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Whelen Engineering Company Partners with Infor to Support Digital Transformation

27-May-2017
Whelen Engineering Company Partners with Infor to Support Digital Transformation
Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced that Whelen Engineering Company, a leader in the emergency warning industry, has selected Infor CloudSuite Industrial, Configure Price Quote (CPQ), and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Accelerate to modernize operations and support the company's digital transformation goals. Infor CloudSuite Industrial helps manufacturers and distributors of all types improve productivity and respond faster to change. From selling and sourcing to production and fulfillment, this robust enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution provides organization-wide visibility.

Specifically, Whelen Engineering was looking to replace its homegrown ERP solutions and implement a unified platform that would drive operational proficiencies for people, processes, and technology. The use of cloud-based applications will help the organization better meet customer promises, take them to the global market, and digitally transform into a more agile, Make-to-Order and Configure-to-Order environment.

"As a company, we needed to modernize our systems to grow and keep our customers satisfied. Specifically, we were looking to streamline data to provide more accurate shipping and delivery dates on our manufactured goods and needed better planning and scheduling resources," said George Whelen, President & CEO, Whelen. "We decided to partner with Infor because they understood our goals as a company and had industry-specific solutions that would support our needs now, but also in the future as we prepare to expand globally. Moving to a paperless environment with orders and operations is going to help us become more strategic and efficient - and we couldn't have done that without Infor as our partner."

Whelen manufactures audio and visual warning equipment for automotive, aviation, and mass notification industries - anything from warning lights, white illumination lighting, sirens, controllers, etc. The company also sells in many different ways - direct, through distributors, and through an extensive OEM network for standard products. Infor CPQ will provide the organization with a comprehensive set of solutions to capture knowledge about customizable products once, and then share with dealers and their sales force, deliver personalized proposals, reduce order errors and detailed visualization during quoting and ordering. Also, Infor PLM Accelerate integrates with an organization's ERP and CAD systems and unifies the product development process across mechanical, electronics, software, and firmware. The solution will enable Whelen to manage more complex configurations of the bill of materials (BOM), bring data together from across the product lifecycle, securely enable global supply chain access, and provide systems engineering functionality.

"In order to be successful, manufacturers need to deliver on time, every time, get products to market quicker, and do a better job of matching up supply with demand, and in such a competitive business environment, finding the right technology partner is paramount to meeting these goals," said Mark Humphlett, senior director, Industry and Solution Strategy, Infor. "Our applications are designed specifically for manufacturers and help organizations respond faster to change, reduce excess inventory, and cut costs - all while helping them keep their promises to their customers."

For more information, please visit: http://www.infor.com/product-summary/erp/cloudsuite-industrial-syteline/.

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