Japan’s Food Business Giant Watami Deploys Infor Cloud ERP for Business Standardization and Decision-making

Infor recently announced that Watami Co. Ltd. has gone live with Infor CloudSuite Food & Beverage (F&B) – the multi-tenant cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution purpose-built for the F&B industry. This implementation was to improve Watami’s supply chain management (SCM) platform for its sites across Japan. At the same time, Watami will implement data-driven management with Infor Birst cloud-based business intelligence (BI) platform linked to the Infor CloudSuite solution. The Watami Group of companies operates across the food industry in restaurants and meal delivery services. Watami selected Infor CloudSuite F&B for its ability to drive business standardization through industry-specific functions and to build a platform for data analysis. This implementation has helped standardize business processes and data definitions in production management. With that, Watami is better able to advance in cost calculations and production planning.


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Fransen Gerrits Increases Efficiency and Optimizes Business Processes with Industry-Specific ERP

Dutch animal feed producer Fransen Gerrits recently completed a successful upgrade of Infor M3 to help automate processes and streamline efficiency. Users of the M3 enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution since 2007, Fransen Gerrits has continually expanded its capabilities to meet the evolving needs of the food and beverage industry and its customers. By upgrading M3, with the support of Infor Alfa-Beta, Fransen Gerrits will benefit from new ways to optimize business processes and increase efficiency. The press release shared Fransen Gerrits’ financial director Jori Teuwen’s statement on their company’s commitment to Infor: “I keep up-to-date with suppliers like SAP and Microsoft to see what’s available in the market, but Infor M3 is the absolute winner for us thanks to the multi-country, multi-company, intra-company and multi-currency capabilities it provides, which I have not yet seen in other solutions. This is very important to us because we often deal with inter-company cashflows. In addition, the way the database is structured is better and makes it easy to facilitate any expansion abroad.” With Infor M3, Fransen Gerrits is able to record purchasing, production, sales and financial process and is surrounded by several third-party applications that either help save costs and/or improve productivity.


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Pataya Food Group Drives Expansion in Global Markets with Infor

Thai seafood manufacturer and distributor Pataya Food Group has partnered with Infor to leverage Infor CloudSuite Food & Beverage (F&B), Infor OS and Infor Birst across its subsidiary companies and help accelerate business growth. This digitization plan allows Pataya Food Group’s expansion into global markets. The solution will be implemented by channel partner Lawson Software. Pataya Food Group is the leading shelf-stable seafood manufacturer and distributor in Thailand. Their commitment to quality has become recognized internationally. Apart from brands such as Nautilus, Sea Crown, Mongkut Talay and Regalos, its original equipment manufacturing (OEM) business has also established itself as supplying best-quality products. With this implementation, Pataya Food Group will be able to streamline operations in production and distribution, optimizing inventory management and supply chains with next-generation intelligent analytics. They will have the infrastructure to effectively manage product life cycle from factory to shelf for all brands across multiple regions with a centralized solution.


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Impresa Pizzarotti & C. Spa Embraces Digital Transformation with Infor

Italian civil engineering and construction leader Impresa Pizzarotti & C. Spa has selected an Infor enterprise software suite based around Infor LN. Set up for 700 users, the suite incorporates enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise asset management (EAM) and analytics (Birst) capabilities, and will support Impresa Pizzarotti & C. Spa’s digital transformation strategy. The company will focus on process consolidation to increase visibility and better forecasting. The strategy will support expansion into new emerging markets and cement Impresa Pizzarotti & C. Spa’s position in existing territories. Impresa Pizzarotti & C. Spa chose Infor because of the capabilities of the software and its ability to scale for future growth. Additionally, Infor’s ability to facilitate best practices in corporate governance, risk management and reporting, as well as tight cost control across every customer project to support reporting and planning was exactly what the company was looking for.


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Upcoming Events December 2019

This is it, the final events of 2019 for the Infor Lawson User Community!


