B&D Industrial Selects Infor ERP A+ to Fuel Growth


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B&D Industrial Selects Infor ERP A+ to Fuel Growth

Leading Southeast Distributor Drives Customer Service and Optimizes Visibility

ATLANTA — April 29, 2008 — Infor today announced that B&D Industrial, a distributor of industrial equipment to mining, manufacturing, engineering, and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) companies, has selected Infor ERP A+, a System i-based solution built specifically for distributors, to automate integral business processes such as order management, sales and accounting. With Infor ERP A+, B&D Industrial can electronically coordinate and monitor inventory, customer service and the supply chain, enabling the company to gain greater visibility across its growing enterprise and further enhance customer satisfaction.

As B&D Industrial integrated, repackaged and redesigned business components from recent acquisitions, the company recognized the need for a single solution that would enable it to easily store, retrieve and share data, such as customer and financial information, throughout the organization. With a legacy ERP solution that could no longer serve the distributor’s growing needs, the company chose Infor ERP A+ to enhance productivity, lower operating costs and streamline the collection of business-critical information.

“Being able to monitor the complete supply chain process allows us to more efficiently ensure on-time and accurate delivery, which gives us a competitive advantage,” said Andy Nations, CEO of B&D Industrial. “With Infor, we have found a long-term business partner who understands the unique requirements of our industry and a software solution that can support us as our business changes and grows.”

The company anticipates a quick return on investment with the creation of a paperless environment, which is expected to dramatically reduce operational costs and enhance responsiveness to customer requests. From order entry and sales analysis to electronic payments, A+ will provide the company with built-in, business-specific functionality to help optimize performance across the enterprise and drive bottom line growth.

“As consolidation within the distribution industry continues, companies benefit from a holistic view across the organization, realizing greater operational efficiencies, decreasing redundancies, and securing their place in the global market,” said Thad Zylka, Infor’s vice president, Distribution and Supply Chain Group. “With Infor ERP A+, industrial distributors like B&D Industrial can merge information from multiple locations, enabling them to deliver on their commitment to customer service and cost-effectively run their end-to-end operations.”

In addition, B&D Industrial will benefit from Infor ERP A+’s highly configurable user interface, which allows employees to work more efficiently, and the company to maximize workforce productivity. The ease of use ensures users are up and running quickly, enabling the company to reduce training costs.
More information on Infor ERP A+ can be found online at http://www.infor.com/product_summary/erp/A+/.

About B&D Industrial
Based in Macon, Ga., B&D Industrial holding company operates nearly 40 facilities in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama. The company’s operating units include Bearings and Drives Industrial Distributorship, Scale Systems, B&D Service and Simco Technologies. Since 1947, B&D Industrial has been an independently owned provider of industrial products and services to mining, manufacturing, engineering and OEM companies. B&D Industrial employs 350 people and generates over $90 million in annual revenues. For more information, visit www.bdindustrial.com.

About Infor
Infor delivers business-specific software to enterprising organizations. With experience built in, Infor’s solutions enable businesses of all sizes to be more enterprising and adapt to the rapid changes of a global marketplace. With more than 70,000 customers, Infor is changing what businesses expect from an enterprise software provider. For additional information, visit www.infor.com.
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Dan Barnhardt
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Cameron Smith
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