Order for Top Russian Railcar Production Facility

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 23, 2012) - Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced that Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant JSC (TVSZ) has automated its plant operations through deployment of Infor10 ERP Enterprise (LN). Designed to support the complex manufacturing processes found in the IE&M supply chain, Infor10 ERP Enterprise (LN) will be used to enable real-time visibility into all departments of the Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant including production, marketing, purchasing, finance, stock control, logistics, and after-sales service.

In addition, through Infor10 ION suite, a foundational platform designed to provide unified, standards-based connectivity, event management and workflow between Infor and third party applications, TVSZ is also able to integrate their Infor10 Barcode and Infor10 Corporate Performance Management (PM 10) to form a more comprehensive application suite to support enhanced manufacturing. Infor 10 Barcode support of on-line reporting of main TVSZ production and logistic operations, and Infor10 CPM to help streamline and accelerate data collection and analysis.

Infor is working together with channel partner IPL Consulting Ltd. to create the Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant information system. IPL Consulting has rich experience and expertise in implementing Infor solutions.

Since deployment, Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant has modernized its IT infrastructure by integrating its high performance production railcar building and foundry into a single processing facility. Now, executives have more accurate data and information at their fingertips to help make critical, real-time business decisions more confidently.

Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant Quote:
"Infor's and IPL Consulting reputation with successful implementations of large companies in the field of complex manufacturing, specifically in Automotive and Railcar building, made our decision simple," said Oleg E. Menshikov, Operations Director of Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant. "The integration of applications we get from Infor ION help deliver the advanced capabilities we need to meet the requirements of modern freight car building and flexibility necessary to expand operations in this competitive marketplace."

Infor Quote:
"Infor ERP Enterprise (LN) is a full-featured manufacturing application that support technologies that are indispensable for manufacturing success today," says Dmitry Martinov, channel manager and managing director of Russia at Infor. "From design through to delivery, Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant will be able to help tame its business process complexity and concentrate on innovation."

IPL Consulting Quote:
"Infor ERP Enterprise (LN) implementation represents the innovativeness of all the technologies and products that are using at Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant," said Victor Zhdanov, Deputy CEO of IPL Consulting.

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