Lower Total Cost of Ownership Key Factor in Huttig's Decision to Stop Migration to Competing ERP Platform
ATLANTA - December 18, 2007 - Infor today announced that Huttig Building Products, Inc. (NYSE: HBP), a leading domestic distributor of millwork, building materials and wood products, has ceased its implementation of a competing ERP system and instead upgraded to the latest version of Infor ERP SX.enterprise, an ERP solution for distributors and wholesalers.
The built-in business-specific capabilities, lower total cost of ownership, scalability of Infor ERP SX.enterprise, and Infor's domain expertise in the distribution market were strong factors in Huttig's decision to reinvest in its Infor solution. Huttig is benefiting from several new capabilities through Infor ERP SX.enterprise, including consolidated invoicing, streamlined order entry processes and tally functionality.
"After implementing in just nine months, we are now benefiting from the enhanced capabilities of our upgraded SX.enterprise solution, the lower total cost of ownership and deep distribution experience provided by Infor," said Jon Vrabely, CEO of Huttig.
"The building materials distribution industry is fiercely competitive and companies need every available tool to gain an upper hand," said Thad Zylka, vice president of Infor's Distribution and Supply Chain Group. "Enterprising companies like Huttig can quickly achieve a competitive advantage through the rapid implementation cycle of Infor ERP SX.enterprise, as well as from Infor's rich understanding of the industry."
About Infor ERP SX.enterprise
Infor ERP SX.enterprise, a feature-rich solution with an easy to use interface, provides companies with more than 40 configurable modules from which to choose, including advanced order processing with contact and activity management, integrated eCommerce storefront and catalog capability and an extensive data warehouse reporting tool to monitor success. Some of the best known distributors in the world use SX.enterprise to manage complex products, improve inventory accuracy, manage demand forecasting, and simplify resource scheduling.
Huttig Building Products, Inc., currently in its 122nd year of business, is one of the largest domestic distributors of millwork, building materials and wood products used principally in new residential construction and in home improvement, remodeling and repair work. Huttig distributes its products through 36 distribution centers serving 44 states. The Company's wholesale distribution centers sell principally to building materials dealers, national buying groups, home centers and industrial users, including makers of manufactured homes.
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.