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High Tech Company Goes Live in Record Time with Infor Solution

Infor ERP Visual Enables Coastal Environmental to Scale Quickly, Meet Increased Customer Demands

Atlanta, GA, December 14, 2006 --( Infor, one of the largest global enterprise software providers, today announced Coastal Environmental, a manufacturer and installer of professional-grade environmental monitoring systems, has selected Infor ERP Visual to increase its operational efficiencies and improve visibility into its businesses processes. Infor ERP Visual is an industry-specific ERP solution designed for small to medium manufacturers. 

The solution was completely installed, tested and operational in a record 78 days, enabling Coastal Environmental to more quickly meet customer demand for its products and accommodating the company’s 40 percent annual growth rate. With an average installation timeline of 90 days, Infor ERP Visual has one of the fastest implementation times in the industry and reduces total cost of ownership by having industry experience built-in. 

“Our continued growth has made it essential that our ERP solution allow us to access key information and provide broader capabilities to manage our increasingly complex operational needs,” said Don Munro, Coastal Environmental CEO and president. “As a world leader in the industry we needed a scalable solution which would allow us to quickly meet growing customer demand. Visual exceeded all our expectations in functionality and implementation time.” 

Since going live with Infor ERP Visual, Coastal Environmental has eliminated much of the paper files needed to track “as built” configurations essential for its product life cycle management. In addition, the company has added 50 percent more users in support of the company’s goal for a paperless environment. 

“With a stable platform, quick implementation and rich functionality, Visual is the solution of choice for small- to mid-sized businesses,” said Russell Johns, senior director of industry and product marketing, Infor Enterprise Solution Group. “With robust capabilities providing greater visibility into business-critical processes, Visual helps enterprising companies better compete in the market today, while its scalability ensures that these companies will remain competitive well into the future.” 

Infor ERP Visual, with an easy-to-use graphical user interface, provides manufacturers an extensive integrated solution to source, plan, make and deliver their products. Visual is designed to give small to medium businesses powerful management capabilities through the built-in workflow system, allowing them to build the controls they need for their business. Thousands of manufacturers depend on Infor ERP Visual to gain valuable insight into their supply chain, improve compliance management and successfully support lean initiatives.

About Coastal Environmental
Coastal Environmental Systems, Inc. designs, engineers, manufactures, and installs professional-grade environmental monitoring systems. Coastal Environmental’s data acquisition systems have been extensively deployed worldwide, many in extreme and demanding environments such as Antarctica, or on board combat-class U.S. Navy vessels. Founded in 1981, Coastal Environmental Systems has earned the trust of a long list of domestic and international customers, including U.S. Government, Fire Departments, First Response, and Industry professionals.

About Infor
Infor delivers fully integrated enterprise solutions, as well as best-in-class standalone products that address the essential challenges its customers face in areas such as enterprise resource planning, supply chain planning and execution, customer and supplier relationship management, asset management, product lifecycle management, financial management, performance management and business intelligence. With more than 8,100 employees and offices in 100 countries, Infor provides enterprise solutions to more than 70,000 customers. For additional information, visit


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