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Enhanced ERP Solution from Infor Helps Process Manufacturers Minimize Total Cost to Serve and Improve Profitability

Latest Version of Infor ERP Adage Features Improved Order to Cash and Integration Capabilities; Provides New, Intuitive Interface

Atlanta, GA, April 27, 2007 --( Infor today announced new enhancements to the latest version of Infor ERP Adage, a platform-independent ERP solution designed for process manufacturers. The latest version includes a new graphical user interface, more functionality for order to cash and expanded integration capabilities with external systems. These new features build upon Infor ERP Adage’s strength as a complete end-to-end offering that minimizes the total cost to serve, increases operational efficiencies and improves profitability.

“Our supply chain is growing more complex every day as a result of increasing competition and globalization,” said Denise Zephier, Information Manager, Master Chemical. “We are expanding our presence in Asia and require software which will provide us logistics capabilities and the ability to overcome language barriers in the future. Infor has been very customer-focused and has provided us with the service and support we need.”

Infor ERP Adage is a feature-rich ERP platform for batch process manufacturers with a particular focus on food and beverage, specialty chemicals, over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and consumer packaged goods. Adage supports local regulatory, compliance, language and currency requirements for global businesses with multiple facilities or wholly-owned subsidiaries.

“Process manufacturers face pressures from globalization, regulatory compliance complexity and the need for more effective quality management,” said Infor Vice President of Industry & Product Marketing, Mike Frichol. “With these latest enhancements, Adage continues to ensure compliance, collaboration and information transparency across extended supply chains -- a necessity for businesses seeking to improve the flow of goods, eliminate waste and gain efficiencies.”

Improving the order to cash process is a strategic priority for many companies because it can help minimize the cost to serve customers, total cost of quality and compliance. The order to cash process impacts multiple departments including sales, production and finance. Adage’s enhancements, such as advanced pricing deductions and consolidated invoicing, enable company resources to complete their part of the process error-free and then transfer accurate information across functional boundaries.

“Millions of dollars in annual revenues are in jeopardy because traditional management processes and financial systems do not provide the visibility required to achieve operational efficiency,” said Cindy Jutras, Vice President and Research Director of Manufacturing for Aberdeen Group “Best in class companies are turning to technology to help them improve the order to cash process which can increase operational performance, drive shorter lead times and help them respond to competitive pressures.”

Adage 5.0 includes seamless integration with complementary applications such as product lifecycle management, enterprise asset management and warehouse management, allowing companies to easily develop and introduce new products with higher margins and manage complex inventory and manufacturing requirements. This interoperability extends the value of a business’s IT investment and lowers total cost of ownership – a key benefit for companies with few or no IT resources.

A new, graphical user interface is highly customizable based on the role of the user, allowing employees to be more efficient and the company to benefit from a more productive workforce. Adage’s intuitive interface means that training costs are minimized and users are up and running in record time.

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