Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 54 - Page 65

CASE STUDY
One of the goals of implementing a new system was to reduce paper consumption and take the first step towards a paperless office . In addition , the digitalisation of quotation and invoicing processes should improve workflows , which automatically increases efficiency . The cloud solution also offers the advantage that master data can be archived and regulatory requirements and changes can be implemented quickly . Infor M3 is a flexible solution that delivers a platform with industry-specific functionality and flexible deployment options . It is highly scalable , rapidly adapts to business growth and enables companies to respond to industry trends . improvements in its day-to-day operations . “ Switching from on-premises to the cloud did involve some costs , but it allows us to increase efficiency by about 50 % in the accounting area , for example ,” said Schenkenbach . Until a few months ago , for example , invoices were printed out , pre-assigned and then given to the accounting department , where they then had to be assigned in the system . Now , the purchasing department can do the account assignment directly in the system and the accounting department only releases the invoice . Since invoices in the three-digit range pass through this loop every week , the time saved is enormous .
“ We want to focus on our core business ,” said Schenkenbach , as one of his reasons for moving to the cloud . “ We do need software for this , but just as a service that is used by us and not as another construction site in the company .”
This was different before the switch to Infor M3 as Movex was being maintained through connection to the parent company . That meant it was not possible to act quickly and efficiently in the event of problems , new business needs or short-term actions . By switching to the cloud , the company no longer needs its own IT landscape ; it benefits from Infor ’ s SaaS approach which allows the company to react more quickly to external disruptions and new requirements and strategies through increased flexibility . And cybersecurity is no longer an issue for Schenkenbach and his team , as the responsibility for this lies with Infor and Amazon Web Services ( AWS ).
Operational improvements
Infor M3 went live at Derungs Licht on March 22 , 2021 . After only a short time , the organisation felt
Schenkenbach has never regretted moving to the Infor cloud . “ Even though there are always a few stumbling blocks with such a large project , we were confident at all times that we would get it right . This was mainly due to our very competent contact persons at Infor who supported us on our way to the cloud in a very committed manner and enabled us to get off to a smooth start in a new , more technologically advanced world .” p

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