ERP software for the bakery, snacks, and confectionery industry

Efficiently manage continual changes to demand, ingredient availability, consumer trends and regulations
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Get the software capabilities you need—baked in

Having fresh-baked products on the shelf every day is critical to most baked goods manufacturers. Demand varies by day of the week and season, and ingredient prices and certifications can vary significantly impacting margins and potentially the specification of the product. From regional bakeries to global baked goods, snacks, and confectionery suppliers, Infor provides the most powerful, purpose-built, and complete suite of solutions developed specifically to meet the needs of your industry.
As a fast-growing company, speed is important to us. We chose a cloud platform so that we don’t have to waste time managing our own software or applying patches and upgrades. Our lean IT team focuses instead on driving innovation projects, especially around business analytics and decision making.
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Produce the right product at the right time and in the right quantity

With CloudSuite Food & Beverage, Infor’s cloud-based ERP for bakery, snacks, and confectionery providers, you get the tools to conquer your industry’s biggest challenges, including continual changes to demand, ingredient availability, consumer tastes and trends, and regulations. Not to mention the increasing costs of raw materials, energy, and distribution. Here’s how Infor software capabilities can help you achieve a competitive advantage for your business.
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Boost operational excellence

With Infor’s solution for bakery, snacks, and confectionery providers you can manage your capacity and supply chain constraints, such as shelf-life limitations, contamination risks, and managing multiple plants and distribution centres. Features include:

  • Food and beverage capabilities built-in enabling efficient operations, maximum yield and reduced waste
  • Purchase contracts and expected market prices for minimal value at risk
  • Advanced production scheduling for optimal use of equipment and to avoid cross-contaminations of allergens
  • Alternative bills of material and routing to optimise on availability and costs
  • Asset management to maximise equipment uptime and safety
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Ensure food safety and compliance

With CloudSuite Food & Beverage, you get the tools you need to reduce the risk of ingredient contamination and meet quality and compliance mandates, including label production. Thanks to alerting and rapid escalation technologies for early and quick detection of problems you can perform lot and sub-lot track and trace throughout your supply chain for quick recall identification. Features include:

  • Graphical track and trace with origin, variable lot and quality information for better informed, more targeted and faster recalls
  • Integrated and digitised quality management for pro-active food safety and compliance
  • Regulatory compliance to safety standards, packaging, and label requirements
  • Certificates of analysis and approved suppliers for compliance
  • Data-driven monitors and embedded AI for preventing non-compliance and food safety issues
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Optimise the supply chain and operations

Infor’s advanced demand planning capabilities with machine learning help predict demand with more certainty using daily and seasonal forecasting, replenishment planning, inventory optimisation, and promotional planning. You can effectively manage demand fluctuations caused by promotions, changing weather, and a different product mix per day of the week and in the case of public holidays. Features include:

  • Forecasting with machine learning to accurately predict demand
  • Supply chain planning that balances supply, capacity and demand—maximising service levels against lowest cost
  • Returnable package management and returns to stay in control of these high value assets and materials
  • Shelf-life, expire and ageing management minimising waste
  • Sales & operations planning and execution in one platform for seamless collaboration
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Enable product innovation and transparency

Infor’s industry cloud solution for bakery, snacks, and confectionery companies provides best-in-class Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), so you can develop new or revised recipes quickly and collaboratively, reduce the costs for new product introductions, and decrease product time to market by 50% or more. You’ll also get tools to generate label contents with claims that are compliant with regulator and customer mandates. Features include:

  • Stage gate process for qualification of product innovation ideas
  • Project management with work breakdown and schedules for clear responsibilities and throughput
  • Cross-functional product lifecycle management supports bringing products to market faster and with accurate labels
  • Formulations considering nutritional values, allergens, cost and ecological footprint
  • Traceability and attribute inheritance for provenance information

Control costs and drive profitability

You cannot meet the unique needs of the baked goods, snacks, and confectionery industry unless you have the best software tools on the market today, tools that are flexible and grow with you as your business grows. With CloudSuite Food & Beverage you get a true native industry cloud solution that is receiving new capabilities continuously, so that you always have a current solution with the latest innovations without having to do major upgrade projects. As a result, you can quickly adapt business processes to the rapid changes of the industry. Features include:

  • Multi country/site/channel platform for growth
  • Trade agreements for managing complex prices, discounts and rebates and having insight in margins
  • Machine learning for product and price recommendations to increase sales and margins
  • Artificial intelligence to check for anomalies and to automate order processing

Food industry software products

ERP for food and beverage

Infor CloudSuite™ Food & Beverage has built-in industry and sub-segment specific capabilities are at its core. The solution provides an exceptional user experience and powerful analytics in a multicompany, multicountry, and multisite platform. It’s a digital platform that enables food processors to innovate by adopting new technologies and new food and beverage industry-specific features that are made available continuously in the cloud.


