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In 2015, most manufacturers experienced modest levels of profitability helped by lower commodity prices and low wage inflation. This environment provided a brief window of opportunity to consider the role new "disruptive" technologies might have on manufacturing businesses and to discuss potential investment strategies. In addition to contributing to the hype surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT), experts called for continued digitalization and smarter manufacturing, shifting to customer-centric operations, adoption of mobile and social platforms, and, of course, cloud deployment.

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Is your company on the path to becoming a "digital enterprise"?

To help manufacturers choose the right software in a rapidly changing industry landscape, this guide will explore five key solution areas that are essential to any successful manufacturing operation.



We'll discuss the market trends increasing the need for adoption of each technology, provide a "shopper's checklist" of essential features and functions, and share success stories from real-life industry leaders. This guide will also outline how Infor's industry-specific software and cloud-based platform are helping global companies thrive.

Guide_to_Manufacturing_Software_Second_Edition_Thumb_170x120Infor's Guide to Manufacturing Software gives you everything you need to make the right decisions for your IT budget. Read our guide to learn which features are essential in a software solution and valuable strategies for business growth. Easily jump to sections within the guide and view resources relevant to your industry.

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Solutions for the new paradigm

Get visibility across your global supply chain and system-wide transparency for all key stakeholders with Infor’s manufacturing solutions—purpose built, comprehensive, designed to support multiple manufacturing strategies (ETO, MTO, CTO), and trusted by over 25,000 manufacturers worldwide.

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    Manufacturing expertise: Differentiate your brand and build customer loyalty with continually evolving technology that helps you turn trends like the Internet of Things and mass customization into a competitive advantage.

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    Micro-vertical functionality: Get solutions built specifically for your unique needs, from minimizing scrap to maintaining spare parts.

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    Consumer-inspired user experience: Increase efficiency and attract new talent with a consumer-inspired user experience that’s been designed to mirror personal technology.

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