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Ed Talerico is Industry Strategy Director for Infor (New York), a developer of ERP, PLM and supply-chain software solutions.


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Cloud-Based ERP Speeds Manufacturing Deployments PASSWORD


Manufacturing Engineering: Your company just announced the new Infor CloudSuite for several industries. What solutions are available for discrete manufacturers? Ed Talerico: In April, Infor officially launched CloudSuite Automotive and CloudSuite Aerospace & Defense [A&D] in the Americas. While these are the first industry-specific solution sets we’ve launched in the cloud, we’ve been deploying other products in the cloud for many years. In fact, we already have 2000 customers and more than 12 million users on cloud-delivered Infor solutions. Many of our enterprise solutions have been cloud-enabled for more than a decade.


Suite Automotive includes a comprehensive ERP, warehouse mobility, supplier portals, trading partner processes, business intelligence, analytics, budgeting and planning. Infor will expand its industry suites for A&D and Automo- tive to all global regions this year, and we will also launch suites for industrial and high-tech manufacturing shortly. We expect to offer cloud suites for all discrete manufacturing industries around the globe within a 12-month timeframe. ME: Describe some of the new features of CloudSuite ERP. Talerico: Our cloud suites support multimode manufac- turing including project-based, discrete, JIT/Kanban and repetitive, and they are accessed via a consumer-grade user


“Cloud-based ERP provides speedy ‘time to value,’ defined as the time it takes after a launch before customers realize gains associated with their investments.”


What makes our new industry solution suites unique,


however, is that they are collections of products specially designed for each industry with deep, proven functionality to manage industry-specific processes. They are also the first of our solutions—or any industry enterprise solutions— to be delivered by Amazon Web Services, one of the largest, most reliable and most secure data management providers in the world.


Each solution suite covers all functions that manufactur- ers need to run their businesses. For example, Infor Cloud-


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interface that the best and brightest manufacturing profes- sionals find a pleasure to use.


The suites are complete and comprehensive. Many of our competitors in this space offer only an ERP but not the ex- tended solutions that we also include—or vice-versa. Our fully integrated suite minimizes the need for customizations. Another feature that manufacturers appreciate is our pre- dictable pricing. Some of our competitors’ pricing models are variable based on revenue and/or contracts that include annu- al adjustments. With these contracts, as the industry bounces


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