The manufacturing industry is complex. Many variables can impact profitability and productivity, from regulatory concerns to trade wars. Even technology may be holding your business back from being able to compete, especially if you’re using an older system. Now is the time for manufacturers to analyze their current business processes and look for new software and technologies that can lead to growth and expansion. 

Infor Cloudsuite Industrial (SyteLine) is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution designed to support these manufacturing challenges and drive innovation. Read on for an overview of Infor SyteLine, an outline of some of its key features, and an explanation as to why it’s the perfect choice for modern manufacturers. 

Let’s dive in.

Infor SyteLine Overview

Infor SyteLine is the ERP solution of choice for more than 5,000 global manufacturers. It’s been around for more than 30 years, and discrete and process manufacturers use it to provide them with predictive analytics, collaboration, lean production tools, and integration options. 

As a cloud platform, Infor SyteLine comes with many benefits, including automatic upgrades of the latest functionality, cost savings, and best-practice security protocols. And for those interested in keeping things closer to home, the solution can also be deployed on-premise.  

Infor SyteLine Features

Infor Syteline’s core ERP capabilities deliver everything from advanced planning and material management to finance. For real-time visibility into data across the organization, it can also be used for seamless integration between your other systems. 

Here are a few more key features of Infor SyteLine: 

Customer Service 

Providing first-class customer service is critical for any business these days. Infor SyteLine helps you optimize interactions with your customers by improving the entire process from sales to customer service.

Order Management

Infor SyteLine’s order management functionality lets you create accurate quotes with product configuration and pricing, instantly access product availability, and turn quotes into orders quickly. 

Inventory Management

Get immediate information into raw materials inventory in any plant or warehouse, or even your suppliers’ warehouses. Transfer or order materials when production needs arise. Customers can even electronically connect order fulfillment and production processes with the reservation of supplier materials.

Software Framework

Infor SyteLine’s software framework allows you to minimize coding required by Infor developers and partners so you can maximize customizations, development, and insulation from underlying technology changes among other software systems.

Financial Management 

The solution provides comprehensive financial management and enterprise business intelligence capabilities, including planning, budgeting, forecasting, financial, and analytics. This allows you to control costs and make changes to operations to drive profits and growth. You can also consolidate and analyze financial information to track business today and in the future.

Advanced Planning

With Infor Syteline, you can synchronize work centers, resources, inventory, and supply with customer orders and generate accurate promise dates, plan materials, and capacity simultaneously. With a clear view of your situation, you can better plan ahead to reduce delays.

Document Management

Infor SyteLine allows you to manage and store all transactional and business-related documents in one secure system with easy lookup, reporting, and filing capabilities.

Why Modern Manufacturers Choose Infor SyteLine

Modern manufacturers look to the future to get a leg up on the competition, and there’s a reason they choose Infor SyteLine to do so. Here are just a few reasons we think Infor SyteLine makes a great choice for those in the manufacturing industry.

  • Supply Chain Optimization—Improve visibility and control costs with improved sourcing and procurement, shipping and receiving, and inventory management across the supply chain. 
  • Lay a Foundation for Digital Transformation—Industry 4.0 is here. It’s time to bring your business up to speed with better integrations, extensibility, analytics, and mobile capabilities that support digital transformation. 
  • Enhanced Operations—Implement planning, productivity, and production to improve quality while saving money with advanced planning, scheduling, and quality management features. 

Getting Started with Infor SyteLine

Infor SyteLine can quickly scale to support growth allowing manufacturers to invest in other initiatives with the extra capital needed for hardware infrastructure updates. If you’re ready to invest in your business’s future, Infor SyteLine is the solution. 

Our senior-level Infor consulting team can help with deployment so you can speed up time to value. Need help with some other aspect of Infor Lawson? Not to worry—our experts can handle any curveball you throw our way, from integrations to upgrades, and everything in between.

Contact us to get started.