Salesforce.com gets into ERP with Infor, Workday

The companies will release joint products, and Salesforce.com has also made an investment in Infor

By , IDG News Service |  Cloud Computing, ERP, Infor

Hager declined to provide specifics of Salesforce.com's investment in Infor. Salesforce.com also recently invested in Kenandy, a startup developing a cloud-based manufacturing ERP system.

Also Thursday, Workday and Salesforce.com announced plans to combine data from Workday's SaaS (software-as-a-service) system with Salesforce.com's Chatter social application as well as Force.com, allowing customers to create custom applications that tap Workday information.

The Chatter integration will allow customers to access various business processes, such as a vacation approval request, within Chatter, as well as collaborate on broader topics such as payroll and budgeting, the companies said.

Workday plans to release the Chatter integration later this year, with the Force.com functionality arriving "on a date to be announced."

Chris Kanaracus covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Chris's e-mail address is Chris_Kanaracus@idg.com

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