Spotlight on: Infor CloudSuite Industrial

22 January 2024

Spotlight on Infor CloudSuite Industrial

Chris Stock, looks at some of the business benefits both process and discrete manufacturers can achieve through deploying the world-class platform.

Having just celebrated 10 years of working with Infor, it still ceases to amaze me that so few people seem to know much about them, and more to the point, its portfolio of products. A sizeable business with over 17,000 employees, 60,000 customers spanning 175 countries (check figs) we work in partnership with them, providing and supporting its Infor CloudSuite Industrial platform.

Infor doesn’t proclaim to be all things to all people and focuses resolutely on the vertical industries it serves, delivering industry-specific functionality which is built-in, not bolted on, right down to micro-verticals.

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Supporting future growth

Recognised by Gartner as a leader in industry-specific cloud solutions for the mid-market, Infor CloudSuite Industrial is helping our own customer base to efficiently manage their end-to-end operations, from the shop floor to the boardroom. Because the platform contains last-mile functionality built in, for seamless visibility of company-wide processes and systems, companies can channel their resources into innovating and building value rather than bridging functionality gaps and supporting infrastructure.

Our first ever Infor customer was moulding specialists Denroy, which uses the platform to capitalise on new opportunities and consolidate business growth across the group through enhanced planning, service and quality control. Denroy’s CEO, Kevin McNamee explains how Infor CloudSuite Industrial helps them to support both the current and future requirements which come with a complex project-led business:


“Our aerospace business is complex with projects spanning the entire lifecycle from design to manufacture. In the wake of increased demand and rising complexity, we needed an ERP system which could support our current and future requirements. The depth of functionality and level of information sharing made possible through Infor CloudSuite Industrial means that we can deliver against the very highest standards at all times, whilst capitalising on opportunities in the market to support our growth strategy. We have been very impressed with the Inforlogic’s business ethos and partnership approach. They understood our business requirements from the very beginning and excelled in the solution design to accommodate our current business processes and expansion plans into our other business sectors.”

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So, if you are considering new ERP capabilities, why should Infor make the short list?

1. Industry-specific solutions

Infor focuses on offering industry-specific solutions designed to meet the unique needs and challenges of businesses in specific industries. By choosing an industry-specific solution, businesses benefit from pre-configured processes and workflows tailored to their specific industry, leading to faster implementation and better results.

2. User-friendly interface

Last year, Infor announced its new user-friendly interface, making it easier for users to navigate and use the system. This leads to faster adoption by users and reduces the need for extensive training, saving time and money for businesses.

3. Flexibility and scalability

Infor’s ERP solutions are flexible and scalable, meaning that they can easily be adapted to meet changing business needs and requirements. This can help businesses quickly respond to new challenges and opportunities as they arise without having to go through a costly overhaul. This is particularly relevant for companies wishing to scale or for private equity portfolio companies.

4. Lower upfront costs

Cloud-based solutions offer the added benefit of lower upfront costs and easier scalability, improved security to mitigate threats, agility to respond to changing customer needs, and the ability to quickly adopt new innovations to stay ahead of competitors.

5. Industry-leading innovation

Infor is known for its industry-leading innovation, investing in research and development to stay ahead of the curve in areas such as AI, machine learning, predictive analytics, and robotic process automation (RPA). This can help businesses to stay competitive by leveraging cutting-edge technologies and tools to improve their operations and stay ahead of industry trends.

6. Edge solutions

Infor augments its ERP capability with best-of-breed solutions covering Warehouse Management, Supply Chain Planning, Human Capital Management, Product Lifecycle Management, Manufacturing Execution, Global Logistics, and Analytics. These solutions can co-exist with Infor’s ERP Suites or be deployed alongside other ERP solutions such as SAP.

A compelling combination

Overall, Infor offers a compelling combination of industry-specific solutions which are flexible and scalable. Because they are delivered in the cloud, they can reduce overall costs and represent a strong contender for businesses looking to implement new ERP capabilities.

If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of CSI for your organisation and how Inforlogic can help you embrace transformation and support your long-term goals, get in touch or call us on 01606 720499.

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