Food & Beverage
Simplified food industry software to transform your business
Our simplified ERP solutions have food and beverage industry functionality built in for operational excellence, product lifecycle management, supply chain planning, and asset management. We make it easier for you to improve food safety, minimize waste, and provide greater supply chain transparency.
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Cloud ERP supports innovation, safety, and sustainability in food manufacturing
Food consumers demand product innovation for more than taste. They want end-to-end food supply chain visibility to verify safety and sustainable operations. Deploy food products consumers want faster with our cloud ERP solutions and transform your business.
Ensure food safety, quality, and compliance with the best ERP for food and beverage
Consumers and regulators expect food and beverage manufacturers to take a proactive approach to quality and safety. Regulations are rigorous and the risks associated with failure are high. Food companies earn trust and brand value with the advanced quality management system, end-to-end traceability software, and rapid recall capabilities our solution provides.
- Automate food safety processes and perform regular testing
- Meet legal and customer requirements with system-directed quality checks and tests
- Quickly identify root causes of food safety issues and perform accurate, targeted recalls
- Capture supply chain and manufacturing data from upstream and downstream processes
- Implement automated corrective actions
Speed up time to market with PLM software for food and beverage
Consumer preferences and available ingredients are constantly changing. To protect margins and grow market share, food manufacturers must introduce new recipes and products to market faster. Speed up product development with our product lifecycle management software for food and beverage that has unique workflows for PLM, ERP, and SCP.
- Calculate, simulate, and optimize nutritional values, allergens, and cost of formulations
- Ensure regulatory and customer requirements are met throughout the product development cycle
- Generate compliant product labels and ingredient specifications with built-in regulatory content
- Implement transparency that provides consumers with details from farm to fork
- Focus on product development ideas with the highest potential
- Improve effectiveness with a stage-gate product development process
Increase operational productivity and reduce waste with a modern food ERP platform
Margins in food manufacturing are thin and it’s important to be as efficient as possible. Food, water, energy and time waste must be minimized for profitability and sustainability. Implementing a modern food ERP system enables a digital transformation. Our cloud application platform optimizes food manufacturer operations for competitive advantages.
- Drive decisions for reducing waste and minimizing food safety risks using IoT sensor readings
- Avoid down time and food safety risks with predictive maintenance and embedded quality processes
- Optimize yield of livestock, milk, and crops based on cut, grading, and processing options
- Automate and improve productivity with embedded AI
- Be at the leading edge of Industry 4.0 innovations
Manage supply chain complexity with advanced planning and scheduling
Demand can be seasonal and changes can happen suddenly due to weather conditions or shifting sales channels and products. Supply chains can be disrupted due to poor harvests and issues in transportation. Our advanced demand planning, supply planning, and scheduling solutions offer visibility and enable you to optimize service levels against lowest cost.
- Leverage advanced statistical forecasting and demand sensing using machine learning
- Incorporate promotional and new product history for better decisions
- Balance stock-build, inventory holding costs, production capacity, overtime costs, and shelf-life
- Optimize yield of livestock, milk and crops based on cut, grading and processing options
- Minimize change overs, cleaning-in-place, and contamination risks with a synchronized and sequenced production schedule considering production line, labor, tank, and silo capacities
Drive profitable growth with an agile cloud-ERP for food
Today’s food and beverage organizations need complete enterprise-wide visibility and the agility to quickly respond to a changing market. Our smart, preconfigured and modern ERP for food and beverage offers the agility to quickly turn challenges and disruptions into a competitive advantage.
- Get insight into sales volumes and margins per sales channel, product, and package size
- Use external data sources, like point-of-sale information, to drive targeted product introductions and rationalizations
- Handle complex price, discount, and rebate agreements automatically and see the impact on profitability immediately
- Grab a bigger market share and become less vulnerable for demand changes by connecting new trading partners, marketplaces, and ecommerce to the digital platform
- Integrate acquisitions quickly and expand internationally thanks to world-class multi-company, multi-site and multi-country capabilities
Supporting all kinds of food and beverage companies
Efficiently manufacturing food ingredients means being
able to control the specifications and formulas for a large number of SKUs. Securing the sourcing of compliant ingredients and being able to do a fast track and trace is critical. Our PLM and ERP solutions for food ingredient manufacturers provide the needed compliance and agility in this highly competitive industry.
From beer to juices to energy drinks, carbonated beverages, or wine, you’re fighting for the consumers’ fleeting attention. To stay competitive, you need the ability to introduce the right new products quickly, and plan your promotions accurately. Our PLM for beverage companies speeds up time to market. Advanced planning and scheduling software for beverage help increase sales and factory output.
Fruits and vegetables
The origin, availability and quality of fresh produce varies per season, while shelf life is very short. To achieve profitability businesses need to accurately allocate costs to batches. Our ERP for fruit and vegetables has unique capabilities to deal with variable quality and origin attributes, and can match those with customer specifications in an optimal way to reduce waste.
