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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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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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Piriou Expects to Double Revenues Following Digital Overhaul

Infor recently announced that French shipbuilder Piriou has chosen Infor LN software to assist in transforming its global production, repair, and maintenance operations. The french company builds mid-sized boats for private and public use military and commercial fishing. They have decided to implement a modern enterprise resource planning (ERP) software system in a quest to double its revenues over the next five years. Their previous ERP system limited the company from keeping up with growing production numbers and expansion into shipyards in Africa and Vietnam. By choosing Infor LN, Piriou can better maintain their growing company and will plan a steady roll-out over the coming years, wishing to avoid a “big-bang” deployment approach. Using Infor LN, Piriou expects to increase its production volume by better optimizing its production and giving users direct visibility to component parts ordering.

 

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Burton Snowboards Selects Infor to Support its Digital Transformation and Global Expansion

Infor is partnering with leading snowboard brand Burton Snowboards and will implement the Infor CloudSuite Fashion, an ERP (enterprise resource planning) system tailor-made for the fashion industry. A long-time customer of Infor, the global leader of snowboards and sports gears has expanded its Infor Nexus supply chain management capabilities to optimize inventory across channels, increase its direct-to-consumer business, operationalize its expansion to global markets, and upgrade its technology footprint to the cloud. Burton is constantly challenged to manage inventory with seasonal demand and orchestrate products across a global supply chain. Infor will enable Burton to standardize enterprise processes and optimize inventory flow from source to customer across all channels, including direct-to-consumer and e-commerce, while reducing its legacy technology footprint.

 

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Infor Broadens Relationship with Accor

Infor has successfully extended their 13-year relationship with Accor, a global leader in augmented hospitality. This extension was made possible by Accor signing a global agreement to continue their collaboration with Infor EzRMS revenue management software. The application is currently used at more than 1,100 properties worldwide. Accor will have mobile access, function space revenue management, extended stay optimization and a variety of pricing methodologies. Per the press release, as part of the agreement, Infor will offer three new packages for different properties throughout the Accor portfolio. This will enable Infor to continue to help support the global network dedicated revenue managers in Accor. Additionally, this new agreement allows new brands in the Accor portfolio to benefit from Infor EzRMS, including newly integrated brands.

 

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TPG Hotels & Resorts Selects Infor Hospitality to Standardize Processes

To start off the new year, Infor recently announced that TPG Hotels & Resorts has selected the tech giant to standardize property management systems and provide a single source of data across its independent hotel portfolio. With Infor, the organization will have consistency across its property technology platform. This will make managing daily processes easier. TPG Hotels & Resorts will be able to better manage operations throughout reservations, the front desk, housekeeping, concierge, and accounting in a single application. Infor Hospitality Management Solutions (HMS) will provide TPG Hotels & Resorts with a more complete solution for managing multiple hotel functions at seven independent properties. Per the press release, “We partnered with Infor based on their track record in the hospitality industry and understanding of our goals to unify operations to make day-to-day business more efficient. Infor will be a key strategic partner for our organization and help us modernize our technology stack across our independent hotels, allowing us to put even more focus on the guest experience with the ease of information exchange,” said Sameer Mehra, executive vice president of revenue strategies, TPG Hotels & Resorts. “Infor has a good library of system interfaces, which gives an edge over other PMS providers when it comes to introducing other technology platforms.”

 

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Hagebau Reduces IT Landscape Complexity with Infor

Infor recently announced it has been chosen by hagebau Handelsgesellschaft für Baustoffe mbH & Co. KG to set the course for its digitization strategy. The hagebau Group is the leading distributor for the construction and building materials industries. They have opted for opted for Infor CloudSuite Distribution Enterprise, which is designed specifically for wholesale distributors and includes predefined industry solutions for micro-verticals including building materials, wood and tiles, as well as the hagebau retail shops. With this implementation, the hagebau Group will harmonize its current 270 enterprise resource planning (ERP) instances, reduce a very complex IT landscape. According to the press release hagebau IT has been responsible for developing the ERP software. To be able to promote new digital business concepts in the retail sector, hagebau IT is focusing on a change of strategy and is bringing Infor on board as a uniform platform. With Infor and the Infor CloudSuite Distribution Enterprise, the group’s organizations benefit from uniform structures and workflows, especially with regard to purchasing, as well as faster, group-wide application deployment to better respond to changing market conditions.

 

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Ground-breaking New Battery Development Centre Selects Infor

Infor recently announced that ground-breaking UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) has selected Infor Cloudsuite Industrial Enterprise. The enterprise resource (ERP) platform will underpin business and manufacturing processes at the new center in West Midlands – the most advanced facility of its kind ever created in the UK. UKBIC aims to help industrial partners design, test and commercialize next-generation battery technologies when it officially opens in spring 2020. The center is expected to expand across more industries over time. The UK based company selected Infor because of their incredible cloud ERP solution. Per the press release: the decision was based on Infor’s ability to provide a single platform to support all aspects of the business from quality control, traceability, production and finance to HR, talent management and analytics – as well as its long-term partnership approach. Infor MES, a solution to manage shop floor operations, could be deployed on-premise and work seamlessly with Infor CloudSuite Industrial Enterprise, which is a huge benefit. HCL Technologies will lead the implementation for UKBIC.

 

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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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South Western Railway Keeps Track of Rolling Stock with Infor

UK’s leading transport operator South Western Railway, part of FirstGroup-MTR, has selected Infor Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) as part of a project designed to consolidate and modernize maintenance processes at the train company, and support compliance with ISO 55001. Maintenance is crucial to the smooth running of South Western Railway’s services as the company operates more than 1,800 services to over 200 stations daily across South and South West England. Adam Carter, head of continuous improvement at South Western Railway, says of the system, “Infor EAM will allow us to view everything in one place, driving greater efficiency and the agility to react and rectify defects quickly.” The process will be led by Infor Sapphire Systems and the implementation will go live for an expected 200 users.

 

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