JCB Implements New Consolidation System with Infor
Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced that JCB, one of the world's leading manufacturers of construction and agricultural equipment, has implemented Infor Enterprise Performance Management (EPM). The application is designed to create greater cohesion of financial data across JCB's business units, making it easier to report on and share business critical information in a timely manner.
- JCB has a turnover of £2.7billion, employs 10,000 people globally and operates 22 manufacturing operations in countries including Brazil, China, Germany, India, the U.K. and the U.S.
- JCB selected Infor based on the company's technical expertise and the cost effectiveness of its EPM offering. Synergies between the new application and JCB's existing Microsoft Excel-based legacy system were also key, as they stood to simplify training and deployment across multiple territories and languages.
- As Infor EPM is web-based, users from across JCB's global business units can upload financial information directly onto the system where it can be centrally collated.
"Infor EPM is easy to implement and intuitive to use," said David Brown, director, Group Finance at JCB world headquarters in the UK. "This helps ensure that the system can be fully optimized by non-technical personnel in JCB's finance departments. As we operate in a fast changing industry, it is particularly important that we can produce timely and accurate information for the JCB board. Using Infor EPM our colleagues around the globe can submit data in a consistent manner, so that it can be collated quickly and easily."
"For global organizations such as JCB, ensuring consistency and accuracy of financial reporting can be a challenge, said Chris Field, performance management, business consulting manager, EMEA, Infor. "Infor EPM simplifies how information can be gathered, reported and shared, and provides more accurate and consistent insight into how a business is performing, resulting in more informed decision making."
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JCB is the world's third largest manufacturer of construction and agricultural equipment. It employs around 10,000 people on four continents and sells products in 150 countries through 2,000 dealer depot locations. Throughout its 67 year history, the firm has always invested heavily in research and development, keeping JCB at the cutting edge of innovation.
Today, JCB has some of the finest engineering facilities across the globe, produces a range of over 300 machines and maintains a reputation for unrivalled customer service.
Infor is the third-largest provider of enterprise applications and services, helping 70,000 customers in 194 countries improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, using ground-breaking technology that delivers a rich user experience, and flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both. To learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com.
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