Enterprise Resource Planning
Enterprise Resource Planning
End-to-end operational visibility for manufacturers
Infor VISUAL integrates all core order-driven manufacturing and front office operations
Order-driven manufacturing is complex enough—you don't want to guess every time you quote a price on a job or estimate a delivery date. You need to see, at a glance, the impact of every order, constraint, and bottleneck in your organization, so that you can manufacture at a level of speed and efficiency that makes the best use of the resources you have. When you have a tool that lets you stop guessing, you can start delivering consistently profitable results.
Infor VISUAL Enterprise is the complete end-to-end solution that assists order driven manufacturing companies maintain a competitive advantage by helping to deliver quality products on-time.
From planning and sourcing to creation and delivery, Infor VISUAL integrates all aspects of the order-driven manufacturer’s business. Offering a view of the entire order lifecycle, the solution allows you to instantly determine production status, quickly identify potential issues, and dynamically adjust schedules to ensure customer satisfaction.
With Infor VISUAL, you can enforce quality test procedures throughout the manufacturing process and supply chain, to ensure adherence to predefined standards and reduce rework, scrap, and inspection cost—all with closed loop communication to suppliers and customers. The system maintains printable, industry-specific certification documents with other training and compliance records, creating a single source for all quality data.
Increase production throughput, margins, and customer satisfaction using Infor VISUAL’s cost performance solutions and industry leading, patented scheduler. You’ll be able to determine delivery dates and secure shop floor capacities in anticipation of customer purchase orders and create "what-if" schedules to determine potential throughput gains by offloading work to another machine or increasing capacity.
Because Infor VISUAL is powered by a SQLServer or Oracle database, you’ll have both the application and database infrastructure you need to support scale. All-inclusive, multi-entity, multi-site, and multi-currency capabilities within the database provide the flexibility you need to support and expand your growing business, including the ability to cross-sell, consolidate, and view information across sites.
With Infor VISUAL, I believe we’ve become a world class company. Everyone knows where to find what they’re looking for—the correct document at the right revision. We are truly electronic and paperless.
Tracy Hunter Vice President Finance
Bryant Rubber Corporation
Leading relational database management systems and operating environments power Infor VISUAL:
The Microsoft Windows framework and Infor 10x tech stack deliver an end-to-end, on-premise manufacturing solution with external cloud automation for global deployment and mobility.
See the big picture without sacrificing detail.
Manage the entire sales order process, from opportunity to cash, with a complete graphical view of the order lifecycle and drill-down capabilities that increase productivity and result in better and more detailed customer service.
Track modifications in process.
Establish controls and manage the process of making changes to documents and drawings, items, engineering masters (bill-of-materials and routing), work orders, and projects. You can create an electronic communication network (ECN) process flow with multiple user groups and notification systems. Generate and track ECN tasks and apply electronic signatures for approvals and task completion, tracking the entire history on all parts, documents, bills of manufacture, work orders, and projects. Upon incorporating changes, updates to parts or document revisions automatically level.
Manage large-scale projects based on work breakdown structure—comparing budgets to actuals and establishing billing and revenue methods such as milestone, progress, and time and materials (T&M). This function supports government requirements such as revenue recognition, earned value, complex overhead rates, project funds tracking, borrow payback, and accounting records compliant with DCAA, FAR, and CAS.
Create accurate visualizations.
Infor VISUAL’s powerful rules-based configurator allows your employees and outside channels to easily construct products, display current prices, see upsell options, and check for incompatible configurations. Automatic creation of the Infor VISUAL engineering master eliminates errors and reduces lead times.
Proactively improve outcomes.
Measure the contribution of a job to the overall company profit, creating "what-if" schedules. You’ll be able to aggressively increase company profit by working a schedule that maximizes throughput and positively impacts customer deliveries.
Gain visibility throughout your value chain.
With Infor VISUAL’s comprehensive material planning window, you can manage demand and supply across multiple companies, sites, and warehouse. In addition to the core scheduling solution, the Infor VISUAL supply chain management suite contains complete material requirements planning (MRP), forecasting, master schedule, and advanced planning features. Additionally, you can use the graphical procurement lifecycle tools to quickly identify order status and location.
Locate specific units.
Trace individual components, serial numbers, and/or production lots in support of complete genealogy across the product supply chain and in compliance with aerospace and defense, FDA, and other mandated standards.
Leverage communication data.
