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Pros
"It's not too hard to handle the initial setup.""The best feature of this solution is it comes as a complete bundle. The solution has effective project, document, and application management. Additionally, the collaboration is fantastic, it is well integrated, and can be customized.""We have definitely seen a return on our investment with the product.""LN is definitely a stable product. It's number one on Gartner's four quadrants."

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"I find the Production Planning Cockpit (PPC) and Material Requirements Planning (MRP) most valuable modules.""I can verify and provide the overall financial aid report and also the management report.""The key modules that I find most valuable are material management (MM), financial accounting and controlling (FICO), and human resources (HR).""The processes have been reduced from almost 10 steps to four or five steps. It's really been simplified.""In terms of its most valuable feature, I would say the finance module.""The most valuable feature is that HANA loads from memory, which means it loads very quickly.""It is a very powerful, highly customizable tool.""S4HANA is a completely integrated solution. It's an end-to-end ERP system with strong manufacturing and financial integration, which is not common among ERPs. And it's a solution that's driven by industry best practices."

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Cons
"The user interface needs to be improved.""While Infor LN incorporates the latest business processes and functions, there is always room for improvement as the business grows. In the new normal, it could stand to incorporate quite a few automation processes like the RPA and utilize machine learning in the Internet of Things.""The interface can be difficult sometimes. I need to apply a bar code system, such as business intelligence and user interface tools. The user has to be a technician sometimes to use it.""Only people who undergo training from the companies can learn about Infor products."

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"We are always looking for a better user experience. We would like to see more consolidation in SAP S4HANA because of all the financial compliance and regulatory changes.""You will not see convenient user experiences with SAP S4HANA's website or application.""The solution could improve by making customization easier. The on-premise version is a lot more flexible.""Maybe its user interface and reporting can be improved across the board, but it is manageable.""Every year, when a new version is released, it comes with a very thick booklet of 300 or 400 pages and it is a little difficult to comprehend.""There should be a place where I can get the best available applications in one place. Currently, Fiori applications are available in different tiles on the dashboards. If anyone wants to check the financial, sales, and inventory reporting in one place, it is not possible in Fiori. We would have to develop a custom Fiori application. If that feature can be incorporated into the standard Fiori, it will be helpful for us.""I would like to see the AI included to help from a data standpoint.""Lacking in some customizations."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Compared to other high-end ERP software, Infor LN's cost of ownership is lower. The difference isn't huge, though."
  • "Only people who undergo training from the companies can learn about Infor products."
  • "The price of the solution can vary."
  • "Infor LN is a free solution, and everything is included in the package, such as add-ons."
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  • "It is an expensive solution."
  • "The price of this product is an issue for some customers."
  • "I have found the price of the solution is on the medium to the expensive side of the scale. There is a license for this solution and there are additional maintenance fees."
  • "The solution is expensive."
  • "We're not sure yet. I think it was six figures a year, over 100,000. It has straight-up licensing fees."
  • "Licensing works on a subscription model for the cloud version and it's a one-time fee for the on-premises version."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable but some modules can be expensive. When comparing SAP S4HANA to other solutions, such as Oracle, it is not expensive."
  • "The price of the solution is expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
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    It's not too hard to handle the initial setup.
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    The solution is quite competitively priced. If you compare it to SAP, for example, it is quite reasonable.
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    The user interface needs to be improved. Right now, it's not ideal in terms of the design. The interface is not elegant on multiple products, such as enterprise assessment, supply chain solutions, and… more »
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    SaP Business One is a complete solution for business management. The software applications are broad, ranging from accounting to project management and human resources. It is very versatile and… more »
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    While the solution contemplates a competitively priced model, its pricing could be cheaper.
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    Also Known As
    Infor ERP LN
    SAP S/4HANA
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    Overview

    From the largest global manufacturing enterprises with complex multisite needs to smaller, single-site organizations, Infor LN is enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that features capabilities designed to meet the unique business requirements of manufacturers. Infor LN offers fast and cost-effective deployment with integration on the shop floor and across the supply chain with financials, quality management, service management, order management, and business partners. Contextualized, industry-specific analytics help you gather real-time data and monitor metrics for improved communication with business partners wherever they are.

    SAP S/4HANA stands for SAP Suite 4 HANA. It is a next-generation integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that is designed for businesses of all sizes, in all industries, that require deep and broad functionality combined with a high degree of flexibility. SAP S/4HANA was launched in 2015 and been adopted by more than 3,200 customers over a period of sixteen months. SAP S/4HANA is materially different from anything SAP has done before and represents the company’s biggest innovation since SAP R/3.

    SAP S/4HANA is intended to provide a digital core for an organization. It is fully architected for the most advanced in-memory platform, SAP HANA, and is designed on the most modern design principles with the SAP Fiori user experience to create a personalized and simple feel on users’ device of choice (tablet, laptop, mobile). SAP S/4HANA aims to simplify an organizations’ system landscape and reduce total cost of ownership by shrinking the data footprint while at the same time improving productivity levels in the form of higher throughput. S/4HANA can be deployed either on premise, in the cloud, or in a hybrid combination for quick time-to-value. Timelines for cloud deployments average around six months.

    SAP S/4HANA is designed to drive business innovation by connecting people, devices, and business networks in real time to support the development of new business models. It will also help accelerate the adoption of, and connection to, the Internet of Things and Big Data. SAP S/4HANA can analyze big data at unprecedented speed allowing users to access real-time information from anywhere, any way they’d like and thus help managers make truly insightful decisions. The simplified data model allows customers to reimagine their IT, helping to drive lower costs and deliver IT efficiency. This, coupled with the SAP S/4HANA prediction and simulation capabilities allow it to anticipate the impact of business outcomes. By doing all the above, SAP S/4HANA aims to provide ultimate sophistication in the simplest possible manner.

    To learn more about SAP S/4HANA, visit http://go.sap.com/product/enterprise-management/s4hana-erp.html

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    Sample Customers
    LTH Castings, Gloucester Engineering, Gorman-Rupp, Computer Designs, Instrument Technology, GWA Group Limited, PRIDE Industries, CAV Aerospace, New Scale Technologies Inc.
    Nestle, O.C. Tanner, Sabre, New York Life Insurance Co., MEMEBOX, Siemens AG.
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
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    Manufacturing Company18%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Construction Company12%
    Pharma/Biotech Company12%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Small Business60%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise20%
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    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise42%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    Infor LN is ranked 11th in ERP with 4 reviews while SAP S4HANA is ranked 2nd in ERP with 37 reviews. Infor LN is rated 8.8, while SAP S4HANA is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Infor LN writes "Stable, scalable, has good customization features and provides a return on one's investment". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP S4HANA writes "Complicated and robust, this suite delivers a total solution with rigorous and exhaustive planning ". Infor LN is most compared with Infor M3, SAP ERP, Infor LX, Infor CloudSuite Industrial and Oracle ERP Cloud, whereas SAP S4HANA is most compared with SAP Business One, Oracle ERP Cloud, NetSuite ERP, Oracle E-Business Suite and Infor M3. See our Infor LN vs. SAP S4HANA report.

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