Infor sparks Soutec Soudronic with business specific ERP solution

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Infor has announced that Soutec Soudronic AG, a global leader in laser welding equipment and quality inspection systems, will deploy Infor ERP COM.

The solution will help Soutec, based in Neftenbach, Switzerland, to monitor its project-based business at any process phase and facilitate financial controlling. Soutec will benefit from increased business transparency, enabling the company to improve resource allocation, plant utilisation and overall efficiency.

Infors expertise and reputation in the industrial equipment and machinery (IEM) industry played an important role in Soutecs decision. When Soutec learned that support for its legacy enterprise solution would be terminated, the company started an extensive evaluation, looking at 13 vendors. Apart from deep domain expertise, the main vendor selection criterion was a high market ranking and financial stability. As the third largest provider of enterprise software solutions worldwide, Infor qualified with its numerous good global IEM references.

Soutec chose Infor ERP COM for its extensive business-specific functionality and built-in industry experience. The intuitive user guidance helps to run dynamic analyses, providing Soutec with end-to-end views of on-going projects. With Infor ERP COM, Soutec also introduces CRM functionality to the organisation, helping to improve customer service and support.

Infor ERP COM helps us to improve our project controlling by delivering an end-to-end view on our day-to-day business. This is one of our most important management tools to run our operations as efficiently and profitable as possible, says Hans Inhelder, Director Productionplanning & Project Leader ERP at Soutec Soudronic AG. The solution covers most of our requirements as a project manufacturer out-of-the-box so we expect little to no customisation. This will have a positive impact on the actual deployment time and total cost of ownership.

Infor has a different approach from others in the enterprise solution market. Soutecs decision criteria shows that companies choose a provider for its long-term vision and support for their products, as well as its market expertise, says Hermann Stehlik, Vice President Marketing EMEA, Infor. Our business model fills a void in the market by providing customers, through acquisition and innovation, with proven, business-specific solutions backed by a vendor with global scale and stability.

Infor ERP COM is an integrated ERP solution that brings together a wide variety of business functions in a scalable, multi-language, open systems platform for manufacturers in automotive, metal and plastic fabrication, electronics, and industrial equipment and machinery. Based on Infors solid domain expertise in manufacturing, Infor ERP COM is today a leading solution providing manufacturers with flexible business operations support across all departments including finance.

About Soutec Soudronic AG

For more than 50 years, Soudronic has been standing for highly professional welding technologies and forward-looking, trendsetting developments in the automotive industry. State-of-the-art technology centers in Switzerland, the USA and in the Far East make it easy for Soutecs customers to enhance their competition in the global market.

In the future-oriented company, committed employees work around the globe on innovative technical solutions for production equipment and systems in the constantly growing market of tailored blanks, tubular blanks, inspection systems, fuel tanks, and exhaust gas components.

Worldwide Service and Technology Centers guarantee perfect support and after-sales-service worldwide for our customers. The financial commitment of the management together with VTC Industrieholding Mnchen secures long-term success for the future and further growth.

About Infor

Infor delivers business-specific software to enterprising organisations. With experience built in, Infors solutions enable businesses of all sizes to be more enterprising and adapt to the rapid changes of a global marketplace. With more than 70,000 customers, Infor is changing what businesses expect from an enterprise software provider.

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