Grains and cereals
The supply of grains, rice and other raw materials is both volatile and highly dependent on growing conditions across the globe. Purpose-built ERP for food combined with our world class supply chain planning solutions provide supply chain visibility and resilience to meet demand in the most profitable and sustainable way.
Animal feed and pet food
Animal feed manufacturers need to continuously improve their formulations while reducing their ecological footprint and factoring in volatile commodity prices. Our ERP and PLM solutions for animal feed providers gives you the ability to quickly switch to less costly, compliant alternative sources. World-class supply chain planning solutions provide supply chain visibility and resilience to meet demand in the most profitable and sustainable way.
Confectionery and snacks
Confectionery and snacks manufacturing is a very competitive industry with a constant pressure on shelf space and margins. New product development, omni-channel sales and trade promotions are critical. Consumers want cleaner labels to find products with fair-trade ingredients and less sugar. Our PLM and ERP solutions for confectionery and snacks providers give you the innovation and agility needed in this highly competitive industry.
Ready meals and convenience
Today’s consumers want food that’s easy to prepare, whether it’s frozen food with a long shelf life or a fresh prepared meal with a very short shelf life. To be a consumer’s first choice, it’s important to offer a diverse menu that changes over time and is transparent about nutritional values and allergens. You get that with a platform that combines food-and-beverage-specific ERP, PLM, and SCM capabilities.
Today’s agriculture industry is under pressure to deliver more crops, milk and livestock to feed a growing world population. Meanwhile, sustainability is of increasing importance to consumers who want to reduce waste. Our ERP solution for food delivers an innovative platform with embedded artificial intelligence, using data from farm to fork to reduce waste.
Meat, poultry and fish
The demand for finished products will never equate exactly to what is available, each cut has its own profit margin and production costs. Our advanced planning software optimizes cuts and yield to meet demand in the most profitable way. The ERP solution for protein has best-in-class track and trace capabilities to improve food safety and provides provenance information to customers.
Fat and protein content of the milk received from the farms determine the milk price and yield. Many dairies are cooperatives looking for ways to improve margins for their members. Our PLM for dairy has tools to optimize your product portfolio to make it more profitable. While our ERP solution for dairy provides detailed insight into costs and yield. The advanced scheduling software considers tank capacity.
Having fresh-baked products on the shelf every day is critical for 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. Shorten the time from order to delivery with a purpose-built ERP solution for bakeries, extended with PLM and SCM capabilities.
Food industry software products
- ERP for food and beverage
- Asset management for food and beverage
- Product lifecycle management for process manufacturing
- Food industry supply chain planning
- Business intelligence for food and beverage
- Food industry cloud technology
- Human resources for food and beverage
- SMB ERP for Food and Beverage
ERP solution for food and beverage producers and distributors
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 fulfill 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-practices
- Infor M3™
- Infor® OS
- Infor Birst®
- Infor Implementation Accelerators
Asset management for food and beverage
Infor® EAM provides food and beverage producers with asset management, materials management, and procurement tools to help you solve your critical asset performance challenges. Advanced analysis tools can help you take the data you already have and turn it into quality equipment decisions. This modern, configurable asset management solution gives you the flexibility to integrate data with your other enterprise software solutions, so you get a single view of your company on any device. You’ll be able to optimize all your asset management processes, facilitate root cause failure analysis, leverage enhanced visualization capabilities, and turn asset management into a competitive advantage.
- Maximize reliability and performance of assets
- Minimize downtime and food safety risks with condition-based maintenance and cleaning based on inspections and IoT data
- Reduce energy, water, and food waste
- Ensure compliance with regulations for food safety and a safe workplace
Food and beverage product lifecycle management
Infor® PLM for Process is a cloud-based, product lifecycle management solution specifically designed for food and beverage manufacturing. It maximizes 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 optimization, 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
- Prioritize new product developments with a stage-gate process
- Optimize 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
Food supply chain planning
Infor® Supply Chain Planning is a powerful platform that balances supply and demand to optimize 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 optimization, 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 optimization of profitability and service levels
- Reduce transportation, overtime, and inventory holding costs
- Optimize 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 optimization that considers changeovers and cleaning-in-place
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 organization 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 centralized governance across Infor and non-Infor applications
- Save thousands of hours of development and eliminate the need for multiple data integration, databases, and visualization solutions
Cloud OS for food and beverage
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
- 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
Human resources solutions 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
- Utilize a consumer-grade, personalized, role-based user interface
- Leverage relevant and timely data based on behavior science and analytics
- Gain complete employee visibility; hire, develop, and retain the right talent
- Boost employee performance and improve workforce effectiveness
Process manufacturing software solutions
Food and beverage manufacturers have unique requirements when it comes to manufacturing operations. Infor SyteLine 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 SyteLine®
- Infor SyteLine Process Industry Pack
- Infor® OS
- Implementation Accelerator