Synergy is Exhibiting at Design & Manufacturing New England!

Synergy will be exhibiting at the Design & Manufacturing New England tradeshow on April 13-14, 2016! Be sure to stop by to see us at booth 1125. Be our guest and receive a free expo pass! Click here to register. We look forward to seeing you in Boston!

Synergy is exhibiting VISUAL ERP at Fabtech Canada 2016

Synergy’s Andy Pratico demoing VISUAL ERP to a tradeshow attendee at Fabtech Canada 2016.  We’ll be there through March 24th. Please be sure to stop by to see us at booth 2123.

Click Here to register. Enter code 15675763  for a free exhibit hall pass.

Check out Mark Lilly’s Lean Scheduling article in the NTMA’s Newsletter!

Synergy’s Mark Lilly, Partner and Director of Sales & Marketing wrote the article, LEAN Scheduling: How to Apply Key LEAN Concepts to Improve On-Time Delivery. It is featured in the March issue of NTMA’s monthly newsletter, The RECORD. Please click here and go to page 25 to read the full article!

 

 

Mark Lilly Interviewed on Business Profits In the Real World News Radio Program!

Synergy’s Partner and Director of Sales & Marketing, Mark Lilly, was interviewed by Michael J. Kessler, CPA on the news radio program Business Profits In The Real World.  Please listen as Mark shares his insight on the success of Synergy and his strategy on how you too can bring your business to among the most profitable in your industry!

Tune in to listen to Michael J. Kessler hosting Business Profits In The Real World on Saturday afternoons at 4 PM on LI News Radio 103.9FM.

Click below to listen to the interview.

Announcing Synergy Cloud

Synergy Resources Partners With Diverse Technology Solutions to Bring VISUAL ERP to the Cloud

Central Islip, NY – (1/20/16) Synergy Resources, the largest Value Added Reseller and service provider of Infor’s VISUAL ERP software has announced a partnership with Diverse Technology Solutions (DTS), a leading provider of cloud hosting and technology consulting services.

Synergy Resources has certified DTS as their exclusive cloud hosting provider licensed to run VISUAL ERP manufacturing software “in the cloud”. Infor VISUAL ERP is designed for Engineer to Order, custom, make to order, configure and assemble to order, as well as make to stock manufacturing companies. Its unique capabilities improve the business performance of manufacturing companies by providing greater visibility into costs of manufacturing, scheduling and on-time delivery, and areas to improve the quality of the manufacturing materials and processes.

The partnership between Synergy and DTS enables access to the VISUAL ERP software through the cloud. This will allow manufacturing companies to achieve a lower cost of IT ownership, by offloading hardware infrastructure maintenance. The product will be sold directly by Synergy Resources under the name “Synergy Cloud” powered by Diverse Technology Solutions. As a part of both organizations dedication to helping businesses leverage technology to accomplish their goals, Synergy Cloud will grant an opportunity to improve productivity by having access to VISUAL ERP from any device, anytime, anywhere.

Clayton Hart, Managing Partner of Diverse Technology Solutions, stated “We are excited to launch this new venture with Synergy Resources. We worked diligently to customize our partner program to meet Synergy’s goals and all their requirements to develop this new product and cloud strategy with their management team.”

Mark Lilly, Partner and Director of Sales & Marketing of Synergy Resources stated, “We are very excited to be able to provide a complete infrastructure solution along with our current software offerings to our clients. This gives our clients the option to run their VISUAL software along with back office Microsoft tools in the cloud.”

Gene Caiola, Partner and Director of Services of Synergy Resources stated, “This is very different from using just any hosting platform. Synergy knows VISUAL, so we are adding value by performing certain IT tasks such as updates and backups to Microsoft tools and VISUAL for our clients. This allows them to refocus internal IT resources to tasks or projects that have a much bigger return: Business performance metrics and reporting, for example.”

For more information, please click here.

About DTS

Founded in 1998 by a team of leading industry IT networking engineers Diverse Technology Solutions has become a leading provider of Virtual Desktop and cloud computing services. As a Tier III SOC2 and SOC3 compliant provider, Diverse Technology Solutions operates out of one of the largest data centers of its kind in North America providing cloud hosting services to customers both in the US and abroad.

About Synergy Resources

Synergy Resources provides world class ERP software, support and services to manufacturing companies. With a staff of over 95 professionals and offices located in New England, New York Metro, Mid-Atlantic, Texas, Toronto and Vancouver, Synergy not only provides ERP solutions, but prides itself at dramatically improving our customers’ business performance. Synergy Resources’ multi-disciplinary support team include professionals in manufacturing, financials, warehousing and technology. Synergy utilizes lean manufacturing and business process re-engineering techniques to enhance its customers’ businesses.

 

Synergy Extensions for Infor VISUAL Achieves TEC Certification Status!

Synergy Extensions for Infor VISUAL is now certified by Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), a leading provider of independent software research, evaluation tools and selection services. Synergy completed the certification program which included a scripted product demonstration session and benchmarking analysis with a TEC research analyst. The demo and benchmarking analysis cover the main functionality areas of an ERP Software solution as well as other features such as user experience, interface, workflow and more. The resulting report written by the TEC research analyst provides its readers with an in-depth review of Synergy Extensions for Infor VISUAL from the point of view of an industry-savvy, independent research analyst from TEC.

Download the report by clicking here.

View our TEC Premium IT Showcase page by clicking here.

Synergy is Exhibiting at CMTS 2015!

