Infor launches Automotive Exchange for SyteLine

Business application software provider Infor has launched Infor Automotive Exchange (IAE), an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and release accounting system.

In a statement Infor officials said that the system is being designed specifically for automotive tier supplier. IAE helps enable tier suppliers to quickly and efficiently communicate order demand, shipment and labeling information with their Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers using Infor SyteLine as the core ERP.

Infor Automotive Exchange works directly with Infor SyteLine, Infor’s leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) product, which focuses on high volume manufacturers such as tier automotive suppliers. The combination of Automotive Exchange with SyteLine establishes an automotive industry product suite that provides exceptional connectivity, capabilities and user experience.

The product suite supports many of the global automotive EDI requirements commonly used by OEM and tier suppliers with preconfigured and ready-to-use Transformation Services (TFS) translation maps and transformation via Sales Release Management (SRM) business rule controls.

Communication to and from Infor SyteLine is conveyed through Infor ION, the intelligent open network that is used across numerous Infor applications.

IAE includes EDI applications that have been developed from the ground up. The global offering covers all regions of the world that use X.12, Edifact, Odette, VDA and emerging XML standards. The product offers more than translation capabilities, including full trading partner rules, CUM management, in transit calculations, order rationalization and release sequencing.

IAE comes with preconfigured translations, business partner order rules and documents delivered as a single set.

Infor Automotive Exchange can be utilized on premise or hosted as a full Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) deployment.

“The Infor ION based integration provides support for many ERPs and is easily integrated to others. The single technology stack affords a common security model, with the master data controlled via the synchronized ERP,” said company officials.

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