Infor Provides Promethean Real Time View of Global Operations


Infor ERP LN Cuts Manufacturer's Inventory by 75 Percent

ATLANTA - October 8, 2007 - Infor today announced Promethean, a global leader and innovator in interactive learning technologies, has successfully implemented Infor ERP LN. LN will provide Promethean with a single view across its entire business, allowing it to plan manufacturing more efficiently between sites in the UK and China. It will also enable Promethean to rationalize and improve the visibility of its stock. In the UK, the system has already reduced part number inventory by 75 percent. Promethean manufactures interactive learning products which enable teachers to prepare and conduct lessons digitally. Its products are distributed through a global network of partners in over 70 countries.

To keep up with the pace of business, Promethean needed a business-specific solution to provide the company with an accurate and real time view of all operations across finance, sales, manufacturing, customer support and distribution. LN will provide Promethean users with the relevant information required to schedule production more effectively and provide a higher level of service for customers and partners. It will also enable Promethean to track the performance of its departments and ensure it meets local compliance requirements.

"After experiencing rapid business growth, it was evident that our systems could not keep pace. We made the decision to invest in an ERP system which would streamline the management of information and be scalable to support our future growth," commented Neil Johnson, Chief Financial Officer, Promethean. "After a competitive tender process, we selected Infor as our partner. Promethean has operations across the world and LN will provide us with a single, integrated system. From the outset, it was evident that LN was the most comprehensive solution in the marketplace and provided the lowest total cost of ownership of all the solutions that we reviewed. LN required minimal customization which helped a prompt implementation."

Promethean's site in Blackburn, England was the first to go live on the Infor solution. This site handles the most complex business processes, ranging from order processing, production and planning, to customer support, installation and distribution. The next phase of the project is to repeat the UK success in Promethean's sites in America, China, France and Germany.

"Like many other manufacturers, Promethean has relationships with customers, partners and suppliers all over the world. It is essential that Promethean effectively manages its relationships to support its business growth," said Trevor Smith, VP for UK, Ireland, Middle East & Africa, Infor. "Promethean also needed to be confident that it had the systems in place to react quickly to changes in the global market place. LN provides Promethean with complete visibility of its global operations, helping extend its reach. Infor is excited to be playing a central role in Promethean's growth."

Infor ERP LN is a highly scalable solution with finance, sales, purchasing, configuration, planning, manufacturing, warehousing and service management capabilities built-in. Additionally, customers with multi-national manufacturing and distribution requirements are able to more effectively manage complex supply chains. Infor ERP LN is quick to implement and easily integrated with other solutions, helping to provide a lower total cost of ownership.

About Promethean

Promethean is a global leader in interactive learning technology that empowers teachers to engage, educate, assess and motivate learners. Developed by and for educators, its award-winning products help teachers to prepare digital lessons quickly and with greater ease. The technology enables them to create, customize and integrate text, web, video and audio content, so they can more easily capture students' attention and accommodate different learning styles. Promethean is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with flagship headquarters in Blackburn, UK.

About Infor

Infor delivers business-specific software to enterprising organizations. With experience built in, Infor's solutions enable businesses of all sizes to be more enterprising and adapt to the rapid changes of a global marketplace. With more than 70,000 customers, Infor is changing what businesses expect from an enterprise software provider. For additional information, visit www.infor.com.

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