Synergy’s Andy Pratico has been busy this week discussing VISUAL ERP with several CMTS 2015 attendees. He and his colleagues were glad to see many Synergy customers with their own booths at the show as well. It was another great year at the CMTS!

S.I. Howard Glass Certified to the ISO 9001 Standard!

Synergy Resources is excited to announce that S.I. Howard Glass has just been certified to the ISO 9001 standard!  A third generation family owned business in Massachusetts, Howard Glass specializes in the manufacturing of custom made flat glass parts for the industrial, scientific, and medical industries.   A visual customer since 2011, Howard Glass undertook an ISO 9001 implementation, in conjunction with a series of Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing programs including Kaizen, 5S, and TPM Events, beginning in October of 2013. 

This project was made possible with the assistance of a Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Grant.  Synergy Resources worked with Howard Glass through the Grant Preparation and Application Process, as well as facilitating the ISO 9001 program implementation in conjunction with the Continuous Improvement program events. 

During this time Howard Glass has improved to 90 – 95% On Time Delivery from less than 70% over the last  year and a half.  They have continued to meet their growth goals, and expect to increase their revenue based on the recent certification.  The unique blending of the Quality Management System requirements with Continuous Improvement events helped to create a system that is embedded within the structure of day to day operations. 

The consultants of Synergy Resources have been invaluable to us.  Their comprehensive knowledge of industry standards and best practices, combined with their tireless efforts of training our people, enabled us to achieve our goals in such a short amount of time.  We are by far a better company than we were one year ago.” – Elizabeth Keefe, VP of Operations at S.I. Howard Glass Co., Inc.

 

 

Infor Aligns Partners and Micro-Verticals to Facilitate Last Mile Configuration

First Partners Achieve Micro-Vertical Specialization through New Enablement Program

NEW YORK – June 15, 2015 Infor, the industry cloud company, today announced its new Micro-vertical Specialization Program for the Infor Partner Network (IPN), an initiative designed for partners to showcase unique strengths and capabilities with Infor solutions in specific niche markets. By awarding micro-vertical credentials, Infor is confirming that the partner organization is knowledgeable and prepared to help customers optimize their use of Infor applications in a particular market such as power generation or prepared foods manufacturing. As part of the program’s pilot, eight partners were awarded specialization designations in 15 different micro-verticals at the Infor Americas Partner Summit earlier this year. The application process is now open to Infor’s global partner community to help participating organizations benefit from increased credibility and market visibility across their areas of expertise.

This initiative coincides with the Micro-vertical Product Program (MVPP) launched by Infor in 2013, which allows partners to build industry-specific applications using Infor Mongoose, a development platform that enables users to easily design applications without knowledge of complex source code or programming languages. Together, these programs give partners the opportunity to play a critical role in helping Infor deliver comprehensive industry suites that address the unique business challenges of its customers.

 “As a long-time Infor partner working with Infor CloudSuite™ Industrial (SyteLine), the Micro-vertical Specialization Program gives Copley an opportunity to capitalize on our experience with medical device manufacturers,” said Robert Lane, chief executive officer, Copley Consulting Group. “Infor recognizes the critical role of partners in providing last mile functionality across all micro-verticals, and this new initiative will only help to deepen those industry-specific capabilities for our customers.”

Infor partners Alfa-Beta Solutions, Central Data Systems, Copley Consulting Group, Guide Technologies, Maximum Computer Systems, Synergy Resources, Visual K, and Watermark Solutions have all been awarded specializations in one or more micro-verticals, including dairy, automotive, fluid power and automation, pet food, medical devices, defense contracting, power generation and oil and gas. In order to receive a micro-vertical designation, partners must submit an application demonstrating subject matter expertise and current customers in the desired niche areas. This information is then validated by Infor industry strategy leaders to help ensure the partner can provide thought leadership and commercial insights to customers. Partners receive benefits including specialized logos, preferential lead distribution, micro-vertical designation on the Infor Partner Finder, and co-marketing activities with Infor micro-vertical campaigns.

“Our customers continue to seek software solutions that address unique micro-vertical requirements to help make their businesses more flexible and adaptive in today’s changing markets,” said Michael Carrillo, enablement director, Infor Partner Network. “The need to assist customers in this endeavor was the catalyst for our creation of both the Micro-vertical Products Program and the Micro-vertical Specialization Program, both of which are designed to align Infor applications with experienced partner experts, so we can work collaboratively to help customers speed time to value and increase the return on their Infor investment.”

The IPN is a global network designed to provide the tools and resources necessary to help partners grow a profitable and sustainable business around Infor products. To learn more about the Micro-vertical Specialization Program, visit www.infor.com/partners/micro-vertical-specialization/.

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About Infor

Infor is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise, helping 73,000 customers in more than 200 countries and territories improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, and with an innovative user experience design that is simple, transparent, and elegant.  Infor provides flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both. To learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com.

Infor customers include:

  • 19 of the top 20 aerospace companies
  • 10 of the top 10 high tech companies
  • 10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
  • 22 of the 25 largest U.S. healthcare delivery networks
  • 16 of the 20 largest U.S. cities
  • 20 of the top 20 automotive suppliers
  • 17 of the top 20 industrial distributors
  • 16 of the top 20 global retailers
  • 4 of the top 5 brewers
  • 21 of the top 30 global banks
  • 6 of the 10 largest global hotel brands
  • 6 of the top 10 global luxury brands

For more information:

Chelcee Coffman

Infor

864.546.5074

chelcee.coffman@infor.com