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Improve productivity in the back office and on the shop floor

Over 6000 customers worldwide run their businesses (both discrete and process manufacturing) on CloudSuite™ Industrial (SyteLine) platform. Over the last 30 years, this platform has been enhanced and optimized to effectively manage business operations. Implementing CloudSuite will provide rapid returns on investment and lower total cost of ownership over the long-term.

espi brings 100+ years of experience in the manufacturing domain and deep CloudSuite expertise to empower your employees, increase customer service, improve financial visibility, enhance return on assets, improve production and quality, and collaborate more effectively.

System functionality includes

Planning and scheduling

  • Finite capacity planning
  • Shop floor scheduling
  • Mixed mode support: ETO, MTO, MTS, etc.

Business intelligence

  • Role based dashboards, metrics, and reports
  • Contextual and predictive analytics
  • Financial and operational reporting

Quality and service management

  • Continuous improvement
  • Aftermarket sales
  • Warranties and service contracts

Advanced technology platform

  • Security
  • Extensibility
  • Integrations
  • Disaster recovery

Infor Factory Track™

Infor Factory Track automates and simplifies plant floor and inventory operations. Factory Track is an end-to-end manufacturing automation solution, along with warehouse mobility, traceability, and tools for tracking labor and time. Designed to help companies streamline production, properly inventory materials, speed inventory operations, keep labor costs in control, and integrate with Infor’s industrial manufacturing platform. Get the visibility and insight to understand true costs, improve cycle times, and respond to customer expectations for on-time delivery.

Infor Warehouse Mobility

Infor Warehouse Mobility is a comprehensive and robust data collection system that simplifies operations by streaming real-time information between the shop floor and your ERP system on mobile scanner devices. Infor Warehouse Mobility handles all communications with your ERP system. Using Warehouse Mobility, manufacturers can automate various inventory operations, such as receiving, material movement, cycle counting, and issuing of material.

Infor Time Track

Infor Time Track module is a comprehensive time and attendance application. Infor Time Track collects attendance data, manages labor transactions, and organizes data for processing by your payroll and ERP applications. You can manage employee clock-ins and clock-outs for shifts, lunches, and breaks, and also track planned and unplanned absences. You can also manage job starts and stops and quantities of items produced by employees. Many useful reports for administrators and supervisors are accessible through an easy-to-use dashboard interface. Because nearly every manufacturer has specific attendance and labor rules, Time Track provides a configurable solution that allows organizations to set up their own rules concerning attendance and labor, such as shift duration, labor management, absence management, and timesheet tracking.

Infor QCS

The Quality Control Solution (QCS) module allows you to track Quality information for parts in the Item Master file. QCS tracks items, vendors, jobs, and customers that are entered in the system.

Infor CRM

CRM is a customer relationship management solution that provides an efficient method for managing the entire sales process within CloudSuite Industrial, from customer lead origination and sales opportunity tracking through converting prospects to customers and placing the order.

The features in CRM provide an integrated solution between your front and back offices. It delivers productivity gains by streamlining sales and customer service processes, decreasing the cost of sales and cost to serve, and ultimately increasing revenue.

CRM allows you to manage your marketing, sales, order, contact, and customer management activities.

Infor CPQ Overview

Infor Configure Price Quote (CPQ) is a visual, rules-based configurator software that integrates with Infor CRM to accelerate product configuration, pricing, and quoting. It captures your engineering and pricing knowledge to enable your sales reps and/or dealers to quickly become product experts. CPQ allows you to define and use configured products for Opportunities, Quotes and Sales Orders in Infor CRM.

When Infor CRM is integrated with Infor CPQ Configurator or Infor CPQ Enterprise Quoting with the Configurator, you can create price quotes using a list of available options. These options are automatically filtered to display only the valid option configurations. During the configuration process, the sales professionals can refer a dynamically-generated, as-configured drawing of the product based on selected options. This enables a quick, visual validation of the overall configuration where it is easy to identify issues with the selected options.

Infor Document Management

Infor Document Management provides a central repository for your organization’s documents.

Use Infor Document Management to provide documents in context, serve up documents as a homepage widget, and provide sophisticated search capabilities. Users can attach, view, edit, delete and download documents, and share them within Infor Document Management. Document Management is supported in Infor Document Management version 12 and later.

Infor Document Management is supported in various lists, forms, and screens for business objects. An XML file is delivered with CloudSuite Financials & Supply Management that contains the configuration for the various business classes or business objects. Each business class or business object is then configured with the corresponding context and document type.

