We Can Help You Get the Most Out of Your ERP System
As an Infor Alliance Partner, our team of experienced, strategic Infor LN consultants can help you fully leverage your ERP system.
We can help you erase technical debt and solve complex business problems with future-minded Infor LN solutions both on-prem and in the cloud. Some of the key benefits of working with OST include:
- Our people-centered approach
- Built-in business and digital transformation consulting
- Decades of experience in both business and ERP systems
- Projects delivered on time and on budget with high user adoption and minimal business disruption
- Distributed footprint across the United States
At OST, we come alongside your business and get to know the ins and outs of your unique processes, competitive advantages and needs — no matter where you are in your ERP journey. Then, we get to work building out an integrated Infor LN solution that will drive value for your organization.
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Below, you can learn more about the benefits you can realize through a modern ERP platform, our approach, our services and much more.
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The Benefits of Infor LN and Other Modern ERP Platforms
Infor LN is a comprehensive, highly configurable enterprise resource planning (ERP) software system that manufacturers of every size have come to trust for its robust features, business process templates, supply chain visibility, ease of use and much more. From organizations with one site to global enterprises, every business with manufacturing in its portfolio will be able to realize the tangible benefits of a modern ERP system by implementing, upgrading or migrating to Infor LN or one of its associated products (like Infor CloudSuite Industrial Enterprise).
Just a few benefits of Infor LN include:
- Modern, easy-to-use user interface (UI).
- Built-in standard processes, even for micro-vertical industries.
- A powerful enterprise planning engine.
- Advanced data analytics and business intelligence in real–time.
- Enhanced cross-functional collaboration among teams throughout the organization.
- Process automation and improved data collection through integrations and other built-in tools.
- Highly customizable features and functionality for your specific business needs related to project manufacturing, engineered-to-order products, discrete manufacturing and more.
- Always up-to-date regulatory compliance features for SOC, ISO, HITRUST, HIPAA and others.
- Cross-device accessibility anywhere you and your teams are working.
- Additional layers of built-in data security.
Among many other benefits, one of the often-overlooked advantages of a new ERP system like Infor LN is that it can improve your talent acquisition and retention. Professionals in IT and across your organization interact with your ERP software for essential job functions every day. If your software is out of date, difficult to navigate, hard to access or tough to learn, even your best employees will work around it (escalating the problem of shadow IT in your organization). They’ll also make mistakes. Both of these issues siphon away the productivity, effectiveness and efficiency that your ERP system could be delivering.
Even worse, your employees might just leave. According to research from G2, 96% of employees would be more satisfied at work with access to better software, and 62% said they aren’t reaching their full potential at work due to a mismatch of tools. In addition, 52% of employees have been dissatisfied with their role due to poor software, and 24% have considered looking for a new job for the same reason.
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Common Infor LN Implementation Scenarios
Organizations across a wide variety of industries, from industrial manufacturing to high–tech electronics, are leveraging Infor LN and Infor CloudSuite ERP solutions to achieve more. And they all started somewhere.
Below are some of the common scenarios we see in our ERP consulting that bring people to consider an Infor LN implementation.
Upgrading From Baan or Other Outdated ERP Platforms
Are you fighting against a decades-old, barely-supported ERP system? Are you struggling to get what you need out of Baan IV or Baan V? Are you having a hard time finding IT professionals who can maintain your ERP system and its infrastructure? Are you building up technical debt as you fall behind on your operating system (OS) and database (DB) versions? You’re not alone. We have helped organizations move to LN from Baan and other outdated ERP systems, including software that was custom-built by in-house teams (or, in one case, a business owner who had long-since left the company).
The ease of customizing Infor LN products, their out-of-the-box functionality and many other features make Infor LN a much better ERP solution for your organization. This is especially true if you are currently utilizing a version of Baan, since Infor is currently supporting some older versions of Baan (and increasing the cost of that support). So if you’ve been considering an ERP system upgrade from Baan, now is a great time to get ahead of the curve.
Installing a Brand New ERP System
Implementing an ERP solution for the first time can be daunting and incredibly time-consuming for you and your team. Hiring an experienced ERP consultant from OST can help expedite the process and ensure a successful, comprehensive implementation that drives significant value for your organization.
