Infor, a business application software vendor, today announced Infor CloudSuite Automotive that is available through subscription-based delivery model on Amazon Web Services for the auto industry.
Infor CloudSuite Automotive that comes with automotive industry functionality is designed to significantly reduce upfront IT expenditure.
“Infor’s strategy to build a complete CloudSuite for the Automotive industry is spot on as it delivers the same features in the cloud as the on-premise offering, addresses this industry’s implementation downtime concerns, provides additional options for customers, and helps modernize customers, especially current Infor customers with their Upgrade X program,” said Dick Slansky, senior analyst, ARC Advisory Group.
Infor CloudSuite Automotive allows OEMs and top tier suppliers to electronically share data such as demand, supply and delivery information.
In addition, Infor CloudSuite Automotive provides analytics that are delivered through a unique user interface that provides insights on finance and key metrics of the end-user’s business.
The suite also utilizes Infor ION, a middleware and Infor Ming.le, a social collaboration engine, which supports internal and external communications between customers and their suppliers. These enhancements support globalization by allowing users to view real-time data at anytime and from any location.
Infor CloudSuite Automotive does not require customers to purchase onsite servers or hardware, which eliminates the need for additional IT support. Because cloud delivery via AWS is managed through a monthly subscription, Infor CloudSuite Automotive reduces upfront investment, serving as an operating instead of a capital expense.
“With more than 80 percent of the world’s largest automotive suppliers running Infor applications, we’ve seen first-hand the interest from the industry to move to the cloud to take advantage of its clear benefits, like easier maintenance and lower TCO,” said John Bermudez, vice president, Product Management, Infor.