Infor, Aberdeen Webinar Explores Best-in-Class Compliance Strategies to Protect Profits Throughout Product Lifecycle

Companies Discuss Proactive Compliance Processes; Offer Roadmap to Ensure Success

Atlanta, GA, January 11, 2007 --( Infor, one of the largest global providers of enterprise software, and Aberdeen Group, a leading provider of fact-based research, will discuss overcoming the challenges of today’s complex compliance environment and the benefits of successful technology and organizational processes manufacturers can implement to achieve best in class compliance during a live joint webinar, Tuesday, January 16, 2007.

Titled, “Best-in-Class Strategies for Reducing Regulatory Compliance Risk and Protecting Profits Across the Product Lifecycle,” the webinar will highlight:

• Key factors driving an emphasis on product compliance and its relation to building sustainable growth
• How best in class companies are improving compliance through better processes and infrastructure without additional burden on their businesses
• Why fully automated enterprise-wide systems are a critical component to reaching a sustainable repeatable approach to compliance
• Case studies describing how leading process industry manufacturers have optimized their manufacturing processes with Infor Process PLM solutions to optimize compliance and mitigate risk throughout the product lifecycle

“Process manufacturers looking to improve product success rate and reduce their compliance exposure need to consider adopting strategies early in their products’ lifecycles,” said Rory Granros, Infor process industry and product marketing manager. “This webinar will highlight how companies executing on these strategies will reap benefits such as faster market penetration, containment of regulatory costs while improving compliance capabilities, and increased product sales and margins.”

In its recently published report, “The Product Compliance Benchmark Report: Protecting the Environment, Protecting Profits,” Aberdeen notes companies have between 40 and 90 percent of their products in compliance, on average. Additionally, the report points out that best in class companies – those with a compliance rate of 90 percent --have fewer stopped shipments and reduced risk of recalls.

Webinar attendees will learn how compliance risks can be reduced by implementing an integrated PLM solution, such as Infor’s Optiva, resulting in increased visibility to regulatory exposure, automation of compliance processes in product development processes, integration of supplier information, automated validation and generation of regulatory documentation, and the ability to continually change without custom coding.

When: January 16, 2007 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
Who: Rory Granros, Director, Global Process Industry and Product Marketing, Infor
Jim Brown, VP, Global Product Innovation and Engineering, Aberdeen

About Infor
Infor delivers fully integrated enterprise solutions for specific industries, 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, 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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