Infor is a global business cloud software specialist, providing mission-critical enterprise applications to 67,000 customers in more than 175 countries.
Nedschroef is undergoing a major transformation. The company, founded in 1894, has evolved in several areas, from a cluster of autonomous organizations to a single entity consisting of various business units. It offers intelligent engineering, high-quality fasteners, and individual forming technology solutions used in the automotive, transport, aviation, and machine-building industry.
The next step for the company was the introduction of a “one way of working,” supported by a modern and integrated ERP system. This evolution requires a renewed digital strategy that fits this new business model.
Within this strategy, the entire ecosystem is integrated — from internal processes, such as machines, to external processes, such as supply chain systems. Nedschroef needed a technology partner with standardized solutions and knowledge of the automotive industry.
Nedschroef researched the ERP market, together with analyst firm Gartner, and multi-disciplinary teams were set up internally. Each team had a different focus with the common goal of making Nedschroef future-proof.
Nedschroef was already using Infor XPPS enterprise resource planning software and issued a request for proposal (RFP) to update its ERP system. After a thorough evaluation of several potential suppliers, Infor was selected because of its combination of industry-specific knowledge and a system that showed how it could contribute immediately to its operational needs and ambitions.
Also important for the decision was that the integrated platform would meet the requirements specific to the automotive and manufacturing industry.
“The fact that we had previous experience with Infor was irrelevant to the selection process; it was by no means a foregone conclusion,” says Joris Te Molder, CIO and IT director at Nedschroef. “We chose them because they came up with the right people and demonstrably appropriate solutions. Ultimately, all multi-disciplinary teams unanimously agreed that Infor CloudSuite Automotive was the right solution.”
Infor CloudSuite Automotive is not only designed for the automotive industry. It is also ideally suited for globally acting companies. The Infor solution offers Nedschroef the opportunity to further develop the areas of IoT (Internet of Things) and machine connectivity, as well as to use integrated EDI functions. Another advantage of the Infor multi-tenant cloud is the analysis option with Infor’s business intelligence (BI). This helps significantly accelerate decision-making and reporting processes.