  • Process and fulfil sales orders accurately, down to the minute level, while considering the most cost-efficient options
  • Meet legal and customer requirements with integrated quality management
  • Quickly identify root causes of food safety issues and conduct accurate and targeted recalls
  • Quickly implement preconfigured food and beverage processing best-practises 


  • Infor ERP
  • Infor® OS
  • Infor Birst®
  • Infor Implementation Accelerators

See Infor CloudSuite for Food and Beverage

Product lifecycle management for process manufacturing

Infor® PLM for Process is a cloud-based, product lifecycle management solution specifically designed for food and beverage manufacturing. It maximises the value of process manufacturers’ R&D teams and helps reduce the time spent performing key product lifecycle processes, such as new product development and introduction, formula optimisation, regulatory compliance, and project management. The solution seamlessly integrates with ERP, customer relationship management, laboratory information management systems, and other key business tools.


  • Shorten time to market for food and beverage products
  • Prioritise new product developments with a stage-gate process
  • Optimise recipe formulas to meet the requirements against lowest costs
  • Ensure correct food label contents and formulas to meet legal and customer requirements globally
  • Provide food supply chain transparency to consumers

See Infor PLM for process

Infor MES solution to improve manufacturing operational performance

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


  • 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

See Infor MES

Food industry supply chain planning

Infor® Supply Chain Planning is a powerful platform that balances supply and demand to optimise inventory, service, and performance across the entire food supply chain. Food and beverage companies can tap into solutions for demand planning and sensing, supply planning, production planning and scheduling, inventory optimisation, and sales and operations planning.


  • Increase forecast accuracy using advanced forecasting techniques, machine learning, and demand sensing
  • Generate a balanced push-pull plan using linear programming solving in advanced planning
  • Generate multiple scenarios to enable comparison and optimisation of profitability and service levels
  • Reduce transportation, overtime, and inventory holding costs
  • Optimise the yield of livestock, milk, and crops to match demand in the most profitable way
  • Respect tank and silo capacities and inflow/outflow constraints in scheduling
  • Sequence optimisation that considers changeovers and cleaning-in-place

See Infor Supply Chain Planning

Business intelligence for food and beverage

Infor Birst® Enterprise’s patented automation technology brings together and delivers trusted insights for food and beverage companies. From executives to front-line workers, all levels of the organisation have access to the latest trends impacting your food and beverage business.


  • Smarter decision making with AI-driven insights that explain why a KPI is trending up or down
  • Higher analytics adoption with a modern solution designed for self-service and ease of use
  • More confidence in decision-making with centralised governance across Infor and non-Infor applications
  • Save thousands of hours of development and eliminate the need for multiple data integration, databases, and visualisation solutions

See Infor Birst

Food Industry cloud technology

Infor® OS is a cloud operating platform that seamlessly connects services across all Infor CloudSuite™ industry 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 food and beverage companies.


  • Leverage a unified cloud infrastructure for single sign-on, mobility, security, and compliance
  • Utilise 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

See Infor OS

Human resources for food and beverage

Infor® Human Resources is a leading-edge, end-to-end talent-focused solution. It can help you strategically align people initiatives and talent capabilities to your food and beverage business strategies.


  • Get all the human capital management functionality you need in one complete solution
  • Utilise a consumer-grade, personalised, role-based user interface
  • Leverage relevant and timely data based on behaviour science and analytics
  • Gain complete employee visibility; hire, develop, and retain the right talent
  • Boost employee performance and improve workforce effectiveness

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SMB ERP for Food and Beverage

Food and beverage manufacturers have unique requirements when it comes to manufacturing operations. Infor CloudSuite Industrial for Food & Beverage is the solution to make it easy to adjust recipes, build batches based on exacting manufacturing specifications, and monitor and respond to the evolving regulatory environment.


  • Manage multiple units of measure for any item
  • Model recipes based on weight or volume, as well as loss or yield percentages
  • Account for ingredients used in a recipe that are soluble or are removed from the process prior to packaging
  • Resize a recipe based on production needs, using percentages to accurately scale all of the components
  • Maintain a full history of recipe revisions and be able to recall prior versions and place into production, as needed
  • Issue ingredients quickly and efficiently by reporting in batch production quantities
  • Take advantage of food and beverage ERP functionality to address costing and lot traceability


  • Infor ERP
  • Infor SyteLine Process Industry Pack
  • Infor® OS
  • Implementation Accelerator

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