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Infor releases warehouse management solution for SMEs

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Infor has announced the availability of Infor SCM Warehouse Management
Business Edition, a cost-effective software solution tailored to the
requirements of SMEs. Infor's Business Edition solutions address the complex
business challenges facing SMEs while also meeting their IT departments'
need for streamlined solutions that are easier to implement and maintain.

Jane Thomson, MD of Infor distributor Softworx, says SMEs are confronted
with many of the same fulfillment challenges as large enterprises, with a
similar fundamental need to improve inventory accuracy, optimise work and
task management, and maximise the utilisation of warehouse space and
personnel.
"SMEs typically face longer supply chains and erratic service levels,
requiring a pressing need to anticipate changes outside the warehouse to
better manage inbound deliveries and upstream changes in customer demand,"
Thomson says. "Infor SCM Warehouse Management Business Edition provides SMEs
with the extended warehouse management software functionality they need to
implement best practices and process improvements, but with technology
options designed for their smaller IT footprint."
Infor SCM Warehouse Management Business Edition is designed for rapid
implementation and setup. The solution provides built-in best practices for
key warehouse functions like storage and allocation strategies, location
definitions and area/zone definitions. Documentation includes a
configuration tutorial and administrators guide, for in-house deployment by
internal IT personnel. The solution simplifies master data setup through the
import/export functions of Microsoft Excel.
In addition to the built-in capabilities, customers can add advanced
functionality to support their continued growth and evolving business
objectives. The service-oriented architecture framework allows customers to
add additional modules, such as RFID, billing, and labour forecasting, on an
agile and scalable technology foundation that supports future growth.
Infor's enterprise-class warehouse management solution is proven in some of
the most demanding supply chain environments and this experience has been
used to create a business solution that is tailored to the needs of the
growing SME market, explains John Pulling, senior director: Supply Chain
Management at Infor.
"Infor SCM Warehouse Management Business Edition gives SMEs a compelling
combination of rich functionality and rapid implementation, which translates
into a quicker time to benefit and a lower total cost of ownership."