NEW YORK - Nov 19, 2012
Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, and Numeric Computer Systems (NCS), an Infor solution partner, today announced an agreement to provide integration between a number of Infor's Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) products and NCS Direct Store Delivery to enable Infor a more complete end-to-end solution designed with the specific needs of process and mixed mode manufacturers in mind. Polar Corporation, the country's largest independent soft drink bottler, selected Infor LX and is among the first companies to take advantage of the partnership. When integrated with NCS Direct Store Delivery, which is tailored for fast-moving consumer goods clients, the result is a flexible solution that enables adaptability in response to change, consistent production and delivery, and reduced distribution and fulfillment costs.
"While ERP LX addresses our manufacturing, warehousing and finances, we needed an application that could support our specific business requirements in regard to direct store delivery, which has fairly complex routing variables," said Paul Paciello, Director of IT, Polar Corporation. "The NCS Order to Cash application, which supports the Direct Store Delivery software, has a sophisticated routing system and integrates with LX for improved monitoring and tracking of our supply chain. The partnership between NCS and Infor not only provides access to consultants with extensive food and beverage industry knowledge, but also delivers a complete solution to address Polar Corporation's specialized needs."
Polar Corporation is among numerous food and beverage customers that are benefitting from the dual functionality offered via the Infor and NCS alliance.
"Our connection with Infor is advantageous for NCS customers because our products complement one another to help businesses tackle the distinctive challenges in mixed mode manufacturing," said Robert Hochberg, President & CEO, Numeric Computer Systems. "NCS is committed to delivering superior software and services, which aligns directly with Infor's product direction and strategies, making us a great match in terms of vision and future goals."
Integration between NCS Direct Store Delivery and Infor ERP solutions provides the user community with unified access to both applications for visibility across production, inventory and shipping data, helping enterprises maintain a high level of quality, meet customer specifications, and deliver consistently superior products. Both systems are designed to flexibly accommodate the requirements of the food and beverage industry to enable more efficient management of the entire supply chain, from development to delivery.
"Infor recognizes that partners play a key role in our success, as well as the success of our customers, which is why we seek out exceptional organizations like NCS who bring industry-specific knowledge and products to our team," said Mike Edgett, director of Industry Marketing, Process Manufacturing, Infor. "By ensuring that our solutions are tailored for defined verticals, and not just one-size-fits-all, we can deliver the functionality desired by any company, no matter their size or particular business niche."
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About Numeric Computer Systems, Inc.
Numeric Computer Systems, an Infor solution partner, has focused on meeting the needs of the consumer goods markets for more than 40 years, offering both its own products and Infor i-series solutions. For more information, visit www.ncssuite.com.
Infor is the third-largest provider of enterprise applications and services, helping 70,000 customers in 194 countries improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, using ground-breaking technology that delivers a rich user experience, and flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both. To learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com.
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