Infor LN Summary
Infor LN (previously Baan) is an advanced, easy-to-use cloud ERP solution that brings together a wide range of business functions to serve the needs of leading discrete and project-based manufacturers in industries such as industrial equipment and machinery, automotive, high-tech and electronics, component manufacturing, commercial aerospace, defense manufacturing, MRO and shipbuilding. A fully integrated solution, Infor LN provides flexible global business operations support across all departments including finance, warehousing, freight management, and aftermarket service. Companies using Infor LN are able to improve their agility and lower their total cost of ownership.
A scalable, multi-language, open systems platform, Infor LN features capabilities for multi-plant business process modeling and enhancing information visibility for improved decision-making. The core manufacturing and planning functionality in Infor LN is ideal for companies in make-to-stock, assemble-to-order, make-to-order, or engineer-to-order environments.
LN can be deployed on-premise or as a cloud subscription as an Infor industry CLoudsuite hosted on the leading platform, Amazon Web Services. Infor CloudSuites provide the peace of mind and security for your operations and data with the flexibility and agility you need in today’s manufacturing environment.
Infor LN Advantages
Infor LN (previously Baan) strengths include global engineering, product configuration, projects, advanced planning and manufacturing:
- Projects — Solid planning, budgeting and forecasting, Microsoft Project integration
- Multi-Site Planning — Visibility and constraints-based planning across multiple sites.
- Manufacturing — Constraints-based shop floor optimization
- Service — Fully integrated service lifecycle management, including call center, warranty, financials, depot repair
- Product Configuration — Sales and manufacturing configuration, including product lifecycle traceability.Other advantages of INFOR LN include:
- Unique built-in process modeling tool for quick implementations and user setup
- Single database installation facilitates global multi-site interaction and lowers TCO.
- Complete business visibility from a single screen with detailed drill-down capability
- Constraint based multi-site planning capabilities supports complex supply chain management
Infor LN Technology
Infor is committed to solution interoperability, innovation, and evolution across all product lines so customers can easily add, change, upgrade, or modify solutions as their business requirements change. Infor LN leverages the benefits of Infor’s leading technology platform, Infor OS, to provide a core technology strategy for your growth and innovation, now and in the future.
Infor OS Capabilities
- Integrations — Purpose-built middleware that makes integrating your enterprise systems, both Infor and non-Infor, fast and easy. You can eliminate operational silos, scale up or down to meet changing business needs, reduce the burden on IT by putting business process changes into the hands of power users, and achieve unparalleled operational efficiency.
- Collaboration — Comprehensive platform for social collaboration, business process improvement, and contextual analytics. Incorporating the most innovative social media concepts into a business environment, Infor OS lets you capture vital corporate knowledge and tie communications to business processes so you can work smarter and faster. From collaborating alongside core systems like ERP or financials to “following” people and objects, you’ll solve problems and get work done in ways you never thought possible
- Analytics — Transform data into a competitive advantage. You get industry-specific analytics, robust reporting capabilities, personalized dashboards, and workflows and alerts — all accessible from your mobile device with changes synced automatically to your desktop.
- Mobiilty — Access systems and information anytime, anywhere and extends the capabilities of your core organizational systems. You can unlock the power of existing enterprise solutions by seamlessly integrating mobile capabilities with your Infor applications and get the ability to easily build and deploy custom mobile apps to meet your specific needs.
- Extensibility – The application development framework lets you easily design and deploy applications that enhance your core enterprise solution. No knowledge of complex source codes or programming languages is required. You’ll be able to create enhancements in a fraction of the time and with far less effort than is required with traditional development approaches.