Infor Chemicals

Catalyst for growth and efficiency

Respond to customers' demands faster and more profitably, and meet the increased burden of regulatory governance with Infor Chemicals. With this purpose-built set of applications, you can better solve the unique challenges of your industry that legacy ERP solutions can't serve—challenges such as the planning of co-products and by-products, formula optimization, seasonality, attribute costing, regulatory compliance, and quality.

  • New product

    New products: Bring products to market faster while meeting regulatory requirements and satisfying consumer demands.

  • Microvertical functionality

    Micro-vertical functionality: Get deep functionality for specialized needs, from planning of co-products and by-products, to formula matching and optimization, attribute costing, and more.

  • UX

    User experience: Increase efficiency with a consumer-inspired user interface that’s designed to deliver a superior experience.

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Watch this video to learn how Infor’s partnership with Caldrea helps the aromatherapeutic cleaning products maker better communicate with its mobile workforce, unify data from disparate systems, and more.

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Products

Infor M3 helps chemicals companies respond rapidly to changes in customer demands, a key factor for staying ahead of the competition. With Infor M3, you can manage and speed up your global supply chain to improve efficiency, optimize the planning of co-products and by-products, improve formula matching and optimization, and enhance attribute costing.

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Highlights

  • Design and deploy customer-specific fulfillment.
  • Minimize production variance.
  • Use Specification Management for advanced quality and laboratory processes.
  • Optimize production and formulation.
  • Use Graphical Lot Tracker for transparency and rapid traceability.
 

Infor EAM is the most configurable enterprise-grade asset management solution on the market. It gives you the power to improve capital asset management in ways that increase reliability, enhance predictive maintenance, ensure regulatory compliance, reduce energy usage, and support sustainability initiatives. It gives chemicals manufacturers like you unparalleled flexibility to zero in on the specialized industry requirements that can turn your company's asset management into a competitive advantage.

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Highlights

  • Up to 50% reduction in maintenance overtime, labor, and contractor costs.
  • 20% reduction in maintenance material costs.
  • 20% reduction in production downtime.
  • 20% or more in energy reductions.
  • 5% reduction in new equipment costs.
  • 10% increase in fleet availability.
  • 50% increase in warranty cost recovery.
  • 50% reduction in purchasing process costs.
 

To be competitive, chemicals manufacturers have to develop new products quickly, produce them using the best possible formula, and maintain full compliance with all regulatory requirements. Infor PLM is designed to meet this unique set of requirements with a tailored approach to product lifecycle management (PLM).

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Highlights

  • Innovate quickly.
  • Optimize formulas.
  • Help ensure 100% specification compliance.

Infor SCM combines best-in-class solutions with industry-specific functionality, giving you the power to plan and execute your supply chain strategies more quickly and profitably—from strategic and tactical planning to execution. With analytics at the core, you'll get the tools you need to optimize your end-to-end supply chain and harness the power of social networking to collaborate more effectively both internally and with customers, partners, and suppliers.

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Highlights

  • 20% higher gross margins.
  • 20% higher customer retention.
  • 15% less inventory.
  • 17% higher perfect order scores.
  • 35% shorter cash-to-cycle times.
  • 10% increase in revenue.

Infor CloudSuite Process Manufacturing is an advanced, highly flexible ERP solution that offers chemical companies the functionality needed to remain competitive in today's highly complex, global environment. With advanced manufacturing and supply chain planning capabilities built right in, Infor CloudSuite Industrial makes it easy to adjust formulas, build batches based on exacting manufacturing specifications, and monitor and respond to the evolving regulatory environment.

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Highlights

  • Flexible formula management that accommodates solubility and total yield
  • Ability to accurately resize formulas to scale using percentages and based on production needs
  • Maintain a full formulation revision history
  • Report in batch production quantities for faster material deployment
  • Use core Infor CloudSuite Industrial functionality for costing and lot and serial traceability

GT Nexus, the world's largest cloud-based global commerce platform, integrates directly with the order management system of companies and transmits order information to their suppliers, freight carriers, and logistics providers.

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Highlights

  • Designed specifically for multi-enterprise collaboration and commerce in the cloud
  • Integrates directly with the order management system of brand owners and transmits order information to their suppliers, freight carriers, and logistics providers
  • Transmits an order and subsequent changes from the brand owners to the contractor

Specialized by industry/microverticals

Life Sciences

Infor Life Sciences is designed to help you address the unique requirements of the life sciences industry, such as potency, regulatory compliance, traceability, testing, and mixed-mode manufacturing. You'll be able to increase speed to market, optimize production and operations planning, and simplify and expedite regulatory and customer compliance—while lowering your overall costs.

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With Infor Life Sciences, you can:

  • Respond faster to changes in customer demands.
  • Maximize capacity utilization across multiple locations.
  • Reduce stock outages.
  • Efficiently meet regulatory and compliance mandates.
  • Bring new products to market faster.

Paint/Coatings

Infor Chemicals for Paint & Coatings enables you to better manage the unique complexities of your industry such as raw material cost variability, environmental compliance requirements, and complex B2C and B2B customer engagements. You'll also be able to increase speed to market, optimize production and operations planning, and simplify and expedite regulatory and customer compliance - while lowering your overall costs.

