Press Release Summary:
Infor ERP A+, System i-based distribution solution, allows seamless integration with Infor SCM Demand Planning and other solutions while delivering real-time access to key business documentation. Accessed through configurable user interface, flexible business foundation helps run end-to-end operation - from accounting and sales to warehouse - and provides path to forecasting, inventory, and replenishment planning capabilities.
Original Press Release:
Distributors Improve Operational Visibility with Infor
Enhancements to Infor ERP A+ Improve Customer Service and Productivity
ATLANTA - August 20, 2007 - Infor today announced the latest version of Infor ERP A+, its industry-leading System i-based distribution solution, which includes an improved user interface, seamless integration to Infor SCM Demand Planning and other solutions, and enhanced real-time access to key business information. These new features enable distributors to increase operational visibility, enhance employee effectiveness, improve customer service and maximize their IT investment.
The next generation of A+ is designed for distributors seeking a highly functional, flexible business foundation, and helps distributors of all types and sizes run an efficient, end-to-end operation. From accounting and sales, to the warehouse, and everywhere in between, A+ allows distributors to optimize inventory levels, increase productivity and improve profitability.
With seamless integration to complementary solutions such as Infor SCM Demand Planning and document management, A+ now provides distributors a path to robust forecasting, inventory and replenishment planning capabilities, and real time access to key business documentation. This interoperability extends the value of a business's IT investment and lowers total cost of ownership - a key benefit for distributors with few or no IT resources.
"Distributors face increasing pressure in today's global marketplace to proficiently and cost-effectively serve their customers," said Andrew McGlasson, Infor's director of industry and product marketing for Distribution and Supply Chain Group. "To remain competitive, companies must be able to rapidly react to even the slightest change in demand. The new features in Infor ERP A+, including integration with other Infor solutions, will provide companies with the comprehensive visibility they require to manage complex supply chains and quickly respond to market fluctuation."
San Diego-based WAXIE Sanitary Supply is America's largest family-owned distributor of sanitary maintenance supplies and a long-standing Infor customer. WAXIE uses A+ to manage its North American operations, which includes the movement of goods for multiple products and customers, and working with its suppliers to reduce inventory redundancies and improve customer service.
"In Infor we have found a collaborative partner that jointly evaluates our current and ongoing operational needs. This commitment has given us the opportunity to offer additional value to our customers, which leads to new revenue streams for us and for them," said Harry Babb, vice president of Corporate Operations and IT for WAXIE Sanitary Supply. "Our partnership with Infor and the improved capabilities in A+ will help us take our business to the next level."
The improved user interface in A+ is highly configurable, allowing employees to be more efficient and distributors to benefit from a more productive workforce. Additionally, the ease of use ensures users are up and running in record time, allowing companies to reduce training costs.
The latest enhancements to Infor ERP A+ demonstrate Infor's unwavering commitment to evolving its System i-based business-specific solutions. With more than 16,000 System i customers, Infor is one of the leading providers of solutions for the IBM platform. Additionally, A+ was recently named solution of choice for Jan/San distributors as part of IBM's Vertical Industry Program, which is designed to advance the use of technology among small and medium sized companies.
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.