While this may be your first Infor LN implementation, we have worked on hundreds of ERP projects — and we apply everything we’ve learned to help you succeed.
Migrating From a Different ERP Platform to Infor LN
Few, if any, ERP systems have the robust suite of features that Infor LN and Infor CloudSuite offer, especially for manufacturing companies. As organizations expand and scale up, they often outgrow their ERP tools. Infor LN can fill gaps in your systems or allow you to replace them altogether. With Infor LN, you get workflow automation, document management, service-oriented architecture (SOA) and much, much more.
Whether your current platform is lacking mission-critical functionality, failing to provide the data and insights you need, reaching the end of support or just making it difficult to get work done, our team can help you choose a new platform or seamlessly migrate to Infor LN.
Migrating to the Cloud From an On-Prem Infor LN Environment
Over 93% of enterprises are utilizing cloud-based software and/or system architecture. The benefits of moving your ERP system to the cloud include more flexible finance models, greater accessibility, significantly lower maintenance requirements, faster access to new features and much more.
If your organization is ready to start gaining all the benefits the cloud has to offer, our ERP consultants can help you migrate your ERP systems to the cloud so you can gain all the advantages without experiencing any downtime.
Upgrading From an Older Version of Infor LN
Infor is continually innovating new features, functionality, integrations and more. In many cases, organizations need to be on the latest version to take advantage of these benefits. If you are operating on a legacy version of LN, you are missing out on the best Infor has to offer, and you may be exposing your organization to additional risk for cyber attacks, data loss and other threats.
As an Infor Alliance Partner, OSTs team is always up-to-date on the latest Infor LN releases. We can help your company seamlessly transition to the newest version of LN and optimize workflows, provide training and much more in the process.
ERP software is all about creating order from chaos. It allows organizations to know the financial position of the company, the state of inventory in the warehouse, the planning of materials in manufacturing and more.
This free download will help you understand the importance of a high-performing ERP system and the signs that you may need to upgrade.
Why Work With an Infor Alliance Partner?
The Infor Partner Network (IPN) includes skilled teams who provide the highest quality of training, support and enablement in the ERP industry. The program is centered on the user experience, and Infor partners like OST act as extensions of Infor. Infor describes their strategy in the following way:
“At our very foundation, our program tenet is not to flood the market with partners… but rather to organize a skilled team of partners who are committed to grow with Infor and to provide customers with solutions that have industry-specific functionality and that support critical micro-vertical processes.”
Infor regularly leverages OST’s deep experience, both as ERP consultants and as former VPs, directors and managers in a variety of manufacturing industries.
- Industrial Manufacturing
- Aerospace and Defense
- High Tech Manufacturing
- Industrial Machinery and Equipment
- Equipment Dealers
- Chemical Manufacturing
- Food and Beverage
We also have deep expertise in Infor LN and associated products, such as:
- Infor CloudSuite Industrial Enterprise
- Infor Aerospace and Defense
- Infor Automotive
- Infor LN Cloud
- Infor ION
- Infor Factory Track
Go Beyond an Infor LN Install With OST
Experience is the center of today’s digital universe, for both consumers and your workforce. Smartphones, mobile apps and always-on connectivity have revolutionized all of our day-to-day experiences. That shift continues to raise the bar for ERP systems. To stay relevant and compete for both market share and outstanding talent, your team needs to reorient your business practices to meet the new demands of users, both on your team and among your customers. That requires a deep understanding of end users and alignment across teams to deliver meaningful experiences.
To accelerate business growth, it’s not enough to simply have an ERP system. You need to think bigger and connect with people in meaningful ways, leverage data and fully integrate your business’ digital ecosystem.
At OST, we are uniquely qualified to help you stand out and excel in this new, experience-driven digital landscape. And that goes beyond configuring Infor LN for your business, building a library of training documentation and offering ongoing ERP support. It can involve helping you rethink your business strategy, use data to gain actionable insights about your consumers, free up internal team members to focus on innovation and much more.
Learn about our full suite of cross-functional digital consulting services.
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