Industrial manufacturing software solutions

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Industrial manufacturing ERP software built for industry

Industrial manufacturers are applying smart technologies to improve operations and connect people, machines, products, and processes. Infor’s industry-specific cloud software solutions provide access to consumable data throughout manufacturing operations, helping organizations make well-informed, timely decisions. 

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Infor® CloudSuite™ Industrial and CloudSuite™ Industrial Enterprise help manufacturers keep pace with change – from custom orders to supply chain disruption and unforeseen shifts in demand.

For industrial manufacturers, juggling resources to deliver quality products on time is a constant challenge. With the latest Infor CloudSuites, manufacturing customers gain the data-driven insights they need to stay agile, productive, and profitable.

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Boost productivity

Manufacturing leaders are always striving to do more with less. Infor’s latest CloudSuites enables customers to reach new productivity levels by delivering data-driven insights aimed at improving operations across production, quality, and service workstreams. With Infor’s latest CloudSuites, manufacturers receive continuous insights into every facet of their business, including overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and automatic quality checks. This constant oversight enables even the largest manufacturers to stay agile, remain successful, and keep customers satisfied.  

A multi-site manufacturer of plastic bottles and food containers suffered from a lack of visibility that led to missed opportunities and lost profits. With Infor CloudSuite Industrial, the manufacturer eliminated these gaps and gained systemwide oversight into operations across the enterprise, allowing them to improve the company’s productivity and profitability with a single solution.

KEY INDUSTRY ENHANCEMENTS

Material overage management: The close connection between Infor PLM for Discrete and Infor CloudSuite Industrial Enterprise helps manufacturers analyze how part changes can affect the remainder of a product. This lets them find substitute parts in different systems, making it easier to manage changes, reduce waste, and improve efficiencies throughout. 

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Build agile supply chains

Without the right tools, managing sprawling global supply chains can pose a challenge. With Infor’s latest manufacturing solutions, even the largest manufacturers can oversee entire supply chains and eliminate slipped orders, lost sales, and unnecessary freight spend. Built for collaboration, Infor’s latest manufacturing solutions deliver real-time order data to manufacturers and their supply chain partners so that all parties can deliver quality products, on time. 
An international B2B manufacturer suffered from supply chain delays, which lowered profits and excess inventory. Received information was mismatched with reality, resulting in confusion, logistical issues, and unsatisfied customers. Using Infor Enterprise Collaboration Portal, the manufacturer was able to track orders and collaborate with vendors and customers to avoid obstacles. Ultimately, the solution removed 3 days of inventory buffer worth an estimated $250M.

KEY INDUSTRY ENHANCEMENTS

Infor enterprise collaboration portal: Collaborating with businesses to procure third-party services from suppliers and sub-contractors is crucial for many manufacturers. With Infor Enterprise Collaboration Portal, sub-contractors gain the ability to review, accept, or decline orders, request payment, and collaborate seamlessly on cross-functional order transactions through the portal. New functionality provides a comprehensive communication history and expedited response functionality while also managing required insurance and compliance documents in one place.

Infor Enterprise Automation (EA) content library for rapid value realization: A catalog of prebuilt content or automation flows using any combination of EA technologies—robotic process automation (RPA) + intelligent document processing (IDP), backend-as-a-service (BaaS), artificial intelligence (AI), integration platform as a service (iPaaS). 

Picklist proof of delivery: Improve productivity and customer service with Infor EA processing and centralizing proof of delivery documents. Infor EA automates the picklist digital document capture, processing, and management for customer service inquiries to improve productivity by at least 85% and shorten time to resolution. 

Invoice processing and matching: Improve productivity and vendor satisfaction with Infor EA processing invoices for payment. Infor EA automates the capture, matching, and invoice creation for vendor payment to improve productivity by at least 72% and shorten days to pay. Any exception errors are routed and corrected by a human. 

 

 

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Enhance customer value

Market-wide, customers are craving customized products and personalized experiences. Infor’s latest CloudSuites allows manufacturers to provide this value to their customers without increasing their overheads. The latest from Infor’s CloudSuite utilizes our signature Configure Price Quote (CPQ) capability, which presents sales representatives and end-customers with a visual, user-friendly buying experience. With CPQ, end customers can personalize their orders while the platform generates appropriate and accurate pricing and delivery information.

An international furniture manufacturer differentiates itself in the market with top-of-the-line products that can be tailored and customized according to a consumer’s specific preferences. With the help of Infor CloudSuite and CPQ technology, this manufacturer has created more than 1.2 million permutations of its top-selling chair alone, meeting growing customer demands at an unprecedented rate.

