Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) ERP for Aerospace & Defense

As a manufacturer, supplier, or contractor in the aerospace & defense (A&D) industry, the challenges you face are forcing you to rethink the way you do business. Old processes and approaches just don’t cut it anymore. Neither do legacy ERP solutions. You need your IT solutions to be as agile and responsive as the aircraft and components you build, supply, and service.

With global competition and market pressure escalating, it is more important than ever to have an ERP system that’s up to the challenge. But finding a way to modernize your business quickly, easily, and cost-effectively hasn’t historically been an easy thing to do. Meet Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) ERP for Aerospace & Defense, a ready-to-run solution, built to meet the needs of A&D companies. It provides deep, proven capabilities in key areas such as product design, program management, regulation compliance, supply chain visibility, manufacturing production, global finance, and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) service.

Even better, the solution is delivered in the cloud, which helps ensure efficiency, cost savings, built-in support for global operations, as well as security that follows industry leading best practice protocols.

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Increasingly, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), contractors, and suppliers in the aerospace industry find themselves in a tailspin in an uncertain economic environment. Given the daunting challenges of growing competition, escalating energy and raw material costs, fixed-priced contracts, market unpredictability, and security issues, running a profitable business has become harder than ever.

To spark greater efficiency, control, and profitability in the face of skyrocketing costs and complexities, the most successful aerospace companies recognize the need for a flexible IT infrastructure— one that helps them develop intimate customer relationships to ensure new or follow-on contracts and greater market share, while managing their global supply chain more efficiently and upgrading logistical control and field maintenance resources.

"We now have a better understanding of inventory and order demand. Raw material purchasing is improved since we can utilize economic order quantities and better schedule our orders."
-Charlie Frampton, Director of Operations, Skills Inc.

Exclusive Brochure - Infor Aerospace and Defense: Achieve Profitability, Reduce Costs, & Ensure Compliance


Drawing on 25 years of embedded experience partnering with leading aerospace companies and their global supply chains, Infor has a proven track record of supporting the needs of this volatile industry. We offer business-specific solutions tailored especially for aerospace companies to help ensure that their IT infrastructure aligns with their business strategy.

Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) ERP for Aerospace & Defense comes with industry experience built in to lower our customers' total cost of ownership. Better yet, these scalable solutions help companies like yours meet enterprise-wide business challenges faster and more cost-effectively.

That's because we build on your existing infrastructure, allowing you to eliminate lengthy, expensive implementations. Infor Aerospace can also help you sustain competitive differentiation, despite increasing complexity and costs, by providing proven tools to:

• Strengthen customer responsiveness and service.
• Gain better visibility into key operating information.
• Streamline manufacturing processes.
• Increase supply chain integration.
• Accelerate time to market.
• Improve sourcing.
• Expand service and repair.

"The lightweight, easy to install and configure Infor ION produced a quick return on investment; ION ensures that our applications operate together seamlessly to execute business processes."
-John Vaughan, Senior Vice President and CIO, Pride Industries

Executive Brief: Closing the loop on quality control in the aerospace and defense industry - It’s all about end-to-end management of details


 Infor Aerospace & Defense is driving operational efficiency, control, product quality, and profitability for leading aerospace companies around the world.CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) ERP for Aerospace & Defense helps OEMs, contractors, and suppliers in a commercial or hybrid environment run a profitable business by empowering them to meet their toughest problems head-on. This integrated solution can deliver innovation and value to your company, too, by providing everything you need to respond with speed and precision to changing customer demand and market unpredictability.

Enterprise resource planning.

At the heart of CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) ERP for Aerospace & Defense, you’ll find an easy to use, functionally robust enterprise resource planning system. Our ERP system allows you to run an efficient end-to-end operation—from sales, production, quality, and procurement to innovation, regulatory compliance, scheduling, and accounting. Not only that, Infor ERP delivers proven tools for project bid estimation, sophisticated manufacturing, serialized item tracking, and configuration management throughout. Bottom line: this flexible, scalable solution helps you boost visibility and control.

To improve operational efficiency while reducing costs, this comprehensive component supports different manufacturing methods including flowshop, jobshop, and project assembly to produce as-designed products. It provides product and process information models such as routings and serialized items, in addition to extensive production costing and hours accounting capabilities.

Using these models and capabilities, you can match your manufacturing approach to the needs of the contract. Also, to ensure design changes are reflected on the shop floor, the module includes engineering data management and production scheduling with execution based on work orders, batches, and projects, along with dynamic supply chain sourcing strategies and quality management. Moreover, it seamlessly integrates with after-market service to provide full lifecycle support.

Program management.
With a fully integrated suite of planning and reporting tools, you’ll be equipped to bridge the gap between project management and manufacturing resource management. These tools include contract management, work and organizational breakdown structures, and earned-value management, as well as a project scheduling module to support critical-path analysis. You can establish top-down and bottom-up budget control levels independently of one another, making it easier to monitor budgets and costs at the earliest appropriate point in a project. Also, in compliance with manufacturing industry standards, you can measure your actual costs and progress, helping you more efficiently manage projects.

"Infor Aerospace provides the business processes and IT capabilities to help us maintain the highest levels of quality and efficiency in our products and services by accelerating the flow of real-time information across the enterprise."
-Jarmila Burianova, General Manager, Moravan Aviation

Whitepaper: How Infor Solutions Can Help Aerospace & Defense Companies Effectively Manage Multiple Simultaneous Projects


Running a successful aerospace business is challenging. By helping leading companies in the industry make major improvements in their response to customer demand and volatile market dynamics, Infor Aerospace is positioning them to drive efficiency and profitability. Not only that, this feature-rich solution enables them to sharpen their competitive edge by meeting their goals faster, even while confronting escalating costs and market complexity.
Infor Aerospace implements quickly, so our customers see a quicker time to value—yet another reason why it's the solution of choice for original equipment manufacturers, contractors, and suppliers in the aerospace environment.

“I can run a P&L for every site at the touch of a button now. As a result, the two-week, month-end financial consolidation process has been shortened to three days.”
-Don Marshall, Group Financial Analyst, CAV Aerospace

Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) ERP for Aerospace & Defense

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ERP Manufacturing Software

Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) ERP for Aerospace & Defense delivers:

  • End-to-end solution for all processes in the enterprise.
  • Accurate invoicing that can be substantiated in audit.
  • Reduced supply chain costs for material.
  • Improved cash flow with contract progress billing.
  • Reduced inventory with comingling and planning.
  • Contract profitability by merging supplier commitments.


- Infor calculates pay rules that support more than 560 million airline passengers per year
- Planes built using Infor move nearly 4 billion passengers per year
- 8 of the top 10 Aerospace companies use Infor software