Infor, an industry cloud company, announced that Foundation Building Materials (FBM), a building materials and construction products distribution company, has selected Infor CloudSuite Distribution as its technology platform for growth.
By design, FBM’s extensive product offerings — which include fasteners, framing, tools, drywall, and construction supplies — vary by state and region to serve local customer project needs and requirements.
With more than 300 locations across the U.S. and Canada, FBM has an expansive North American reach with a mission to serve the changing needs of the professional construction trades.
By moving to Infor’s CloudSuite Distribution Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution, FBM plans to automate certain business processes, simplify complexities across several acquired businesses, and enhance scalability with Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) strong infrastructure backbone.
The company will also gain access to an integrated suite of applications, such as Infor Pricing Science, which is designed to help distributors set competitive prices and find opportunities to increase profits. Additionally it will receive proof of delivery and intelligent document management — eliminating the need to manage multiple third-party solutions.
Infor’s cloud-based distribution solution also can help FBM scale its business, while deploying its people resources more efficiently — which in turn can enable departments, such as its accounts payable/accounts receivable team, to eliminate a number of manual processes and tasks, so they can focus on efforts to expand the business.
“Infor’s cloud-based solution can help us evolve our processes and systems to address the ever-changing needs of our customers,” said Wasi Ahmed, CIO at FBM. “We expect that the solution will help us provide first-class service and innovation to our customers and help them complete their projects on time and on budget. Overall, Infor is a strong, trusted business partner focusing on our business outcomes and needs.”
Designed to provide an intuitive user experience, Infor CloudSuite Distribution delivers industry-specific capabilities without extensive customizations or integrations by combining the Infor cloud platform, built on infrastructure services from AWS, and Infor OS.
With this approach, Infor CloudSuite Distribution can be rapidly implemented, which can help drive faster time-to-value and lower total cost of ownership. It can also help remove the burden of managing infrastructure, so distributors can focus on strategic growth and other initiatives.
With Infor CloudSuite Distribution’s critical business applications, distributors can experience automatic upgrades that deliver Infor’s latest advances in enterprise functionality. The platform enables scalable business, networked analytics, and a user experience that can be augmented by artificial intelligence.