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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
Graphical lot tracing screenshot visualizing end-to-end traceability and rapid recall capabilities of food and beverage ERP.

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

Read an executive brief on food safety

Speed up time to market with PLM software for food and beverage
Food and beverage worker using PLM software to improve recipe and formula management, and drive product innovation and ROI.

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

See Infor PLM for Process

Increase operational productivity and reduce waste with a modern food ERP platform
Two food manufacturing workers with modern ERP cloud software helps reduce waste and minimize food safety risks

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

Read about CloudSuite Food & Beverage

Manage supply chain complexity with advanced planning and scheduling
Three farm workers using supply chain planning software on a tablet device to optimize crop yield and provide better forecasts.

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

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Drive profitable growth with an agile cloud-ERP for food
Farm worker with cloud-based ERP for food and beverage gets enterprise-wide visibility and  supply chain transparency.

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

Read about the benefits of ERP agility

Food industry software products

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.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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
PRODUCTS INCLUDED
  • 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.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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.

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

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.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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
PRODUCTS INCLUDED
  • Infor SyteLine®
  • Infor SyteLine Process Industry Pack
  • Infor® OS
  • Implementation Accelerator
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