Infor held its user's group meeting in New York City recently for the second time. Infor’s Inforum has been the company’s opportunity to showcase its strategy to the customer base as well as the press and analyst community.
At Inforum Infor introduced Coleman, it’s AI/Machine Learning solution. Named after Katherine Coleman Johnson, NASA mathematician and Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree, Coleman is different than many of the other AI solutions in the market. Most of the competing approaches rely on a horizontal AI solution that is applied against any problem. Coleman is different in that it is embedded as part of the Infor CloudSuite EAM solutions.
Infor also used this year’s event to introduce, Birst, an enterprise BI solution it acquired earlier this year. Unlike many of Infor’s acquisitions which have been subsumed into Infor, Birst is positioned as “Birst, an Infor Company” maintaining its separate identity. Birst is a Cloud-based enterprise BI solution that provides comprehensive analytics and reporting capabilities that directly compete against solutions from SAP, Oracle, and independent BI solutions.