Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 73,000 customers, today announced Infor Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Accelerate, powered by Aras. Initially launched at Inforum 2014 as Infor PLM Innovator, this new PLM solution will provide strong value to automotive, industrial manufacturing, high tech and aerospace & defense customers. The Infor PLM Accelerate solution will provide users with an Infor-focused user experience and is available for both on-premise and private cloud (single-tenant) deployment.
"Discrete manufacturers can benefit from a highly scalable PLM solution that provides enterprise users with a full range of services to fit their unique product development needs," said Kenneth Amann, Executive Consultant, CIMdata, Inc. "Infor has developed a PLM suite that delivers a comprehensive integrated environment that can save both time and money."
This latest offering provides a full-featured, highly scalable, flexible and secure PLM solution. Infor PLM Accelerate is designed to easily adapt with the unique business practices of discrete manufacturers. The solution moves beyond the capabilities of standalone products to unite the entire product lifecycle for a single view of the truth, allowing users to manage the process from ideation to manufacturing through distribution.
"Managing the product lifecycle can be a major challenge for the rapidly shifting manufacturing industry. Streamlining processes while protecting quality and consistency are major concerns. Infor PLM Accelerate is designed with these challenges in mind, providing a more holistic approach to scale and meet the needs of each unique organization," said Nathalie Regniers, industry strategy director, Product Lifecycle Management, Infor. "The solution is available as both on-premise and private cloud single-tenant deployment, to further add flexibility to the product lifecycle."
Infor PLM Accelerate features a singular web framework that uses an open architecture. This advanced approach establishes a comprehensive PLM solution suite to manage processes throughout the enterprise and supply chain. The user interface features drag and drop functionality to provide a layer of flexibility needed for unique industry customizations. Infor PLM Accelerate utilizes compliance-grade security to protect all intellectual property through customizable permissions, authentication and access control. The solution is also capable of scaling both up and out to support organizations of all sizes and compliance needs, including the management of petabytes of complex computer aided design (CAD) data.
Infor PLM Accelerate can integrate with Infor and non-Infor enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions through Infor ION®, a purpose-built middleware component.
Infor (infor.com) is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise, helping 73,000 customers in more than 200 countries and territories improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, and with an innovative user experience design that is simple, transparent, and elegant. Infor provides flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both.
Infor customers include:
• 19 of the top 20 aerospace companies
• 10 of the top 10 high tech companies
• 10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
• 22 of the 25 largest US healthcare delivery networks
• 16 of the 20 largest US cities
• 20 of the top 20 automotive suppliers
• 17 of the top 20 industrial distributors
• 16 of the top 20 global retailers
• 4 of the top 5 brewers
• 21 of the top 30 global banks
• 6 of the top 10 global luxury brands.
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