Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, today announced that health food and personal care specialist Midsona has gone live with the first phase of its roll out of Infor CloudSuite Food and Beverage. As part of an aggressive, acquisition-based drive for growth, this phase will see Midsona standardise on Infor technology in the cloud replacing five ERP systems throughout the group. This will not only deliver savings in terms of software licence costs and a reliance on external consultants, but also accelerate operations and reporting throughout the Group.
Infor M3, which is the foundation for Infor CloudSuite Food & Beverage, is already in use throughout Midsona in Denmark, with Sweden set to go live, followed by Finland and Norway. These deployments are the culmination of an extensive business process re-engineering project that has led to the creation of a common, standardised platform throughout the Midsona Group.
Following a thorough review of the market, Infor was chosen on the basis of a competitive total cost of ownership, and an existing base of Infor expertise within the Danish Midsona companies. The comprehensive nature of the Infor offering, tailored to the needs of Midsona and including Infor BI, Infor d/EPM and Infor Factory Track, delivered as a service in the cloud, was also a key factor in Midsona’s decision.
“With five ERPs in place across the group, we faced a great deal of unnecessary complexity, explains Christoffer Filippini, IS / IT Manager, Midsona. “This was expressed by the same product appearing under different SKU references throughout the group, resulting in long transaction times. Instances such as these made the decision to standardise an obvious one, especially as we continue to acquire new companies. Powered by Infor CloudSuite Food and Beverage, our common business platform will make it easier, faster and more cost-effective to bring new acquisitions on board as we continue our drive to double in size over the next three years.”
“Large scale cloud deployments such as this one at Midsona demonstrate the many benefits of cloud at enterprise scale,” said Johan Made, General Manager for the Nordics, Infor. “Firstly, there is the financial saving of rationalising five ERP systems to one consistent base. But beyond that, the ability of cloud-based systems to handle localisation differences, deliver easier and faster technology upgrades to support growth and to remove the need for customisations and expensive external consultants, creates a compelling business case for businesses looking to develop a platform that can support digital initiatives that help create a dominant position in their markets.”