Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced that Dowco, a family-owned and operated manufacturer specializing in cut and sew products for the marine and power sports markets, has successfully upgraded to the latest version of Infor SyteLine. Upgrading to version 9 allows Dowco to better achieve multi-dimensional growth at its five locations and three entities across the United States and China with a suite that provides anytime access to core business systems and data in a reliable and secure environment.
Infor SyteLine provides deep visibility into various facets of an organization, including suppliers, customers, and product lifecycle, all built within an infrastructure that is specifically designed for the manufacturing industry. The suite supports the entire enterprise so users can quickly respond to economic shifts with business intelligence and data analytics, maintain visibility into tiered supplier networks, and improve balance sheet strength by identifying opportunities for continuous improvement. In addition, robust ERP and configuration functions, robust security, and mobile capabilities protect data and give users control from any device.
"We've been a partner of Infor for more than 14 years, so upgrading to the latest version to better support the explosive growth we've experienced was an easy decision," said Audrey DeBaere, SyteLine Administrator and Analyst, Dowco. "With Infor, we've been able to better meet changing business needs, quickly, and lower IT costs and remove the majority of our custom modifications since Infor has built in these last mile industry requirements into the core solution."
Dowco also implemented Infor Factory Track, a solution that provides end-to-end manufacturing automation, along with warehouse mobility, traceability, and tools for tracking labor and time. Using Factory Track, Dowco is able to streamline production and improve inventory operations.
"Manufacturers come in many different forms and each has an individual need that must be addressed by modern IT systems. Infor delivers industry-specific solutions for industrial manufacturers that can meet current and future complex requirements needed to stay competitive," said Mark Humphlett, senior director, Industry and Solution Strategy, Industrial Manufacturing, Infor. "By relying on the right technology, organizations can better position their company for greater growth and profit by being highly responsive to the wants and needs of their customers, all while lowering their total cost of ownership."
Dowco® (dowco-inc.com) is a family-owned and operated manufacturer that places considerable investment in research and development to pursue new ways to develop innovative products. The company's capabilities include design, manufacturing and sourcing textile and leather powersports products and covers, bimini tops and hardware for the recreational marine market. Dowco's expertise includes design, manufacturing and sourcing of textile, leather and hardware products. With over 90 years of product development, engineering and manufacturing experience, Dowco has worldwide distribution for its aftermarket powersports products, including Guardian® Motorcycle, ATV, UTV and Snowmobile Covers, Willie & Max® leather and vinyl saddlebags and luggage, Iron Rider® Motorcycle Luggage, Fastrax® Sport and Adventure Motorcycle Luggage and Rally Pack® Motorcycle Luggage.
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 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.