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        Robert Kugel's Analyst Perspectives

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        News from the 2019 Infor Innovation Summit

        Infor recently held their Innovation Summit at Infor corporate headquarters in New York. At this annual event, they spend a good deal of time talking about progress on current initiatives and the exciting parts of the development roadmap.  A key focus this year was AI and machine learning with Infor Coleman.

        AI has been a hot topic for a while now, but there really are some interesting things happening as companies start leveraging AI to solve real in-the-trenches issues.  Infor talked about how their investment spend is aimed at ramping functional AI for a number of specific industries, while they also push out with international functionality and extensibility that allows for an array of customizable solutions.

        There was also some great discussion around supply chain and sales & operation planning, including how Infor Nexus plans to utilize IoT and blockchain technologies to make massive strides forward in supply chain optimization.  Let me tell you about that and all the AI in this video below.

         

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        Robert Kugel
        Executive Director, Business Research

        Robert Kugel leads business software research for Ventana Research, now part of ISG. His team covers technology and applications spanning front- and back-office enterprise functions, and he personally runs the Office of Finance area of expertise. Rob is a CFA charter holder and a published author and thought leader on integrated business planning (IBP).

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