Infor Updates SupplyWEB Solution

Latest version of software offers platform for visibility into supply chain for enterprise executives and trading partners

Latest version of software offers platform for visibility into supply chain for enterprise executives and trading partners

Northville, MI — February 23, 2005 — Enterprise solution provider Infor Global Solutions has taken the wraps off the latest release of its supply chain management solution SupplyWEB, designed to provide visibility into a company's supply chain for enterprise executives and trading partners.

The latest version of SupplyWEB allows participating partners within the supply chain to view, collaborate on and share key information, use exception-based alerting for key or unexpected events, and track supplier metrics and performance, Infor said.

In addition, the provider said that the new version supports the overall operational improvements of companies by helping reduce inventory, premium shipments, inventory stock-outs, quality defects and electronic data interchange (EDI) communication costs while at the same time driving facilities to "lean" processes and pull-based replenishment strategies.

SupplyWEB currently accommodates 14 different languages, standard times zones, user preferences and other variables. It is a so-called "thin-client" application, with access available through a standard browser, and is available in a hosted or enterprise environment.

Robin Pederson, senior vice president and general manager of Infor Discrete Group, said, "With its open platform, scalability and worldwide access, we expect that Infor SupplyWEB will bring significant new efficiencies and functionality to manufacturers who are growing in their global reach."

SupplyWEB is modular, which Infor believes improves system scalability, flexibility and performance, and also facilitates faster development cycles. The solution uses a three-tiered framework for user interface, application service and database management. By separating the layers, Infor said, code modifications are more controlled and can be completed in shorter time frames, and overall solutions become more flexible to implement.

Infor, formerly known as Agilisys, provides vertical specific, enterprise-wide business solutions to select manufacturing and distribution industries worldwide, addressing areas such as supply chain planning, relationship management, demand management, ERP, warehouse management, marketing-driven distribution and business intelligence.

The provider's customer base includes such companies as TRW, Coca-Cola, Pez International, Grohe and Cargill.