Austrian Technology Manufacturer Increases Operational Transparency with Infor Performance Management

Fronius International GmbH Implements Infor PM 10 as Foundation for Strategic Management, Planning, Budgeting, Consolidation and Forecasting.

Atlanta, GA, September 24, 2008 --( Infor today announced that Fronius International GmbH, headquartered in Wels, Austria, has selected the latest version of Infor’s comprehensive suite of Performance Management (PM) solutions, Infor PM 10. Fronius, a leading manufacturer and distributor of battery charging systems, welding technology and solar electronics, use Infor PM 10 to increase operational transparency and prepare forward-looking analyses, key initiatives that support its international expansion plans. In a first step, Fronius will roll out Infor PM 10 to about 300 cost center managers in Austria, providing them with online access to finance, controlling, reporting, statistics, production, and calculation data consolidated in Infor PM 10. In the second phase of the project, reporting capabilities will also be available to production and calculation analysis.

“If you plan to expand internationally, you have to carefully allocate resources. Previously, our enterprise software deployment was focused on generating and displaying data. Now our goal is to use corporate data as a foundation for strategic decisions through applications that save time and increase efficiency,” says Wolfgang Hillingrathner, manager, controlling, Fronius International GmbH. “Infor PM 10 will be our new basis for strategic management, planning, budgeting, consolidation, and forecasting.

Previously, Fronius relied on its trusted ERP solution, Infor ERP Baan, for the entire controlling process. As the internationalization of the company progressed, at the rate of two new subsidiaries each year, their needs grew more complex. To optimize analysis and reporting, Fronius chose to extend their ERP solution through integration with Infor PM 10 to maintain a low total cost of ownership.

Infor PM 10 was chosen for its ease of use and comprehensive analysis and reporting capabilities, such as role-based dashboards that allow departments to individually customize operational insights. This capability will enable Fronius to eliminate the need for help from experts each time changes are needed, which also results in a lower total cost of ownership.

“Accurate and efficient controlling is a key to supporting enterprises in today’s highly competitive and fast changing global market environment. Infor can help Fronius International GmbH achieve a single view of all key performance indicators to meet their requirements today and in the future,” says Wolfgang Kobek, vice president, Central Europe, Infor.

Infor PM is designed for companies that seek to better monitor, measure, and manage their business performance in real time for improved competitive advantage. Companies of all sizes use Infor PM to leverage the full value of their business-critical information and generate a fast return on investment. Infor delivers solutions for performance management with industry experience built in, backed by a global, financially stable company in the market. For more information on Infor PM, visit

About Froninus International GmbH
Fronius develops, produces and distributes battery chargers, welding technology and inverters for photovoltaic systems worldwide. The group has four production sites in Austria, the Czech Republic and Ukraine plus more than eleven sales subsidiaries in Europe and America. The company employs 2,221 employees worldwide, 1,660 of whom are based in Austria. For more information, visit

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