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Infor Drives Efficiency and Reduces Costs for Groeniger & Company

Infor ERP SX.enterprise and Infor SCM Warehouse Management Enable California Distributor to Gain Competitive Advantages

Las Vegas, NV, September 14, 2007 --( Infor today announced Groeniger & Company, a large California-based independent distributor of utility pipes and components, has selected Infor ERP SX.enterprise, an industry-leading ERP solution for distributors and wholesalers, and Infor SCM Warehouse Management, a robust warehouse management solution, to gain enhanced visibility across its operations. The two solutions will enable Groeniger to streamline business processes, improve customer service, and reduce costs as the company secures its leadership position in the highly competitive pipeline materials market.

Groeniger’s legacy, closed loop ERP solution was disconnected and unable to provide the company essential visibility into operations such as job costing, tracking, and inventory management. With more than 17 branches throughout California, the company required a holistic view of its statewide operations. SX.enterprise and Warehouse Management will enable Groeniger to efficiently manage business-critical processes such as sales, inventory, fulfillment and distribution.

“The utilities pipeline materials market has seen a lot of consolidation in recent years, creating pricing pressures on suppliers,” said Rick Groeniger, vice president, Groeniger. “SX.enterprise and Warehouse Management will enable us to create a leaner and more efficient operating environment, which leads to reduced costs and enhanced customer service, and helps us gain a competitive edge.”

Groeniger works with 500 suppliers throughout the industry. SX.enterprise and Warehouse Management will provide the company greater visibility into their entire supply chain, enabling them to source the material more efficiently and with consistent costs. Additionally, Groeniger is now able to maintain efficient levels of inventory, which results in lower carrying costs and better overall margins without sacrificing customer service levels.

“Increasingly, customers like Groeniger are turning to Infor for comprehensive, business-specific solutions which address the mission critical areas of their business while providing transparent interoperability, reduced complexity and lower total cost of ownership,” said Mike Frichol, VP, global industry & product marketing. “The innovative combination of SX.enterprise and Warehouse Management creates a dynamic environment that enables Groeniger to anticipate market changes and efficiently manage their operations from order entry to delivery and payment collection.”

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

Warehouse Management is part of Infor’s Supply Chain Management solutions, which enable the world’s leading companies to improve their profitability, competitiveness and growth through network design, demand and supply chain planning, inventory optimization, warehousing, transportation management and supply chain analytics. By synchronizing cycles of demand, supply and replenishment, Infor’s solutions allow our customers to move product to their customers quickly and cost-effectively.

About Groeniger & Company
Groeniger & Company is a family-run, independent supplier of pipe and components for city utilities and utility contractors serving the water works, wastewater, fire protection and irrigation pipeline needs in northern, central and southern California for more than 50 years. With 16 branches, the company also provides factory service and support, application engineering, jobsite storage vans and forklift unloading. For more information, visit

About Infor
Infor delivers business-specific software to enterprising organizations. With experience built in, Infor’s solutions enable businesses of all sizes to be more enterprising and adapt to the rapid changes of a global marketplace. With more than 70,000 customers, Infor is changing what businesses expect from an enterprise software provider. For additional information, visit

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