On 31st August 2022 the Infor:Swan Manufacturing product was decommissioned. This means that Infor no longer provide support for the Swan Manufacturing product. This was a necessary decision due to the limitations of the underlying technology platform.
Whilst the software continues to operate and function at this current time, continuing to use it may expose your business to security and operational risks. There will also be no further development to the product.
The End Of Support
As Infor themselves no longer support it, CIM Software too will be ending their support for this solution on 30th Sept 2024. That said, due to the limitations regarding compatibility with Windows operating systems and integration with 3rd party solutions, the current support provided by CIM is on a “best endeavours” basis. This is because there are elements that are outside of our control.
Because of this, it is essential to replace your Swan Manufacturing system.
With the end-of-support date fast approaching, it is worth considering your alternative options for this business-critical software as soon as possible. A replacement system requires detailed planning and investment, so now is the time to start organising and budgeting for this switchover.
Opting for an up-to-date solution not only means you benefit from all of the technological advancements of recent times, but your business is also guaranteed continual support. The developers will still be investing in the product, and you’ll be able to get the most out of it for years to come.
Whichever solution you decide to move your manufacturing processes to; CIM Software are here to help.
Whilst considering your software options it is worthwhile considering your current IT infrastructure too. Is it outdated? Is it backed up? Is it securely protected? Investing in new software is a great opportunity to consider what you currently have and future-proof your setup.
CIM’s Alternative Manufacturing Solution
In-house, we have developed Cim50 Manufacturing and Cim200 Manufacturing which integrate with Sage 50 Accounts and Sage 200 Professional respectively. These work at the same level (and above) the Infor:Swan Manufacturing solution and the team will be able to help you migrate what you need.
Our in-house IT specialists can also help get you set up with infrastructure you need to support all of your systems and software. Our cloud hosting is particularly popular with customers migrating to Cim50/Cim200. This is because there isn’t an upfront cost for hardware, rather it’s a monthly payment, almost like a subscription.
We strongly advise that you start looking into alternative solutions as soon as possible to ensure full operational efficiency and reduced security risks. If you’d like to discuss your options, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team.