Infor LN

Enterprise Resource Planning
  • The only all-in-one ERP system for complex manufacturing

    Infor LN manages everything, from design to delivery, specialized for your micro-vertical right out of the box.

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A single, global platform for growth and innovation

Infor LN empowers you to run your entire business—across every department, every site, and every country—on one platform.

Delivering flexibility in operations and strength in financials, Infor LN is a uniquely versatile system that delivers everything complex product manufacturers need in a standard, packaged ERP. The result is an integrated system that gives you complete visibility and control across your organization with the flexibility to make adjustments as your business evolves.

Infor LN at a glance

  • Single-instance, global ERP
  • Designed for ETO, MTO, and complex product manufacturers
  • Industry-specific KPI dashboards
  • On-premise or cloud deployment
  • Virtualized technology platform
  • Available in 21 languages
  • Rules & regulations for
    49 countries

Unique capabilities

Thrive in a world of mass customization with Infor LN. More than 4,500 manufacturers trust LN to help improve, accelerate, and streamline the most complex manufacturing processes anywhere. When your manufacturing operation requires detailed tracking of millions of parts from thousands of sources worldwide from as-designed to as-maintained, you can rely on Infor LN.

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Dynamic Enterprise Modeling

Drive efficiency with global process standardization features that empower you to leverage industry best practices, develop your own, and replicate them around the globe, adjusting for size, structure, and regulations. Easily change processes post-implementation to capitalize on market changes and speed innovation.

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Assembly Line Control

Precisely synchronize materials and manufacturing operations to assemble complex products with mass production efficiency and profitability. Quickly respond to last-minute customer changes with out-of-the-box best practices that enable just-in-time and in-line sequencing for made-to-order processes.

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Serial Genealogy

Trace individual components and share information across the value chain during and after production. With Infor LN, you have complete visibility of products, enabling you to generate revenue from service and maintenance long after products ship. Manage service plans, track warranty claims, and plan for end-of-life recycling or refurbishing.

"Not many providers in the market can offer comparable support for complex, multi-site operations and at the same time deliver business process flexibility and low total cost of ownership."

Christine Benkenstein
Head of IT
Physik Instrumente

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Highlights and core functionality

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Supply Chain Management

Unite global manufacturing operations

Infor LN excels in multi-site planning and operations management, helping companies implement Enterprise Planning to synchronize demand and supply across a global supply chain.
 
Infor LN also features strong inventory and warehouse management capabilities, including advanced warehousing as well as fulfillment practices such as Static and Dynamic Cross-Docking and Direct Material Supply. Direct Material Supply supports vendor managed and direct-to-line component sequencing.
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Project Lifecycle Management

Master complex projects

Manage everything from single contracts to complex multi-year projects, from contract negotiation to shipping and installation. Infor LN empowers you to quickly prepare estimates, monitor budgets, and determine earned value and accurate invoices against even the most complex manufacturing projects. Extensive out-of-the-box analytics, including a powerful and intuitive project manager workbench, enable continuous tracking of key performance indicators.

Functionality includes:

  • Advanced contract terms and conditions
  • Bids and Quotes, Proposal Management
  • Earned Value Management
  • Product Cost Ledger
  • Project Contract Management
  • Project pegging of demand and supply
  • Supplier staged payments
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Global Financials, Governance, Risk, and Compliance

Gain confidence with global financial visibility

In order to meet financial goals with confidence, companies need global financial budgeting and control combined with real-time visibility into revenues, costs, and profits.

Infor LN can be used in a fully integrated ERP environment and as a stand-alone financial model for any organization structure. With this flexibility, LN supports global organizations that consist of multiple companies or business units operating across different geographies. LN provides flexible account structures for recording, analyzing, and monitoring the activities of each company or business unit.

Functionality includes:

  • General Ledger
  • Accounts Receivable 
  • Accounts Payable
  • Cash Management
  • Financial Budget System
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Quality Management

Improve control and gain predictability

LN Quality Management enables manufacturers to monitor and improve the quality of their products by enforcing regular inspection procedures throughout the manufacturing process. Quality Management uses a logistical flow of products to schedule inspections.

