Infor VISUAL ERP Software


 

For manufacturing organizations seeking a comprehensive, cost-effective Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, Infor VISUAL is an ERP System with end-to-end functionality and ease of use within a single affordable solution.

Infor VISUAL brings together and seamlessly integrates all core manufacturing operations and is currently in use by more than 5,000 companies in the SMB manufacturing space. It's an especially great fit for manufacturers looking for a complete solution that supports the entire operational lifecycle, from planning to sourcing, creation to delivery.

Whether it's a company looking to upgrade an aging, legacy ERP or a growing business looking into ERP for the first time, Infor VISUAL offers specialized functionality that dramatically reduces lead times, while also eliminating unnecessary inventory and improving overall productivity. Implementation takes only a few months and companies can expect to see a return on their investment in less than a year.

The software was designed to be extremely user-friendly, with applications to manage MRP, MES, supply chain management, HR and full financials, as well as powerful reporting and customer management. It's a great fit for manufacturers in several industries, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, industrial equipment, medical devices and more. Infor VISUAL supports most manufacturing modes, including MTO, ETO, configure-to-order, make-to-stock and assembly-to-order, as well as multi-site or multi-entity in a single database with single sign-on authentication.

We recommend Infor VISUAL to manufacturers seeking a comprehensive system that offers enterprise-level functionality in an affordable, reliable solution.

 

Infor VISUAL ERP - Visual enterprise
 
  • Infor VISUAL ERP - Visual enterprise
    Visual enterprise
  • Infor VISUAL ERP - Manufacturing window
    Manufacturing window
  • Infor VISUAL ERP - Scheduling window
    Scheduling window
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

4 Reviews of Infor VISUAL ERP

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from Fluortek, Inc.
Specialty: Medical Products
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

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Frankly, I have tried to find an ERP solution with a more modern interface (preferably browser-based). After a detailed search, even considering a customizable open-source approach, we simply found Infor VISUAL to work best for our business.

Likes Least

I would really like to see more development done to make this browser-based.

Recommendations

Look at whatever you want. However, if you need both a manufacturing and quality solution with the flexibility of macros and third party add-ons, I highly doubt that you could do any better than VISUAL.

 

from EA Dion
Specialty: Other Industry
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

15 years and still going strong

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The product does a great job handling custom products in our made-to-order environment. Synergy Resources has excellent consultants who are readily accessible with strong knowledge of not only the product but its real world applications and best practices.

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Like all off-the-shelf software solutions, it isn't always a perfect fit for what we think our business needs. We have, however, been able to utilize custom user-defined fields, macros, workflows, etc. to meet our needs. Sometimes, we have found changing our processes to fit the software was actually a better solution!

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It is unlikely that you will find a perfect fit solution in standard off-the-shelf software. Look for the basics to make sure it's a good fit, and choose software with flexibility (such as exists with Visual's macros, workflow, user-defined fields, ODBC access, etc.) to get you the rest of the way.

 

from Instrument Technology, Inc.
Specialty: Medical Products
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

VISUAL is all the ERP you will ever need.

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VISUAL is flexible enough to allow vastly different manufacturers to accurately model how they each conduct business. It takes care of all the background operations (inventory transactions, labor tickets, etc.) with ease and simplicity. It provides real time information directly to users so that informed decisions can be made at all levels of the company. It is intuitive to operate; it takes only hours (or minutes) to train new personnel on applications. The custom report writing options, which every company needs, are numerous, varied, and powerful.

Synergy Resources is eminently qualified to train, consult, and develop solutions for your staff. They are a truly professional organization and certainly the caliber of consultants that you would hope to work with.

Likes Least

New releases continue to be an issue for Infor. Experienced users typically wait 3 – 6 months before implementing a new version. The patches come quick enough; just give them time to appear before you take the leap to the next version.

Recommendations

I always caution prospects not to try to bend VISUAL to your will. If you are buying a new ERP, first look at how VISUAL operates; you may be better off doing things in a new way.

Get involved in your regional VISUAL User Group; there are many across North America and the world now. You will find a wealth of information from other users and the Channel Partners like Synergy Resources, as we have in New England.

 

from Graphicast, Inc.
Specialty: Metal Fabrication
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

15 years with VISUAL and still going strong

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VISUAL easily incorporates all aspects of our business: production, scheduling, engineering, sales, financials. After 15 years, it is central to our operations. We run a tight operation by using the vast amount of data we collect via VISUAL to guide all aspects of our company. Our vendor, Synergy Resources, has been with us through all the transitions, upgrades, and improvements, providing support and training.

Likes Least

Customized reporting within VISUAL is cumbersome for a non-software person. We went to a bolt-on report writer, Crystal Reports, to get by this. Recently, Synergy Resources developed a business intelligence system, SmartViews, which makes data analysis and report writing much more powerful.

Recommendations

Look at the scheduling modules, as these are the key to how useful the software is in running your business. All the other stuff, such as financials, is pretty straightforward. Scheduling is the real part that delineates how well an ERP system works for a manufacturer.

 
 
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