Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 73,000 customers, today announced that Kaman Industrial Technologies has successfully implemented Infor Distribution SX.e at 15 locations. As one of North America's largest industrial distributors, Kaman will rely upon Infor ION®, a flexible middleware platform, to enable integration between Infor Lawson Financials and Infor SX.e. These locations represent the first phase of Kaman's plan to convert multiple, disparate enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems supporting hundreds of locations across the U.S. Once fully deployed, Infor SX.e will provide employees with greater visibility across the enterprise and create the ability for aggregation and analysis of information from both systems; simultaneously facilitating better-informed decision-making.
"With most technology vendors, you get a large application that is positioned as one size fits all, but with Infor, we saw a strong desire to really understand distribution value-add services and build features to help us become more competitive in the market," said Michael Pastore, vice president, Operations and Business Systems, Kaman Industrial Technologies. "Kaman ultimately selected SX.e because of Infor's micro-vertical strategy, investment in R&D and overall vision for the product, which we felt demonstrated a commitment to supporting our business both now and in the future."
Kaman elected to implement Infor SX.e to better position the company for future growth, while improving the customer experience and facilitating greater collaboration between sales units at different locations. By reducing the number of disparate technology environments, Kaman will be more equipped to expand product and service offerings to help increase sales. Infor SX.e will also facilitate savings by providing tools to enable more effective ordering.
"Infor SX.e is designed to help distributors like Kaman improve profitability and decrease costs by providing enterprise-wide visibility across operations, locations and departments," said Lisa Russell, industry and solution strategy director, Infor Distribution. "Integration via Infor ION is an essential component to create a unified technology environment that gives all users a real-time perspective on processes, allowing them to work more collaboratively to further business initiatives."
About Kaman Industrial Technologies
Based in Bloomfield, Connecticut, Kaman Industrial Technologies (kamandirect.com) is a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation that provides a wide range of products and systems for the MRO and OEM markets. With almost 200 branches and major regional distribution centers, Kaman is one of North America's largest industrial distributors.
Infor (infor.com) is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise, helping 73,000 customers in more than 200 countries and territories improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, and with an innovative user experience design that is simple, transparent, and elegant. Infor provides flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both.