Functionality includes:

  • Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
  • Statistical Quality Control, including sampling plans
  • First Article Inspection
  • Quality Manager Dashboard
  • Non-Conformance Reporting
  • Embedded enterprise social collaboration to help plan and resolve
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CRM and Sales Order Management

Exceed customer expectations—at a profit

LN can quickly process any sales order, from a single spare-part order to a complex, configure-to-order assembly. With integrated CRM, your customer service agents will have a 360-degree view of the entire order lifecycle, providing them with unparalleled insights into every customer relationship. LN improves customer relationships while minimizing the cost-to-serve.

Functionality includes:

  • 360-degree customer view dashboards
  • Streamlined Customer Relationship Management (CRM) process
  • Support for complex bids and proposals
  • Available-to-Promise (ATP) and Capable-to-Promise (CTP) capabilities during order-entry process
  • Integrated Rules-Based Configurator
  • Projects and contract line items support
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Manufacturing Management

Support any manufacturing strategy

Infor LN supports all discrete manufacturing processes including engineer-to-order, configure-to-order, project-based, make-to-order, and make-to-stock. Whether you are manufacturing a stamped metal part or assembling an airplane, Infor LN provides comprehensive operations control with streamlined business process management. 

Functionality includes:

  • Mixed-mode manufacturing
  • Assembly Planning and Control with WIP changes
  • Bills of materials and routing
  • Shop Floor Control
  • Assembly Line Control
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Service Lifecycle Management

Generate more post-sales revenue

Comprehensive Service Lifecycle Management enables manufacturers to generate revenue from products after they ship. LN Service Management empowers you to manage a global field service organization with complete visibility into the components of every installed product. Offer and maintain service plans, schedule preventive maintenance, and identify upgrades/upsell opportunities. Infor LN also manages your MRO facilities and warranty claims.      

Functionality includes:

  • Customer Contact Center Management
  • Warranty and Claims Management
  • MRO and Service Deport Management
  • Usage-based, preventative maintenance
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Design and Engineering

Foster collaboration between design and manufacturing

Reduce time to market through tight integration between design and manufacturing. You'll be well positioned to control upfront costs by designing with full visibility of the effects on downstream manufacturing operations and sourcing and procurement. And by receiving early warnings of field issues, you'll be able to take quick action to improve design and reduce warranty costs.

Functionality includes:

  • Engineering Change Order Management
  • Collaborative design and engineering
  • Design for Supply
  • Design for Manufacturability
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Configuration Management

Offer more features and options with less complexity

LN's powerful, rules-based configurator enables your customers, distributors, and sales representatives to easily configure products while 2D and 3D images allow your users to view product variants. Powerful rules enable you to display current prices, upsell options, and check for incompatible configurations. Automatic creation of manufacturing bills of materials and routings eliminate the need for super bills of materials.

Functionality empowers you to:

  • Guide product selection features, options, and dimensions, while ensuring they define a valid product.
  • Ensure an accurate price and cost for any configuration.
  • Receive immediate visual confirmation of the product's features and options.
  • Manage documents and data.

An open technology stack to run on any infrastructure

Infor LN is built on a unique virtualized architecture that enables you to run the same ERP on a variety of hardware platforms and operating systems, giving you maximum flexibility for how you choose to deploy and manage your operations.

Open-source compatible

Infor LN empowers you to lower the total cost of ownership by supporting an open-source infrastructure alternative including:

  • Red Hat
  • EnterpriseDB
  • SQL database
  • JBoss Middleware

Rapid global deployment

Looking for faster results? DAB Group deployed a single, global instance of Infor LN including ION and BI in seven countries, across four continents, in less than a year.

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Experience the new Infor LN

Integration

Infor ION extends LN with broad business process management and analytical capabilities. Easy-to-use workflow, alerts, and tasks bring information to every user. ION also quickly integrates LN to your other enterprise systems.
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Business collaboration

Infor Ming.le™ embeds a centralized collaboration platform within Infor LN, empowering employees to work together across sites, share information, and much more.
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Mobile apps

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

Business intelligence

Move faster from data to decisions with Infor Analytics. Get access to real-time insights from across the globe, unparalleled capabilities, and role-based dashboards.
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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 LN engages your entire organization, not just core ERP users, with a user experience that's designed to help users work faster and smarter.

