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Which Is Better: Infor vs SAP?

If you’re a manufacturer looking to get out of spreadsheets and into an automated digital solution, you’ve probably heard of all the big names in enterprise resource planning (ERP). Two of the biggest are SAP and Infor.

While both companies offer ERP products designed to streamline your business, the nuance of choosing a solution that requires the right amount of upkeep and customization for your business can be confusing.

In this article, we’ll explain the major differences between Infor vs SAP and why we choose to partner with Infor SyteLine CloudSuite Industrial.

What Is the Difference Between Infor vs SAP?

The main difference between Infor vs SAP is sheer scale. It’s true that SAP is a top tier name in ERP solutions. SAP claims clients like Ford, IBM, Amazon, and WalMart. In other words, SAP is used by companies whose revenue is in the high billions.

Infor, on the other hand, is more accessible for companies operating in millions of dollars of revenue, as well as the low billions. That’s not to downplay these companies’ worth at all, as you’ll recognize the success of brands like Lenovo, Jaguar, GAP, and Ferrari.

Our point is that Infor and SAP serve different markets. Let’s dive in a little deeper.

User Interface and User Experience (UI/UX)

Unlike SAP which requires extensive training to operate, Infor is known for its intuitive user interface. While SAP and other big-name ERP vendors focused solely on functionality, Infor onboarded designers to ensure a smooth user experience.

Infor’s modern design makes it easy for employees to learn and use. SAP offers a traditional interface which is fine for tech-savvy staff, but requires more training for other employees.

Industry Focus

As we mentioned, SAP is designed to work with any company in any industry, provided it is tailored and customized to be effective. That’s why they’re able to serve retailers like WalMart and Amazon as well as massive manufacturers like Ford.

In contrast, Infor serves a smaller demographic. It’s carved out a niche in specific industries in manufacturing, as well as healthcare and the public sector. By niching down, Infor can focus on supporting the most relevant features to its audience. It’s more specialized than SAP. Therefore, Infor is the perfect solution for these industries.

Customization and Integration

Infor and SAP are both highly customizable. However, Infor’s architecture makes customization easier and more cost-effective. On top of that, Infor ION (Intelligent Open Network) offers seamless integration with other systems and applications your business is already using. That’s not to say SAP doesn’t offer integration – it does. But it’s usually more complex and at a higher cost.

Why Godlan Chooses Infor vs SAP

At Godlan, our mission is to provide our clients with the best possible solutions to meet their unique business needs. As a Gold Channel Infor Partner, we believe that Infor offers several key advantages that make it the preferred choice for small to medium-sized businesses with revenue between $5 million and $500 million. In fact, you may have heard of some of our clients, including Zildjian and Sportsman Boats.

Infor Is Made for SMBs

Because Infor focuses on specific industries, Godlan doesn’t have to try to be everything for everyone. Instead, we can quickly and affordably align with the needs of the small to medium-sized businesses we work with. Infor comes packed with industry-specific ERP features that require minor customization to get started.

Save on Costs

Let’s face it: ERP implementation is a serious investment. There’s no need to spend additional costs on features your team will never use and expensive maintenance.

Infor’s cloud-based solution for manufacturers, Infor CloudSuite, is the right size for SMB manufacturers. Think of it like this: You need a house for your family of four. Infor is a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom sticks and bricks. SAP is a hotel. There’s nothing wrong with a hotel, but it’s much more than you need, costly to maintain, and wasn’t meant to be a home for a family.


Again, Infor is the most user-friendly ERP product to date. This means your team will have an easier time adopting the new software which saves you time and money in training. That helps you see a faster ROI on ERP implementation.

Infor vs SAP: It’s About What’s Right for You

At the end of the day, both Infor and SAP offer incredible ERP products that save companies money and help them grow. But we partner with Infor, and we’ll always partner with Infor, because it’s right for our clients in terms of cost, capability, features, flexibility, and scalability.

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