Infor launches cloud PLM solution for European manufacturers

Posted on 4 Nov 2015 by Jonny Williamson

Leading provider of business applications, Infor has announced that its Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Accelerate is now available for European discrete manufacturers.

Powered by Aras and initially launched for the US market in 2014, Infor’s new PLM solution is particularly geared towards providing strong value to its automotive; industrial manufacturing; high tech, and aerospace & defence customers across Europe.

Infor PLM Accelerate features:

  • A singular web framework which uses an open architecture
  • A comprehensive PLM solution suite to manage processes throughout the enterprise and supply chain
  • Drag and drop user interface to provide a layer of flexibility needed for unique industry customisations
  • Compliance-grade security to protect all intellectual property through customisable permissions, authentication and access control.
  • Scalable both up and out to support organisations of all sizes and compliance needs, including the management of petabytes of complex CAD data
  • Can integrate with Infor and non-Infor enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions through Infor ION® – a purpose-built middleware component.

According to the company, the integrated environment of Infor PLM Accelerate solution looks to provide users with an Infor-focused user experience, providing a “full-featured, highly scalable, flexible and secure PLM solution.”

Available for both on-premise and private cloud (single-tenant) deployment, Infor PLM Accelerate is designed to easily adapt with the unique business practices of discrete manufacturers.

The solution moves beyond the capabilities of standalone products to unite the entire product lifecycle for a single, accurate, real-time view, allowing users to manage the process from design to manufacturing through distribution.

Industry strategy director, Infor PLM Nathalie Regniers commented: “Managing the product lifecycle can be a major challenge for the rapidly shifting manufacturing industry.

“Streamlining processes while protecting quality and consistency are major concerns. Infor PLM Accelerate is designed with these challenges in mind, providing a more holistic approach to scale and meet the needs of each unique organisation.”