GSA Technology Council

Infor and Central Data Systems Win New Industrial Distributors

Infor and Central Data Systems, a Michigan-based Infor channel partner providing software, service and support for wholesale distributors, today announced new industrial distribution customers using Infor ERP SX.enterprise. Central Data Systems will deploy the solution in the Great Lakes operations of Babson Fluid Power, FD Johnson Company, Scott Industrial Systems, and RM Wright, industrial distributors of fluid power products, like hydraulics and pneumatics, for the automotive industry. Infor ERP SX.enterprise provides robust, business-specific functionality for industrial distributors, such as order and inventory management, kit production and e-commerce, which help improve customer service, streamline operational processes and drive profitability.

“Industrial distributors often struggle to simplify the process of meeting the disparate, specialized needs of customers and face additional challenges such as long-term, multi-phase order management and purchasing. Overcoming these issues can mean the difference between surviving and thriving,” said Thad Zylka, vice president, Infor’s Distribution and Supply Chain Group. “With SX.enterprise, distributors can bring the entire organization onto an integrated system for greater operational visibility, enhanced collaboration, support of additional value-added services, and improved inventory management, priming these companies for future growth.”

Infor ERP SX.enterprise brings deep functionality to industrial distribution sales and service, supports complex logistics and high SKU and transaction volumes, and allows distributors to pursue strategies for cost reduction and revenue generation through value-added services, such as light manufacturing and after-market service.

“Fluid power distributors are incorporating value-added services into their operations and are looking for partners that can help them differentiate from the competition,” said Marguerite Davidson, president of Central Data Systems. “We have a long history in the distribution industry. This longevity, coupled with the business-specific functionality of Infor ERP SX.enterprise, presents a compelling solution for wholesale distributors to automate inventory management and financial and sales operations, resulting in improved customer service, productivity and profitability.”

via Infor