Infor CloudSuite Distribution

Infor CloudSuite Distribution

Innovations built for the distribution industry

Legacy enterprise solutions struggle to keep up with the pace of change in your business. To manage thousands of transactions, suppliers, and customers—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, a complete distribution solution that combines the benefits of the cloud with functionality that’s designed specifically for SMB wholesale distributors like you. Backed by decades of industry expertise and continually enhanced with the latest innovations, it’s designed to help distributors modernize, innovate, and drive competitive differentiation.

Not a small- or mid-sized business? Read about Infor® CloudSuite Distribution Enterprise, built specifically for Tier 1 and 2 distribution companies. Find out more about CloudSuite Distribution Enterprise ›

Capabilities

CloudSuite Distribution gives you visibility into virtually every facet of your enterprise—including suppliers, customers, and products—all within a secure infrastructure built specifically for the distribution industry.

Industry rich functionality

Industry-rich functionality

CloudSuite Distribution features robust ERP capabilities that encompass everything from order entry and pricing to purchasing and inventory management. Whether you’re a wholesale distributor in building materials, electrical, industrial, 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.

Modern user experience

Modern user experience

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.

Seamless integration

Seamless integration

Out-of-the box integration to Infor solutions such as Infor CRM, Infor Rhythm for commerce, Infor Service Management, and Project Job Management, means you can have easy access to the tools that allow you to provide a top-notch customer experience and successfully compete in today’s market. Even if you use non-Infor solutions to address critical business needs, you can easily integrate third-party software solutions with CloudSuite Distribution using Infor’s scalable integration framework.

Product details

Infor CloudSuite Distribution provides comprehensive, end-to-end functionality that can help boost performance across your entire organization. We're continually evolving CloudSuite Distribution to match industry needs, with new capabilities made available every thirty days. We do all the work of ensuring your environment is updated to the most current version. All you need to do is enable a new feature to take advantage of additional capabilities.

Customer engagement

Customer engagement

Retain and reach new markets through streamlined ordering that includes a fast order-entry process with advanced search engine capabilities, item recommendations, and non-stock and special order options—all designed to help you optimize phone, online, counter, and showroom sales.
Supply chain management

Supply chain management

Improve inventory management performance by more effectively monitoring inventory turns, demand, optimal levels, and the resulting profit. With advanced warehouse management capabilities, you can improve efficiencies throughout your warehouse, including receiving, material handling, picking, packing, shipping, and more.
Value-added service

Value-added service

Differentiate yourself in the market, and meet increasing customer demands by offering comprehensive services, such as kitting, light manufacturing, assembly, private labeling, warranty tracking, field service, storeroom management, and more.
Purchasing

Purchasing

Make intelligent purchasing decisions with a demand dashboard that puts the information you need at your fingertips, and which delivers color-coded notifications for problems and exceptions. You’ll be able to handle non-stock, special, and rush orders with ease, and with the power of both local and centralized purchasing you have the flexibility to cost effectively and efficiently manage your purchases.

Complex pricing

Complex pricing

You’ll be able to handle the complex pricing requirements that are typical for many distributors, including matrix pricing, pricing discounts, quantity breaks, packaging breaks, contract pricing, and special pricing agreements (SPAs).

Financial management

Financial management

Increase your financial visibility and insight, while meeting the unique challenges of operating multiple locations, companies, and currencies. CloudSuite Distribution is designed to support your company’s growth—whether through organic or geographic means, or through acquisitions. With greater financial oversight of your operation, you’ll be able to better manage your margins and improve your bottom line.

Rebate management

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're entitled to and achieve the best possible product margins.

Streamlined implementation

Streamlined implementation

Infor Implementation Accelerator for Distribution gives you a streamlined implementation process that can deliver benefits in weeks, not months or years. Pre-built training content for CloudSuite Distribution’s most-common actions, processes, and best practices empowers you to get your team quickly trained and ready to use the system.

Extensibility

Extensibility

Extensibility capabilities built into CloudSuite Distribution mean that you can address your toughest business needs without needing to modify the core solution. CloudSuite Distribution uses the Infor OS technology platform to extend the power of the solution with key components like personalization, configuration, reporting, and the Infor Mongoose application development framework.

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 CloudSuite delivery model offers:

Without the need for hardware or physical implementation, you can quickly and easily extend CloudSuite Distribution to new 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 8,500 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.

With data managed by Amazon® Web Services, 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, templates, training materials, tools, and simulations, you can deploy CloudSuite Distribution 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.

CloudSuite Distribution 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.

Already running Infor products on-premise?

CloudSuite offers greater flexibility and a lower total cost of ownership, while also making it easier to take advantage of high-value extension applications.

The Infor UpgradeX program is designed to make upgrading to the cloud fast and easy.

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Subscription plans to fit your needs

Set up 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.
  • 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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