Oldest Trailer Manufacturer in The Netherlands Continues to Innovate to Serve Customers Easier, Faster, Better

Dutch trailer manufacturer Broshuis recently went live with Infor LN and other production solutions from Infor to better respond to the needs of its customers and to support its new strategy. Per the press release, after using Infor VISUAL enterprise resource planning (ERP) for 20 years, Broshuis was looking for new functionalities, including better and integrated production planning, barcode scanning in the warehouse, more standardized automation and tighter logistics control. Infor was chosen because of its extensive industry-specific functionalities for the factory, and the unique capabilities of its middleware solution, Infor ION. Broshuis now uses a slew of the tech company’s products such as Infor LN, Infor CloudSuite Configure Price Quote (CPQ), Infor ION, Infor Ming.le, and Infor Factory Track.


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Upcoming Events April 2020

Working from home? Check out April’s virtual meetings in the Lawson User Community!


Infor Mid-Atlantic User Group Spring Virtual Meeting

Hosted by: Infor Mid-Atlantic User Group
When: Friday April 3rd, 2020 from 9:00 to 3:00 (US/Eastern)


In light of all that is currently going on with COVID-19 we are moving to host a Virtual Meeting, delivering the same content we would have provided at the live meeting. We are going to provide a link to a Webinar that will be live that you will be able to join from the saftey of your homes or offices. We hope that you will be able to join us and take advantage of the topics we have lined up.

Date: April 3rd, 2020

9:00am – 9:05am Opening Remarks – Deedre Day, MUG President

9:05am – 10:15am: Infor Update/General Session #1 – Andrew Wolling, Infor

Preparing for your Infor CloudSuite Migration – Mike LaCosse, Infor

This presentation is for Lawson v9 and v10 customers who are wondering what they can do to prepare for the upcoming migration to CloudSuite Financials, Supply Management, and Global Human Resources. Topics include a migration roadmap, preparing existing data, data management in the CloudSuite, and tips/tricks to prepare your team to optimize benefit from Infor CloudSuite. This session will also cover CSF data cleanup, GHR data cleanup, how much data to migrate, how to migrate in phases, as well as training recommendations, partner enablement, and payroll roadmap.

10:30am – 11:30am: General Session #2

Infor Reporting and Analytics Options – Rich Bendickson, Dashboard Gear

Rich Bendickson of Dashboard Gear will go over a variety of reporting and analytics options you can use with your Infor applications. Topics will include connecting to cloud and on-premise data as well as best practices when embarking on a reporting/analytics project. Some examples will be shown in a variety of tools such as Birst, Excel, SSRS, etc. and will cover HR, Finance and Supply Chain examples.

11:45am – 12:45pm: General Session #3

AWS GovCloud and Compliance

An overview of AWS and Cloud Computing, with a focus on compliance and what differentiates AWS GovCloud.

1:00pm – 2:00pm General Session #4

Security Considerations for your Infor Lawson CloudSuite – Vinod Mathur, Appiggenics

Vinod Mathur from Appigenics will discuss key security considerations for your Infor CloudSuite solution. This session will discuss the multiple domains of security applicable to CloudSuites and your responsibilities as a customer in ensuring the secure operations of your new cloud environment. We’ll talk about compliance and governance of your solution.

2:00pm Closing Remarks – Deedre Day, MUG President

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Saarioinen Gets Fresh with Infor

Infor recently announced that Saarioinen, Finland’s leader in the chilled convenience food market, has invested in Infor CloudSuite Food & Beverage. According to Eero Kinnunen, business development director at Saarionen, as long time customers of Infor (20 years), they believe this new contract will help their company create a platform for better processes and faster, more responsive information. The industry-specific suite of Infor applications will help enable Saarioinen standardize, simplify and accelerate product development, improve customer experience and become a more data-driven company. Per the press release, following a thorough review of the market, Saarioinen chose Infor based on the industry-specific functionality of Infor CloudSuite Food & Beverage.


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Manitou Group Streamlines IT and Provides More Services and Innovation to European Distribution Subsidiaries

Infor recently announced that French manufacturer of material handling, personnel elevation and earth moving equipment and services Manitou Group has implemented a program to transform its information system based on the Infor M3 Equipment solution to their factories, logistics centers and distribution subsidiaries. Manitou Group has more than 4,600 employees, 11 production centers and 8 logistics centers around the world. Per the press release, Manitou chose the Infor M3 Equipment enterprise software solution for equipment manufacturing and distribution industries. The company’s long-term goal is to harmonize the disparate systems used at its international subsidiaries by equipping them all with the Infor M3 Equipment solution. This objective will allow new innovative services to its dealers and subsidiaries, who face changing machine usage and increasingly specific end-customer requirements.


