November 05, 2012 09:00 ET

Ventana Research Recognizes Brewster Dairy for IT Performance

Infor ION Integrates ERP With Asset Management for Enhanced Productivity and Efficiency, Helping Propel Customer to Award Win

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Nov 5, 2012) - Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced Ventana Research, a leading industry analyst firm, has selected Infor customer, Brewster Dairy Inc., as the IT Performance Management winner in the company's 2012 Ventana Research Leadership Awards. Brewster Dairy, the largest manufacturer of all-natural Swiss cheese in the United States, was selected based on the innovative use of ION technology to integrate its Infor EAM and Infor Adage solutions to provide greater insight into operational performance, helping Brewster Dairy make faster business decisions. These annual awards honor individuals and organizations that effectively utilize resources and technology to benefit their business.

"ION has enabled connectivity between each of our systems and locations, essentially providing an end-to-end solution that manages all business processes and helps to boost user productivity through real-time, consolidated data access," said Dale Brittan, CIO, Brewster Dairy. "As the first Infor customer to officially use ION in production, we are honored by this recognition from an industry-leading firm like Ventana Research and plan to continue using the technology to enhance our operations and production."

By implementing Infor ION, Brewster Dairy improved its competitiveness and performance by minimizing the need for duplicate data entry, successfully reducing the amount of workforce effort required to maintain its systems by approximately 10 to 15 percent. The integration between Infor EAM and Adage also facilitates greater transparency into labor costs, work orders and materials to help speed decision making through easier access to comprehensive information.

"ION technology is changing the way work is done for Infor's food and beverage customers by enabling businesses to connect, communicate and streamline for better performance, speed and results," said Mike Edgett, director, Industry Marketing, Process Manufacturing, Infor. "After implementing ION, Brewster Dairy quickly saw the benefits of this groundbreaking technology, and we are proud that Ventana Research has recognized them for making such an innovative business transformation."

Infor also selected Brewster Dairy as its Customer of the Year in the 2012 Infor Excellence in Action Awards.

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About Brewster Dairy Inc.
Brewster Dairy Inc. is the largest manufacturer of all-natural Swiss cheese in the United States, producing approximately 85 million pounds of award-winning cheese annually. For more information, visit

About Infor
Infor is the third-largest provider of enterprise applications and services, helping 70,000 customers in 194 countries improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, using ground-breaking technology that delivers a rich user experience, and flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both. To learn more about Infor, please visit