September 07, 2016 09:00 ET

Wagner Optimizes Equipment Rental With Infor

Cloud-Based System Provides Greater Visibility, Streamlines Processes

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - September 07, 2016) - Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced that Wagner Equipment Co. has successfully implemented Infor CloudSuite™ Equipment Rental to enhance core business processes of the Heavy and Power Rental Fleets. As a regional dealer of Caterpillar (CAT) machinery servicing Colorado, New Mexico and far West Texas, Wagner was in need of a proven technology suite that could modernize the management of day-to-day business activities. The objectives for this implementation were to gain better visibility of the enterprise, optimize data analysis and automate core business processes to better serve the customer base. With its transition to Infor CloudSuite Equipment Rental, Wagner foresees a tremendous upside for how workflows are managed and expects a significant increase in efficiency.

"We chose the Infor CloudSuite Rental Solution to modernize our business applications. With Infor we are able to mitigate our risk by taking a tailored approach that is scaled to fit the unique needs of our company," said David Leski, Operations & Administration Support Manager, Wagner Equipment Co. "Said another way, we can utilize the latest technology on the market at a price that meets our budget and increases our value proposition within the markets we support."

Infor CloudSuite Equipment Rental is powered by Infor M3, a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. As part of this implementation, Wagner had also purchased the Infor Implementation Accelerator for Equipment Rental to streamline the time to value. The Implementation Accelerator is managed by Infor Services and contains a set of preconfigured industry tools that are developed based on industry best practices. Implementation Accelerators are designed to help reduce implementation times, and mitigate both the costs and risks that are associated with the transition to the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. By choosing this approach, Wagner was able to greatly increase the internal adoption while reducing the time to train its workforce, thus minimizing the possibility of the transition creating disruptions for its customers.

Wagner, a member of Infor CAT Dealer Advisory Council, has transitioned from on-premise to a cloud deployment that is hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS). The cloud-based system is expected to provide Wagner with robust business continuity, disaster recovery and prompt issue resolution in the event a system was to go offline. By using a SaaS deployment for Infor M3, Wagner hopes to modernize the core technology platform to continue innovating and offering better services to customers.

"Delivering value to the customer is by far the most critical factor for success within the equipment rental industry, and to do so companies like Wagner must utilize technology to simplify workflows and processes. By selecting Infor, Wagner not only gained a robust enterprise rental solution with last mile functionality, but also a committed implementation partner to help guide them toward a return on the investment," said Andreas Hellström, Senior Director, Industry & Solution Strategy, Equipment, Infor. "We look forward to working with Wagner and helping them maximize the value of their technology for years to come."

About Wagner Equipment Co.

Wagner Equipment Co. is the Caterpillar Dealer for Colorado, New Mexico and far West Texas. Wagner specializes in the sale, rental and support of CAT earthmoving equipment, engines and other related machinery. Wagner also sells a variety of construction related work tool attachments and supplies.

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Infor builds beautiful business applications with last mile functionality and scientific insights for select industries delivered as a cloud service. With 14,000 employees and customers in more than 200 countries and territories, Infor automates critical processes for industries including healthcare, manufacturing, fashion, wholesale distribution, hospitality, retail, and public sector. Infor software helps eliminate the need for costly customization through embedded deep industry domain expertise. Headquartered in New York City, Infor is also home to one of the largest creative agencies in Manhattan, Hook & Loop, focused on delivering a user experience that is fun and engaging. Infor deploys its cloud applications primarily on the Amazon Web Services cloud and open source platforms. To learn more about Infor, please visit

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