Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced that Infor Analytics for Fashion has been endorsed by the International Apparel Federation (IAF) as a tool that has been developed with strong user input from both apparel brands and apparel manufacturers. The IAF represents the global apparel industry, through its national and regional industry associations. It advocates continuous improvements in the operation of the supply chain, reducing waste and improving the overall performance of the industry, including profitability, corporate social responsibility and sustainability.
"The interests of both buyers and suppliers of apparel are best served by a smoother, faster and smarter flow of information and goods between manufacturing firms, their clients and eventually retailers and the end consumer. Ultimately, this will lead to more of the right styles on the shelves that consumers want, and fewer products that require unplanned markdowns," said Matthijs Crietee, Secretary General, International Apparel Federation. "By giving the user the ability to analyze an enormous range of data relatively easily across its value chain, IAF believes that Infor Analytics for Fashion offers an important contribution towards creating a better apparel industry, globally."
Infor Analytics for Fashion, part of Infor CloudSuite Fashion, together with Infor business intelligence tools deliver industry-specific analytics, robust reporting capabilities and specific key performance indicators through personalized dashboards that can be accessed from desktop or mobile devices. With Infor, organizations are able to transform information into actionable insights, get a real-time view of performance across the business, speed decision making, and unlock the potential of siloed data within enterprise applications.
"The fashion industry is a large, global value chain that is constantly changing based on the economy and fluctuating consumer tastes. This creates a mass repository of data that, if collected and analyzed properly, can improve efficiency and streamline operations," said Erick Rowe, vice president, Infor Retail. "Infor is committed to delivering innovative, scalable applications with industry-specific capabilities that can be utilized in the cloud, and this endorsement from the IAF is a testament to our success in that area."
About International Apparel Federation
The IAF (iafnet.eu) has become the world's leading federation for apparel manufacturers, their associations, apparel retailers and the supporting industry, through its national and regional industry associations on all continents. IAF's membership now includes apparel associations from nearly 40 countries representing over 150,000 companies that provide products and services to the apparel industry.
Infor (infor.com) builds beautiful business applications with last mile functionality and scientific insights for select industries delivered as a cloud service. With 14,000 employees and customers in more than 200 countries and territories, Infor automates critical processes for industries including healthcare, manufacturing, fashion, wholesale distribution, hospitality, retail, and public sector. Infor software helps eliminate the need for costly customization through embedded deep industry domain expertise. Headquartered in New York City, Infor is also home to one of the largest creative agencies in Manhattan, Hook & Loop, focused on delivering a user experience that is fun and engaging. Infor deploys its cloud applications primarily on the Amazon Web Services cloud and open source platforms.