Infor VISUAL Reviews & Product Details

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What is Infor VISUAL?

Designed for order-driven manufacturers in various industries, including discrete manufacturing, aerospace/defense, automotive, and industrial equipment and machinery. ERP Express gives you information at a glance to make quick, confident decisions, helping you boost operational efficiency and introduce new products and services quickly.

Infor VISUAL Details
Product Description

Designed for order-driven manufacturers in various industries, including discrete manufacturing, aerospace/defense, automotive, and industrial equipment and machinery. ERP Express gives you information at a glance to make quick, confident decisions, helping you boost operational efficiency and introduce new products and services quickly.


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Seller
Infor
Company Website
Phone
-3699
Year Founded
2002
HQ Location
New York, NY
Twitter
@Infor
19,133 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
17,358 employees on LinkedIn®
Description

Infor is a global company that offers robust and scalable end-to-end software solutions that are industry-specific, cloud-based, data-driven, and designed to help organizations meet present and future challenges in an era of rapidly evolving technology. Infor is dedicated to collaborative partnerships, helping forward-thinking organizations become what they need to be as emerging technology continues to drive the way success is achieved locally and around the globe.

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Controller
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
Manufacturing Engineer / CNC Programmer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

SQL based backbone that allows easy access to your data. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Out of the box solution is very limited for a production job shop. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scheduling/tracking ~300-600 concurrent jobs through a multi work center job shop. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Manufacturing Consultant
Computer Software
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Visual Manufacturing was like my first car. I loved it, I knew intimately how it worked inside and out and it did the job. Infor Visual as it is now called provides deep manufacturing capability, strong scheduling, fantastic material planning. There are add-on's for cad-integration, bar-coding, quality, HR and more. It works with multiple manufacturing/financial companies and can be setup for all types of manufacturers (engineer to order, make to order, configure to order, even process manufacturers can use it). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The community is small so finding a good partner with experience might be tough. The interface/setup isn't as intuitive as other more modern products and there were always problems with reconciling the financials because it was too darn flexible (ship before you make, collect money before invoicing, delete transactions, re-open months, etc.) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great product if you own a small to medium size business and don't care about financials, sales/marketing, reporting or remote access. This product does one thing REALLY well. It costs, tracks, schedules and reports on production. If you're reading this and need help or advice, just reach out to me on linked. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Most ERP's on the market require you to spend a small fortune to get up and running, but not Visual. Probably for less than $50,000 you will have a manufacturing system that is equivalent in functionality to SAP or AX. So if you believe that you make money on the shop floor instead of accounting department and don't have a lot of money to spend I strongly recommend looking at this product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The structure of the program. The layouts and the repetition of UI throughout the interface. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The reference materials are static and do not elaborate on the SQL structure behind the UI. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are implementing full costing of our custom configured products using Visual in conjunction with a full CPQ system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CAD System Administrator
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the ability to "QuickFilter" my search results in a chart format. It lets me see multiple items on a list for comparison. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The menus or toolbars that I need to use are less than intuitive. Why don't they use standard Windows icons for "Close" and "Save" for example. And keyboard shortcuts are non-standard. Instead of CTRL-C for copy and CTRL-V for paste, I need to use CTRL-INSERT and SHIFT-INSERT. That forces me as a user to often do it wrong, then figure it out, then do it over. Sometimes I can use TAB and sometime it does nothing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I am glad for the User-Defined Fields. It seems like most of the data I need is in those fields. But I wonder why they are not standard fields. For example: Part Number and Engineering Change Level are UDF. I would recommend that a new company who is considering an ERP system have some experienced personnel from multiple fields review the software thoroughly before making a decision. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My company uses Infor Visual Manufacturing for ERP. Like many large companies, our specialized users normally each only use a small portion of the software to do our various jobs. Hopefully someone is finding value in all this information, but at my level it is a bunch of data I am unsure of the benefit. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Recruiter
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Ability to have all records and data available for Payroll/HR in one system Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it can be a bit laggy or will take a very long time to load Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you want a system that provides great database of information of our employees than I would highly reccommend Infor Visual, Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ability to have all of our records held in one spot. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

