Infor, a leading provider of business applications specialised by industry and built for the cloud, has announced that ARCA, a provider of cash automation equipment and solutions, has deployed Infor CloudSuite Industrial Machinery. Infor CloudSuite will help facilitate a unified, global platform to propel business growth for the specialist equipment manufacturer, delivering enhanced visibility, consistent reporting and faster decision making. Based on Infor LN, the solution is live across sites in Italy, the US and the UK.
With a portfolio of products designed to automate cash handling, recycling, and storing for the financial services and retail industries, ARCA relies upon robust processes to support the innovation and customer service which are intrinsic to its business. Previous systems at ARCA were heavily customised and no longer fulfilled its complex requirements. In the wake of a number of acquisitions, the manufacturer turned to Infor CloudSuite Industrial Machinery. Key to the decision was the level of industry-specific functions within the CloudSuite solution, the speed of deployment in the cloud, and the ability to integrate with other solutions.
Having gone live at the start of 2017, ARCA is now able to define a set of common business processes for all group companies, enabling superior visibility. Benefits include less time gathering data for reports, deeper insight into the planning, manufacturing and logistics operations, faster decision-making, and greater scalability. In turn this equates to reduced risk and the potential for faster growth.
“As our business grows, I cannot emphasise strongly enough the importance of having robust processes across our global companies and worldwide sites,” claims Cesare Varzi as the Lead of IT at ARCA. “In order to optimise our planning, manufacturing and logistics operations, provide high levels of customer service and capitalise on new opportunities, we needed a platform which was designed for the specific characteristics of our industry, and that was scalable enough to support future acquisitions.
“The capabilities within Infor CloudSuite Industrial Machinery were unrivalled and mean that we can use the applications without any need for modifications. Against a mandate focused on standardisation this was crucial, and we are confident that we will be able to expedite business growth with this platform at our core.”
“To be successful in meeting increasingly ambitious goals in an ever complex global climate, discrete manufacturers can’t afford to take risks with their solutions and processes,” comments Bruno Pagani, Sales Director for Italy, Infor. “They need to apply similar levels of innovation to their processes as they do their products, driving the very best, most efficient means of meeting their customers’ expectations. Through deploying Infor CloudSuite Industrial Machinery, ARCA has at its disposal the tools to leverage insight and make decisions quickly, which is a hugely valuable currency in today’s fast paced markets.”