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Infor Enhances Supplier Relationship Management Solution for Automotive Manufacturers


New Version of Infor SRM SupplyWeb Improves Collaboration with Suppliers; Streamlines Order Processing

Atlanta, GA, January 17, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Infor, one of the largest global providers of enterprise software, today announced the latest release of Infor SRM SupplyWeb, the leading supplier relationship management (SRM) solution in the automotive industry. Infor SRM SupplyWeb version 10 includes new features to improve collaboration between customers and suppliers, providing new tools designed to enhance data accuracy, and demand and order management.

SupplyWeb offers manufacturers the benefits of a proven SRM solution that is easily integrated into their enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. For customers, this new version of SupplyWeb demonstrates Infor’s commitment to enrich the value of their current investments, extend their core ERP applications with new business-specific solutions and evolve the Infor product line to produce next-generation solutions.

“Infor is committed to providing value to SupplyWeb customers, an install-base that is over 25,000 implementations,” said Kevin Piotrowski, Infor’s director of industry and product marketing for Automotive. “This new version combines information from multiple ERP solutions, giving organizations a single face to their suppliers which enables rapid demand fulfillment and performance evaluation.”

SupplyWeb version 10 significantly strengthens the relationship between suppliers in the supply chain with the addition of new modules, Production Invoicing and Purchase Order Collaboration, which automate specific business functions related to order processing.

Production Invoicing improves data accuracy between customers and suppliers, eliminates discrepancies in pricing and payables and allows for more timely payments from the  customer. Customers can accept or reject invoices sent by their supplier, sending these approved invoices back to the ERP system for payment. This improves the accuracy of payables and reduces the amount of time spent on manual activities such as entering faxed or emailed data.

Purchase Order Collaboration facilitates a purchase order negotiation process, allowing customers and suppliers to set terms before committing to an order. As proposed Purchase Orders (PO) move through the process, customers and suppliers have complete visibility into their status via a color-coded report that indicates orders awaiting action and those that are past due. Configurable settings allow customers complete control over PO negotiation, scheduling, approval and fulfillment.

Additionally, SRM SupplyWeb version10 includes built-in functional enhancements such as:

• Supplier Cumulative Quality Management (CUM) - tracks demand fulfillment from schedule to schedule to accommodate out of order shipping and receiving
• Flex Fields - expand business-specific data to include shippers, billing, work orders and problem reporting documents
• Receipt Reconciliation - ties receipts to SupplyWeb Advanced Shipment
Notices (ASN), ensuring shipments are properly moved to a “received” status within SupplyWeb

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 www.infor.com.

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