Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being used to streamline and boost business efficiency and productivity. Sensors track products at every stop of their life cycle from the shop floor to customer sites. Cloud solutions enable the collection of millions of data points to create the foundation for machine learning. Personal assistants are readily available to simplify and accelerate information retrieval for more informed decision making. There are newer technologies available that can integrate with ERP systems to provide further insight into businesses and meet the challenge of analyzing real time data from different sources with a high level of reliability.