MRLUG Winter Single Day Meeting

Hosted by: Metropolitan Region Lawson User Group (MRLUG)
When: Thursday December 5th, 2019  from 8:00 to 5:00 (US/Eastern)
Where: Hilton Garden Inn Edison 50 Raritan Center Parkway Edison, NJ 08837

Bring a friend! (for every 3 paid you get one free)

 MRLUG Meeting Registration for All Attendees, Select Register and Choose What Type of Attendee You Are… 

December 5, 2019


Infor user online registration $125.00

Please let us know what sessions you would like to have at this meeting.   We will have version 10 and 11  discussions and speak to customers who are migrating to 11.

Also we will provide a list of all the new version 10 reports and cloudsuite 11 reports. ACA and ADFS updates. Yearend Review with John Papas.

We have to give away all of our inventory of previous gifts as our name will change next year. We are will be giving away $50 to whomever can come up with a new name for us.

Each attendee will receive a Portable 5000 mAh Power bank phone chager.

Hilton Garden Inn Edison

Rooms are available in a MRLUG block at $179 per night plus sales and occupancy taxes. Reservations are required to be completed prior to 11/15/19.

Registration click here – Hotel registration link Hotel code is MRLUG

MRLUG Committee –

John Papas, Donnell Perkins, Maryellen O’Connor, Karen Sickler

Host a Session or Birds of a feather – John Papas

General questions: Donnell Perkins – 718 230-2126; Karen Sickler or any committee member

Questions about registration or the site – Loring Kaveney <>

Invoicing –  Maryellen.O’ –  Karen Sickler

Directions/Transportation – John Papas –

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We are raffling off  2 – Echo Show 5, 4 – Echo Dots, 2 – Fire TV Sticks

Plus many more…..

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Konvekta Fosters Sustainable Production with Infor

Infor recently announced that Konvekta AG is deploying Infor CloudSuite Automotive. Founded in 1957 by Carl H. Schmitt in Schwalmstadt (state of Hesse, Germany), the manufacturer of vehicle cooling systems aims to provide a more environmentally friendly production system. With the help of Infor CloudSuite Automotive, the role of sustainable technologies and ecological materials will play an important role moving forward. With the CloudSuite’s integrated end-to-end processes, Konvekta can now focus on driving electric mobility through innovative thermal management. The company will plan to migrate from the previous Infor LN on-premise ERP solution to the Infor cloud-based application due to the solution’s strong automotive industry-specific focus as well as its flexibility and agility to deliver the manufacturer’s special requirements. With Infor CloudSuite Automotive designed specifically to meet the needs of automotive suppliers, it will support Konvekta by producing ecological climate systems. It also supports the outsourcing of production, new unit development as well as the creation of joint ventures.


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Tefron Deploys Infor ERP Across All Global Operations

Infor recently announced that Tefron, developer and manufacturer of lingerie and sportswear, has completed an enterprise resource planning (ERP) deployment of Infor M3. The ERP solution, which includes a friendly and convenient user interface, provides capabilities for managing the development and design of new collections, raw material procurement, regulatory compliance, full supply chain visibility, one-to-one production and financial management. Infor partner Intentia Israel assisted Tefron with their implementation. Infor M3 went live across all of the company’s locations with all new components of Infor M3 (version 13.4) embedded in the system. The system is live for more than 100 users across production and distribution centers in Israel, USA, Canada and China. Infor ION (Intelligent Open Network) was included, which enables fast and east integration of Infor solutions and other enterprise solutions.  Tefron will also embed the Infor OS central operating platform later, which enables the management of all solutions and tools under one synchronized, easy-to-use interface.


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Upcoming Events November 2019

Only two months left of 2019 and November has a handful of events in store!


CPIUG User Group Fall Meeting

Hosted by: Central Plains Infor User Group (CPIUG)
When: Friday November 8th, 2019  from 8:00 to 5:00 (US/Central)
Where: Nebraska Methodist Corporate Building 825 S 169th St Omaha, NE 68118

Mark your calendar for 11/8/2019

The Agenda is available to view on LGUG event page.