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Infor LN: Designed for your industry

With Infor LN, you get an ERP solution designed specifically for your industry right out of the box. LN continues to be developed jointly with industry experts to deliver industry best practices using standard packaged software, eliminating the need for costly customizations.

 

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Aerospace & Defense

No other industry faces quality standards and regulatory scrutiny like aerospace and defense (A&D). When you use complex processes and high-cost components to make sophisticated products, you need a manufacturing ERP solution that can keep up. With Infor LN, you can tame complexity and meet extraordinary demands using A&D best practices right out of the box.

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Highlights

  • Unit Effectively for precise revision control
  • Borrow/Loan/Payback in line with US Materials Management Accounting Standards (MMAS)
  • Comingling of Project Demand and compliance with USD DOD regulations, such as the DD250 Material Inspection and Receiving Report
  • Project pegging

Microverticals

  • Projects-based Manufacturers
  • Engineer-to-Order Manufacturers
  • Defense Contractors
  • MRO & Service Providers
  • Defense Electronics

Automotive

Legacy business solutions struggle to keep up with the pace of change in the automotive industry. Aggressive schedules, increasingly complex components, globalization, and cost challenges require a solution that is innovative and agile.


From original equipment manufacturers to aftermarket parts suppliers, Infor LN helps customers manage the demands of a modern automotive business with capabilities designed to meet the unique requirements of all industry segments.

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Highlights

  • Accurately sequence the materials and resources against unique customer configurations.
  • Manage the entire EDI-driven customer order and release update cycle with trading partner agreements.
  • Automatically communicate new orders and release schedules to your suppliers.

Micro-verticals

  • Automotive and Truck OEMs
  • Tier 1, 2, and 3 Suppliers
  • Specialty Vehicle Manufacturers
  • Aftermarket Parts Suppliers

Industrial Machinery & Equipment

Rely on Infor LN to manage the entire product lifecycle from initial forecasting to design, shipment, servicing, and final disposal. LN can help predict future parts and service demand as well as capture accurate equipment data, including serial numbers, end of life, warranty, service, and sales data.

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Highlights

  • Enterprise Planning ensures customer orders are delivered on time while minimizing inventories.
  • Rules-Based Configurator supports everything from options upsell to the most complex equipment configurations.
  • Sequence the materials and resources against unique customer configurations.
  • Product Lifecycle Management provides component visibility from as-designed to as-maintained.
  • Service Management enables you to continue to generate revenue from every product shipped.

Micro-verticals

  • Industrial Machinery Manufacturers
  • Heavy Equipment Manufacturers
  • Shipbuilders
  • Fabricated Metal Products

High Tech & Electronics

With rapid product obsolescence and extensive outsourcing, high-tech supply chains are difficult to manage. That's why some of the largest electronics manufacturers and subcontractors rely on LN to accelerate their products' time-to-market while efficiently managing processes across multiple sites, companies, and countries.

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Highlights

  • Integrated Revision Control ensures engineering changes are accurately introduced into manufacturing
  • Vendor and customer managed inventories
  • Alternate and substitute components
  • Integrated Rules-Based Configurator
  • As-manufactured visibility with Unit Effectively support

Micro-verticals

  • EMS
  • HT&E Industry General
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Communications Equipment
  • Medical Devices
  • Electronic Components
  • Computer & Office Equipment
  • Consumer Electronics

Industrial Manufacturing

With its powerful hybrid production management capabilities, Infor LN supports many types of industrial products in one or several plants. LN Enterprise Planning enables planners to simulate the impact of changes in both short and long-term forecasts, which minimizes plant disruptions.