KEY INDUSTRY ENHANCEMENTS

Configurable product workspace: To answer increasing CPQ demands, the new customer service workspace provides representatives with a single personalized screen for configurable products. The customizable, role-based workspace includes quote valuation, won-lost, quote aging, and related sales orders for configured products.

Material overage management: This tight integration between Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and CloudSuite Industrial Enterprise offers a solution that allows engineers to conduct a thorough impact analysis of part changes. Identifying replacement part instances in cross-functional platforms provides better control over engineering changes, leading to reduced scrap and more efficient processes.

 

ERP software for industrial manufacturing

Our manufacturing software solutions are built from the ground up to meet the needs of modern industrial manufacturing operations. With our industry-specific approach, you get the features your business needs right out of the box with less customization and faster deployments.

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Offer a unique manufacturing product and experience

Manage strategic configurations and accelerate product innovation.

  • Leverage product lifecycle management (PLM) with embedded regulatory, quality, and supply chain impact analysis
  • Facilitate customer communication with configure, price, quote capabilities
  • Enable project control with work breakdown structures, scheduling, costing, detailed project pegging, and analytics
  • Improve communication and delivery via embedded customer relationship management (CRM) and order management
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ERP for manufacturing decreases operational complexity

Facilitate productivity, planning, and production to improve quality, while reducing costs.

  • Support multiple manufacturing models: engineer-to-order, configure-to-order, and repetitive
  • Enable shop floor automation
  • Increase workforce management effectiveness
  • Optimize equipment lifecycles with industry-leading enterprise asset management capabilities
  • Ensure reliable products with sophisticated quality management
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Optimize supply chain planning, management, and fulfillment

Gain end-to-end supply chain visibility and leverage collaborative communication to increase efficiencies.

  • Take advantage of a worldwide commerce network (upstream and downstream)
  • Optimize sales and operations planning
  • Leverage supply chain planning and optimization
  • Utilize multisite, multi-logistics inventory planning
  • Integrate inventory management, warehousing, and fulfillment
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Experience digital transformation in industrial manufacturing

Achieve Industry 4.0 capabilities via digital transformation.

  • Leverage deep, industry functionality on a scalable and secure cloud platform with configurable extensions and personalization, instead of customization
  • Experience new levels of flexibility, agility, and availability with Infor’s multi-tenant deployment in the AWS® cloud
  • Integrate IoT, AI, machine learning, and predictive analytics capabilities
  • Enable social collaboration, homepages based on roles, and KPIs that are specific to your industry and user roles
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Enterprise cloud ERP for manufacturing

Discrete manufacturers around the world depend on Infor’s manufacturing software system, CloudSuite Industrial Enterprise, to give them the visibility needed to quickly respond to customer, supplier, and regulatory needs—without requiring any software customizations.

Highlights

  • Automate processes for bidding, contracting, execution, and revenue recognition
  • Innovate faster and more efficiently
  • Manage production planning and scheduling
  • Coordinate aftermarket service and maintenance
  • Optimize production scheduling
  • Improve product quality
  • Leverage the highly flexible, scalable architecture to be more agile and synchronized with fast-changing customer expectations

Products Included

Infor ERP

Powerful manufacturing ERP software designed for discrete manufacturing businesses to simplify and automate business operations.

Infor® OS

Cloud-based operating platform that connects Infor and 3rd-party digital infrastructures into a seamless ecosystem.

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Infor Birst®

AI-powered analytics for your entire organization with role-based views and access control.

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Infor Implementation Accelerators

Speed time to market and reutrn on investment with pre-configured industry-specific use cases come ready-to-use out of the box.


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Small- to mid-size business cloud ERP for manufacturing

Infor CloudSuite™ Industrial is an end-to-end manufacturing software solution for both discrete and process manufacturers and is powered by more than 30 years of experience supporting small- to medium-size companies. The manufacturing ERP provides predictive analytics, collaboration, lean production tools, and integration options. This modern manufacturing software solution is a mixed-mode application for engineer-to-order, configure-to-order, highly repetitive, process, and service-based manufacturers. The solution helps manage complexity and growth, while enabling you to gain performance improvements in customer service, productivity, and cost control.

Highlights

  • Innovate faster and more efficiently
  • Manage production planning and scheduling
  • Coordinate aftermarket service and maintenance
  • Optimize production scheduling
  • Improve product quality
  • Leverage the highly flexible, scalable architecture to be more agile and synchronized with fast-changing customer expectations

Products Included

Infor ERP

Powerful ERP software designed for discrete manufacturing to simplify and automate business operations.

Infor® OS

Cloud-based operating platform that connects Infor and 3rd-party digital infrastructures into a seamless ecosystem.

Learn more
Infor Birst®

AI-powered analytics for your entire organization with role-based views and access control.

