Infor Discrete Manufacturing Essentials is an ERP suite suitable for discrete manufacturers in most industries. The company was founded in 2002 under the brand Agilisys and adopted the name Infor when it acquired Infor Business Solutions in 2004. Since then, Infor has grown organically and through acquisition to become one of the largest ERP vendors in the world.
Infor Discrete Manufacturing Essentials is a complete enterprise resource planning system with modules available for accounting, supply chain management, product lifecycle management, material requirements planning, inventory control, manufacturing execution, performance management, asset management, human resources, and customer relationship management. The robust package is targeted at mid-market enterprises generating at least $50 million in annual revenue, employing 50 people or more, and requiring a minimum of 20 concurrent ERP users.
Infor is an especially good fit for firms in the aerospace, automotive, electronics, metal fabrication, and industrial machinery industries. It supports lean manufacturing processes among repetitive, make-to-stock, make-to-order, and engineer-to-order companies.
Infor has offices in 35 countries around the world, and its products are available in 20 different languages. Its global presence, multi-currency support, and multi-language support make Infor Discrete Manufacturing Essentials a popular option for global enterprises. A large network of channel partners and VARs help Infor maintain a local presence in most markets and appeal to buyers looking for a robust ERP system with local support. The privately-held company employs nearly 8,000 people and is headquartered in Alpharetta, GA.
Infor ERP solutions are in use by more than 50,000 firms across the world. It has an estimated 6% share of the ERP software market, ranking fourth behind SAP, Oracle, and Sage Software.
We see Infor’s market share as the result of a functionally broad and deep system that is suitable to many manufacturing environments. We expect Infor to continue its rapid growth through both new application sales and acquisition of additional software companies. As a result, we typically recommend that mid-market ERP buyers evaluate Infor.
John from Lowes
Specialty: Accounting / CPA
Great product; I was recommended by a friend; but I like the product now.
Customer Support did not always fix the problem. It was a good try.
It is very easy to use; I would do it again if I had the chance.