Infor LN (Baan IV, Baan V and LN)

Infor LN is the most powerful and comprehensive system available for managing the demands of complex, global operations. It has proven itself in a wide variety of engineering based industries including automotive, equipment, high tech and electronics, and aerospace and defence. It is the only full-featured manufacturing solution that completely and simultaneously supports all of the production processes commonly found in modern manufacturing from engineer-to-order to repetitive.

With industry-specific capabilities that embody best practices for managing the intricate demands of industrial manufacturing, Infor LN gives you control over every aspect of your operation, from design through to delivery, and beyond. By giving you the ability to fine-tune your business process quickly and easily to stay ready for every change you encounter, Infor LN helps you adjust to disruptions in the business world without disrupting your business.

Unique capabilities

Thrive in a world of mass customization with Infor LN. More than 4,500 manufacturers trust LN to help improve, accelerate, and streamline the most complex manufacturing processes anywhere. When your manufacturing operation requires detailed tracking of millions of parts from thousands of sources worldwide from as-designed to as-maintained, you can rely on Infor LN.

Highlights and core functionality

Infor LN excels in multi-site planning and operations management, helping companies implement Enterprise Planning to synchronize demand and supply across a global supply chain.

Infor LN also features strong inventory and warehouse management capabilities, including advanced warehousing as well as fulfilment practices such as Static and Dynamic Cross-Docking and Direct Material Supply. Direct Material Supply supports vendor managed and direct-to-line component sequencing

In order to meet financial goals with confidence, companies need global financial budgeting and control combined with real-time visibility into revenues, costs, and profits.

Infor LN can be used in a fully integrated ERP environment and as a stand-alone financial model for any organization structure. With this flexibility, Infor LN supports global organizations that consist of multiple companies or business units operating across different geographies. Infor LN provides flexible account structures for recording, analyzing, and monitoring the activities of each company or business unit.

Functionality includes:

  • General Ledger
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accounts Payable
  • Cash Management
  • Financial Budget System

Reduce time to market through tight integration between design and manufacturing. You’ll be well positioned to control upfront costs by designing with full visibility of the effects on downstream manufacturing operations and sourcing and procurement. And by receiving early warnings of field issues, you’ll be able to take quick action to improve design and reduce warranty costs.

Functionality includes:

  • Engineering Change Order Management
  • Collaborative design and engineering
  • Design for Supply
  • Design for Manufacturability

Infor LN supports all discrete manufacturing processes including engineer-to-order, configure-to-order, project-based, make-to-order, and make-to-stock. Whether you are manufacturing a stamped metal part or assembling an airplane, Infor LN provides comprehensive operations control with streamlined business process management.

Functionality includes:

  • Mixed-mode manufacturing
  • Assembly Planning and Control with WIP changes
  • Bills of materials and routing
  • Shop Floor Control
  • Assembly Line Control
  • Repetitive manufacturing*

Infor LN Quality Management enables manufacturers to monitor and improve the quality of their products by enforcing regular inspection procedures throughout the manufacturing process. Quality Management uses a logistical flow of products to schedule inspections.

Functionality includes:

  • Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
  • Statistical Quality Control, including sampling plans
  • First Article Inspection
  • Quality Manager Dashboard
  • Non-Conformance Reporting
  • Embedded enterprise social collaboration to help plan and resolve

Manage everything from single contracts to complex multi-year projects, from contract negotiation to shipping and installation. Infor LN empowers you to quickly prepare estimates, monitor budgets, and determine earned value and accurate invoices against even the most complex manufacturing projects. Extensive out-of-the-box analytics, including a powerful and intuitive project manager workbench, enable continuous tracking of key performance indicators.

Functionality includes:

  • Advanced contract terms and conditions
  • Bids and Quotes, Proposal Management
  • Earned Value Management
  • Product Cost Ledger
  • Project Contract Management
  • Project pegging of demand and supply
  • Supplier staged payments
  • Contract flow down*

Infor LN’s powerful, rules-based configurator enables your customers, distributors, and sales representatives to easily configure products while 2D and 3D images allow your users to view product variants. Powerful rules enable you to display current prices, upsell options, and check for incompatible configurations. Automatic creation of manufacturing bills of materials and routings eliminate the need for super bills of materials.

Functionality empowers you to:

  • Guide product selection features, options, and dimensions, while ensuring they define a valid product.
  • Ensure an accurate price and cost for any configuration.
  • Receive immediate visual confirmation of the product’s features and options.
  • Manage documents and data.

Comprehensive Service Lifecycle Management enables manufacturers to generate revenue from products after they ship. Infor LN Service Management empowers you to manage a global field service organization with complete visibility into the components of every installed product. Offer and maintain service plans, schedule preventive maintenance, and identify upgrades/upsell opportunities. Infor LN also manages your MRO facilities and warranty claims.