Infor Service

The CloudSuite Industrial Service management is a flexible solution that works with many different service industries.

The Service module includes these major areas:

  • Incidents
  • Units
  • Service orders and scheduling of technicians
  • Service Contracts

CAD Link

IMAGINE AN APPLICATION THAT WILL ELIMINATE YOUR ENGINEERING DATA ENTRY INTO SYTELINE.
CADLink allows engineers to create Infor Item Master and BOM records identical to engineering CAD data with the click of a button. The direct integration reduces manual data entry and clerical errors. Production benefits from drawing information identical to work order documentation.

Increase the speed of data flow from sales to engineering, procurement, and manufacturing. Streamlining the entire product development process by integrating your CAD system and your Infor ERP solution gives you the edge in the competitive market. This eliminates all the burdens you face from having disparate systems, allowing engineers to focus on the designs and innovation.

Keeping your Infor engineering data accurate and synchronized with your engineering drawings and models is critical. With CADLink, you will see significant improvements in production speed, on-time shipments, and accuracy of Infor engineering data with reductions in engineering cost, scrapped parts, and shop floor confusions.

Intelligent Open Network (ION) Resources

Infor ION easily integrates enterprise systems

Easily integrate Infor and third-party enterprise systems, while eliminating information silos with Infor Intelligent Open Network, Infor’s advanced middleware cloud platform. Infor ION provides the flexibility you need to make an often complex web of enterprise systems work together. It provides the long-term sustainability to optimize return on technology investments. With ION, one application can be upgraded, replaced, or even fail without taking the entire network down. Information is accessible in real-time, and system maintenance is less costly and complex.

Mingle™ Resources

Centralized collaboration platform

Build a centralized space for team collaboration, business process improvement, and contextual analytics with Infor Ming.le™. Fully embedded within ERP, financials, and other organizational systems, this platform enables single-sign on for all Infor CloudSuite™ solutions. Ming.le also allows users to create personalized homepages that are tailored to their jobs.

Infor Ming.le is the intelligent portal to your Infor application suite, establishing a common workflow and organizing conversations into enterprise-wide streams. Employees can share key screens, data, and attachments for reducing procedural processes.

Mongoose Resources

Build apps quickly with minimal coding

Development doesn’t have to be an expensive headache. With Infor Mongoose, you can quickly build and deploy an app for your business that’s optimized for use via desktop, tablet, or smartphone.

Rapidly develop robust enterprise capabilities based on your needs. Whether you need an intuitive consumer-grade web interface or a high-productivity form, Mongoose can help create the right experience with minimal coding. Producing feature-rich applications that are automatically upgradeable and deployable on-premises or in the cloud, Mongoose is a low-cost, unified development platform.

Infor Birst® Resources

Analytics with advanced business insights
Infor Birst® is a native cloud business intelligence (BI) and business analytics platform that helps organizations understand and optimize complex processes in less time than traditional BI solutions. Built with patented automation and machine learning technologies, Birst’s “networked BI” approach connects teams and applications across the enterprise via a trusted network of analytics and insights to inform smarter decisions. This unique approach helps leading companies improve profitability, reduce costs, increase revenues, and transform the way they do business—often in 90 days or less.

CloudSuite™ SCM

The intelligent supply chain

Infor CloudSuite™ supply chain management solutions deliver intelligent, real-time supply chain orchestration by connecting companies to their supply chain partners and digitally transforming processes from planning to delivery both within and outside the enterprise. By connecting systems, trading partners, and devices, while digitalizing supply chain processes end to end, companies gain real time visibility and empower data-driven decisions that allow them to optimally deliver to their customers on time. We combine this rich data with predictive and prescriptive insights from Infor Coleman™ AI to deliver an intelligence-driven supply chain.

CloudSuite™ Expense Management Resources

Capture expenses from wherever you are

Whether your organization has one location, or it’s a complex, multinational operation, Infor CloudSuite™ Expense Management is the most flexible and configurable travel and entertainment (T&E) expense management software on the market—built for mobile usage and social collaboration.

Expense Management’s suite of four integrated applications (Expense Reports, Travel Plans, Payment Requests, and Timesheets) can be used either individually or in any combination to automate expense-related business processes, enforce policy compliance, cut administrative costs, and reduce the risk of accidental errors and intentional fraud.