Migration from Infor LN on-premises to cloud version (MT-Multi Tenant) proved complicated while trying to follow industry-specific best practices.
The client wanted to move to the Infor Cloud MT version as Infor offers a continuous upgrade on the cloud. In addition, Infor's Implementation Accelerator helps in reducing customization and adopting standard processes and industry best practices. The standard features in Infor Cloud Suite LN CE, Infor Factory track will replace the need for too many customizations in the on-prem version. Furthermore, Infor ION has standard features that will eliminate the need for customized workflows and alerts.
The most critical challenge was to align the existing mapped business process in ERP LN with the available new features and best practices offered in ERP LN (MT). It was important to configure the data model to the cloud for a successful migration. However, this also involved mitigating risk and providing data security. In addition, the client was using on-premises Infor LN with heavy customization, and they were dependent on the local vendor to fulfill their business requirements.
The migration process came with its challenges since it was complex to move from on-premises Infor LN to the cloud version. Moreover, apart from data, customizations and integration with third-party on-premises systems were also proving difficult to migrate.
Complex integrations with other homegrown/third-party on-premises systems, heavy customizations, and workflows
The client had also integrated their existing IT setup with several other third-party systems and systems integrated with shop floor reporting data, tracking the quality, and complex data processing with unique electronic payment systems. Local vendors developed all these integrations with multiple tracking revisions and difficult-to-update patches. Furthermore, the client’s landscape had heavy customizations related to workflows, alerts, reports, and the MES (manufacturing execution system). The client had poor source code and configuration management processes for managing their custom components build across the IT landscape.