See how Canon reduced costs and modernized their IT infrastructure with Infor ERP XA
For more than 70 years, Canon has delivered innovative products for moving and still images to customers around the world.
The company was founded in 1937. Canon has evolved into a global company operating in a variety of markets: Business Solutions, Consumer Imaging, Broadcast & Communications, Medical Systems and Industrial Products. Canon Germany was founded in Düsseldorf in 1973. The Giessen site is mainly involved in service and support for Canon copier systems and printers.
Innovative ideas have always secured Canon a firm place at the forefront of the industry. Whenever businesses and consumers choose Canon products, they are choosing reliable, stylish and advanced technology.
Canon has been an Infor ERP XA customer since the early 1990s. The intention of starting this project was originally to modernize the applications as a whole and bring the entire infrastructure onto the same technological platform.
In 2015, the first joint milestone was the upgrade to XA 9.1. The heavily modified ERP system was brought up to the Infor standard. Thus, future update costs were significantly reduced, and the stability of the system was significantly improved. The next step was the implementation of a modern output management with Interform. In 2017, the first Infor ION solution for system integration was put into operation at Canon as part of the modernization of the IT infrastructure. The successful upgrade to ERP XA R9.2 then took place in 2018.
In 2019, further ION solutions were put into operation and simplifications of the system landscape were implemented in the following. In 2021, the Infor SCE implementation followed to optimize logistics. In the same step, a modern IoT solution was implemented for comprehensive control of the complete infrastructure.
In 2022, SCE and IoT were further optimized. The next short-term goal is the modernization of the UI and the further rollout of the Infor OS technology. In 2023, there are still projects to be implemented: for example, the upgrade to XA R10 as well as further interfaces based on Infor ION.
Canon Gießen goes in to the future
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