Express Distribution Selects Infor’s CloudSuite™ Distribution in Partnership with Central Data to Help Optimize Steadfast Growth

Express Distribution Selects Infor’s CloudSuite™ Distribution in Partnership with Central Data to Help Optimize Steadfast Growth

Farmington Hills, MI – 7/17/17 Central Data Systems announces Express Distribution, LLC, a full-service distributor of candy, tobacco and grocery products to convenience stores, small grocery, and specialty stores in the Midwest, has chosen Infor CloudSuite Distribution to support their market and geographic expansion. Express Distribution  sees Infor CloudSuite Distribution as a significant step in helping to increase its competitive  edge and expand business management capabilities to customers and suppliers.

Express Distribution has built its business on high standards for meeting customer timeframes and puts a high priority on helping customers impacted by unplanned occurrences like weather or mechanical issues at the customer location. “As we began to experience growth across multiple warehouses and state jurisdictions, we quickly outpaced our ability to enhance and scale our AS400-based green screen software solution,” said Bob Slone, IT & Operations manager at Express Distribution.

The need to service an increasingly mobile and dynamic customer base, the desire to maintain increasingly strong internal controls, and the obligation of managing growing requirements for tax and compliance reporting to state regulatory agencies convinced Express Distribution ownership it was time to search for new ERP software.

“We were looking for a one stop shop and really wanted one ERP vendor that would license and support the ERP system. After months of vetting alternatives, we knew we had found that partner very soon after the first meeting with Central Data.  They understood our story and had the strong industry experience, skilled consultants, and responsive sales team we wanted to work with. That, combined with the power of the Infor CloudSuite Distribution solution, was exactly the combination we were looking for,” Slone added.

Central Data has 40 plus years proven success in implementing and supporting ERP systems for wholesale distributors. “Central Data really made us feel like family, and from the beginning of the sales process we had complete confidence in its ability to support us with the Infor CloudSuite Distribution system,” concluded Slone.

About Infor
Infor builds business software for specific industries in the cloud. With 16,000 employees and over 90,000 customers in more than 170 countries, Infor software is designed for progress. To learn more about Infor, please visit

About Central Data
Central Data, founded in 1973, delivers competitive edge technology solutions for wholesale distributors of all sizes and industries. We “connect the dots” across the distributors’ business enterprise with a total solution comprised of software, hardware, network services, consulting, training and long term support. Our mission is to enable distributors to increase productivity, improve profitability and drive growth.

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For more information:
Emily Streeter

Tasha Amon
Central Data Systems