Use Infor VISUAL’s workflow, messaging, and activity features to automate your business processes, integrating policies and procedures with information flow according to predefined conditions or rules. You can use simplified messaging to notify individuals when something within an event occurs, and use activities to record information associated with all customer and supplier documents, for automatic follow-up notification.
Infor VISUAL contains a full solution Application Program Interface (API) toolkit, providing IT professionals with a seamless application interface for extracting and updating the Infor VISUAL database, without having to understand the database tables, columns, and relationships.
Infor VISUAL's unique graphical Engineering Master, which is a combined routing and bill-of-material solution, creates the foundation for effectively and accurately scheduling production, quoting reliable delivery dates, and supporting a lean manufacturing environment. Coupled with full integration to all leading CAD solutions, this component allows you to eliminate redundancy and reduce time to market.
Monitor deviations from projected costs.
With Infor VISUAL, you can track actual inventory and job costs and hours through all levels of manufacturing, dynamically projecting final cost throughout the manufacturing process. Variances to estimate are boldly highlighted, allowing you to take immediate corrective action. Infor VISUAL also supports FIFO, LIFO, average, and standard cost requirements.
Schedule the production lifecycle.
At the core of the Infor VISUAL solution is the Infor VISUAL Scheduler, which supports both forward and backward finite and infinite scheduling methodologies. Combined with Infor VISUAL’s engineering master structure, this tool allows you to efficiently and effectively manage your entire supply chain and shop floor, so you can improve your delivery performance and increase customer satisfaction.
Align activities, expectations, and strategy.
Establish, track, and manage every engineering activity and supply chain expectation, while supporting business growth and profitability goals. You can create critical manufacturing specifications for products, processes, equipment, and measuring devices, and improve enterprise team collaboration with vendors, customers, and employees.
Optimize supply and demand.
Infor VISUAL’s EasyLean™ scheduling is based on the theory of constraints (TOC), utilizing the "drum-buffer-rope" methodology of pulling materials through the shop to help keep your inventory levels low and your ability to respond to customers high. By incorporating shipping and inventory buffers into scheduling, the system allows you to protect both customer due dates and constraint resource schedules, as well as protect the availability of raw materials, purchased parts, common subassemblies, replacement parts, and finished goods.
You can determine available work at each shop resource via kiosks or mobile devices, as well as enter attendance, labor, and material in real-time—increasing productivity, reducing errors, and ensuring you have accurate and up-to-date order status.
Identify adequate supply and demand based on the dimensional attributes of the material when a single purchasing, stocking, or selling unit of measure doesn’t accurately describe production need. You can immediately identify the physical dimension of material to determine if it satisfies current demand.
Get enterprise-level accounting.
With Infor VISUAL Financials, you get a total enterprise solution for your accounting needs. You’ll be equipped to compete globally with multi-company and multi-currency capabilities, and be able to handle consolidation of not only disparate charts of accounts between subsidiaries, but also differing system currencies. Infor VISUAL Financials includes Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, General Ledger, Cash Management, and Cash Book, with full integration into the manufacturing solution so you get a complete audit of accounting data.
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Infor VISUAL is purpose-built for MTO, CTO, ETO, and ATO manufacturing companies. The end-to-end solution helps order-driven manufacturers like you improve process efficiency, accurately manage cost position, meet and exceed customer expectations, and accelerate growth. With Infor VISUAL, all your key stakeholders—from suppliers to customers—gain visibility and system-wide transparency.
High tech and electronic manufacturers like you need control over component and finished goods inventory at the revision and tracking number level to efficiently and effectively service customers. Infor VISUAL delivers the supply chain visibility to meet these demands and also offers comprehensive material and capacity planning functionality, so you can maximize productivity.Learn more about Infor solutions for high tech & electronics ›
Industrial manufacturers are challenged to drive costs out of production and reduce lead-times in order to offset fluctuating or rising raw material, labor, energy, and transportation costs. Infor VISUAL helps you increase efficiency, foster innovation, and manage cost position, so you can achieve operational excellence to drive a customer-centric business, focused on sustainable growth.Learn more about Infor solutions for industrial manufacturing ›
Infor VISUAL offers a variety of tools for managing all stages of the machinery and equipment lifecycle, from configuration management and quote development to design, production, and after-sales service. This flexibility, scalability, and built-in industry-specific functionality help you improve efficiency and increase profit margins.Learn more about Infor solutions for machinery & equipment ›
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