Infor PLM Accelerate

Your unified solution for complex processes

Infor PLM Accelerate, powered by aras, is a highly scalable and secure product lifecycle management solution for discrete manufacturers that supports high levels of complexity while flexibly adapting to your company's changing business practices.

The solution integrates with ERP and CAD systems and unifies the product development process across mechanical, electronics, software, and firmware. It enables you to manage more complex configurations of the bill of materials (BOM), brings data together from across the product lifecycle, securely enables global supply chain access, and provides systems engineering functionality.

Infor PLM Accelerate at a glance

  • Coordinate new product introduction more efficiently
  • Optimize design reuse from qualified suppliers
  • Streamline hand-offs between departments
  • Flexibly adapt to company-specific competitive processes

Unique capabilities

Built on industry best practices, Infor PLM Accelerate helps you reduce costs and manage products and related documents at every stage of the lifecycle, allowing better process efficiency throughout your organization.

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Drive product innovation

Accelerate product realization by putting information in the hands of the people who need it—from ideation and requirements planning to concept development, design, manufacturing, distribution, maintenance, and retirement. Infor PLM Accelerate features an intuitive interface that offers users a flexible, friendly environment designed to increase productivity.

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Develop enterprise-wide agility

Infor PLM Accelerate is designed to keep pace with fast moving market conditions. It helps you respond immediately to changes in supply chain operations, adhere to ever-evolving compliance and regulatory standards, and meet the needs of your customers—now and into the future. The solution is also capable of scaling both up and out to support organizations of all sizes and compliance needs, including the management of petabytes of complex computer aided design (CAD) data.

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Improve accuracy and profitability

Gain real-time visibility into projects and processes, and make more informed business decisions that benefit your bottom line. The Infor ION ERP connector and optional CAD system connectors assure continuity of data across applications and eliminates costly inaccuracies from manual data entry.

Open architecture

With deployment flexibility and a web framework built on an open architecture, this comprehensive solution can manage processes throughout the enterprise and supply chain.

Powerful integration capabilities

Integrate with Infor and non-Infor ERP solutions through Infor ION® for actionable information from every stage of the product lifecycle.

Highlights and core functionality

Revision management

Comprehensive revision and version control and change control workflows include electronic signoff.

Intuitive UI

A consumer-grade user interface creates a flexible, streamlined environment designed to increase productivity. You’ll automatically gain timely, transparent, and critical product information, and be able to share that data effortlessly across your network of suppliers, subcontractors, developers, customers, and stakeholders.

Parts management

Ensure consistency of information by automatically managing relationships between part items and relevant CAD models or drawings.

Configuration management

This comprehensive closed-loop system uses CMII- and CMPIC-certified methods for managing the configuration of a product or system throughout its life.

Document management

Document management capabilities include version and change control in a secure, searchable repository for files in multiple formats.

Program and project management

Visibility into programs and projects enables enterprise organizations to plan and manage resources, mediate risk, and maximize profitability.

Component engineering

This functionality simplifies selection, approval, sourcing, and compliance for externally sourced electronic components.

Quality control

Use APQP and FMEA tools to manage risk, improve quality, and achieve compliance with standards including TS/16949, AS9100, and FDA QSR.

Product data management

Expand the solution's full product data management capabilities by integrating with other PDM environments that manage CAD, parts, BOMs, and documents.

Security

Compliance-grade security ensures that all intellectual property is protected through customizable permissions, authentication, and access control.

Infor Technology Powers Infor PLM Accelerate

Integration

Infor ION quickly integrates systems, applications, and data across the enterprise, resulting in a completely unified platform for your entire business to run on.
Learn more about ION

Development

The Infor Mongoose framework lets you easily design and deploy applications that enhance and extend your core solution—without requiring knowledge of complex source codes or languages.
Learn more about Infor Mongoose

Analytics

Infor's game-changing BI apps deliver on the full promise of business intelligence with real-time insights from across the globe, unparalleled mobile capabilities, and much more.
Learn more about Infor Analytics

Mobile apps

Infor’s mobile applications empower your workforce with anytime, anywhere access to systems, information, and processes in a secure environment.
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Easy and enjoyable to use

Software should look as good as it works. Otherwise, nobody's going to use it. Infor PLM Accelerate engages your entire organization, not just core PLM users, with a user experience that's designed to help users work faster and smarter.

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Infor PLM Accelerate: Meeting the demands of your industry

Infor PLM Accelerate adapts to your business needs, facilitating greater collaboration, shorter development cycles, and improved coordination in a secure web-based environment. We write industry-specific best practices (including Lean, DFSS, and Six Sigma) into the core, eliminating the need for costly customizations.

Aerospace & Defense

Aerospace and defense companies face industry-wide manufacturing concerns, including globalized product design and development, increasing product complexity, reduced cycle times, and cost management in a challenging economic environment. At the same time, A&D companies must also address rigorous geographic regulatory requirements, complex security issues, and stringent quality standards.

Highlights

  • Program management
  • EBOM/MBOM management
  • File vaulting and document management
  • Highly secure, easy-to-use, web-based environment
  • Multi-CAD data management
  • Standards, quality, and regulatory compliance, including ITAR, APQP/CAPA, CMMI, AS9100, and CMII configuration and change management (Level 5 support)

Automotive

The automotive industry has undergone unprecedented change in recent years. Manufacturers and suppliers are under immense pressure to reduce costs and increase profits while developing innovative, technology-driven products with globally dispersed teams and incredibly tight cycle times. Infor PLM Accelerate delivers specific capabilities designed with automotive in mind.

Highlights

  • Global product development
  • New product introduction (NPI) process
  • APQP/PPAP
  • EBOM/MBOM management
  • Enterprise change management
  • Standards, quality, and regulatory compliance, including APQP/CAPA (standard and custom), ISO/TS 16949, QS 9000, and international end-of-vehicle-life (EVL) standards

Industrial Manufacturing

Today's industrial manufacturers are challenged to meet diverse customer demands amid unpredictable global economic conditions. To maintain competitive advantage and bring higher quality products to market faster, they must be equipped to handle increasingly complex product design, fierce pricing competition, and a constant flux of suppliers, regulations, materials, and components.

Highlights

  • Project management
  • EBOM/MBOM management
  • File vaulting and document management
  • Enterprise change management
  • Quality planning
  • Standards, quality, and regulatory compliance, including APQP / CAPA and global safety and environmental requirements