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We performed a comparison between Infor LX and SAP S/4HANA based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two ERP solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Infor LX vs. SAP S/4HANA report (Updated: September 2022).
635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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"The most valuable features are the exit points that enable integration with external software.""Infor LX's most valuable feature is that it's very interactive."

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"I have been using SAP for more than 13 years and the new SAP S4HANA was not only a simple upgrade, they have made a lot of improvements. They have simplified a lot of the functions, the all-new interface gives users a better experience. The database itself is quite efficient in nature and it provides effective data queries. It is a good upgrade from the previous version of SAP R/3.""It is the most stable solution provided by SAP and can be used on all levels.""From a technological point of view, the in-memory database is one of the key highlights.""I find everything I need in S4/HANA.""It is really fast. It is also very stable.""It seamlessly integrates with all the SAP Business Suite products such as IoT, AI, Analytics and all other SaaS solutions. The product is very robust and comprehensive.""S/4HANA offers a lot of additional capability with respect to performance due to its in-built architecture for many functions including finance, production, quality, manufacturing, inventory or sales distribution and logistics.""The key modules that I find most valuable are material management (MM), financial accounting and controlling (FICO), and human resources (HR)."

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"The connectors, performance, and knowledgebase availability can be improved.""Infor's support side is not that good, and they seem to be focusing on other products above LX."

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"Their yearly licensing is expensive. Improvements are needed on the user experience level and digital work.""Technical support has been declining. They aren't as responsive as they used to be.""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.""The install can be difficult. There's something called secondary sales solutions that is not there in SAP. We need to have third-party tools to integrate to do the automatization. The two parts are missing on the secondary sales solution and automation.""The two things that need to be improved are price and customization.""The solution could improve by making customization easier. The on-premise version is a lot more flexible.""While the solution contemplates a competitively priced model, its pricing could be cheaper.""SAP S4HANA is not suitable for all-size companies. If you have a small company there are better fit solutions for your needs."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Infor LX is not cheap but much cheaper compared to SAP HANA."
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  • "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."
  • "There is a license required for the use of this solution and we are on a monthly subscription. The cost of the solution is expensive compared to other solutions."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Infor LX's most valuable feature is that it's very interactive.
    Top Answer:Infor's support side is not that good, and they seem to be focusing on other products above LX. They could also make LX easier to use, like a flexible plug-and-play type of thing.
    Top Answer:Infor LX is primarily used for manufacturing.
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    Top Answer:The migration to SAP S/4HANA is hard.
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    Also Known As
    Infor ERP LX, ERP LX
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    Infor LX is a comprehensive process manufacturing system that covers various manufacturing methods, including made to stock, made to order, configure to order, assemble to order, batch, repetitive, flow, and Lean manufacturing. A wide range of industries—including consumer packaged goods, food and beverage, life sciences, medical devices, chemicals, automotive, and general manufacturing—trust Infor LX to improve performance and profit margins at a lower total cost than comparable solutions.

    SAP S4HANA is an ERP (enterprise resource planning) system that uses sophisticated technologies including machine learning and AI. It is most commonly used to integrate and manage business functions and is an ideal solution for large enterprises. The platform includes supplier relationship management (SRM), customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), and product lifecycle management (PLM) functionality.

    SAP S4HANA offers three different deployment options:

    • On-premises
    • Cloud
    • Hybrid

    SAP S4HANA Features

    SAP S4HANA has many valuable key features, including:

    • Customizable
    • ERP, CRM, SRM, SCM, PLM co-deployed
    • High throughput
    • Fast analytics and reporting
    • Smaller total data footprint
    • SAP HANA multi-tenancy
    • All data: social, text, geo, graph, processing
    • New SAP Fiori UX for any device (mobile, desktop, tablet)
    • Unlimited workload capacity
    • High-volume transaction processing (OLTP)
    • High volume real-time analytical processes (OLAP)
    • Service Management
    • Digital Boardroom Integration

    SAP S4HANA Benefits

    Some of the benefits of using SAP S4HANA include:

    • Speed: S4 HANA applications leverage speed, context, and data accessibility to ensure you can stay up to date with rapidly evolving technology.
    • Improved performance: With SAP S4HANA, you can plan, execute, or generate reports and analytics based on live data to increase performance.
    • Simplicity: SAP S4HANA’s whole infrastructure was designed with simplification in mind — from the management of the solution to the administration of the IT landscape. The solution serves as the digital core for business process simplification and enables the centralizing of hardware and network resources.
    • Cost effective: SAP S4HANA is a cost effective solution. It provides the ability to bring together all the analytical and transactional capabilities of a variety of systems in one location, enabling better decision making.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by SAP S4HANA users.

    A Mechanical Engineer at a construction company says, “It is a very powerful, highly customizable tool. The most valuable feature is that the reporting is fast. We can see the results from that in that our commissions come in fast. That is the main advantage.”

    Another reviewer, a SAP Technology Manager at a financial services firm, mentions, "It is more or less a very, very smooth and seamless product. Day by day they are increasing their technology features and they are keen to resolve the issues. India has a complex business scenario and SAP is thinking about that and resolving the issues day by day. In terms of the features I have found most valuable, I don't think that there is any lack or any gap process-wise. SAP is a very good tool."

    A Project and Service delivery Manager at a tech services company comments, "One of the most valuable features, which we used the most, was the FI module, for finance. It involved controlling, account receivables, account payables, and complete financial steering."

    A Senior Architect at a construction company states, “The POD applications are very useful to us. There are a few POD apps which we are using for different business scenarios. They are quite interesting.” He also adds, “The initial setup is pretty straightforward. The documentation is very good. The solution can scale well. The solution is stable.”

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    Sample Customers
    Shaklee Corporation, Clover Dairy, Cremer, Group Dekko
    Nestle, O.C. Tanner, Sabre, New York Life Insurance Co., MEMEBOX, Siemens AG.
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Healthcare Company6%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise44%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Buyer's Guide
    Infor LX vs. SAP S/4HANA
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Infor LX vs. SAP S/4HANA and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Infor LX is ranked 22nd in ERP with 2 reviews while SAP S/4HANA is ranked 1st in ERP with 48 reviews. Infor LX is rated 7.0, while SAP S/4HANA is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Infor LX writes "Highly interactive but technical support isn't good". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP S/4HANA writes "Smooth and seamless product with flexible licensing models". Infor LX is most compared with SAP ERP, Infor LN, Infor M3, Microsoft Dynamics AX and Oracle E-Business Suite, whereas SAP S/4HANA is most compared with SAP Business One, Oracle ERP Cloud, SAP ERP, NetSuite ERP and Oracle E-Business Suite. See our Infor LX vs. SAP S/4HANA report.

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