Infor (credit image/Pixabay/Tama66)The Infor Marketplace has continued to grow and now showcases more than 150 solutions. These include partner-developed applications that extend the functionality of Infor ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems and Infor content that leverages Infor platform technology and OpenAI’s ChatGPT language model.

According to Massimo Capoccia, Chief Innovation Officer at Infor, “The Infor Marketplace showcases Infor’s large and growing partner network. More than half of the solutions now consist of partner-developed apps. This enterprise software ecosystem provides users with the convenience, flexibility and confidence to deploy solutions that make businesses more successful.”

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Massimo Capoccia, Chief Innovation Officer at Infor

Infor Marketplace now features several new partner solutions. This enables users to extend capabilities of Infor’s M3 and LN ERP systems serving the manufacturing, distribution and services industries. Furthermore, new Infor solutions leveraging Infor platform technologies (Infor OS, Coleman AI) and generative AI (artificial intelligence) models such as ChatGPT is expected to help improve the user experience with Infor CloudSuite solutions.

Partner solutions delivering integration

Infor partner Accure AB offers a complete output suite for M3. The Accure Cloud for M3 is a natural extension of the Infor M3 output solution. The solution helps users monitor and maintain the process and distribution of all documents, forms, labels, and reports, etc. — in printed or electronic format.

It is a complete CloudSuite, delivered as a service, which manages all output management from M3. It includes a unique transformation process for a safe and fast move to the M3 Cloud Edition.

“The Accure Cloud for M3 enables not only a safe and fast journey to the cloud for any M3 customer. It also offers a sustainable business model for the design, creation, distribution and monitoring of documents and reports for all steps in the output process,” said Henrik Billgren, Senior Advisor for Accure AB.

LeaseQuery also offers a new cloud-based solution on Infor Marketplace. It simplifies lease accounting and facilitates compliance for organisations across all sectors. The solution transfers accurate journal entries, disclosure reports, and accounts payable reports seamlessly into an Infor customer’s instance.

This integration simplifies lease accounting for users, maximises time savings and eliminates mistakes.

“LeaseQuery makes accountants’ lives easier by simplifying the complex with technology,” said Joe Gruca, Chief Revenue Officer of LeaseQuery. “By partnering with Infor, we bring the expertise and technology of two leading solutions to facilitate complex lease accounting compliances. This helps drive customers through their unique digital transformation plans.

The Foreign Exchange (FOREX) for Infor

The Foreign Exchange (FOREX) for Infor – LN Edition solution – is also available on Infor Marketplace from Infor partner PCG (Providence Consulting Group). It brings the power of accurate international budgeting, purchase and sales orders, invoices, reporting, financial consolidation, employee expense reimbursement, and treasury management to Infor-based businesses.

FOREX for Infor provides customers with analytics tools so they can track trends to develop predictive forecasts. Infor expects it will enable enterprises to make better, data-driven decisions on currency-related issues.

“Our solution looks at the broader FP&A (financial planning & analysis) picture,” said Richard Lacombe, VP of Infor software and IP at PCG. “This helps customers take advantage of changes in the exchange markets.”

Infor apps leveraging platform tech & ChatGPT

One of the new solutions that Infor has announced on Infor Marketplace is an Ask ChatGPT Widget. An intelligent tool that combines the advanced capabilities of ChatGPT, a cutting-edge language model by OpenAI, with the business context information in the Infor cloud environment. The tool will help Infor customers effectively ask specific questions of ChatGPT. Such widgets serve as a valuable resource for both seasoned professionals and newcomers alike. Optimising the overall efficiency and effectiveness of Infor CloudSuite environments.

Accessing Infor Marketplace and listing products & services

The Infor Marketplace currently serves as a listing marketplace. Customers can register to receive information and assets related to a wide range of Infor and partner solutions and services. Infor plans to develop the marketplace into a real-time provisioning platform, where users can conduct frictionless eCommerce.

The marketplace serves as a one-stop shop for customers looking to source unique and innovative software solutions. This includes analytics, AI and machine learning apps. Additionally, they can find value-add extensions to Infor products that deliver even greater industry-specific capabilities.

Enterprise Times: What this means for businesses

Infor has been incredibly successful this year winning business in a variety of sectors across the globe. The company’s ERP solutions appears to remain the beating heart of the company, with the solution winning new contracts. At the same time, Infor has been incredibly busy gearing up its ecosystem. Supporting partners developing new solutions to meet the needs of Infor’s customers. Compared to many other large technology companies, Infor appeared to be slow to embrace emerging technologies – AI and ChatGPT.

However, the company clearly has wider ambitions for its marketplace and partners. The marketplace contains partner apps that extend the functionality of Infor ERP systems. In addition to Infor content that leverages Infor platform technology and ChatGPT. The company wants customers to undertake frictionless eCommerce activities on the platform. Such a development can only open-up more opportunities for Infor and support its global growth and expansion.


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