VISUAL provides a good platform for all of our needs, by creating a one-stop-shop for our programs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It can be a little glitchy, & causes errors which stops the systems. You cannot customize it at all. Which for as much as the system can do, it was a disappointment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used it to manage and keep track of Purchase Order's & financial data. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UT
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Visual is used as an ERP and management platform that allows us to manage the flow of raw materials, piece, parts, and inventory throughout our work environment. The system is very good at what it does but it lacks in a graphical user interface. This makes most younger employees have a longer uptake time for processing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the inability or seeming inability to customize the platform from anyone but a network admin. There are limited selection choices and most of the commands are text based with no hot keys or map for search parameters or shortcuts. it's up to the individual employees to figure out what these are and create there own documentation in an effort for training and practice. Because this is not a graphics based interface it is not intiuative and must be practiced over and over again. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Learn how to operate in a none text based environment. This is not a graphics friendly program. I cannot stress how much a different graphics user interface and ease of data entry and ability to change things would make life so much easy for this software. Though the structure is there to support it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Visual meets all of our current needs and is very good at managing the flow of materials into and out of the facility. It is so good at this that we are using it to aid us in the expansion of all our facilities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Easy access to all fields pertinent to material purchase Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

No really good training tools available. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reduction of raw material on hand. Quick reference to order screen. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Accountant
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the ease of use and ability to quickly export reports into Excel format for further analysis. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some of the windows within Visual do not have an option to drill down to a transaction level. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helps keep track of the various steps of manufacturing and offers a good system to report financial information. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It works. Infor support and knowledgebase are helpful. Most questions answered quickly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

can be a little slow to grasp process at first. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Work with a test environment at all times. Using ODBC connections you can easily access the data in Excel or MS Access. Gupta runtimes are archaic and probably the Achilles heal. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Visibility and tracking from design, to orders, returns, bill of materials, customer service. Visual handles a wide range of these processes and has good security features. The software is constantly evolving. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Visual is a stable platform with tons of available customization. It work great out of the box but really reaches its stride when you customize it to your business environment. The support is great and most problems/questions are resolved same day, usually within the same hour. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Visual does have a learning curve and some understanding of databases will help tremendously. The learning curve can be daunting for new users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

A solid product. Use the Infor website, especially the Knowledge Base. Most of the answers to my questions can be found there. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All aspects of manufacturing are covered, Purchased orders, Customer Orders, Work Orders, Labor collection. Shop floor and resource planning and made simple and reporting is built in.

Visual has become the one-stop-shop for data collection and processing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is a functional system for basic ERP operations functions (inventory tracking, shipping/receiving, purchasing, MRP, etc). Infor in general has good support when issues arise. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Reporting in general is archaic. This is not a finance friendly reporting system. Without a few different types of 3rd party reporting software packages, it is extremely difficult to do any analytic work directly from Visual beyond reconciling GL to Subledger. Consolidating is also very difficult compared to tier 1 ERP systems. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure before you adopt an ERP system that it meets the basic needs of all functions in your organization, and consider where your organization will be in 5-10 years before committing to a software package. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

ERP software for efficiency of operations. Automated tracking of inventory movement, job costing, job workflow. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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GA
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Very capable ERP. It can do things that larger ERP's like SAP can do at a fraction of the operating cost. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The Visual Quality module has many features however approval flow of records could use further enhancement. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

N/A Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Powerful tool to ensure your program is on schedule and on budget. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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GC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the reporting on the product best. The reports turn out great Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I think the product needs to be a little more user frendly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I as use the product as a casual user and see improvements daily. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I really have not seen the benefits yet. I have realized I need the product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UO
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

It is good as a manufacturing tracking capability tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is very difficult to use as an end user. With today's multiple products that require a very little technical expertise to run/manage this is complicated and out of date. I think that it is challenged to keep up with future technology. I would strongly encourage them to leverage a different platform and follow a user friendly first approach. Allow the technology to be adaptable. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are looking for a forward thinking product I would not recommend this solution. Make sure that you take an end user first approach without that you will be hard pressed to get adoption. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We wanted to be able to track manufacturing capabilities and financial information. It links the two together well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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