Infor Introduces Infor Fashion Product Lifecycle Management to Market

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- Feb 19, 2014 -- Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced the availability of Infor Fashion Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), the company's new application that helps link vital areas of product development to the supply chain -- from line planning, design, development and sourcing, to production, inventory management, customers and distribution. Infor Fashion PLM was written with a fresh approach, and every line of code was developed using the latest technologies to help brands, manufacturers and private brand retailers develop styles, materials and trims more quickly and efficiently, with more consistent quality, all while ensuring they stay on schedule.

This new solution is a key component of Infor Fashion, one of the most functionally rich application suites for today's market. Infor Fashion PLM supports the design process, new collection development cycle, and streamlines the overall planning process. Each collection, style and its components are accessed through a meaningful and intuitive user interface that has driven processes for greater speed in daily activities. Infor Fashion PLM is designed to serve as the platform and hub for a product development team, so that organizations can deliver better products to consumers faster, while eliminating unnecessary cost.

According to a recent Gartner report, "Growing business requirements have helped set the next stage of PLM development as an essential part of a well-coordinated, systematically integrated new product commercialization and launch platform."(1) Infor Fashion PLM supports the parallel development and execution of new styles to speed up processes, shortening the time to consumer. Many common and time consuming repetitive tasks are automated and processed behind the scenes, enabling fashion designers to focus on being more creative and innovative. The user experience makes this solution quick to learn, which increases user adoption and reduces training time during the implementation cycle.

"By bringing creative, technical and commercial skills closer together; an organization can drastically shorten the time to market- while increasing the likelihood of consumer acceptance. This also lowers costs and reduces errors, giving teams more time to focus on critical tasks and accelerate product innovation," said Robert McKee, Global Industry Fashion Director, Infor. "Infor built this new, powerful PLM and collaboration platform to help all members of an organization's value chain innovate faster, respond more rapidly and act more decisively. These tools are critical to companies looking to succeed in a fast-paced global fashion value chain."

Infor Fashion PLM can interact with Infor, or third-party, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. This allows original design concepts to be communicated clearly and executed accurately through every phase of development, production and distribution to the end customer. Reduce lead times, cut costs, and ensure quality. With Infor, organizations now have all the tools to convert creative concepts to commercial products more rapidly and accurately.

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Infor is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise, helping 70,000 customers in over 200 countries and territories improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, and with an innovative user experience design that is simple, transparent, and elegant. Infor provides flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both. To learn more about Infor, please visit

Infor customers include:

  • 19 of the top 20 aerospace companies
  • 12 of the top 13 high tech companies
  • 10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
  • 21 of the 25 largest US health delivery networks
  • 16 of the 20 largest US cities
  • 84 of the top 100 automotive suppliers
  • 31 of the top 50 industrial distributors
  • 5 of the top 9 brewers

This announcement reflects the direction Infor may take with regard to the specific product(s) described herein, all of which is subject to change by Infor in its sole discretion, with or without notice to you. This announcement is not a commitment to you in any way and you should not rely on this document or any of its content in making any decision. Infor is not committing to develop or deliver any specified enhancement, upgrade, product or functionality, even if such is described in this announcement and even if such description is accompanied by words such as "anticipate," "believe," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "project," "predict," "should," "will," and/or similar expressions. Many factors can affect Infor's product development plans and the nature, content and timing of future product releases, all of which remain in the sole discretion of Infor. This announcement, in whole or in part, may not be incorporated into any contractual agreement with Infor or its subsidiaries or affiliates. Infor expressly disclaims any liability with respect to this announcement.

(1) Gartner Prepare for the Next Wave of PLM Innovation in the Apparel Industry, Janet Suleski and Lucie Draper, October 28, 2013.

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