Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced that Valmet, a global leader in pulp, paper and energy process technologies, automation, and services, has selected Infor to support a major global business transformation. The Infor suite of software incorporates Infor LN, Infor ION, Infor Ming.le, Infor d/EPM, Infor Warehouse Mobility and Infor Field Service, and will help drive greater visibility across the organization, boost productivity and capacity planning, and foster close collaboration amongst employees, customers and suppliers. In turn this will support Valmet's vision to become a global champion in serving its customers.
Spanning 43 countries for 5500 users, the project is expected to be fully live in 2020, following a deployment that will be undertaken in collaboration with Accenture.
Following a thorough evaluation of the market, Valmet selected Infor due to Infor's ability to provide Valmet with a competitive ERP solution including a modern and mobile user interface. Replacing a heavily customized Baan ERP solution which was no longer fit for purpose, Infor's modern suite of applications will help drive benefits across a number of areas including improved process efficiency, data quality improvement and IT platform simplification. After the project is fully live, Valmet anticipates potential efficiency savings in excess of €30 million annually.
"One of our Must-Wins at Valmet is Operational Excellence and we have defined programs under it. The purpose of the project now to be started with the help of Infor is to renew and improve Valmet's operational capability through process harmonization and standardization, modern and user friendly ERP platform, and data and reporting quality improvement for decision making. We are looking forward to working with Infor on this important project," comments Ismo Anttila, Vice President, ERP implementation of Valmet.
"More and more, organizations are realizing that one size does not fit all when it comes to enterprise applications, and that it is possible to benefit from both scale and industry specific functionality. Through providing capabilities to support processes to a finite level, specific to a particular nuance of a given sector, organizations can enhance their service offerings substantially, as well as driving out a greater degree of efficiencies," comments Paul Carreiro, Executive Vice President, Managing Director, EMEA, Infor. "Valmet is taking the lead in the way it serves its customer industries and we are proud to play an integral role in supporting its global business transformation."
Valmet (valmet.com) is the leading global developer and supplier of technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Valmet's vision is to become the global champion in serving its customers.
Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. The strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production. Valmet's advanced automation solutions range from single measurements to mill wide turnkey automation projects.
Valmet's net sales in 2015 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion, and it has around 12 000 employees globally. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.
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.