Infor10 Fuels Business Transformation at BAE Systems Military Air and Information

Farnborough, UK - 15 December 2011

Solution Integrated Through Infor10 ION and Workspace Set to Drive Faster Information to Boost Competitiveness for Global Defense Leader

Infor, a leading provider of business application software with operations serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced that BAE Systems Military Air and Information (MAI) has chosen Infor10 to support a substantial business transformation program. The solution, which integrates ERP, Business Intelligence, bar-coding, and a supplier commerce portal through Infor10 ION, will enable BAE Systems MAI to rationalize and standardize its lean core business processes, improving operational efficiency and boosting performance in the delivery and support of major programs such as the Eurofighter Typhoon and F35 Joint Strike Fighter.

• The Integrated Infor10 solution chosen by BAE Systems MAI includes ERP, Business Intelligence, bar-coding capabilities, a supplier commerce portal, and a training tool designed to accelerate user adoption and performance.

• Underpinning the solution is Infor10 ION, Infor’s unique, lightweight middleware, which will connect and integrate applications, enabling BAE Systems MAI to quickly extract information across the business. This improved visibility will accelerate effective decision-making and enhance BAE Systems MAI’s competitiveness when bidding for new projects.

• The Infor10 deployment will also incorporate Infor10 Workspace to provide a common look-and-feel and a single sign-on across the multiple applications. It delivers a consumer-grade experience and in-context intelligence that will help enable faster decision-making.

• Infor was selected as it can deliver a comprehensive, industry-specific solution, built on deep domain expertise in the aerospace and defense industry.

• Infor10 will be a key enabler in delivering BAE Systems MAI’s business transformation program. BAE Systems MAI anticipates substantial savings through reduced licensing and IT maintenance costs.

• As part of the Infor10 solution, Infor10 Business Intelligence, powered by ION, will deliver contextual and near real-time information for management reporting, speeding up the time it currently takes BAE Systems MAI to collect and analyze data.

• By scanning goods received, allocating them to work orders and updating stock details, Infor10 Barcode will enable BAE Systems MAI to improve inventory processes, driving tighter management of stock and enhancing responsiveness.

“With tighter budgets and greater demands from defense customers around the world, our business is facing significant challenges but also a range of exciting opportunities in all our markets,” said Adrian Fallows, head of strategic business systems, BAE Systems MAI. “Supported by Infor10, this transformation program will drive our competitiveness and ensure BAE Systems MAI is more efficient and responsive to market conditions.”

“The recession has hit defense spending hard and organizations like BAE Systems know they need to operate faster and smarter than the competition in order to win new business and reduce cost of defense platforms,” said Arsenin Rodriguez, director of business consulting, aerospace & defense, Infor. “The leaner, faster processes and live, contextual information which Infor10 delivers are crucial in driving quick, informed business decisions, and ensuring the agility necessary to exploit new opportunities within the defense sector.”

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