CloudSuite Distribution

Because inventory doesn't rest

CloudSuite at a Glance

  • Infor CloudSuite Distribution provides comprehensive, end-to-end functionality that can help boost performance across your entire organization.
  • Many top global distribution companies use its core solutions, including 17 of the top 20 industrial distributors, 7 of the top 10 plumbing/HVAC distributors, 8 of the top 10 electrical distributors, and 6 of the top 10 BMAT distributors.

With Infor's Distribution SX.e, we saved about $330k in just the first six months of use.

Tim Watson, The Reynolds Company

Standout Capabilities

Infor CloudSuite Distribution gives you visibility into virtually every facet of your enterprise–including suppliers, customers, and products–all within a secure infrastructure built specifically for the distribution industry.

Industry-Rich Functionality

CloudSuite Distribution features robust ERP capabilities that encompass everything from order entry and pricing to purchasing and inventory management. Whether you're a wholesale distributor in BMAT, electrical, industrial, jan/san, plumbing & HVAC supplies, or another field, you'll get cloud-based, distribution ERP functionality that's specifically tailored to your unique needs.

Modern User Interface

With an intuitive user experience that can be personalized to fit the varied needs of your employees, everyone will be working in an environment that’s designed to increase productivity. Plus, your employees will be able to easily find the information that’s relevant to their jobs, see everything in context, and automatically receive alerts when something requires their immediate attention.

Seamless Integration

You can integrate Infor CloudSuite Distribution with other Infor solutions, such as Infor Reporting and Infor Enterprise Search, to eliminate operational silos and improve your business capabilities. You’ll also be able to improve the efficiency of your employees with workflow-, task-, and event-driven notifications, as well as powerful exception-management capabilities.

Value-Added Services

Meet ever increasing customer demands for more comprehensive services, such as kitting, light manufacturing, digital access, assembly, private labeling, and more.

Order Entry

Streamline your ordering with a fast order-entry process including item recommendations, non-stock and special order options, and optimized counter sales.

Inventory Management

Improve inventory management performance by improving your ability to monitor inventory turns, demand, optimal stock levels, and the resulting profit.

Financial Management

You can increase your financial visibility and insight, and meet the unique challenges of operating multiple locations, companies, and currencies. The solution is designed to support your company’s growth whether through organic or geographic means, or through acquisitions. With greater financial management over your operation, you’ll be able to better manage your margins and improve your bottom line.

Purchasing

Make intelligent purchasing decisions with access to a centralized interface that puts the information you need at your fingertips, and that deliver color-coded notifications for problems and exceptions. You'll also be able to manage the purchase of stock and non-stock products with advanced order control, inventory management, and other flexible features.

Complex Pricing

You’ll be able to handle the complex pricing requirements that are typical for many distributors, including matrix pricing, pricing discounts, quantity breaks, packaging breaks, contract pricing, and special pricing agreements (SPAs).

Rebate Management

With a rebate management tool that handles the rebate claim process from beginning to end, you can easily and quickly recover the rebates you are entitled to and achieve the best possible product margins.

Times are Changing

Legacy enterprise solutions struggle to keep up with the pace of change in your business. To manage thousands of transactions, suppliers, and customers, while also accommodating evolving buyer behaviors, controlling costs, and effectively tracking potentially millions of inventory items, you need an agile, modern distribution solution.

Meet Infor CloudSuite™ Distribution, a complete distribution solution that combines the benefits of the cloud with functionality that’s designed specifically for SMB wholesale distributors like you. Backed by decades of industry expertise and continually enhanced with the latest innovations, it’s designed to help distributors modernize, innovate, and drive competitive differentiation.

Why Move to the Cloud?

Cloud deployment of Infor’s industry-tailored solutions is an ideal fit for distribution operational dynamics and business objectives. The Infor CloudSuite delivery model offers:

Without the need for hardware or physical implementation, you can quickly and easily extend Infor CloudSuite Distribution to new sites, including new branches, warehouses, and acquisitions. Plus, you’ll be able to grant controlled access to emerging partners, suppliers, distributors, joint ventures, and other global entities.

 

Infor CloudSuite Distribution features an elegant, consumer-inspired interface that powers a centralized social collaboration platform that requires little or no training. Mobile capabilities also allow your employees to share information, resolve issues, and move projects forward from anywhere.

 

With preconfigured yet flexible, industry-leading business processes, templates, training materials, tools, and simulations, you can deploy Infor CloudSuite Distribution in weeks or months—not as extended projects, like typical legacy ERP implementations. This can help your company realize cost savings, decrease project risks, heighten productivity, and increase profits sooner.

 

With more than 2,800 Infor CloudSuite customers and 30 years’ experience delivering financials, procurement, and ERP solutions, Infor supports you with unique expertise in deploying, hosting, and protecting critical applications in the cloud.

 

Reduce costs and implementation time by eliminating the need for servers, hardware, and maintenance resources. And because cloud delivery is a monthly subscription that can be expensed as an operating cost, you’ll have more capital for strategic projects.

 

With data managed by Amazon Web Services, an experienced leader in cloud computing, your company benefits from best-practice protocols in application, network, physical, and operations security, as well as comprehensive monitoring.

 

We are Distribution

This is the inspiring story of distribution: How it has evolved, where it stands now, and the future that awaits. With this retrospective snapshot, we celebrate the powerful characteristics of the people who make change happen. Infor is with you today, tomorrow, wherever you are going.

With the most powerful system available for managing the complex demands of the distribution industry, Infor CloudSuite Distribution gives you unparalleled control in managing thousands of transactions, suppliers, and customers—while tracking tens of thousands, if not millions, of items. With Infor CloudSuite Distribution, you can improve what matters most:

  • Manage your warehouse workflow.
  • Automate purchasing.
  • Streamline your order process.
  • Improve your inventory management.
  • Trim costs.
  • Boost your operational efficiency.