IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Infor today announced a partnership to deliver an integrated hardware and software solution designed to improve the profitability and responsiveness of manufacturers, an effort to help companies in the manufacturing, distribution and services sectors save money.
The new Infor Manufacturing Solution Built with IBM Power Systems package includes three years of premium support, implementation and migration services as well as customizable software and service options and cloud-based data recovery services. Customers can choose IBM Power 720 Express or IBM Power 740 Express servers as the base of their high-performance IT environment with the IBM i operating system, which integrates key middleware such as IBM DB2 database software.
The integrated system is the second set of industry-specific workload-optimized systems delivered by IBM and Infor created for this purpose, and both companies are hoping it will follow the success of the first. The initial system, which featured Infor ERP Distribution Enterprise, enabled distribution giant Puerto Rico Supplies Group to increase gross revenues by 10 percent over one year and improved on-time/in-full deliveries by 23 percent.
“Infor continues to demonstrate its commitment to our more than 15,000 customers running on IBM systems by enhancing and innovating our ERP solutions to bring greater efficiency and improved performance,” said Jack Bullock, vice president and general manager, System i, Infor. “Partnering with IBM to deliver this integrated solution to help manufacturers achieve greater profitability and improved business decision making is the latest innovation that Infor is bringing to our IBM i-based customers.”
More information regarding IBM i Solution Editions for Infor ERP is available at www.infor.com/systemi/.