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Saudi Arabia’s AutoWorld Digitally Transforms with Infor CloudSuite Equipment

Infor recently announced that Al-Jazira Equipment Co. Ltd. (commercially known as AutoWorld), a pioneer in auto leasing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has selected Infor CloudSuite Equipment to help spearhead its digital transformation. With Infor CloudSuite Equipment, it will help support AutoWorld’s new digital transformation project, SWITCH. This project aids to accelerate the digitization of its business processes, particularly those related to operational leasing and maintenance of its fleet of vehicles, to achieve best practices across the board. Per the press release, AutoWorld will use Infor’s solution to get an intuitive and streamlined approach to leasing management, such as a single entry point to manage the complete leasing flow. AutoWorld will also use Infor’s solution to standardize key business functions across its operations in Saudi Arabia, hoping to build a more effective workforce and enhanced customer acquisition and retention.


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Colart Boosts Supply Chain Efficiency with Infor’s Best-in-Class Warehouse Management System

Infor ‘s supply chain consultancies and software implementation partner SNS has completed a state-of-the-art project at Colart, the leading art materials company in the world. It has gone live with Infor WMS (warehouse management system) in its new distribution center in Piscataway, New Jersey. Per the press release, the implementation of Infor WMS also brings seamless integration with the ERP system (Infor M3), as well as real-time integration with the conveyor systems. Additionally, Infor WMS will integrate with the carrier systems to better communicate packaging information with serial shipping container code (SSCC) generated by the Infor WMS solution.


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Faber France to Modernize Management of Activities and Gain Performance

Infor announced that national leader flag manufacturer Faber France has selected a new ERP (enterprise resource planning) solution to support critical business processes. Infor CloudSuite Industrial will be deployed to meet the company’s customer-specific production requirements. Per the press release, Infor CloudSuite Industrial was  chosen by Faber France due to its scalable functionality for the automation of complex tasks, as well as its innovative configuration of products including management of quotes and orders (thanks to Infor Configure Price Quote), but also for its multi-site/multi-entity planning capabilities and advanced inventory management, up to invoicing.


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Lyca Dials into Unified Financial Management with Infor

Infor recently announced that Lycamobile, the world’s largest international mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), has invested in Infor SunSystems.  This will allow the company to save costs by improving control of expenditure, and also help enable faster, more meaningful reporting. Per the press release, Infor SunSystems will replace the various financial management systems currently in use across all Lycamobile territories with a unified solution. The first phase of the roll-out will include France, the UK, Portugal and Spain. Implementation will be done by Infor service partner Lawrence Campbell. Following the initial phase and a comprehensive knowledge transfer programme, Infor SunSystems will be rolled out to the remaining 20 countries by a project team within Lycamobile.


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Automotive Innovator Achieves Operational Improvements with Infor ERP

Infor recently announced that Raval, an innovator in flow control solutions for the global automotive industry, has successfully deployed Infor M3 enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Infor M3 has helped add significant improvements to Raval’s operational processes including user interface improvements, cardboard packaging management, order pickup processes and adjustments to numerous tax and regulatory requirements needed for its international operations. The implementation, which was carried out by Intentia Israel in collaboration with Raval’s information systems department, lasted several months. Infor M3 went live at all the company’s locations around the world, adhering to schedules and in a transparent manner, without interrupting the company’s day-to-day operations and giving full operational independence to Raval.


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Infor and Snowflake Partner to Build Automated Data Warehouses with Birst Full-Stack Analytics & BI Platform

Infor’s latest partnership with cloud data platform Snowflake will help enterprises build automated data warehouses using the Birst full-stack analytics and BI platform. Birst is a single, integrated, end-to-end platform for building automated data warehouses natively on Snowflake, which eliminates the need for separate ELT/ETL (extract, load & transform, and extract, transform & load), data modeling, data preparation and analytics tools. Per the press release,  joint customers can use Birst’s self-service data preparation capabilities to blend end-user-created data with enterprise data in Snowflake, providing true self-service for business users and analysts. Birst and Snowflake both run natively in AWS (Amazon Web Services), which speeds data processing and querying, while obviating the need to export data out of Snowflake.


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