Infor FMS SunSystems Enterprise

Rapid globalization and economic turbulence combine to make today's financial management challenges more complex than ever. Those same forces make effective financial controls imperative. Meet change with confidence with a financial management system (FMS) that delivers current, accurate, comprehensive financial and operational information-Infor FMS SunSystems Enterprise.

Unlike other financial management systems, Infor FMS SunSystems Enterprise uniquely offers:

  • A unified ledger that combines the functions of a general ledger, sales and purchase ledger, project ledger, cashbook, and user-defined ledgers-showing the immediate impact of any financial posting.
  • Smart transactions that deliver not just information, but detailed user-defined context.
  • A full gamut of global essentials-such as multi-language, multi-currency, and multi-calendar which provide companies with a solid international foundation, and get them up and running quickly in new markets.
  • Open architecture that supports integration with other enterprise and financial systems, offering unparalleled interoperability.

What is Infor ERP?

Infor FMS SunSystems Enterprise is a comprehensive, global financial management system that includes general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial reporting, and operational reporting and analysis. It also handles fixed assets, allocations, budget management, and related business functions required by finance organizations. Built on open architecture, SunSystems integrates easily with other enterprise business systems.

With more than 20 years of experience built in, SunSystems Enterprise has helped thousands of businesses solve the problems they face every day. Infor's unmatched support and industry-specific expertise can make the difference for global organizations that want to stay on top of local jurisdictional reporting and taxation requirements while reducing risk, lowering costs, and reaching top financial performance.

SunSystems Enterprise serves a broad spectrum of industries, including:

  • Automotive
  • Banking
  • Communications
  • Consumer packaged goods
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • High-tech
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Not-for-profit
  • Oil and gas
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation
  • Utilities

What does Infor ERP do?

The unified ledger lies at the heart of SunSystems Enterprise. Combining the functions of a general ledger, sales and purchase ledger, project ledger, cashbook, and user-defined ledgers, our unified ledger immediately shows the full impact of any financial posting, giving companies a clear view into their business.

SunSystems Enterprise gives global firms unparalleled visibility into financial activities at international sites and operations. The SunSystems Global Essentials provide companies with all the tools they need to standardize financial management and adjust accounting structures. For instance, SunSystems supports multiple, parallel accounting methods and four transactional currency dimensions.

In addition, SunSystems Enterprise provides complete interoperability to seamlessly bridge the gap between financial and operational systems. It's also flexible enough to address the constant but unavoidable changes that pop up when companies try to take advantage of new business opportunities. SunSystems Enterprise provides a complete, real-time view of all the moving parts that make a business tick, making it easier to turn financial information into profitable action.

In addition, SunSystems Enterprise covers:

Procurement - This web-based, end-to-end procure-to-pay application supports centralized and de-centralized purchasing, covering purchase requisitions, orders, contracts, receipts, and invoice processing and reconciliation. Procurement frees purchasing professionals from labor-intensive administration and processing, allowing them to focus on purchasing strategy and supplier management. At the same time, the solution empowers staff by permitting them to manage their own purchasing requirements within the rules and policies defined for their organization.

Collect - This debtor management system thoroughly analyzes debtor days and cash flow, quickly identifies offending debtors, and tracks collection quickly and easily. By streamlining collection activity through improved task management and automation, the system ensures that relevant information is delivered when and where it's needed-resulting in efficient processing and fewer debtor days.

Infor Expense Management - As organizations look for ways to cut costs and increase profitability in today's economy, many overlook one of their largest expenditures: employee spending. Whether employees are planning and booking business travel, submitting expense reports for reimbursement, or purchasing an item, they can play an active role in significantly controlling costs.

PSA (Professional Services Automation) - A comprehensive and collaborative approach to managing internal workforce and external client projects, PSA facilitates efficient delivery of services. By adopting PSA, companies can effectively schedule the right resources, accurately record time and expenses, and ensure accurate, timely billing and recovery. PSA allows revenue recognition based on predefined rules, and makes it possible to accurately measure the financial performance of both projects and people.

B4B - An easy-to-use, sophisticated payment management tool designed for today's global banking requirements, B4B links companies' SunSystems payables modules to their banks for electronic funds transfers (EFT) and Internet banking. With B4B, companies can easily handle the complexities associated with international EFT.

Performance management - SunSystems Enterprise's dashboards, scorecards, and other reports simplify budgeting, forecasting, and other financial planning processes. The system generates, manages, and delivers critical business information to any number of business users across the enterprise. It also delivers both financial and operational key performance indicators to managers at every level.

What will Infor ERP mean for you?

You'll have the power to:

  • Manage an endless variety of business changes, including establishing new business locations, integrating acquired business units, and handling new reporting requirements.
  • Configure your system in response to multiple statutory and management reporting requirements at every level of your organization-site, country, business unit, or corporate.
  • Compete successfully in an ever-changing marketplace.
  • Get a deep, detailed view of global financial and operational information.
  • Make better business decisions, faster.
  • Improve agility and performance from day one.
  • Get a rapid return on your investment.
  • Infor FMS SunSystems Enterprise helps you get the information you need when you need it, adapt to change without changing, and grow in any market.

Infor FMS SunSystems eXFM

What it is

Infor FMS SunSystems eXFM is a unique extended financial management solution, incorporating the renowned SunSystems financials applications, powerful budgeting and forecasting capabilities, and the exceptional reporting capabilities of Infor PM Query & Analysis, together in a simple, integrated bundle. The core bundle can be extended further to include business functionality from web-based procurement, to full purchasing, sales, and inventory management.

Functionality includes:

  • SunSystems Financials-a single ledger design covering general ledger, payable, and receivable ledger functions, plus fixed asset accounting and corporate allocations capabilities for rules-based redistribution of costs and other values.
  • SunSystems Budgeting & Forecasting-standardizes and manages the budget process, and supports what-if analysis.
  • Infor PM Query & Analysis (previously known as "Vision")-widely accepted as one of the most powerful and easy-to-use report writers, it is designed to allow accountants to directly access and analyze their data.

The future direction for Infor FMS SunSystems eXFM is based on Infor's "enrich, extend, and evolve" product strategy and the Infor Open SOA (service-oriented architecture). This means customers can look forward to ongoing investment in this solution and access to the extensive range of business-specific capabilities available from Infor to meet their diverse business challenges and ever-changing needs.

About Infor

Infor is a leading provider of business software and services, helping 70,000 customers in 125 countries improve operations and drive growth. To learn more about Infor, please visit