Keystone User Group – Fall 2019 Meeting

Hosted by: Keystone Lawson User Group (KLUG)
When: Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 from 8:00 to 4:00 (US/Central)
Where: Eden Resort and Suites, Lancaster PA



Join us for a day packed with presentations from some of the very best Infor partners in the Mid-Atlantic area, informative sessions directly from Infor as well as customer success stories from subject matter experts. This is going to be a great opportunity mix with your colleagues and friends for education, networking, and fun.

Giveaways and prize drawings throughout the day!

Make checks payable to Wellspan Health.

Send checks to:Penn Medicine, John Shaposky
3600 Civic Center Blvd Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA  19104

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Georgia Alabama Fall Meeting

Hosted by: Georgia Alabama User Group
When: Friday, November 15th, 2019 from 8:00 to 5:00 (US/Eastern)
Where: Gwinnet Medical Resource Center 665 Duluth Highway Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046


The meeting fee is waived for all Infor/Lawson customers for this meeting.

Vendors contact Kim Walker ( for vendor sponsorship information.

The meeting will begin with registration at 8:30 am and sessions begin at 9 am. The sessions will wrap up around 3 pm. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Come visit with fellow customers and Infor partners to learn more about what other customers are doing and how partners can assist your organization.

Agenda topics include:

  • Infor and Infor Global User Group updates
  • Upgrade to CloudSuite Financials and Supply Management v11: Why now?
  • Applying Birst to Drive Business Outcomes
  • Reporting/BI tools for v10 and how to do things with a vision towards v11
  • Reinventing the General Ledger (v11)
  • What’s new and what is next in Talent Acquisition and Transition Management
  • Deep Dive in CloudSuite Supply Management
  • CloudSuite Financials and Supply Management – Upgrade options overview for existing customers

We look forward to seeing you at our meeting in November!

The Georgia Alabama User Group Board

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Infor Canadian Exchange (ICE) Fall Meeting

Hosted by: Infor Canadian Exchange (ICE)
When: Friday November 15th, 2019  from 8:30 to 3:30 (US/Eastern)
Where:Holiday Inn Oakville Centre 590 Argus Rd, Oakville, Ontario L6J 3J3, Canada

Registration Costs:**Event registration fees for the first two attendees from any member company is included in your annual membership fee. Additional attendees are welcome to participate at a cost of $25 per person. Please bring payment to registration.**

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Intermountain User Group Fall Meeting

Hosted by: Inter-mountain Lawson User Group
When: Tuesday November 19th, 2019  from 9:00 to 6:00 (US/Mountain)
Where:Washington Group Plaza

The Agenda for the 2019 Inter-mountain Lawson User Group Conference is now posted see link below.  We are excited to offer a 5th track this year and announce that conference will be held in the larger central plaza auditorium of Washington Group Plaza.

Additionally, we will be renaming ILUG this year at the conference and we want your ideas.  we will be taking suggestions for a new user group name that includes the name INFOR and reflects our user base of Idaho, Utah and the pacific northwest.  Name suggestions will be voted on at lunch (the ILUG board has final approval) and a prize to the person who suggested the new name will be awarded.

Link to Agenda:

Link to Registration:

If you have comments questions or concerns, please reach out to Kyle Peck at or 207.706.9553

Link to Marriott Springhill Suites:

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MWLUG Fall 2019 Meeting

Hosted by: Midwest Lawson User Group (MWLUG)
When: Thursday November 21st, 2019  from 8:00 to 3:15 (US/Central)
Where: HealthPartners 8170 33rd Avenue South Bloomington, MN 55425

Join the Midwest Lawson User Group for our 2019 Fall Meeting

There will be Special Interest Group (SIG) breakouts by functional area in the morning, then Technical, Human Capital Management, Enterprise Financial Management and Supply Chain Management breakout sessions in the afternoon.  Also, review the Elections tab prior to voting for candidates for our open Board positions!  One vote per member company.

Plenty of great prizes to award at the conclusion of the meeting!


Cap off your day by joining us for a networking reception following the meeting at HealthPartners. Please join us for a couple of hours of food and drink at JTs Food and Cocktails, located just 3 minutes from HealthPartners – across from the Mall of America!  All beverages and appetizers are provided… this is a perfect opportunity to avoid rush hour and spend some time networking.  Join your peers, vendors and Infor Lawson employees as we continue discussion on Infor Lawson in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

MWLUG 2019 Fall meeting vendor sponsorship opportunities here.

