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Home Acres Building Supply Makes Room for Growth with Infor’s Industry-Leading ERP Solution


Midwest Building Supplier Goes Live with Large Scale ERP Rollout Integrated with Enhanced Purchasing Capability

Atlanta, GA, February 15, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Infor, one of the largest global providers of enterprise software, today announced Home Acres Building Supply, a large, Michigan-based residential and commercial building supply company, has deployed Infor ERP SX.enterprise at 16 sites and to more than 100 users in less than a year. Home Acres selected SX.enterprise for its business specific functionality in purchasing, electronic data interchange (EDI) and industry-leading inventory management capabilities, which give building supply distributors greater flexibility to manage inventory and safety stock.

“For distributors to compete in today’s rigorous market, they need the right inventory, in the right amount, at the right time, but without overstock,” said Thad Zylka, Infor vice president of distribution. “As a leading distribution solution for the building materials industry, SX.enterprise is designed to help companies like Home Acres gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace, whether through inventory management, purchasing functionality or enhanced EDI technology.”

SX.enterprise provides Home Acres with unparalleled purchasing functionality due to its EDI capability. With 20 retail locations, Home Acres is now able to centralize purchasing decisions and increase purchasing power.

The EDI implementation is part of an initiative by the Drake Group, a buying cooperative of distributors and also an Infor SX.enterprise customer, to have all of its companies on the same integrated system. Drake Group companies using SX.enterprise can more easily connect to the company’s central purchasing hub, allowing them to more efficiently communicate with suppliers via the solution’s native EDI functionality.

“In addition to the purchasing piece, we were looking for consistency, ease of migration, and the ability to support our rapid growth,” said Larry Poll, Home Acres project manager. “The legacy system we had been using for 10 years was limiting us, but now, with SX.enterprise we have a fresh platform from which to grow our business.”

Infor ERP SX.enterprise, a feature-rich solution with a Windows® XP-style user interface, provides companies with over 40 configurable modules from which to choose including an advanced order processing solution with contact and activity management to an integrated eCommerce storefront and catalog solution and an extensive data warehouse reporting tool to monitor success. Some of the best known distributors in the world use Infor ERP SX.enterprise to manage complex products, improve inventory accuracy, control forecasting demand and simplify fleet scheduling.

About Home Acres
Founded in 1923, Home Acres Building Supply has 20 locations in Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin. Product lines include both commodity and branded products from the most reliable names in the business. The company provides residential and commercial contractors with quality, name-brand products when and where they need them. For additional information, visit www.homeacres.com.

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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