ComputerWeekly reports Ferrari has rejected SAP in favor of Infor LN.
"Italian sports car maker Ferrari has turned to Infor ERP technology to respond to impatient Chinese and Middle Eastern customer demand," reports ComputerWeekly in an Jan. 25 article headlined: "Ferrari swerves SAP, adopts Infor LN to meet Chinese demand."
"Ferrari's owner, Fiat, operates a centralised IT policy that says group companies should standardise on SAP. But chief information officer (CIO) Vittorio Boero and his team took the view that SAP was not going to deliver with the speed and customisation required for such fast-growing economies as China's," the article states.
"Each Ferrari is unique and every customer can customise the car. The company needs a responsive and flexible manufacturing set up, supported by "agile" business software. Customers have been used to waiting 12 months in the past."
The article goes on to say: "The company feels LN is suited to the organisational and operational model of Ferrari since it provides flexibility and automotive industry specific functionality."