Kaman Industrial Technologies Standardizes on Infor

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Infor Distribution SX.e Helps Increase Operational Efficiencies and Prepare Leading Distributor for Future Expansion

NEW YORK -  Sep 17, 2012

Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation, the third-largest North American distributor in the power transmission and motion control market, will unify its worldwide locations into a single instance of ERP using Infor Distribution SX.e. Distribution SX.e will provide Kaman with out-of-the-box functionality for faster, easier deployment, helping the company quickly realize efficiency and visibility gains as well as simplify the process of bringing new locations up-to-speed following growth.  Kaman will also implement Infor Lawson Financials for financial management and Infor Supply Chain Execution for warehouse management as well as Infor ION technology, Infor's lightweight middleware, which enables integration between Infor and third-party applications and facilitates faster upgrades in the future.

News Points

  • Infor Distribution SX.e was designed specifically for companies in the distribution industry to help manage everything from warehousing and logistics to CRM and financial reporting, all within a single system that provides clear data to enable faster, more accurate business decisions.
  • Sophisticated and scalable with multi-language and multi-currency capabilities, Distribution SX.e will enable Kaman to unify all of its worldwide locations onto a single instance of ERP for better communication, visibility and collaboration across the enterprise.
  • Distribution SX.e is easy to learn and quick to deploy with the flexibility to grow as Kaman grows, helping minimize disruption to business processes by enabling rapid employee training and fast implementation at any future Kaman location.
  • With built-in workflows for process automation, improved accuracy in inventory management, and more elaborate, flexible pricing tools, Distribution SX.e will help Kaman generate significant operational efficiency and productivity gains. 

Kaman Industrial Technologies Quote

"Managing more than four million items in our global catalog, Kaman needed to find an ERP system that could facilitate easier, accurate communication in a single instance across locations in multiple countries and users in the field," said Brian Lombardo, senior director of Business Systems, Kaman Industrial Technologies. "With Infor Distribution SX.e, we can train new users and have acquired sites up and running on the system quickly, with the confidence that information sharing between our worldwide locations will be fast, consistent and reliable."

Infor Quote

"Kaman Industrial Technologies is a world-class distribution organization, with reliable, accurate data on its millions of products, which, when coupled with the ease of deployment of Infor Distribution SX.e will enable Kaman to take advantage of the system quickly," said Andy Berry, general manager, distribution, Infor. "Distribution SX.e  helps leading distributors like Kaman take a more proactive role in the value delivered from suppliers to customers by actively monitoring inventory demand, detecting trends, and implementing new strategies to help keep suppliers lean, customers satisfied, and the business ready to sell to the next generation."

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About Kaman Industrial Technologies

With more than 200 branches and distribution centers and more than 40 years in the business, Kaman Industrial Technologies is one of North America's leading distributors.  Providing a wide range of products and systems ranging from mechanical and electrical power transmission and motion control to material handling and fluid power components, Kaman is focused on customer service through dedication to innovation and a hands-on local presence.  For more information, visit www.kaman.com.

About Infor

Infor is the world's third-largest supplier of enterprise applications and services, helping more than 70,000 large and mid-size companies improve operations and drive growth across numerous industry sectors.  To learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com.

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