Thank you to our Vendor booth sponsors:

  • Avaap
  • iTK Technologies
  • MHC Software
  • Bails & Associates
  • Analysts
  • Simacor

Thank you to our Vendor food/beverage co-sponsors:

  • MHC Software
  • Bails & Associates
  • Simacor

Special Thank You to Infor and WorkOutLoud for supporting MWLUG!

Note: Five people from each member company can attend at no charge.

Each additional person from member companies is $30 per attendee, and the registration cost for attendees from non-member companies is $75.

2019 Membership dues need to be paid in order for “member” pricing to be available for your company.  If your company is not a member company, become one today!

Upcoming Meetings – save the dates:

  • February 20, 2020, Winter meeting at HealthPartners

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IRMUG Fall Meeting

Hosted by: Infor Rocky Mountain User Group (IRMUG)
When: Thursday November 21st, 2019  from 9:00 to 5:00 (US/Mountain)
Where:Cherry Creek School District Intructional Support Facility, 1st Floor Conf room 146 5416 S Riviera Way Centennial, CO 80015

For Question Please Contact: Karen Miller,
[Denver Public Schools]

IRMUG is pleased to welcome Infor’s Senior Product Manager Hans Muller to give the Infor Update Nov 21st meeting.

You won’t want to miss Hans insight and wit.  He’s presented at Inforum and highly knowledgeable on many lawson products.  He’s been with Infor since 2006 and able to answer migration to Cloud v11, Early Adopters at Infor, Enterprise Software, Integration, and Implementation.  Please encourage your fellow Lawson Infor users and managers to register and attend.  If you are not familiar with Hans Muller, you won’t be disappointed.

Infor Drives Digital Transformation in Saudi Arabia

Infor’s presence in Saudi Arabia has made a huge impact across many sectors. According to the press release, following a string of project successes and recent signings, the enterprise software vendor reports its license revenues in the kingdom have increased by 78% between FY18 and FY19, a testament to the escalating interest in digital transformation technologies across Saudi Arabia. Digital transformation is Saudi Arabia’s vision through 2030 and the tech giant Infor is helping them get there. Infor recently signed two agreements with Saudi Bugshan, one of the largest business groups active in the Middle East and North Africa with interests spanning automotive, beauty & fragrance, education, food & beverage, healthcare, and real estate. The implementation of a suite of applications from Infor LN will help with enterprise resource planning efforts. Another recent addition to Infor’s portfolio lies with Almajdouie Logistics Company’s adoption of Infor’s warehouse management system (WMS). These projects join Infor’s already impressive customer portfolio for Saudi Arabia, which includes MEDISERV, Zahid Tractor & Heavy Machinery Co. Ltd, Saudi Diesel Equipment Co. Ltd., and Saline Water Conversion Corporation.


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Transport for Greater Manchester Makes Travel Easier with Infor EAM

Infor recently announced that Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has selected Infor Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) on a SaaS (software as a service) basis. TfGM is a a local government body responsible for delivering Greater Manchester’s transport strategy and commitments. This new collaboration will be supported by Infor partner Sapphire Systems and is expected to deliver the company a full return on investment (ROI) within five years. TfGM has a diverse asset portfolio, including the UK’s largest light rail network Metrolink, 24 bus interchanges, 12,500 bus stops and 4,300 bus shelters, and a network that hosts more than 5.6 million journeys daily. The company aims to have a more consistent asset management system in place so passengers can access transport facilities when they need them, and those facilities are maintained to a good standard at an affordable cost. Infor EAM will support this aim by allowing TfGM to capture fault details more accurately, issue works faster and complete repairs quicker, as well as make earlier payments to contractors. Mentioned in the press release, the system will be configured to cover a diverse range of functions from buildings and equipment maintenance, to vehicle management and servicing, through to property management and disposals, and will integrate with supplier and financial systems.


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