BOSAL Selects Infor's Micro-vertical Suite Especially Designed for the Automotive Tier Supplier Industry
Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced that BOSAL, a leading manufacturer of complete emission control systems for passenger cars, trucks and industrial applications, catalytic converters, towbar systems, roofbars and roofracks, wind deflectors, jacks and toolkits, precision steel tubing, vehicle cabins, irrigation equipment, and energy conversion components has selected Infor LN Automotive. The company plans to standardize all business processes in the new BOSAL Global Operating Model on a single ERP system, improving business processes, efficiency and transparency. The manufacturer will also implement Infor ION (Intelligent Open Network) to profit from increased interoperability and competitiveness, as well as Infor Automotive Exchange, Infor Supplier Exchange and Infor EAM (Enterprise Asset Management).
BOSAL is headquartered in Lummen, Belgium. Its 5,500+ employees in 34 manufacturing plants and 18 distribution centers support major car manufacturers around the world with world-class products and services. With Infor LN Automotive, BOSAL will not only standardize on a single system but also provide a consumer-grade user experience with a modern interface and social capabilities. BOSAL also chose the Infor suite for its micro-vertical functionality specific to the automotive supplier business.
Designed for speed
Infor ION is the fuel the entire system runs on. The open lightweight middleware platform is based on industry standards and integrates Infor and non-Infor applications, like Reporting and Product Life Cycle Management solutions which are already deployed at BOSAL. It improves the ability to execute faster and stay ahead of competition. Infor ION Workflow & Events provides BOSAL with a framework to create, standardize and monitor business processes and make changes without needing IT involvement. Thus, the company will be able to create value from the very beginning of the implementation project. Instead of having to wait for a complete replacement of all existing systems, Infor ION connects new Infor solutions such as Infor Automotive Exchange or Infor Supplier Exchange to current legacy ERP systems and consequently enables BOSAL to exchange further parts of the infrastructure.
"Infor's solutions are designed for speed, and provide us with functionality required to increase our responsiveness to our customer requirements and bring products to the market quicker," says Werner de Wever, CIO at BOSAL. "The complete automotive suite with deep core ERP functionality plus ION integrations to Automotive Exchange, Supplier Exchange, Asset Management and embedded BI offers technological and financial benefits, next to adding value for users. The consumer grade experience and social capabilities really make the difference and prove that we are ahead of our competitors in the market."
"With Infor ION as process enabler, BOSAL will be able to benefit from efficiency gains early on in the project. It will be put in place incrementally and will deliver direct value, building on existing investments. This is why they choose to work with Infor," said Bernd Hau, RVP, Automotive Sales EMEA at Infor.
Established in 1923 in Alkmaar, the BOSAL Group is Dutch registered, headquartered in Lummen, Belgium. The annual turnover in 2011 was in excess of € 796 million. The BOSAL Group employs over 5,500 people in 34 manufacturing plants and 18 distribution centres. BOSAL´s customer base includes all major car manufacturers worldwide as well as a variety of leading industrial conglomerates. For further information, please visit: www.BOSAL.com.
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