If your organization struggles with an assortment of diverse, disconnected business applications that make collaboration and integration complicated, you’re not alone. In fact, this is such a common problem that Infor set out to create something to help solve this issue and make it easier to succeed in our digital business world: Infor OS.
As the foundation for your enterprise ecosystem, Infor OS provides integration between systems, a unified user experience across all applications, and visibility into real-time information. Read on to learn more about what Infor OS is, the benefits of an Infor operating system, and why it’s being referred to as the “cloud operating platform for the future.”
Let’s get started.
What is Infor OS?
Rather than a specific system, you should think of Infor OS more as a service. In fact, Infor OS could be considered middleware, a Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS), all at the same time. Additionally, Infor OS also comes with business intelligence, analytics, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and machine learning.
That’s quite the variety, which is why Infor OS doesn’t fit into the typical “software” category—it’s more like a super-suite. Infor OS consists of the tools and technology that make up this super-suite, as well as tools needed to extract insights from data from your Infor and non-Infor applications alike.
At the end of the day, Infor OS is designed to put the user at the center of a connected, intelligent network that can automate, predict, and inform, and to serve as a unifying foundation for your entire business ecosystem.
Here are some of its other benefits.
Benefits of Infor OS
If you’re already using Infor applications, Infor OS can provide easier integrations, more robust single sign-on, better user management, and less maintenance. What’s not to love? And if you’re planning to add to or modify your systems (let’s say that your business is expanding, for example), Infor OS can grow with your company.
Infor OS can be deployed in the cloud or on-premise so that no matter where you’re working, you can rest assured that accessing your applications will be secure and reliable. Finally, something we find really cool is its AI capability. Infor OS is designed to give employees more time to focus on strategic work by having the computer take care of the repetitive administrative tasks.
The Infor OS Super-suite Features
We’ve covered some of the benefits of Infor OS—now let’s look at some of its features. We mentioned earlier that Infor OS is less a single “system” and more of a super-suite of several products working in harmony. Specifically, Infor OS is comprised of these products:
- Birst Business Analytics: A native cloud business intelligence and analytics platform built with patented automation and machine learning technologies.
- Coleman Artificial Intelligence: A machine learning, chat, voice, and image recognition robot used to automate tasks, predict, and recommend actions.
- Infor Intelligent Open Network (ION): Powerful middleware to help simplify integration.
- Infor Data Lake: A single source for all data collected from people or any other applications.
- Infor Mongoose: A development platform optimized for desktop or mobile that allows you to quickly build and deploy an app for your business.
Getting Started with Infor OS
Infor OS is designed for companies that want to make unified management a reality. With the super-suite in your corner, you’ll get it all: deep analytics, advanced collaboration, robust development tools, and powerful integration capabilities.
If you’re ready to get started with Infor OS, or you’d like to optimize your current Infor Lawson technology, our senior-level Infor Lawson consulting team is here for you. We have experience in a wide variety of project types, from implementations to training to integrations of every stripe.
Contact us today to learn more.