Functionality includes:

  • Customer Contact Centre Management
  • Warranty and Claims Management
  • MRO and Service Deport Management
  • Usage-based, preventative maintenance
  • Mobile service*

Infor LN can quickly process any sales order, from a single spare-part order to a complex, configure-to-order assembly. With integrated CRM, your customer service agents will have a 360-degree view of the entire order lifecycle, providing them with unparalleled insights into every customer relationship. Infor LN improves customer relationships while minimizing the cost-to-serve.

Functionality includes:

  • 360-degree customer view dashboards
  • Streamlined Customer Relationship Management (CRM) process
  • Support for complex bids and proposals
  • Available-to-Promise (ATP) and Capable-to-Promise (CTP) capabilities during order-entry process
  • Integrated Rules-Based Configurator
  • Projects and contract line items support

Infor LN: Designed for your industry

With Infor LN, you get an ERP solution designed specifically for your industry right out of the box. LN continues to be developed jointly with industry experts to deliver industry best practices using standard packaged software, eliminating the need for costly customizations.

Aerospace & Defense

No other industry faces quality standards and regulatory scrutiny like aerospace and defence (A&D). When you use complex processes and high-cost components to make sophisticated products, you need a manufacturing ERP solution that can keep up. With Infor LN, you can tame complexity and meet extraordinary demands using A&D best practices right out of the box.

  • Unit Effectively for precise revision control
  • Borrow/Loan/Payback in line with US Materials Management Accounting Standards (MMAS)
  • Comingling of Project Demand and compliance with USD DOD regulations, such as the DD250 Material Inspection and Receiving Report
  • Project pegging
  • Contract flow down
  • New revenue recognition
  • Authorizations for ITAR


Legacy business solutions struggle to keep up with the pace of change in the automotive industry. Aggressive schedules, increasingly complex components, globalization, and cost challenges require a solution that is innovative and agile.
From original equipment manufacturers to aftermarket parts suppliers, Infor LN helps customers manage the demands of a modern automotive business with capabilities designed to meet the unique requirements of all industry segments

  • Accurately sequence the materials and resources against unique customer configurations
  • Manage the entire EDI-driven customer order and release update cycle with trading partner agreements
  • Automatically communicate new orders and release schedules to your suppliers
  • Repetitive manufacturing
  • Honda certification
  • New revenue recognition
  • Authorizations for ITAR

Industrial Machinery & Equipment

Rely on Infor LN to manage the entire product lifecycle from initial forecasting to design, shipment, servicing, and final disposal. LN can help predict future parts and service demand as well as capture accurate equipment data, including serial numbers, end of life, warranty, service, and sales data.

  • Enterprise Planning ensures customer orders are delivered on time while minimizing inventories
  • Rules-Based Configurator supports everything from options upsell to the most complex equipment configurations
  • Sequence the materials and resources against unique customer configurations.
  • Product Lifecycle Management provides component visibility from as-designed to as-maintained
  • Service Management enables you to continue to generate revenue from every product shipped
  • Intercompany trade
  • Resource management

High Tech & Electronics

With rapid product obsolescence and extensive outsourcing, high-tech supply chains are difficult to manage. That’s why some of the largest electronics manufacturers and subcontractors rely on LN to accelerate their products’ time-to-market while efficiently managing processes across multiple sites, companies, and countries

  • Integrated Revision Control ensures engineering changes are accurately introduced into manufacturing
  • Vendor and customer managed inventories
  • Alternate and substitute components
  • Integrated Rules-Based Configurator
  • As-manufactured visibility with Unit Effectively support
  • Import/export control
  • Trade compliance

Industrial Manufacturing

With its powerful hybrid production management capabilities, Infor LN supports many types of industrial products in one or several plants. LN Enterprise Planning enables planners to simulate the impact of changes in both short and long-term forecasts, which minimizes plant disruptions.

  • Job shop, production cell, and flow manufacturing support
  • Hybrid manufacturing support
  • Rules-Based Configurator supports dynamic dimensional sizing
  • Allocations and hard pegging
  • Master planning and detailed order planning


Operating on the thinnest of margins, distributors must continually find ways to improve processes. With Infor LN for Distribution, you can optimize every facet of your operation, from inventory and warehouse management to financials, purchasing, after-market service, and more.

  • Integrated CRM and Order Management supports complete view of customers.
  • Seamless support for Warehouse and Freight Management ensure customer orders are picked and shipped efficiently.
  • Multi-site logistic capabilities paired with powerful Inventory Management enables your organization to achieve high on-time shipping levels.
  • Multi-currency support ensures that cross-border orders are always accounted for accurately.
  • Integrated Service Management extends your distribution operation to handle service and repair.

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