Infor, a business cloud software services solutions company, has acquired Lighthouse Systems, which provides manufacturing execution system (MES) software for smart manufacturing. The acquisition was closed on Wednesday with an undisclosed amount.
The MES solution will be fully integrated with Infor’s CloudSuite ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems which will enable Infor to provide its customers and clients in the manufacturing sector, to implement integrated solutions of MES and ERP.
With this integration, Infor expects to shorten the value time.
“MES solutions are critical for manufacturing organisations that want to ensure data consistency and real-time visibility across all plant operations,” says Kevin Samuelson, CEO, Infor.
“Integrating these capabilities with our industry-specific ERP systems will help us deliver even more powerful solutions to manufacturing organisations, as they look to digitise their operations and grow their businesses,” adds Samuelson.
Lighthouse Systems’ Shopfloor-Online product enables smart manufacturing by bringing all manufacturing operations into one central software system, which is accessible 24×7. The system, which can be deployed in the cloud or on-premises, connects the factory with a single thread of critical data that is accessible at the shop-floor level and throughout the enterprise.
“These solutions are not only key to executing production efficiently, they also are essential building blocks for smart manufacturing and digital transformation,” says Tim Barber, director, Lighthouse Systems.