Our customers use Infor Chemicals for Paint & Coatings for:

  • Reliable and rapid quality management
  • Ability to manage and optimize hundreds of formulas
  • Complex planning and scheduling across multiple facilities
  • Improved collaboration with customers on forecasts and business needs

Agricultural Chemicals

Infor Chemicals for Agricultural addresses the many diverse and complex requirements of the fertilizer and pesticide market with a solution that is designed specifically for the needs of your business, in many languages across most countries and legislation’s.

Our customers use Infor Chemicals for Agricultural Chemicals for:

  • Advanced planning tools for managing seasonality
  • Advanced, integrated quality management
  • Standard purchasing, inventory, sales & accounting cycle
  • Develop and manage formulas

Soaps & Detergents

Infor Chemicals for Soaps & Detergents provides manufacturers of bars, powders or liquids/gels with the tools you need to optimize your broad range of processing and packaging operations.

Our customers use Infor Chemicals for Soaps & Detergents to:

  • Transition to more profitable and marketable products
  • Increase perfect order rates
  • Maximize capacity utilization across multiple locations
  • Reduce stock outages
  • Bring new products to market faster

Customer stories

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AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is one of the world’s largest paints and coatings companies and a major producer of specialty chemicals. With Infor Optiva, the company dramatically reduced waste and gained efficiency, thanks to the global standardization and single sourcing of basic data, formulations, and processes.

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YPÊ (Química Amparo)

Brazil’s market-leading producer of hygiene and cleaning products, YPÊ selected the complete Infor Supply Chain Planning suite to bring its S&OP process to a higher maturity level. With Infor, the company can forecast with greater certainty and put resources to work to avoid stock-outs without holding large amounts of excess inventory.

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Shaklee Corporation

Shaklee Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of environmentally friendly nutritional supplements, as well as products for skin care, cleaning, and filtration. With Infor LX, it greatly increased efficiency by eliminating manual data gathering that would otherwise take 6 to 8 hours a day.

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AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of prescription medicines. With Infor Expense Management, it saw dramatic results in outstanding expense reports and receipts over 45 days old—a number decrease from 7,977 to 1,000, and a dollar amount decrease from $8 million to $1.4 million.

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Caldrea

Caldrea, maker of aromatherapeutic cleaning products, sees Infor SyteLine as the best solution to manage processes. The partnership with Infor provides the company with the “ability to change and personalize the software to integrate to those new business partners,” which is key to Caldrea’s business.

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Evans Vanodine

Established in 1919, Evans Vanodine is a family-owned manufacturer of cleaning and hygiene chemicals for the janitorial and livestock protection industries. With Infor System21 Aurora, the company is able to keep its core processes running more efficiently and accurately, which has helped it to lower inventory, reduce waste, improve quality, and enhance customer service.

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Immucor

Immucor manufactures blood reagents that test 35% of the world’s blood supply. With help from Infor Baan, it was able to expand globally and handle the related growth in orders, inventory, and financial processing, as well as deal effectively with multiple currencies, languages, and tax systems—all while maintaining costs.

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Killing Tintas

Since 1962, Killing Tintas has specialized in chemical adhesives for the shoe and furniture markets, as well as for the construction industry. With Infor LN, the company has been able to reduce costs and better control the management of more than 450 daily financial invoices—giving it the ability to better predict financial results.

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Singapore Petroleum

Singapore Petroleum Company Limited (SPC) is a home-grown oil and gas company headquartered in Singapore. With Infor BI, SPC was able to set up its revenue and expense budget system within six weeks. The company took full ownership of the application after a mere eight weeks by using Infor's “train the trainer” approach—eliminating hours it used to spend training new users.

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Takeda

Using Infor EAM, the pharmaceuticals manufacturer now easily complies with strict government regulations, and has streamlined its processes through much improved data visibility and access.

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J.R. Watkins

A provider of natural home care, personal care, and gourmet products, J.R. Watkins sought to speed delivery for its customers, while also maintaining heightened quality management. By selecting Infor CloudSuite Food & Beverage, powered by Infor M3, the company was able to achieve a noticeable improvement in functionality and performance value.

Explore topics in Infor Chemicals

Technology can be a chemicals company’s greatest asset—or its worst nightmare. ERP systems that were implemented years (and often decades) ago can no longer support the complex demands of this industry. Keeping current isn’t just smart—it’s profitable. From cloud computing and collaborative technologies to mobility and analytics, technology holds the key to competitive advantage and growth.

Chemicals company executives are pursuing micro-vertical strategies more than ever before and for good reasons: the potential for higher profits, greater opportunities to offer unique products, and the ability to build stronger customer relationships, to name a few. The goal is to go big by growing small. However, each micro-vertical is unique and requires both processes and supporting systems that allow chemicals companies to operate efficiently and profitably in these highly specialized markets.

Consumer tastes and expectations are continually evolving. Never before has there been a greater demand for information about products being purchased—whether it’s knowing the environmental impacts (e.g., CO2 emissions) of manufacturing a particular chemical product or the country of origin for personal care products. Both consumers and business customers are taking a broader look at all aspects of what they're buying and companies that can meet these expectations are seeing the results in increased sales.