IBM and Infor: providing low total cost of ownership solutions for mid-market companies.
IBM and Infor share a long history. With 20,000 joint customers - many on IBM i and AIX - and a strong working relationship going back twenty years, IBM and Infor provide best-in-class ERP solutions to process manufacturers, discrete manufacturers, and wholesale distributors.
Now, IBM has unified the best of IBM System i® and IBM System p® platforms. The new IBM Power™ Systems platform has a portfolio of more than 15,000 applications running on the industry's fastest processors, POWER6™, with industrial strength PowerVM™ virtualization. So what does that mean for you? It means that as your business demands change, you can add applications from Infor's full portfolio or other available solutions and run them on a single platform.
- IBM Power Systems
IBM Power Systems provide the highest degree of flexibility for stand alone or highly integrated Infor ERP systems and the ability to configure and implement Industry Best Practices. IBM Power Systems with Infor ERP deliver the lowest cost of ownership and lowest technology and business risk to your organization while protecting your investment to meet current and future business requirements.
Infor ERP Solutions for the Power Systems platform include:
Infor ERP LN
Infor ERP LN (formerly Baan) is solution-built, serviced and managed by manufacturing professionals, with the features you need to compete globally - including specific functionality designed to meet the needs of many manufacturing industries. Infor ERP LN provides a foundation for improved business efficiency, customer service and manufacturing productivity. From selling and sourcing to production and fulfillment, it provides clear visibility across your business, helping automate and manage the business processes you need to win today. For more information on ERP LN, click here.
Infor ERP XA
Infor ERP XA is an advanced enterprise solution for discrete manufacturers with mixed-mode processes including repetitive, engineer-to-order, configure-to-order, manufacture-to-order, assemble-to-order, and make-to-stock. The solution helps streamline critical discrete manufacturing processes, including master production scheduling, order processing, material requirements planning, production scheduling and execution, detailed lot tracking, inventory management, and production reporting.
Infor ERP LX/BPCS
Infor ERP LX provides powerful forecasting tools that let you plan production levels effectively, while shop floor applications give you the flexibility to truly manufacture by exception without increasing your costs. Infor ERP LX has process manufacturing-specific functionality built in to reduce the need for customization, speed implementation time, and deliver ROI that you don't have to wait for. From the very first day, you'll be a leaner organization, with smarter planning and more efficient manufacturing operations.
Infor ERP System21
Infor ERP System21 is a flexible, advanced IBM i ERP solution for mixed-mode, footwear and apparel, and process manufacturers. The integrated process management and workflow capabilities of Infor ERP System21 allow customers to map out key business processes and then easily enable these processes to support management by exception, reduce administration and greatly improve business efficiency. Designed to address the needs of medium-sized businesses operating in both national and international markets, Infor ERP System21 helps companies using the IBM i platform to improve competitiveness and meet emerging global challenges.
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- IBM i Solution Edition
IBM i Solution Edition for Infor provide the built on IBM® POWER7® offer total integration, faster implementation and a total cost of ownership that is typically lower than one percent of a company’s sales revenue. IBM i Solution Editions for Infor ERP provide a simplified, easy-to-manage, high-performance IT environment for core business applicationsMidsize companies are reeling under the high costs of IT management—and are being crushed by the complexity and risk of managing IT operations. On average they are spending 80 percent of their IT budget just to keep their IT infrastructure up and running, e.g. applications like ERP are difficult to maintain, upgrade, and deploy.
The IBM Power Systems Solution edition is a preoptimized combination of IBM POWER7 Express Systems and a choice of business software from Infor. This solution reduces costs and makes it faster and easier to realize the benefits associated with the latest versions of Infor applications. Only IBM delivers the highest possible value with the least resource by preintegrating and optimizing the ERP applications for POWER7—leading to easier implementation, less risk and lower TCO.
The IBM i Solution Editions are available for the IBM Power 720 Express and IBM Power 740 Express. The Power 720 Express and IBM i integrate features to simplify your IT environment and deliver a complete, cost-effective business system that can grow with a business. The Power 740 Express provides the same integrated value as the Power 720 Express with additional expandability, enabling system growth as your business grows. The performance,capacity, energy efficiency and virtualization capabilities of the Power 740 Express make it an ideal server for solution deployments with demanding capacity and growth requirements. Both systems deliver the outstanding performance and workload-optimizing features of the POWER7 processor. The IBM i Solutions Editions offer flexible configurations for memory, disks and network adapters, and your choice of tower or rack mount, to address your individual requirements.
- IBM i - Power Systems including AS/400, iSeries, and System i
From entry to enterprise systems, these easy-to-administer, integrated business servers provide a sturdy platform for launching your Infor solutions, and were designed from the ground up to help lower costs and simplify the management of diverse applications and operating systems.
- IBM System p - AIX Linux Servers
The AIX operating system is an open standards-based, UNIX® operating system that allows you to run the applications your business needs on IBM Power servers, featuring the leading performance of POWER6 processor. AIX, in combination with PowerVM virtualization technologies, enables businesses to consolidate workloads on fewer servers to increase efficiency and conserve energy.
- IBM BladeCenter®
IBM BladeCenter plays an integral role in your Infor environment and can integrate Infor application and database servers, storage and networking to help you reduce complexity, simplify IT management and reduce power and cooling costs through a flexible and highly scalable design. Choose from 2-processor and 4-processor offerings featuring high performance Intel® Xeon® processors, IBM POWER™ processors and AMD Opteron™ processors. Match the computing power to your solution requirements and diverse computing workloads.
- IBM System x™
IBM System x servers are excellent Infor application and database servers. The IBM System x portfolio of highly reliable servers for Windows® and Linux® are designed to help use less power while scaling quickly, easily and inexpensively-perfectly suited for large enterprises, as well as small to mid-sized businesses who need power, performance, business-critical reliability, improved scalability, enhanced system management, and reliability at an affordable price.