Infor Optiva Simplifies PLM Efficiency

Optiva 11 provides advanced product management, globalization capabilities, consumer-grade GUI and added social collaboration support


New York, N.Y.June 26, 2013—Business application software provider Infor announced Optiva 11, a streamlined approach for product lifecycle management (PLM). Infor Optiva enables process manufacturers to make the process more efficient for product development, material selection, formulation and new product introductions. Functional improvements include improved project management; an enhanced user experience; collaborative social functionality through Infor Ming.le and an upgrade to .Net 4.0; and validation for Windows SQL 2012 servers.

“As we continue to enrich Infor Optiva, customers consistently validate the strengths of our formula and provide insight to drive future enhancements,” said Chris Krechting, Vice President, Global PLM Sales, Infor. “The Infor Optiva 11 creates a strong foundation for the ongoing growth of PLM capabilities amongst our process manufacturing customers.”

Infor Optiva 11 enables customers to develop high-quality products at a lower cost and launch them more quickly in the marketplace. The solution enhances the ability to deliver a high-quality product from a reliable, cost-efficient formula, while maintaining compliance with applicable regulatory requirements. Infor Optiva 11 consolidates information into one repository and as a platform-neutral solution, can support systems from multiple vendors.

“Infor Optiva 11 with Ming.le should provide a richer user experience by combing modern social paradigms and effective integration within enabled business processes” said Ken Amann, Executive Consultant, CIMdata. “By using Ming.le as a single, consistent UI across their product suites, Infor is enabling their customers to better access and leverage product information and capabilities across Infor’s enterprise applications.”

New capabilities within Infor Optiva 11 include:

Advanced Project Management: Workflow rescheduling allows users to adjust due date and duration on the fly with simplified drag and drop capability. The Stage Gate form includes Gantt chart project visualization and allows users to suspend, cancel or recalculate workflow scheduling.

Transformative Collaboration: Infor Optiva 11 also supports Infor Ming.le, the comprehensive platform for social collaboration, business process improvement and contextual analytics. Based from the recent launch of Infor’s 10X platform, Optiva 11 provides the ability for users to connect socially and drill down into the application level to further enhance communication.

Enhanced User Experience: With Infor 10x, Infor Optiva gets a completely enhanced look and feel that provides a consumer-grade graphical user interface and helps users take advantage of expanded industry-specific capabilities, make better decisions faster and work more efficiently. The added workspace enhancements provide users with in-context business intelligence and a content assistant to simplify functional applications.

Globalization: Infor Optiva 11 now delivers the ability to specify languages from form labels, navigation, lookup, error messages and enumeration labels.

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