The new release of Infor Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) 10x marks a major development in sales and operations planning with social collaboration, embedded analytics, and prebuilt content.
The 10.4 version provides a framework for manufacturing and distribution companies to bridge the gap between operational realities and financial objectives.
The release features Infor 10x technology, which uses Infor ION®, a purpose-built middleware, and social collaboration engine Infor Ming.leTM to facilitate and record internal communications across all functions and departments, as well as external communications with customers and suppliers.
"The introduction of the component of S&OP is a further step in the improvement and optimization of operational procedures that characterize the highly integrated operations between headquarters and markets," said Vittorio Boero, Ferrari chief information officer.
The 10x release offers the full Social S&OP functionality that enables users to work together with greater accuracy and efficiency. As an Infor Ming.le-enabled solution, companies can collaborate easily on business processes throughout the supply chain and enterprise. Social S&OP provides a single point to review planning alerts, exceptions, outstanding tasks and workflows and enables individual escalations from other stakeholders.
The solution features a component called S&OP Xpress that provides best-practice, prebuilt content that allows rapid implementations of Infor S&OP, while aligning customers in mature, complete Infor S&OP processes. The solution supports intelligent decision-making using embedded graphics and analytics through Infor ION Business Intelligence (BI).
"Infor S&OP 10x is designed to help companies evolve their S&OP model to achieve a more profitable balance between supply and demand," said John Bermudez, Infor vice president of product management. "By supporting the planning process with prebuilt workflows and social collaboration, and equipping users with 10x technology, this release of Infor S&OP helps companies to ensure that operations processes support their overall strategy."