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Infor CloudSuite (SyteLine)

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Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) Software Snapshot

Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly Syteline) is a complete ERP system with customer service, estimating, inventory control, shop floor control, purchasing, financial, and employee relations modules.The new name reflects its new platform as a true single source- multitenant browser based solution running on a hosted system

Infor CloudSuite differs from its sister product, Infor Visual ERP, in that its state of the art technology back-bone is Infor’s Mongoose development platform. Even though there is a functional overlap in capabilities, SyteLine is commonly targeted at larger enterprises ($100M+) which have already budgeted for higher IT requirements whereas Infor Visual is usually targeted at enterprises under $100M.

Infor CloudSuite (SyteLine) software offers powerful functionality in all areas of manufacturing – from bill of materials and shop floor control to inventory management software for manufacturing, engineering and order processing – accommodating a full range of engineer-to-order, make-to-order and make-to-stock manufacturing scenarios. Flexible pricing options and “what if” product configuration easily accommodates on-the-fly modifications. SyteLine features robust and integrated costing, Customer Order Management, Product Life Cycle Management and Product Configuration Management, providing immediate visibility into key areas of the business and streamlining the decision-making process.

Infor CloudSuite (SyteLine) is written using tools that permit users to personalize the capabilities of the system without requiring source code changes. This adds significant value, which includes superior performance, the ability to perform sophisticated queries, generate custom reports easily and utilize the automatic crash recover utility. Cloudsuite (Syteline’s cloud option) is more of an IT centric alternative and available on Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) cloud. Infor Visual is considered more of an off the shelf solution (‘you see what you get’) while SyteLine can be modified to do almost anything. SyteLine is becoming popular for Clients who anticipate a higher degree of customizing than what its sister ERP, Visual accomodates.

Infor CloudSuite Highlights

The product’s advanced technology, rich functionality and expert services enable organizations to manage their operations efficiently, reliably and cost-effectively by providing:

  • ION technology provides seamless integration between various applications
  • Complete Configuration. SyteLine’s complete product configuration system tightly links order requirements with the rest of the manufacturing and delivery processes, minimizing confusion when changes inevitably occur.
  • Infor CloudSuite (SyteLine) supports extensive cycle counting and variance reporting procedures to assure valid inventory counts.
  • Personalization changes are protected when upgrades come out
  • New version has a better visual scheduler (more like Infor Visual ERP)
  • Extensive global reach with support/sales offices in 50 countries
  • Localization for currency, language, etc, in 50 countries
  • Project Management for tracking planned schedule and costs to actual with integration to MS Project for CPM

Infor CloudSuite Software Updates

Spring 2016:

Infor Ming.le™ 12 is an application specifically tailored to Infor users that combines social networking and collaboration, business process improvement, and business analytics. It is embedded with standard organizational systems like ERP and financials, and will allow all employees to communicate and share documents, photos, and videos within the working context..

March 2015:
Infor has announced the impending arrival of a new platform, Infor Xi. Built on Infor’s current 10x platform, Infor Xi will combine responsive design with machine-learning and big data analytics. The platform ans associated applications will feature Multi-Tenancy, Open Source, Mobile-First Design, and advanced statistical, predictive abilities, and scientific applications.

January 2015:

Infor announced the opening of Cloud-based Infor Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Managed Service specifically to automotive manufacturing users of its relatively new EDI system.

Key features of the system are:

  • Reduced costs with Cloud: no need to install and maintain complex EDI software
  • Integrated, simpler connections: Infor EDI Managed Service will use Infor ION to effect the transfer of information between trading partners and enterprise resource planning (ERP), financial management, and supply chain systems.
  • Pre-Built Trading Partner Maps with EDI specs for global automotive OEM’s and suppliers. XML business object documents (BODs) help automate the trading partner setup process and ease demands on in-house IT staff.
  • Infor EDI Managed Service handles EDI updates and specification changes so that users don’t have to.
  • Easy to scale changes to volumes in the system

July 2014:

Infor announced this month that it has created Automotive Exchange, an Electronic Data Exchange and release accounting system specifically for the automotive industry. This product will work with Infor .

Automotive Exchange will help automotive tier suppliers communicate order, shipment and labeling information to the original equipment manufacturers (OEM). It will still be using CloudSuite Industrial as its ERP system, but the Automotive Exchange will customize the ERP’s communications to fit the needs of the Auto Industry, its manufacturers, and its industry partners.

Infor Automotive Exchange can be hosted on site or deployed as a SaaS (Software as a Service) application.

March 2014:

Infor’s Certpoint Learning is a SaaS-based learning management system that includes and supports classroom, virtual, online, and mobile learning and training within companies, It offers a content management system, mobile learning support, rich reporting capabilities, and opportunities to offer and deliver professional certification and compliance management.

This system reduces the time and cost in training employees in new technologies, products, and procedures. Infor announced this month that Certpoint Learning announced that The Pantry, a network of convenient stores operating through the Southeastern US, has just implemented Certpoint Learning corporation wide to aid in learning, reporting, compliance reporting, and management of analytics.

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