Earlier this month, our team headed to the Big Apple for Inforum 2017. With 7,000 in attendance, this conference, held at the Javits Center, was an amazing whirlwind of innovation, education, and connection with customers and partners. Check out the recap video!
A lot of major news came out of Inforum 2017. Infor has made a strategic series of acquisitions since 2015, which included GT Nexus, Predictix, and most recently Birst, whose innovative BI platform organizes, harmonizes, and cleanses data in a consistent format from across enterprise systems. "The acquisition of Birst takes Infor’s analysis and presentation of data to a new level," said Tony Petrucciani, Single Source's Chairman, who attended the conference. "Probably best-looking UI I have seen for dashboards and analytics."
These moves enabled the development of Coleman, an enterprise-grade, industry-specific artificial intelligence platform. Much like CloudSuite marked the first industry-specific ERP suites in the cloud, the introduction of powerful AI into business applications through Infor Coleman marks another milestone in the evolution of enterprise software. Read more exciting news from Inforum!
Conferences are incredible opportunities to make new connections, but perhaps the best thing about them is how they are like reunions! Tony, Cory Rhodes, Brenda Nobleza, and Jeff Bozovich from Single Source went to dinner with great folks from both Infor and one of our customers, Indmar. Over the course of Inforum, our team loved seeing new and long-time customers, as well as Syteline friends.
After so much learning and absorbing information – keep in mind that Inforum had over 1,000 breakout sessions – it's time to unwind! The team enjoyed some chic NYC rooftop events. Avalara automated tax software and Watermark Solutions both hosted wonderful gatherings in the evenings.
A huge highlight of Inforum was the Customer Appreciation Concert, headlined by none other than Bruno Mars! The exclusive concert by such a dynamic artist was quite a treat, and the show was fantastic. Watch him take the stage!
The date and location for Inforum 2018 have already been announced – September 24-27 in Washington, D.C. We'll see you there!