Farnborough – February 12, 2013 – Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced that JCB, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of construction and agricultural equipment, has implemented Infor Enterprise Performance Management (EPM). The application is designed to create greater cohesion of financial data across JCB’s business units, making it easier to report on and share business critical information in a timely manner.
JCB has a turnover of £2.7billion, employs 10,000 people globally and operates 22 manufacturing operations in countries including Brazil, China, Germany, India, the UK and the US.
JCB selected Infor based on the company’s technical expertise and the cost effectiveness of its EPM offering. Synergies between the new application and JCB’s existing Excel-based legacy system were also key, as they stood to simplify training and deployment across multiple territories and languages.
As Infor EPM is web based, users from across JCB’s global business units can upload financial information directly onto the system where it can be centrally collated.
“Infor EPM is easy to implement and intuitive to use,” said David Brown, Director, Group Finance at JCB world headquarters in the UK. “This helps ensure that the system can be fully optimised by non-technical personnel in JCB’s finance departments. As we operate in a fast changing industry, it is particularly important that we can produce timely and accurate information for the JCB board. Using Infor EPM our colleagues around the globe can submit data in a consistent manner, so that it can be collated quickly and easily.”
“For global organisations such as JCB, ensuring consistency and accuracy of financial reporting can be a challenge, said Chris Field, performance management, business consulting manager, EMEA, Infor. “Infor EPM simplifies how information can be gathered, reported and shared, and provides more accurate and consistent insight into how a business is performing, resulting in more informed decision making.”
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