ERP software for beverage manufacturers

Right drink. Right time. Right cost.
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Drive innovation and competitive differentiation with built in beverage industry capabilities

The beverage industry is under constant pressure to innovate to capture consumers’ fleeting attention. From beer to juices to carbonated beverages and wine, beverage companies must provide a more diversified product range to increasingly demanding distributors and consumers. Infor provides the most powerful, purpose-built, and complete suite of solutions developed specifically for beverage manufacturers to do just that.

We can stay ahead of our competitors through being more agile in responding to new trends, collaborating on a new idea and launching these on the shop floor quickly because our processes are being more efficient today.
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Get the agility and flexibility to quickly respond to new trends profitably

With CloudSuite Food & Beverage, Infor’s cloud-based ERP for beverage manufacturers, you get a foundation for greater agility in dealing with fluctuations in demand, ingredient supply, and production capacity. CloudSuite Food & Beverage provides the capabilities you need to manage all the challenges your beverage business faces as an industry cloud service. Here’s how Infor can help you achieve a competitive advantage for your beverage business.

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Boost operational excellence

Infor’s solution for beverage manufacturers increases factory throughput and reduces costs. It manages all your capacity and supply chain constraints, including shelf-life limitations, contamination risks, and managing multiple plants and distribution centers. Companies like yours that use CloudSuite Food & Beverage commonly increase throughput by 10% to 40%, while reducing compliance risk. Features include:

  • Beverage capabilities built-in enabling efficient operations, maximum yield and reduced waste
  • Advanced scheduling considering cleaning rules, production and tank capacity
  • Potency of Brix/alcohol for accurate lot blending
  • Synchronization of bulk-pack orders to balance bulk batch sizes with pack orders
  • Asset management to maximize equipment uptime and safety
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Ensure food safety and compliance

With CloudSuite Food & Beverage, you can 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/or 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 digitized quality management for pro-active food safety and compliance
  • Integration to LIMS and MES to capture quality test results in highly automated factories
  • Regulatory compliance to safety standards, packaging, and label requirements
  • Data-driven monitors and embedded AI for preventing non-compliance and food safety issues
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Secure supply chain visibility and resilience

Infor’s advanced demand planning capabilities with machine learning help predicting demand with more certainty using daily and seasonal forecasting, optimize promotional planning and respond more effectively to demand changes. Sales & Operations Planning takes this further by optimizing production, inventory and service levels against lowest cost. Research shows that most companies can meet customer service level agreements with 10% less in finished goods inventory when using inventory optimization strategies. Features include:

  • Forecasting with machine learning to accurately predict demand
  • Supply chain planning balancing supply, capacity and demand, maximizing service levels against lowest cost
  • Returnable packing management and eco-taxes on packaging to stay in control of these high value assets and materials
  • Shelf-life, expire and aging management minimizing 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 beverage manufacturers provides best-in-class Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), so you can introduce attractive, new products quickly to meet changing customer tastes and beat competitive pressures. At the same time, it can help you quickly update formulations, specifications, and labels to meet constantly changing regulations. 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
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Facilitate profitable growth

You cannot meet the unique needs of the beverage 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 anymore. As a result, you can quickly adapt business processes to the rapid changes of the current beverage industry. Features include:

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

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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 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® 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 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

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 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

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
  • 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

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
  • 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

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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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