Manufacturers choose Infor

Infor has announced that it has signed seven new Infor ERP SL, formerly SyteLine, customers in Australia and New Zealand in the last calendar quarter.

The customers, who include Precision Australia, Total Tooling, Purple Pig, Hamer Group, Freedom Wigs, APL, and Mintt Corporation, selected Infor ERP SL for its ability to support processes that are specific to their businesses, as well as its technology architecture which allows it to adapt to their long-term growth.

The newly-signed customers demonstrate the need in the Australian and New Zealand markets for proven manufacturing software that does not require extensive customisation.

These customers join the more than 2,500 manufacturers worldwide who rely on Infor ERP SL for its strong functionality serving the needs of manufacturers in industries like industrial equipment and machinery, high tech and electronics, aerospace, metal fabrication, furniture, specialty vehicles, and medical devices.

Infor ERP SL is designed by domain experts to keep implementation times down. It can support a range of discrete manufacturing modes, from engineer-to-order through repetitive.

The software allows manufacturers the flexibility to switch back and forth among work orders, production schedules and Just-In-Time/Kanban.

It features Advanced Planning and Scheduling to synchronize material and capacity with customer orders, robust materials and inventory management capabilities to track inventory across multiple sites, and integrated modules to maintain quality control over day-to-day procedures associated with receiving, manufacturing and shipping.

Infor ERP SL is ideal for companies like Precision Australia, part of the Precision Valve Corporation, the world’s largest supplier of aerosol valves.

Gary Young, Precision’s Manager, Information Technology, Asia Pacific, says Infor’s industry experience stood out from the competition.

“With Precision operating across seven countries, six time zones and five languages, we needed an ERP system that could easily adapt to our business.

We chose Infor ERP SL because it is a manufacturing solution that incorporates other modules such as finance, as opposed to the traditional software model of a finance-centric application that tries to manage manufacturing,” Young says.

“With Infor ERP SL, we have an intuitive solution that addresses our needs. It enables us to focus on driving our business growth rather than spending time configuring software.”

New Zealand-based Hamer Group has also selected Infor ERP SL. The Hamer Group companies manufacture and distribute power engineering and automation products.

The companies within the group needed a long-term solution that would support their expansion plans. “Infor ERP SL was chosen by the Hamer Group as the system to enable growth, development and flexibility for the future.

A further consideration was the close relationship with Infor and its partner EMDA, who will provide continued guidance as the companies go forward,” says David Hawes, General Manager, CTI (part of the Hamer Group).

The latest version of Infor ERP SL features service-oriented architecture (SOA) capabilities through the Infor Open SOA framework, allowing manufacturers to remain agile in a changing business environment.

For instance, Infor Open SOA enables manufacturers to more easily upgrade and introduce new applications, such as Infor’s Enterprise Asset Management or Supplier Relationship Management solutions.

Customers can also use the open standards-based interfaces of Infor Open SOA to integrate other vendor software or their own custom software innovations, without the business disruption that is typical of other approaches to software integration.

“Manufacturers need software solutions that can adapt to their unique business processes and that can also grow and support their businesses for the long term,” says James Brackenrig, Infor’s vice president and managing director for the Pacific region.

“Infor ERP SL has more than 20 years of manufacturing experience built into the software.”

“It gives manufacturers a foundation for future growth through advanced capabilities like service-oriented architecture,” he says.

“This combination is a key reason why manufacturers in Australia and New Zealand are increasingly turning to Infor.”

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