3 Benefits of Infor VISUAL ERP for Manufacturing

    By Jack Shannon on 12/9/20 12:00 PM

    There aren’t only 3…

    Listing all the benefits of VISUAL ERP would be a book, not a blog post. But you didn’t come here to read a book, so I’ve chosen what I think are the most significant benefits that manufacturing companies will get out of using VISUAL ERP.

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    The Infor ERP ION API – Why It Helps

    By Tim O'Brien on 11/18/20 10:00 AM

    Having interoperability is critical and Infor APIs allow for this

    Infor is somewhat different than other ERP providers in that it tries to provide as complete a solution as possible with Infor supported, developed, and enhanced applications. Other ERP systems often rely on third-party applications using point interfaces or APIs. An API, short for application programming interface, basically allows for different software applications to work together by virtue of pushing and receiving data between each other. The ability to leverage APIs is important because it provides the ability to use other, third-party systems to exchange data and communicate with the host ERP system in order to build out business functionality.

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    How Infor CloudSuite Industrial ERP Improves Service Management Profitability

    By Tim O'Brien on 10/28/20 10:00 AM

    Infor CloudSuite Industrial/Syteline ERP addresses all your service-related needs

    When manufacturers look for areas to grow their revenue and find high-margin opportunities, many focus on the service component of their operation. Our team at Visual South has talked to many companies with ongoing initiatives to improve both after-market sales for replacement parts and service agreements with customers. This is especially prevalent in the engineer-to-order space and capital equipment.

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    Infor VISUAL ERP: Bring Order to Your Orders

    By Jack Shannon on 10/25/20 1:07 PM

    An Exhaustive Look at VISUAL ERP's Functionality

    Note: This blog was updated in 10/2020 to reflect some major changes in version 9.x.x. See the end of the blog for updates.

    Why would any manufacturing company want VISUAL ERP?

    Actually, that’s an easy question to answer. There are three reasons:

    1. Value: You will not find an ERP product with more depth and breadth of functionality at the same price point.
    2. Ease of use: VISUAL is built by software developers, but the interface was developed by designers to focus on ease of use. The screens are simple and intuitive, yet answers to your next question are in a secondary (child) window or are a simple click away.
    3. Focus: VISUAL is designed for small-to-medium sized manufacturers who create work orders to make or repair items. If this doesn’t describe your company, Infor VISUAL will not be a fit for your manufacturing company. If this does describe your company, keep reading—VISUAL may be exactly what you're looking for. 
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    Infor ERP Evaluation Criteria – Built-In Reporting & Analytics

    By Jack Shannon on 10/14/20 11:15 AM

     

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    Hi, I'm Jack Shannon. If you're looking for ERP software, you're probably wondering how are you going to get the data that you need out of that ERP software.

    Infor understands this. So, this is what Infor has to offer:

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    Infor ERP Evaluation Criteria – Integration Capabilities

    By Jack Shannon on 10/14/20 11:00 AM

     

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    Hi, I'm Jack Shannon. If you're looking for ERP, you might be wondering how you're going to integrate your other programs into that ERP.

    The good news is Infor ERP will communicate with other applications. There is no bad news. I'll get into a little more detail in just a moment, but first let's talk about if you even need to communicate with other applications. Infor ERP provides a complete, fully integrated software solution. Many times, this complete solution eliminates the need for the band-aid solutions that have been created over the years because the ERP provides the functionality needed. So, keep that in mind.

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    Infor ERP Evaluation Criteria – Affordability

    By Jack Shannon on 10/14/20 10:45 AM

     

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    Hi, I'm Jack Shannon. If you're looking for ERP, there's a lot to choose from, but is it affordable?

    Affordability is a subjective topic without any defined boundaries; but it's an important topic. You don't want to waste your time looking for software you can't afford, but how do you know that you can't afford it if you haven't figured out what you can afford?

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    Infor ERP Evaluation Criteria – Completeness of the Solution

    By Jack Shannon on 10/14/20 10:30 AM

     

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    Hi, I'm Jack Shannon. If you're looking for ERP software, you want a complete solution, not a partial solution.

    A partial solution by definition is not going to handle all of your business needs. You'll have gaps and you'll need to fill those gaps with something. Chances are, you'd be filling those gaps with spreadsheets. That's probably the environment you have today. It's probably the environment you're trying to get away from now.

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    Infor ERP Evaluation Criteria – Fit & Functionality

    By Jack Shannon on 10/14/20 10:15 AM

     

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    Hi, I'm Jack Shannon. If you're looking for ERP software, it's important that that software fits your company and has the functionality you need.

    I know I stated the obvious, but sometimes you get so wrapped up in looking at what vendors have, you forget to evaluate them on what you need. So, let's talk about what Infor ERP has.

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    Infor ERP Evaluation Criteria – The User Experience

    By Jack Shannon on 10/14/20 10:00 AM


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    Hi, I'm Jack Shannon. If you're looking for ERP, I know that user experience is going to be important to you.

    The user experience can be explained this way. How easy is it to use the software? I know this is an important issue not because of a survey that I read. I've been working with ERP and ERP users for over 30 years. It's reasonable that you want to have a better experience with your new ERP as compared to the experience you're having today. We understand this, Infor understands this, and this is what they've done:

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