Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced that Champion Petfoods has selected Infor Food & Beverage for use in its award-winning kitchens. The Canadian-based maker of Biologically Appropriate™ pet food, best known for its brands ACANA and ORIJEN, sought to more closely collaborate with its producers of fresh regional ingredients by enhancing its kitchen technology. Champion selected the Infor Food & Beverage suite, comprised of Infor M3, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, and Infor ION, a purpose-built middleware. In contrast to Champion's legacy systems, Infor M3 provides an integrated solution that will streamline processes, providing more timely information.
"As we build our state-of-the-art kitchen in Auburn, Kentucky it is more important than ever that we enhance our technology and consolidate information more quickly. With Infor Food & Beverage, we will gain the essential components to do that," said Matthew Smith, IT Manager.
The Infor Food & Beverage suite marks the first time Infor has been used by Champion. Infor stood out during the proposal search thanks to a strong reputation as having best-of-breed product offerings, a focus on the food industry, a knowledgeable industry product team and superior support staff.
"Champion Petfoods had a unique opportunity to enhance its overall operation by consolidating the existing, disparate systems into a singular source of data. This produces faster, more complete insights," said Mike Edgett, industry & solution strategy director, Process Manufacturing, Infor. "We look forward to expanding our relationship with Champion Petfoods and helping it build a strong IT footprint for years to come."
About Champion Petfoods LP
Champion Petfoods (championpetfoods.com) is an independent, award-winning Canadian pet food maker with a tradition of innovation and leadership that spans over a quarter century. Known and trusted among pet lovers worldwide, Champion's ACANA and ORIJEN brands of Biologically Appropriate™ foods mirror the evolutionary diets of dogs and cats, feature unmatched inclusions of fresh and local ingredients, and are prepared exclusively in the company's own award-winning kitchens.
Infor (infor.com) builds beautiful business applications with last mile functionality and scientific insights for select industries delivered as a cloud service. With 13,000 employees and customers in more than 200 countries and territories, Infor automates critical processes for industries including food & beverage, healthcare, manufacturing, fashion, wholesale distribution, hospitality, retail, and public sector. Infor software helps eliminate the need for costly customization through embedded deep industry domain expertise. Headquartered in New York City, Infor is also home to one of the largest creative agencies in Manhattan, Hook & Loop, focused on delivering a user experience that is fun and engaging. Infor deploys its cloud applications primarily on the Amazon Web Services cloud and open source platforms.
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