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The Most Common Infor Integrations Used by Manufacturers

6/19/24 10:00 AM

The most common Infor integrations used by manufacturers

Integrations expand the possibilities in your Infor ERP system

Infor ERP is a comprehensive and technologically sound enterprise resource planning solution that’s tailored toward manufacturing. A large part of the reason Infor offers such a comprehensive system is due to its ability to seamlessly integrate with third-party platforms software using APIs (application programming interfaces).

Some of the most common Infor ERP integrations that manufacturers use with Infor VISUAL and Infor CloudSuite Industrial/Syteline (CSI) include:

Bill of Material management (BoM) integrations

One of the most popular Infor integrations is CADLink by Q-Build. CADLink significantly enhances a manufacturer’s operational efficiency by ensuring that engineering data flows seamlessly into the ERP system. This ERP integration not only reduces errors and redundant work but also supports better decision-making and collaboration across different departments. See our video on CADLink: How to Connect Your CAD System to Infor ERP to learn more.

Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics integrations

As manufacturing companies are moving toward a more dashboard centric reporting style to analyze their operational data, we’re seen BI become a very popular type of ERP integration. BI reports are starting to re-place basic Crystal Reports and/or SSRS reports, and this integration provides better insights into KPIs and, business trends and patterns, offering decision makers cleaner, straight-forward data.

Infor does have its own BI module, Birst Analytics, and can integrate with platforms such as Power BI Reporting & Analytics. One of the most popular data visualization tools available.

E-Commerce integrations

Integrating an e-commerce platform with Infor ERP platform greatly streamline your businesses processes. Infor ERP platforms such as Infor VISUAL and Infor CloudSuite Industrial/Syteline can be integrated with e-commerce sites such as Magento, Shopify, WooCommerce and others to provide a seamless experience not only for your customers but for internal teams as well.

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) integrations

Integrating Infor ERP with Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) systems enables automated exchange of business documents such as purchase orders, invoices, and shipping notices with trading partners. An EDI integration streamlines order processing, reduces manual data entry errors, and improves supply chain collaboration.

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) integrations

Infor ERP does have a native CRM module. However, for a more robust CRM option, customers have integrated with platforms such as Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics, and others. Most businesses are already using these platforms as well. By integrating your existing CRM software with Infor ERP, you’ll consolidate systems and improve information flow.

Human Resources (HR) and Payroll integrations

Most companies use a third-party HR platform. that they like. Integrate that platform with Infor VISUAL and/or Infor CloudSuite Industrial/Syteline to help streamline processes, improve data accuracy, and enhance overall efficiency in managing your company’s workforce. Some of the common platforms that integrate with Infor ERP are Workday, ADP, SAP, and Kronos.

The above Infor integrations help manufacturers are advanced and intertwine various business processes so they can drive profitability.

When planning an integration involving Infor ERP, it's essential to consider factors such as data mapping, system compatibility, security, and scalability. Working with experienced integration consultants or leveraging pre-built connectors and middleware solutions can help streamline the integration process and maximize the benefits of integrating Infor ERP with other systems. Visual South has decades of experience helping companies assess, implement, and manage ERP. To learn more, reach out for a free 30-minute consultation or visit www.visualsouth.com for more.

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Jamey Moone

Written by Jamey Moone

Jamey is an Account Manager with Visual South, who has over 7 years of experience in the manufacturing industry. Jamey has been a part of successful ERP implementation projects, during his time in manufacturing, and is now helping manufacturing companies find ERP solutions that meet their manufacturing needs.