Toye, Kenning & Spencer Selects Infor CloudSuite Industrial to Drive Growth in New Markets

By CIOReview | Tuesday, March 15, 2016

NEW YORK, NY: Infor, a provider of business applications with last mile functionality and scientific insights built for the cloud—announced that Toye, Kenning & Spencer, the UK's specialist designer in state insignia, jewelry, accessories, apparel, and uniform manufacturing , has selected Infor CloudSuite Industrial. The cloud-based ERP application will replace a legacy system and will be deployed across two manufacturing sites in the UK with a total of 55 users by Infor partner Inforlogic. It will further help Toye, Kenning & Spencer to eliminate email-based workflows and fragmented order records by laying a strong foundation for new routes to market via ecommerce.

After thoroughly examining the manufacturing cloud ERP market, Infor CloudSuite Industrial was chosen because of its strong manufacturing functionality developed over the past twenty five years within the application along with the integrated Customer Relationship Management (CRM) capabilities and embedded workflow functionality in CloudSuite Industrial.

To ensure that the application is always running on the latest version, Toye along with his IT team made the decision to take their ERP capabilities into the cloud to future-proof themselves in anticipation of further growth.

"Our product portfolio spans everything from state honors manufactured to the Order of the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood to honors caps for various sporting organizations, costumes for movies such as Suffragette, uniform for militaries and large corporations, chains of office and contemporary cufflinks, neck ties, hats, jewelry and accessories for fashion brands and various other organizations," said Freddie Toye, Toye, Kenning & Spencer.

"Manufacturers looking to exploit the opportunities of cloud ERP face a lot of choices in the market," said Phil Lewis, vice-president, solution consulting, Europe, Infor. "While most of these options offer flexible deployment, one of the key factors in making a decision is the industry pedigree of the software. It is this expertise at the micro-vertical level that drives a lot of interest in Infor CloudSuite Industrial. Toye is a great example of this desire for focused software, delivered quickly via the cloud."

"Toye, Kenning & Spencer was insistent from the moment we first spoke to them that a cloud solution was the only way forward. This is something we were able to offer with the flexible deployment options available with Infor CloudSuite Industrial," said Chris Stock, Managing Director, Inforlogic. "Where the solution really excelled was the breadth of functionality available for the predictable subscription cost. Moving from a capital expense to operating expense was key for Toye, Kenning & Spencer once we took the time to understand their business and demonstrated the solution to them."