Danube Home signs Infor to support expansion plans

UAE retail and manufacturing group selects Infor solutions to automate processes

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Danube Home signs Infor to support expansion plans Khosla: Danube intends to expand in India and the Arabian Gulf over the next 12 months so it required the most capable partner to support its plans.
By  Mark Sutton Published  July 25, 2018

UAE manufacturing and retail company Danube Home has selected warehouse management and OS applications from Infor as part of digital and regional expansion plans.

Danube is a manufacturer and retailer of home furnishing and interior decoration supplies, accessories and other goods. The company will deploy Infor SCE warehousing solution to to increase efficiency, throughput, and service levels of its operations- reducing costs and providing greater visibility for both clients and staff.

The deployment will be handled by warehouse management and logistics experts Vinculum. The project is part of a planned expansion across Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman, and India, which is expected to be supported by further deployments of Infor solutions.

The project will replace software built in-house at Intel.

Infor will provide Infor SCE Warehouse Management together with its Infor OS (operating services platform) which includes advanced capabilities for business intelligence; document management; and process integration. In addition, Infor OS incorporates Infor's advanced middleware platform, ION, and Infor Ming.le, a centralized space for collaboration, business process improvement, and contextual analytics.

Danube wanted to pool all essential company data together to integrate strategic planning into an optimized distribution network. Danube will use Infor SCE to analyse information from across its subsidiaries to improve the use of assets across its network - inventory, space, and labour. Infor SCE will also enable the company to create and execute on strategic business plans.

"Ultimately, increased customer satisfaction is what we are looking to achieve. From a management perspective, we have also invested in a dedicated resource to oversee fulfillment in our Danube Home showrooms. With a strong track record and reputation in the Middle East and around the globe, Infor was the right fit for us. Its warehouse management system required no customization and could easily be configured to our needs," said Sachin Khosla, Head of Logistics at Danube Home.

"The year ahead will be a busy one for Danube Home, with plans to increase our presence across India and the Arabian Gulf over the next 12 months, so it was especially important to select the most capable partner possible."

Khosla added: "Infor's team managed to engage at a very late stage, and in just 45 calendar days it eliminated the competition, established a great relationship, and aligned Infor SCE and Infor OS with our business needs."

"Infor demonstrated to Danube that it was committed to the success of the project, and that it had the potential to deliver everything that was required - on time. This was an important factor underpinning the decision to go with Infor."

Alaa Hewedi, VP of sales, Infor, Middle East commented: "This is a fantastic win for Infor - Danube is such a respected brand in the region. We anticipate a productive partnership moving forward as we accompany the group on its digital transformation journey,"

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