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Turtle & Hughes Boosts Business Efficiency With Infor Distribution SX.e

Infor's Distribution Enterprise Management Solution Helps Multi-Commodity Procurement Company Sharpen Its Competitive Edge

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - July 28, 2014) - Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced that Turtle & Hughes, a leading distributor of electrical and industrial equipment, has successfully implemented Infor Distribution SX.e across its enterprise. The company elected to replace its legacy Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to benefit from the innovative, industry-specific functionality delivered by Infor. With a single solution to manage front and back-office operations including warehousing, order entry and inventory control, Turtle & Hughes will be able to further simplify business workflow, improve customer satisfaction and reduce operational costs.

"In this particular industry, investing in a robust ERP system that can efficiently manage an extensive inventory is one of the keys to increasing profitability," said Pete Billson, technology director, Turtle & Hughes. "Not only has Infor Distribution SX.e helped us to do this, but it has also enabled us to create actionable data to drive smarter purchasing. This helps us to ultimately deliver a useful, end-to-end integrated supply solution for customers - our main priority."

Infor SX.e automates Turtle & Hughes' core day-to-day processes, helping to speed operations and ensure timely shipment deliveries from all nine of the company's distributions centers. With the tools they need to increase efficiency and reduce manual tasks, Turtle & Hughes' employees can focus on providing superior quality service and support to customers.

Infor SX.e also supports Turtle & Hughes Integrated Supply (THIS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Turtle & Hughes, Inc. THIS' approach is a differentiator amongst traditional distributors and outsourced models that provide SKU based procurement for customers, positioning the company as a thought leader in the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) industry. Infor SX.e will help THIS to deliver targeted services for supply chain analysis, business process improvement and transaction management.

In addition, the capabilities of Storeroom for Infor SX.e will allow both Turtle & Hughes and THIS to provide enhanced warehouse management services to customers, overseeing everything from setups, issues and returns to inventory movement and serial processing. Storeroom communicates directly with Infor SX.e through Infor ION®, Infor's lightweight middleware application, creating a comprehensive, flexible solution to monitor customers' indirect material and machine supplies.

"Infor Distribution SX.e allows decision makers to anticipate future problems and outcomes, giving companies a competitive advantage," said Andy Berry, general manager and vice president, Distribution, Infor. "For a company like Turtle & Hughes, Infor's capability to provide flexible, out-of-box features and industry-specific integrated supply initiatives can help to significantly increase operational efficiency and profitability."

About Turtle & Hughes

Turtle & Hughes, headquartered in New Jersey since 1923, is a fourth generation women-owned business and a leader in electrical and industrial equipment distribution. Its integrated supply platform, comprised of value-added services and support programs coupled with high quality products, gives the company its competitive edge. The company takes pride in being a one-stop shop for all its customers' needs, ranging from business process evaluation and improvement, to multi-commodity procurement and turnkey implementation, to operational data analytics. To learn more about Turtle & Hughes, please visit www.turtle.com.

About Infor

Infor is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise, helping 70,000 customers in more than 200 countries and territories improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, and with an innovative user experience design that is simple, transparent, and elegant. Infor provides flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both. To learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com.

Infor customers include:

  • 19 of the top 20 aerospace companies
  • 12 of the top 13 high tech companies
  • 10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
  • 21 of the 25 largest US health delivery networks
  • 16 of the 20 largest US cities
  • 84 of the top 100 automotive suppliers
  • 31 of the top 50 industrial distributors
  • 5 of the top 9 brewers

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