Learn more
Infor Implementation Accelerators

Speed time to market and reutrn on investment with pre-configured industry-specific use cases come ready-to-use out of the box.


See Infor CloudSuite Industrial

Manufacturing software solution for workforce management

Optimize every aspect of labor management and productivity with Infor® Workforce Management. Strategically enhance workforce planning, execution, and analysis with an engaging, enterprise workforce management software solution designed specifically for the industrial manufacturing industry. You get time and attendance, demand-driven scheduling, workforce scheduling, and absence management tools.

Highlights

  • Enable your people to access workforce data anywhere, anytime
  • Track employee time and get the right data to payroll every time
  • Leverage vertically specialized shift- or demand-driven scheduling tools
  • Take advantage of intuitive software for budgeting, planning, and forecasting labor demand

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Configure, Price, Quote manufacturing software system

Infor® CPQ (Configure Price Quote) helps sales teams, partners, and distributors sell complex products more quickly. The rules-driven platform is designed for visual quoting and dynamic pricing to instantly produce a configuration-specific list price, dealer cost, and quoted selling price. Orders are automatically passed to your business system via enterprise integration.

Highlights

  • Sell complex products faster with quick and accurate quotes on demand
  • Accelerate product innovation
  • Optimize your supply chain to improve demand planning and purchasing
  • Bring your products to life with a visual selection and configuration experience
  • Gain complete visibility into data in real time

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Supply chain management software

Infor® Supply Chain Management solutions deliver intelligent supply chain orchestration by digitalizing supply chain processes in real time. You can gain end-to-end visibility that empowers data-driven decisions and optimal on-time delivery to your customers.

Highlights

  • Reduce supply chain costs, including waste and transportation costs
  • Achieve a single version of the truth to drive actionable insights
  • Reduce invoice processing and transportation lead times
  • Increase on-time and accurate shipment order rates
  • Increase team productivity and reduce expenses within your warehouses

Products Available

Infor Nexus ™

A multi-enterprise network connecting supply chain partners with a single source of truth.

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Infor Integrated Business Planning

Accelerating supply chain planning through analytics that improve decisions and maximize critical resources.

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Infor WMS

A unified WMS built for performance and scale, helping businesses achieve perfect order fulfillment at the lowest possible cost.

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Manufacturing Execution System

Infor MES solution to improve manufacturing operational performance

Empower operators on the shop floor with a highly visual Manufacturing Execution System to achieve real-time control and visibility of all manufacturing operations in the factory and support data driven decision making.

Highlights

  • Create the smart factory with extensive MOM (manufacturing operations management) functionality across production, quality, inventory, and maintenance, centrally orchestrate operations, connecting to machines and equipment for real-time visibility and responsiveness
  • Increase efficiency (OEE), reduce waste, and improve FTTQ (first time through quality)
  • Accelerate time-to-value and ROI with a modular, highly configurable enterprise MES solution, offering 24/7 resilience
  • Support your digital transformation journey in manufacturing operations.
  • Integrate with Infor Industrial CloudSuites and leverage rich manufacturing data in Infor OS

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Product lifecycle management software

Infor® PLM Discrete is a comprehensive product lifecycle management solution that seamlessly integrates with ERP and CAD systems. PLM Discrete empowers employees, suppliers, and partners to get products to market faster, improve design efficiency, and lower the cost of new product introductions.

Highlights

  • Support PLM management for make-to-order, configure-to-order, assemble-to-order, and project-based businesses
  • Leverage out-of-the-box interoperability with ERP, CAD, and manufacturing systems
  • Employ real-time reporting and analysis capabilities
  • Automate workflows
  • Utilize role-driven retrieval and information reuse

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Manufacturing technology platform

Infor® OS is a cloud operating platform that seamlessly connects services across Infor manufacturing software solutions and many third-party solutions. Services range from essential, business-critical functionality to more advanced technology that’s capable of providing competitive advantages to industrial manufacturing companies.

Highlights

  • Leverage a unified cloud infrastructure for single sign-on, mobility, security, and compliance
  • Utilize seamless integration across Infor and non-Infor products
  • Leverage an easy-to-use, unified, user experience across all applications
  • Capture vital data from IoT devices
  • Use advanced analytics and AI for guidance and automated decisions
  • Ensure compliance, collaboration, and accountability with role-based homepages, alerts, and workflows

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Extend your capabilities with a robust community of products

Infor’s Marketplace quickly and easily connects industrial manufacturing customers to innovative add-on solutions built by Infor as well as other vendors within Infor’s growing community of contributors. With such a fast-growing ecosystem of solutions for your industry, chances are if you have a problem, Marketplace has the solution.

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