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Highlights

  • Job shop, production cell, and flow manufacturing support
  • Hybrid manufacturing support
  • Rules-Based Configurator supports dynamic dimensional sizing
  • Allocations and hard pegging
  • Master planning and detailed order planning

Micro-verticals

  • Machinery and Equipment
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Plastics Fabrication
  • Medical Devices
  • Furniture and Fixtures
  • Paper and Pulp
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Lumber and Wood
  • Printing, Publishing, and Packaging
  • Stone, Clay, Glass, and Concrete
  • Primary Metals

Distribution

Operating on the thinnest of margins, distributors must continually find ways to improve processes. With Infor LN for Distribution, you can optimize every facet of your operation, from inventory and warehouse management to financials, purchasing, after-market service, and more.

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Highlights

  • Integrated CRM and Order Management supports complete view of customers.
  • Seamless support for Warehouse and Freight Management ensure customer orders are picked and shipped efficiently.
  • Multi-site logistic capabilities paired with powerful Inventory Management enables your organization to achieve high on-time shipping levels.
  • Multi-currency support ensures that cross-border orders are always accounted for accurately.
  • Integrated Service Management extends your distribution operation to handle service and repair.

Micro-verticals

  • Building Materials
  • Electrical
  • Industrial
  • Janitorial & Sanitary Supplies
  • PHVAC
  • Defense Electronics

Customer stories

RING Container

RING Container

RING Container uses out-of-the-box applications to drive collaboration.

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WAIglobal

WAIglobal

WAIglobal revs up performance and saves with Infor LN.

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Promethean

Promethean

Promethean reduced part-number inventory by 75% with Infor LN.

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Infor LN 10x

New features and enhancements from the latest product release.

General Manufacturing

  • Corporate purchase contracts, including centralized sourcing and decentralized procurement
  • RFP refinements
  • Split-production orders
  • Supplier Progress Billing on purchase orders
  • Tactical sourcing for subcontracting

Technology

  • Customer Defined Fields (CDFs)
  • ION content packs
  • Table Comparison

Governance, Risk, and Compliance

  • DEM Authorization Report
  • US DOD compliance
  • US government invoice formats

User Experience

  • HTML5 user interface
  • Infor Ming.le™: Portal and social business integration and in-context apps, including Paparazzi

Project Lifecycle Management

  • Contract funding with enforceable limits
  • Contract Manager Homepage
  • Copying contracts 
  • Customer acceptance, i.e. DD250 material inspection and receiving report
  • External address codes compliant with CAGE and DoDAAC
  • Multiple bank guarantees against a contract line item number 

Global Financials

  • Auto-cash
  • Cross-dimensional validations to indicate if a combination of GL accounts and dimensional values are valid
  • Electronic bank statement enhancements, including Bank Statement Workbench
  • EU invoicing directive, including credit memo best practices
  • Multi-Books extension
  • Payment method discount; early payment or subject to payment method
  • Valuation of inventory returns by using actual costs

Pervasive Analytics

  • In-context analytics
  • Contract Manager Homepage
  • Quality Management in-context pack

Quality Management

  • Quality Manager Homepage
  • Order-specific inspections
  • Non-Conformance Reporting
  • Inspection history
  • Test data

Service Lifecycle Management

  • Visual service technician scheduling
  • Claims Management
  • Field Service Order Screen enhancements
  • Flexible warranty terms
  • Follow-up work orders for complex installations
  • Material "from car"
  • Moving Average Unit Cost (MAUC) enhancements

Project-based Manufacturing

  • Borrow, loan, payback
  • Inter-company pegged warehouse transfers
  • Project costing breaks
  • Project pegging in purchase schedules

Integrations

Infor LN easily extends to best-of-breed applications unified by a common platform and a stunning user interface. Maintain agility and simplify user adoption with software that is fast, intuitive, and enjoyable to use.

Customer Relationship Management
Inforce: CRM based on Salesforce.com

PCM: Product Configuration Management

Enterprise Asset Management and Environmental Sustainability
Infor EAM

Project Lifecycle Management
Program Cost Ledger (including Earned Value Management)

Strategy Management; Financial Reporting; and Governance, Risk, and Compliance
Dynamic Enterprise Performance Management

Infor Approva Continuous Monitoring

Infor Reporting

Infor Business Intelligence

Specialized by industry.
Engineered for speed.
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