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News from the 2019 Infor Innovation Summit

Posted by Robert Kugel on Aug 14, 2019 7:00:00 AM

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.

Topics: ERP, Office of Finance, Infor, Enterprise Resource Planning

Robert Kugel

Written by Robert Kugel

Rob heads up the CFO and business research focusing on the intersection of information technology with the finance organization and business. The financial performance management (FPM) research agenda includes the application of IT to financial process optimization and collaborative systems; control systems and analytics; and advanced budgeting and planning. Prior to joining Ventana Research he was an equity research analyst at several firms including First Albany Corporation, Morgan Stanley, and Drexel Burnham, and a consultant with McKinsey and Company. Rob was an Institutional Investor All-American Team member and on the Wall Street Journal All-Star list. Rob has experience in aerospace and defense, banking, manufacturing and retail and consumer services. Rob earned his BA in Economics/Finance at Hampshire College, an MBA in Finance/Accounting at Columbia University, and is a CFA charter holder.