Infor recently introduced the Infor SCM Warehouse Management Business Edition, a software solution tailored to the requirements of small to midsized businesses (SMBs). The solution addresses both the complex business challenges facing SMBs while also meeting their IT departments' need for streamlined solutions that are easier to implement and maintain.
SMBs 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, explained Infor. Its new solutions can provide SMBs 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's enterprise-class Warehouse Management solution is proven in some of the most demanding supply chain environments and we've leveraged this experience to create a business solution that is tailored to the needs of the growing SMB market," said John Pulling, senior director, Supply Chain Management, Infor.
Additionally, the solution provides built-in best practices for key warehouse functions like storage (putaway) 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.
Customers can also 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 Labor Forecasting, on an agile and scalable technology foundation that supports future growth. Infor's extended Supply Chain Management portfolio, such as solutions for Network Design and Transportation Management, can help SMBs as their businesses grow beyond the midsized category into the ranks of the largest enterprises.