Manufacturing Software Profiles

SOFTWARE SELECTION WITH SHELDON NEEDLE

Evaluating and choosing the optimum ERP solution is as challenging as it gets. Is this challenge affecting your competitive edge?

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  • Are you looking at the right systems?

  • Is your organization ready to select and implement a new solution?

  • Have you made a business case for the cost involved?

  • Have you defined the steps to validate your decision?

Afterwards, we’ll email you our justification for the recommended vendor(s) and additional steps to consider for a successful outcome. We’ll also include the CTS Best Practices e-Guide -- how to define your manufacturing requirements, prepare an RFI, get the most out of demos, validate references, negotiate best price, and more.

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Infor VISUAL Infor VIsual

The Infor VISUAL suite of products, currently on version 9.0, is a business solution that provides manufacturers with a full suite of ERP applications. Infor Visual integrates Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS), Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Quality Management (TQM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Business Intelligence (BI), and Project Management Costing capabilities (WBS, Estimate to Complete, Earned Value, MS Project integration & EAC).

This software is known for its superior graphical scheduling capability which has been refined through 20+ years of experience. The scheduling solution is based on a patented, finite scheduling algorithm that accounts for actual capacity, including scheduling expected material availability, sub-contractors, employees, tooling, fixtures and resources simultaneously.

Originally designed for the SMB Make to Order/ETO manufacturing environments, Infor VISUAL covers a broad range of industries including: Aerospace and Defense, ETO Equipment, Automotive, Fabrication, Specialty vehicles and Medical Devices. Infor VISUAL is used predominately by Make to Order/ETO manufacturers as opposed to Infor SyteLine which is more part number, MRP, Make to Stock manufacturing centric and for larger companies.

Visual primarily addresses the $10-100M market for engineer to order, make to order and configure to order manufacturers.

Product Information

PRODUCT NAME
Infor VISUAL
CURRENT VERSION
9
CLOUD MODE
Hosted only
NUMBER OF INSTALLATIONS
5,000+
PRICING
$60K minimum

Mode Suitability

MAKE TO STOCK / REPETITIVE
Limited (Primarily MTO)
MAKE TO ORDER / CTO
Yes
RECIPE BATCH
No
CONTINOUS PROCESS
No
MIXED MODE (Stock/Custom)
Yes
ENGINEER TO ORDER
Yes
ASSEMBLE TO ORDER
Yes

Industry Suitability

AEROSPACE
Yes
ELECTRONICS
Yes
FOOD & BEVERAGE
No
MEDICAL DEVICES
Yes
MRO (Maintenance/Repair)
No

Professional Services

DESIGN / BUILD TO CONTRACT
No

Product Highlights

  Various Infor partners offer strong implementation and training programs for all customers.
  Inforce integrates Salesforce with Infor for full CRM.
  Easylean manufacturing is a unique Theory of Constraints (TOC) based scheduling tool.
  VISUAL Finite scheduling is patented.
  ETO (Engineer to order), aerospace and defense centric.
  This product is not designed for predominately make to stock environments.