Infor Acquires Lighthouse Systems to Expand its Manufacturing Offerings
Infor has announced its acquisition of Lighthouse Systems, a manufacturing execution system (MES) software provider for smart manufacturing companies. The transaction, which has already closed, will fully integrate Lighthouse System’s flagship product, Shopfloor-Online, into Infor’s CloudSuite ERP systems and help manufacturers improve their operations management efforts across production, inventory, quality, and maintenance.
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Infor is a global provider of cloud software solutions for companies across the manufacturing, distribution, consumer products, public sectors, energy, healthcare, hospitality, and service industries. The company’s software can help users take advantage of data-driven insights, adapt to emerging trends and challenges, and accelerate its path to innovation. Specific functionalities available on Infor’s platform include ERP, financial management, SCM, sales, HR, and more.
With the acquisition of Lighthouse Systems and its manufacturing execution system, Infor is expanding its CloudSuite ERP portfolio with a central software system capable of bringing manufacturing operations together on one central system. The MES system is accessible 24/7, can be deployed in the cloud or on-premises, and is designed to connect a factory with a single thread of data accessible at the shop-floor level and throughout the enterprise. Infor expects the integration of Lighthouse into its CloudSuite ERP will help companies looking for an “out of the box” solution shorten the time to value.
Kevin Samuelson, the Infor CEO, made the following statement to accompany the news: “MES solutions are critical for manufacturing organizations that want to ensure data consistency and real-time visibility across all plant operations. Integrating these capabilities with our industry-specific ERP systems will help us deliver even more powerful solutions to manufacturing organizations, as they look to digitize their operations and grow their businesses.”
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