Business application software firm Infor has completed its US$675m deal to acquire cloud-based global commerce platform GT Nexus.

The two companies say the combination of their cloud ERP and leading supplier network “creates a global commerce cloud to redefine modern manufacturing.”

The acquisition of GT Nexus enables Infor to create the first global commerce cloud with end-to-end control and visibility of production.

Retail and fashion companies will be able to collaborate and coordinate across their full line of suppliers through a single global order management system, and integrate merchandising, marketing, and demand data instead of extrapolating forecasts for improved sales, operations, and production planning.