Sweden’s Lyckeby Group reaps the benefits of implementing an Infor M3 Cloud solution to successfully streamline and simplify business processes across the organisation.

While Lyckeby Starch focuses on the farming, manufacture and product development of starches, potato fibre and potato protein, Lyckeby Culinar leads the way in the development of flavourings and spices.

Recently the decision was taken to research the possibility of moving to a more up-to-date platform. As Petersson explains: “Our business was growing and developing but we felt that our systems weren’t keeping up. We were reliant on a lot of highly customised workarounds, which were stifling our ability to take full advantage of the business opportunities that were presenting themselves. What we were looking for was a centralised system that would simplify and streamline processes and procedures, not only at Group level but with regards to partners and suppliers too.”

The decision was made to upgrade to the latest version of Infor M3 for Food and Beverage in the cloud. Petersson explains: “We benefited from an amazing upgrade team made up of personnel from Lyckeby, Infor and Infor partner EG. This meant that we experienced far fewer disruptions than we had expected. Our combined levels of knowledge and understanding of the business helped us to achieve a very successful upgrade, although we’re very aware that we can always do more to continually develop how we make the most of the system to maximise our ROI.”

Petersson continues: “We’re also focussing on expanding our use of the system, including working on transport solutions and logistics information, which includes developing our forecasting and planning capabilities. We’re also using Infor M3 functionality to help us deal with other more pressing challenges, such as GDPR”

When it comes to Infor, Petersson confirms that the support has been top-notch, with no problem left unsolved: “M3 gives the management team the ability to view the entire business, with the increased levels of organisational digitalisation we’re seeing with M3 enabling us to keep pace with technological advances in the market, helping us to remain both profitable and competitive.”