Infor CloudSuite Distribution Enterprise

Infor CloudSuite Distribution Enterprise

Innovations built for the distribution industry

As a wholesale distributor seeking global reach, differentiation, and improved profitability, you may well need to rethink the way you do business. Old processes and approaches can't keep up with the pace of change in your business. To manage thousands of transactions, suppliers, and customers across multiple markets—while also accommodating evolving buyer behaviors, controlling costs, and effectively tracking potentially millions of inventory items—you need an agile, modern distribution solution.

Meet Infor CloudSuite™ Distribution Enterprise, a complete distribution solution that combines the benefits of the cloud with functionality that's built specifically for large, global wholesale distributors with complex and evolving business models. Backed by decades of industry expertise and continually enhanced with the latest innovations, it's designed to help distributors modernize, innovate, drive competitive differentiation, and grow.

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Capabilities

Infor CloudSuite Distribution Enterprise is a multisite, multi-company, multicurrency, and multi-language solution that gives you visibility into virtually every facet of your enterprise—including suppliers, customers, and products—across all markets. And it does all this within a secure infrastructure built specifically for the distribution industry.

Industry-rich functionality

Industry-rich functionality

Infor CloudSuite Distribution Enterprise features robust ERP capabilities that encompass everything from order entry and pricing to purchasing, supply chain management, and global localizations. Whether you’re a wholesale distributor in building materials, electrical, industrial, food and beverage, janitorial and sanitary, plumbing and HVAC supplies, or another field, you’ll get cloud-based, distribution ERP functionality that’s specifically tailored to your unique needs.

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Modern user interface

With an intuitive user experience that can be personalized to fit the varied needs of your employees, everyone will be working in an environment that’s designed to increase productivity. Plus, your employees will be able to easily find the information that’s relevant to their jobs, see everything in context, and automatically receive alerts when something requires their immediate attention.

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Seamless integration

Infor CloudSuite Distribution Enterprise integrates with other Infor solutions, such as Infor Document Management, Infor M3 Demand Planner, and Infor Enterprise Search, to help you eliminate operational silos and improve your business capabilities. You’ll also be able to improve the efficiency of your employees with workflow-, task-, and event-driven notifications, as well as powerful exception-management capabilities.

Product details

Infor CloudSuite Distribution Enterprise provides comprehensive, end-to-end functionality that can help boost performance across your entire organization. Many of the top global distribution companies use Infor’s core solutions, including 17 of the top 20 industrial distributors, 7 of the top 10 plumbing/HVAC distributors, 8 of the top 10 electrical distributors, and 6 of the top 10 building material distributors. At Infor, we’re continually evolving our solutions to match industry needs.

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Sales management

Maximize your global sales through a sophisticated sales order management system that serves as the hub for your customer and pricing information. You’ll be able to enter orders more quickly and accurately, easily manage EDI orders, and even accommodate intense order volumes in counter sales environments with customer order processing that is highly scalable. You’ll also be able to gain greater control over discounts, promotions, and rebates.
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Supply chain management

You’ll be able to manage the complex planning, scheduling, fulfillment, and execution of your global supply chain for both simple and complex distribution networks with full support for your warehouse and transport management, lot-allocation and traceability processes, internal distribution orders, statistics, and more.
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Value-added services

Meet increasing customer demands for more comprehensive services, such as kitting, manufacturing, assembly, rental, service, and more.

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Purchasing

Make intelligent purchasing decisions with access to a centralized interface that puts information at your fingertips. You’ll also be able to manage the purchase of stock and non-stock products with advanced order control, inventory management, and other flexible features.

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Complex pricing

Whether your pricing structures are simple or complex, you’ll be able to manage the flow from planning and calculating prices and agreements through following up on results in sales statistics. You’ll be able to increase sales and minimize manual input and costs of order entry, billing, and credit note handling using highly automated processes.

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Financial management

Access and use the crucial information that drives your business decisions by being able to capture, analyze, and simulate critical trends based on your unique business goals and requirements. You’ll be able to cut costs, eliminate redundancies, streamline activities, and allow redeployment of assets to more profitable activities with a highly configurable structure that can be tailored to meet local, regional, national, and global business models.

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Localizations

Take on new markets easily and let your business evolve and expand into new geographies with flexible and scalable support for 39 countries and 18 languages—with more to come.

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Rebate management

With a rebate management tool that handles the rebate claim process from beginning to end, you can easily and quickly recover the rebates you are entitled to and achieve the best possible product margins.

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Demand planning

Review sales forecasts and capture market intelligence with a collaborative workflow that supports automatic forecast methods, competitive forecasting, dynamic grouping, and data aggregation. You’ll be able to find the best fit among multiple forecast methods and easily choose the data that best meets your particular demand and forecast needs. In addition, planners can track all promotional activity to monitor progress and adjust forecasted demand, as required.

Why cloud deployment powers distribution

Cloud deployment of Infor’s industry-tailored solutions is an ideal fit for distribution operational dynamics and business objectives. The Infor CloudSuite delivery model offers:

With data managed by Amazon Web Services (AWS)—an experienced leader in cloud computing—your company benefits from best-practice protocols in application, network, physical, and operations security, as well as comprehensive monitoring.

With preconfigured yet flexible, industry-leading business processes, training materials, tools, templates, and simulations, you can deploy Infor CloudSuite Distribution Enterprise in weeks or months—not as extended projects, like typical legacy ERP implementations. This can help your company realize cost savings, decrease project risks, heighten productivity, and increase profits sooner.

Reduce costs and implementation time by eliminating the need for servers, hardware, and maintenance resources. And because cloud delivery is a monthly subscription that can be expensed as an operating cost, you'll have more capital for strategic projects.

Without the need for hardware or physical implementation, you can quickly and easily extend Infor CloudSuite Distribution Enterprise to new markets and sites, including new branches, warehouses, and acquisitions. Plus, you’ll be able to grant controlled access to emerging partners, suppliers, distributors, joint ventures, and other global entities.

With more than 2,800 Infor CloudSuite customers and 30 years’ experience delivering financials, procurement, and ERP solutions, Infor supports you with unique expertise in deploying, hosting, and protecting critical applications in the cloud.

Infor CloudSuite Distribution Enterprise features an elegant, consumer-inspired interface that powers a centralized social collaboration platform that requires little or no training. Mobile capabilities also allow your employees to share information, resolve issues, and move projects forward from anywhere.

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Subscription plans to fit your needs

Set up Infor CloudSuite as an operating cost—rather than a capital expense—with its transparent price tag. Our flexible payment models feature SaaS-based, per-user, per-month pricing and can be scaled up or down to meet changing business needs.

Essential features are standard:

  • Full service support: Users in your organization receive ongoing updates, upgrades, and IT operations service.
  • Swift, unlimited incident response: Your team stays in constant contact with support staff for system issues, which are prioritized by severity.
  • Phone access and 24x7 online support: Speak with support during business hours or go online to file reports and browse our extensive knowledge base. Listen to recorded briefings on specific topics.
  • Online communities: Use Infor social networking tools to ask questions of peers with the same configuration and industry challenges.

Add-on options include:

  • Critical Incident Support: Subscribe to 24x7 support for highly critical incidents.
  • Administration Services: Receive 20 days of remote service for 5 categories: applications, system and data, best practices, reports, and branding.
  • Customer Success Manager (CSM): Get a dedicated customer service manager for ongoing guidance, regular reviews, consumption evaluations, and best practices for utilizing Infor technology.

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