SOURCE: Infor

Infor

September 16, 2014 08:00 ET

Infor Dynamic Science Labs Pioneers New Class of Applications

Cloud-Based, Smart Software Harnesses Big Data and Machine-Learning to Deliver Cost-Effective Comparative Advantage for Businesses

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - September 16, 2014) - Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 73,000 customers, today announced Infor Dynamic Science Labs, a new internal organization focused on infusing machine-learning and big data analytics into Infor applications, making them fast, smart, scalable, and elegant.

Applications powered by Infor Dynamic Science Labs will go beyond collecting, reporting and distributing information, they anticipate problems and respond with solutions, uncover opportunities and recommend next steps, and help answer an organization's most pressing questions.

"Harnessing big data today is a luxury, but it will soon be a business imperative for companies to remain competitive, and this transformation will happen quickly," said Duncan Angove, president of Infor. "Infor recognizes that most companies are unable to afford the hardware and operations research personnel to take advantage of their data, so Infor Dynamic Science Labs builds machine-learning directly into our cloud applications and makes it available as part of customers' subscriptions." 

Like it has done with design through Hook & Loop, Infor will make science a core competency, establishing Infor Dynamic Science Labs as an in-house department working across its product lines. Infor currently has two applications that deliver science-powered smart data, its revenue management system optimizes 350,000 hotel rooms a day, and its talent science application has conducted behavioral assessments for 11 percent of the US workforce.

Infor Dynamic Science Labs is led by Dr. Ziad Nejmeldeen, a software veteran with a PhD from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Based in the Kendall Square neighborhood in Cambridge, Mass, the Infor Dynamic Science Labs team brings together scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and economists, to help companies make decisions with the predictive power of science.

About Infor
Infor is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise, helping 73,000 customers in more than 200 countries and territories improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, and with an innovative user experience design that is simple, transparent, and elegant. Infor provides flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both. To learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com.

Infor customers include:

  • 19 of the top 20 aerospace companies
  • 10 of the top 10 high tech companies
  • 10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
  • 22 of the 25 largest U.S. healthcare delivery networks
  • 16 of the 20 largest US cities 
  • 20 of the top 20 automotive suppliers
  • 17 of the top 20 industrial distributors
  • 16 of the top 20 global retailers
  • 4 of the top 5 brewers

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