Foodex Group, a Japanese food importer and distributor, has selected Infor CloudSuite Distribution Enterprise, a cloud ERP platform with prebuilt capabilities for food and beverage distributors. Foodex Group has chosen an all-inclusive approach, which will see Infor tasked with the entire project, delivering SaaS throughout.
Created in Paris in 1992, Foodex was acquired in 2010 by the Japanese group Takara Shuzo International and has since expanded its export activities with deliveries throughout Europe. The group’s 350 employees now supply more than 10,000 customers with more than 2,500 references in line with market trends and needs: restaurants, grocery shops and agribusinesses specializing in Japanese, Asian and fusion food.
Adeline Colinet, Foodex’s IT project director, said: “Having worked for years in a Microsoft environment, we had planned to remain consistent with our initial choices. However, meeting the Infor team and discovering a solution that is entirely dedicated to our business in terms of functionality, led us to reconsider our position.”
“Deployed in a multi-tenant cloud environment – running on Amazon Web Services – will allow us to outsource our maintenance and upgrade processes to Infor’s teams, allowing our users to focus on higher value-added tasks.”
Foodex management made a final decision for Infor services at the end of 2021. At the same time, Infor’s management team has become the sponsor and guarantor of the project’s success by engaging three of its executive managers at the highest level. The solution is expected to be rolled out in two stages beginning in April 2022.
Frédéric Russo, Infor SVP for international sales, concluded: “The excellent collaboration between our teams and those of Foodex from the start of the project was a real factor in accelerating their decision to trust us.”
“Our knowledge of the sector, our international multi-country and multi-site approach based on a single solution available on AWS in the multi-tenant cloud, as well as our ability to harmonize and implement processes for reporting results, subsidiary by subsidiary, in order to consolidate and optimize the budget development plan, all made the difference.”