Food and beverage manufacturers now have access to industry-specific applications in a cloud environment with the introduction today of Infor CloudSuiteTM Food & Beverage.
Infor CloudSuite Food & Beverage offers a flexible approach for hosting applications, with a lower upfront IT investment and a subscription-based delivery model. Powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), Infor CloudSuite combines a beautiful software experience with a strong layer of industry functionality.
Infor CloudSuite Food & Beverage is specially designed to meet the needs of process manufacturers and provides tools to improve margins by solving common challenges such as short-shelf life and ingredient variability. The solution offers the same proven capabilities as Infor's leading-edge on-premise solution, but in a quickly deployed, easy to maintain and highly scalable cloud environment. This solution provides functionality, flexibility, and reliability in a cloud environment, allowing companies to improve their overall agility in this fast-paced industry.
The product suite will offer industry-tailored functionality such as forecasting and demand features that drill down to hours and minutes. Production planning, scheduling, tracking, traceability, recipe management and quality compliance are all key components of Infor CloudSuite Food & Beverage. The cloud delivery ensures access to built-in support for global operations as well as security that follows industry best-practice protocols, and a faster return on investment (ROI).
Infor CloudSuite customers also gain access to industry-specific analytics, which are delivered through a unified suite that employs a unique user interface to provide critical data and metrics to end users. The suite uses Infor ION®, a purpose-built middleware, and social collaboration engine Infor Ming.leTM, which facilitates internal and external communications between customers and their suppliers.
"Process manufacturers are constantly searching for an edge to help reduce costs and increase efficiency. Infor CloudSuite Food & Beverage is a powerful resource to help improve responsiveness and to ensure they always have access to the latest Infor technology," said Mike Edgett, Infor industry strategy director.