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Consultant
ERP Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Mar 09 2017

What is most valuable?

* The ability to customize and add functionality. * Given that the ERP core is standard for all clients around the world, they are able to customize any process or create a new one. * It is a great… more »

How has it helped my organization?

My company is a professional services firm whose main activity is the implementation of this product.

What needs improvement?

* In the older versions, the visuals could be improved. * Internet access and the general integration with other systems using different technologies (SOAP, REST, etc). In the new versions, these… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I don’t know.

What other advice do I have?

Do not hesitate to implement it because it is a good product. It is robust and reliable.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

This doesn't apply to my work.
Vendor
Information Systems Manager at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 02 2017

What is most valuable?

The product configurator in ERP was managing sales quotations and orders, as well as BOM and routing through defined product features and corresponding constraints. That… more »

How has it helped my organization?

Baan IV is used in both logistics and finance. An integrated environment with the product configurator, MRP and multicurrency capabilities provided better insights to… more »

What needs improvement?

Infor ERP LN after Feature Pack 8 covered the following needs: non-sequential PCF, advanced scheduling, better user experience (Facebook like, user social space for… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Concurrent/named user licensing provides flexibility and expandability. Having cloud-based licensing in evaluation will open up different opportunities. Although price is… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previous solutions were partial ones. They didn’t cover both logistics and finance.

What other advice do I have?

Infor ERP LN is a fair option, especially for discrete manufacturers. Implementation is a key differentiator. ERP project team members (both internal and external) are key… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

When evaluating the upgrade to Infor ERP LN, Oracle and SAP were on the short list.
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Kiran Karkera
Real User
Director- ERP Consulting at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Feb 27 2017

What is most valuable?

The following features are valuable to us: Software Version control – helps in clearly separating Global/Country/Customer specific software components. Web enablement –… more »

How has it helped my organization?

Complete cost capture and control in project based environments has helped in evaluating project cost breakdown for cost control and estimation.

What needs improvement?

The following need improvement: * Standard beautiful looking reports - Most reports have too much content and often need to be customized for user friendly presentations… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Look at total cost when dealing with Core plus Add-ons.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not have a previous solution.

What other advice do I have?

Look for an experienced partner/resource. Clearly spell out objectives and outcomes for the project. Put your best people in the implementation project and let them take… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate any alternatives.
Consultant
Lead Business Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 05 2016

What is most valuable?

For most of the clients that I have consulted for, the manufacturing module and the distribution module is utilized and implemented to its fullest.

How has it helped my organization?

Some of the clients used to use the traditional ERP. With Infor LN, many of the processes have been streamlined because it has a central repository of all the data. Moreover they could integrated their applications like Salesforce CRM… more »

What needs improvement?

The User Interface needs to be more user friendly with a sleeker design and the industry best practice processes needs to be implemented. Also, migration from legacy system to Infor LN should be made smoother a process, so that it gives… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No previous solution was used.

What other advice do I have?

Have a good understanding of the product features, and check if your requirements can be mapped through this product.
Vendor
Director of Enterprise Applications at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Mar 30 2015

What is most valuable?

* User experience * Ease of use * Rich functionality

What needs improvement?

The process module needs improving as in Baan IV which had a module for customers in the processing industry, for example, paint manufacturing.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

* It ranges on the size of the company and number of licenses * Day to day cost is annual maintenance fees, functional analysts and technical developers to support the application in house * Typically… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

From the beginning I implemented it. Initially using a legacy mainframe application, Unis-1100 on a Unisys mainframe. I also implemented MTMS, a UK based Cobol based MRP2 software before moving onto… more »

What other advice do I have?

Find the right implementation partner as there are many consultants who have no clue of the products functionality. Also, most of the implementation partners don’t take any ownership in… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

When I was originally part of a consulting company, we evaluated three in 1997 - * Baan (now Infor ERP) * Oracle * Made2Manage
Consultant
Infor ERP LN Analyst at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Mar 24 2015

What is most valuable?

* Ease of Use * Ease of Development * Bundled with a lot of capabilities

How has it helped my organization?

We spend less time analyzing the data with the easy reports and data management. Due to a simpler implementation style, not much time is taken for new developments.

What needs improvement?

Technology is a continuous improvement process. So as far as I know, Infor is going great with the technological advancements.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have worked with two firms. My previous firm used to have Tally ERP 9 which was their legacy system. But switching was necessary to cope up with the competitors in the market. With multi-site… more »

What other advice do I have?

A simple piece of advice, "Infor is the future." Go for it!!

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at SAP.

What is Infor LN?

From the largest global manufacturing enterprises with complex multisite needs to smaller, single-site organizations, Infor LN is enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that features capabilities designed to meet the unique business requirements of manufacturers. Infor LN offers fast and cost-effective deployment with integration on the shop floor and across the supply chain with financials, quality management, service management, order management, and business partners. Contextualized, industry-specific analytics help you gather real-time data and monitor metrics for improved communication with business partners wherever they are.

Also known as
Infor ERP LN
Infor LN customers

LTH Castings, Gloucester Engineering, Gorman-Rupp, Computer Designs, Instrument Technology, GWA Group Limited, PRIDE Industries, CAV Aerospace, New Scale Technologies Inc.

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