American software company Infor has launched an artificial intelligence-powered tool called Coleman, to help customers make better, faster decisions using the data sitting in their ERP systems. Artificial intelligence (AI) tools are becoming increasingly popular within enterprise software, with many of the big vendors building machine learning capabilities into their business applications.
When Koch Industries announced that it was investing $2 billion (£1.6 billion) in ERP software vendor Infor late last year it was inevitable that the manufacturing giant would start to use some of its tools more widely within its own operations. At Inforum in New York this week details of this deepening relationship were revealed, including Koch moving its HR and financials into the cloud with Infor, with Koch CFO Steve Feilmeier also discussing some of the drivers for the substantial investment.
Matthew Finnegan is Computerworld UK editor. He joined IDG in January 2013, having spent two years writing for various online tech publications. He covers a broad range of topics affecting IT professionals, with a particular focus on cloud computing and major technology projects within UK businesses. The European Commission concluded the first of three major antitrust investigations against Google on June 27, resulting in a historic €2.4 billion (£2.1 billion) fine.
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