Infor, the industry cloud company, today announced that MacArthur Co., a leading provider of construction materials, has selected Infor M3 for Distribution. By implementing Infor M3, MacArthur will benefit from a unified enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to manage everything from invoicing to inventory across its more than 30 branches. With both manufacturing and distribution services in its product portfolio, MacArthur currently utilizes Infor CloudSuiteTM Industrial (SyteLine) to manage the manufacturing side of its business. Infor M3 will seamlessly integrate with the existing solution through Infor ION®, a lightweight middleware application, allowing the company to create an enterprise-wide view of operations. The industry-specific capabilities of Infor M3 will help MacArthur to consolidate and standardize business processes, eliminating paper-based tasks through automated workflows to improve efficiency and productivity.
"The solution we previously used to manage the distribution side of operations was antiquated and could not keep pace with company growth. It also created data silos because of the lack of connectivity between branches, which often made corporate-level decision-making a challenge," said Clyde Rhodes, chief executive officer, MacArthur Co. "Infor M3 is scalable, flexible and will help us to become a more agile company as we continue to evolve. It also unifies information from all MacArthur locations, delivering real-time insight into accounts and orders to help us improve reporting and make more strategic choices for our business."
In addition to its integration capabilities, MacArthur selected Infor M3 because of the Infor Implementation Accelerator designed specifically for the distribution-specific edition of the solution, which will help to speed the deployment process managed by Infor Alliance partner, Avaap. This will minimize disruptions to daily operations while the project is in progress and facilitate a faster return on investment for the company. The C-suite leaders at MacArthur also felt that Infor's modern, consumer-grade user experience would appeal to next generation workers as the organization looks to hire top talent. Its intuitive user interface enables faster and easier training, helping MacArthur to bring new employees up-to-speed quickly to maintain optimum efficiency.
"Multi-faceted organizations such as MacArthur must often rely on multiple, disparate ERP solutions to meet the needs of their business, which leads to a disconnect between users, departments and locations," said Kelly Squizzero, industry and solution strategy director, Infor Distribution. "By choosing Infor, MacArthur is positioned to create a holistic technology environment that delivers industry-specific capabilities for both its manufacturing and distribution operations. This allows the company to better serve its customer base because the overall pace of business is accelerated through greater connectivity, meaning that orders are filled and delivered faster than before."
About MacArthur Co.
Headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., MacArthur (macarthurco.com) was originally founded in 1913 as a small manufacturer of pipe insulation. Today, the company provides contractors, builders and installers with high quality construction materials from the industry's most trusted brands.
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.