The Infor Consulting Expertise You Need with a Right-Sized Implementation Approach

Copley Consulting Group has provided premier Infor consulting services for small- and mid-size manufacturers worldwide since 1993. We offer the platform expertise and project management resources to make your enterprise’s Infor SyteLine and Infor CloudSuite™ implementation seamless and successful.

Director and C-Level Expertise

Depending on the service level you choose (see below), Copley may deploy an implementation team consisting of several professionals, including a financial consultant, operations consultant, development/infrastructure technologist, FDA validation specialist, and project lead.

Unlike other ERP consulting firms, our project teams consist of seasoned specialists, each with 8 or more years of Infor implementation experience and 10 or more years of professional  expertise in their area of responsibility (e.g. finance, IT, operations, etc.).

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Right-Sized Implementation

Copley offers four implementation service approaches━each with advantages and disadvantages. The right approach is dependent on your organization’s goals and needs.

This implementation approach is led by your internal project team with Copley experts providing guidance through a series of module-based workshops. Workshops cover core business processes in finance and operations supplemented by focused assistance with installation and enablement; execution of standard customer/vendor facing reports; data planning and execution.

Pros: This approach offers select clients the opportunity of low cost, self-implementation, while providing important guidance on enablement and core module business functions

Cons: Success is highly dependent on internal resources who have direct experience implementing enterprise level software solutions.

This implementation model offers a rapid deployment (in 3 to 4 months) with Copley experts executing nearly all of the work. This approach is ideal for start-ups or small organizations who have basic requirements and intend to leverage Infor’s core applications to get up and running and evolve into broader capabilities as business conditions demand.

Pros: This approach is cost efficient with minimal impact on your employees. Your organization’s involvement is limited to an intensive, multi-day session for solution design, data compilation, and user training based on Copley authored and delivered ISO level work instructions.

Cons: User adoption is best achieved through practice, repetition, and involvement in all phases of implementation, which this approach compromises.

This implementation approach involves deployment of Infor SyteLine or Infor CloudSuite™ (in 5 to 7 months) with shared program management and executive governance and oversight.

This approach is ideal for small to mid-size organizations requiring a thorough, but cost effective implementation that addresses a wide range of solution features and the business process variables encountered in most businesses. FDA validation using Copley’s exclusive FDA compliance solution is common in this model for regulated industries.

Cost savings are achieved by focusing business process design and core team training through a series of progressive Business Process Workshops and End-to-End Solution Testing sessions (Pilots). Your organization’s core team members representing the various functional areas assume responsibility for training the extended user community.

Pros: This thorough approach addresses business variables and unique organizational requirements, while achieving cost efficiencies. It also produces a more immersive user experience that achieves a higher degree of organizational adoption and ownership.

Cons: Requires a greater degree of involvement from your key staff over several months.

This final implementation approach involves deployment of Infor SyteLine or Infor CloudSuite™ (in 12 to 15 months) with the highest degree of Copley project management, governance, and oversight. This approach is ideal for large organizations (multi-site) with high regulatory requirements and is differentiated from Standard Implementation by the following characteristics:

  • An intensive degree of business process and technical expertise and project management.
  • Multiple pilots and data conversion tests
  • Greater emphasis on extended user training led by Copley experts
  • A larger scope of programmed data conversions
  • FDA Validation when applicable

Pros: The burden of implementation, including custom process configurations, regulatory compliance, and employee training, is placed squarely on Copley’s Infor experts━a process we have mastered over 30 years. This approach optimizes the impact on your human resources and offers peace of mind for a successful rollout across your entire organizational footprint.

Cons: Requires a higher implementation service fee (which can vary) and implementation can take up to a year or more.

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Enhanced FDA Compliance Capabilities

We’re also the only Infor Gold Channel Partner to offer additional compliance solutions for FDA-regulated manufacturers. These special capabilities include Device Master Record (DMR) and Device History Record (DHR) workbenches and reports; full lot and serial traceability with extended electronic signature; and integrated quality control with approved vendor management.

Additionally, a fully integrated Electronic Batch Record (EBR) MES solution is available featuring a fully configurable active production interface for the design and execution of formal work processes containing step-by-step instructions, measurements, sign-offs and more. Together, with our Validation Partner, we provide any and all validation services in parallel to implementation providing the most effective and efficient approach possible.


Let Copley Help

Still deciding which Infor implementation partner is best for you? Talk with one of our professionals. We can also provide a software demo to help ensure your team makes the best decision.