Infor OS in a nutshell

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Infor® OS is a cloud operating platform that seamlessly connects services to provide a robust integration framework. It brings business processes and artificial intelligence (AI) together.

All good but, what does it mean? Is it a new Operating System?

“OS” does not stand for Operating System but for Operating Service, being Service the key word. It is a service offered by Infor to connect the different solutions, passing information from one to another using messages in the standard format XML. Those messages are called BOD Business Object Document.

According to Infor’s own definition, Infor OS is cloud operating, meaning than is cloud-based, so no need to worry about taking care of on-premises servers. Not just that, but no need to take care of their maintenance or the product maintenance itself. This is another service offered by Infor Cloud editions.

But Infor OS is more than a simple postman. Infor OS is a platform, meaning that it’s not a single but a group of solutions, interconnected among them via BODs, as explained before.

It brings business processes and artificial intelligence (AI) together.”; nice sentence but with a profound meaning. This means that Infor OS is composed of all the latest Industry 4.0 technologies, like Machine Learning, IoT, Big Data,.. to support real-time collaboration and information sharing, all across systems to deliver information automatically based on users’ specific roles and priorities. 

Infor OS domains are:

  • Centralized collaboration platform with a single user interface with **Ming.le**
  • Artificial Intelligence with Infor **Coleman**
  • Seamless integration with Infor Intelligent Open Network (**ION**)
  • Extensibility/app development with **Mongoose**
  • Big Data execution with Infor **Data Lake**

Let me give you a glimpse about the most important components of Infor OS

Infor Ming.le

Infor Ming.le is a comprehensive platform for social collaboration, business process improvement, and contextual analytics. It is the common entry point to Infor ecosystem for all your company; it has homepages customized by user, direct links to your business solutions, contextual information,.. and all managed by a role-based authorization system. And also with an iOS/Android app.

Coleman

Infor Coleman™ brings tangible opportunity and ROI to artificial intelligence (AI) projects. Integrated with Amazon Alexa for Business and with Infor CloudSuite applications, Infor Coleman helps you to work in a more intelligent, and therefore efficient, way.Along with Machine Learning, it`s a powerful AI robot that can assist in executing tasks, recommending sales, and even predict maintenance issues.Chat-like conversational user interface, with voice recognition features that allows you, via Alexa, to launch commands by speaking, like adding a new sales orderInfor Coleman works with Infor IoT, with a unique device registration portal. Data captured by the registered devices is gathered by Infor and analyzed by Machine Learning based algorithms.

ION

Infor ION is a powerful middleware to simplify software integration, based on standards, and unifying processes by exchanging XML documents between your solutions.But Infor OS goes further. You can implement process flows (holiday requests, contracts approvals with IDM documents), alerts triggered by specific situations (new ledger account created, new sales order confirmed, a specific shipment confirmed, specific item reaching the minimum stock levels..).And all those flows and alerts can be managed from iOS/Android apps. And with a web-based control dashboard to monitor all your on-going and past messages (BODs)

Mongoose

Quickly build simple web applications to complex ERP systems with Mongoose. It allows you to quickly build and deploy an app for your business that’s optimized for use via desktop, tablet, or smartphone.Mongoose maximizes your ability to quickly build simple web applications to complex ERP systems. Fully integrated with Infor Ming.le™ and Infor ION, Mongoose can be used with all Infor ION-enabled enterprise apps.

Data Lake

One source for all your data-driven business insights.Solving today’s enterprise and industry challenges requires big data. The ability to capture data from across your enterprise—whether generated by disparate applications, people, or IoT infrastructure–offers tremendous potential. Integrated Infor OS experience, Data ingestion with Infor ION & Infor ION API Gateway, Metadata-driven solution architecture, Power new & flexible data warehousing strategies.

But there is more! Please contact us at office@merinoservices.com for further information

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