Happy New Year to all our readers. Another slow week on the news front which was to be expected. Next week there will no doubt be a far greater number of snippets.
Enfo Oyj has acquired the SAP ERP business of Solteq PLC for €4.275 million. The deal will see 21 SAP experts transfer to Enfo. Enfo’s CEO Seppo Kuula said: “Enfo’s strategy is to support its customers in moving business-critical applications and data to a cross-platform environment. This requires strong software engineering competence, solid data management expertise and seamless 24/7 support. SAP is a market leader in enterprise resource planning and management systems. With this deal we build a foundation to become a Nordic leader in SAP on cloud migration and maintenance services.”
Akerna, has announced the appointment of John Fowle as CFO. It seems likely he will assist the company on an acquisition strategy. Akerna provides a Seed to Sale ERP solution. It also recently acquired Ample Organics for $45 million.
Intuit has launched a new brand campaign labelled “All People Are Tax People”. It will include a slot at the NFL Superbowl and highlights its TurboTax product with advertising in both English and Spanish.
Leading Peruvian grocer Supermercados Peruanos has increased the footprint of its JDA solutions with the addition of JDA Luminate Demand Edge and JDA Luminate Store fulfilment to improve its fresh food supply chain management.
Smith & Nephew has deployed Mainsaver Connect. The mobile Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) will enable them to go paperless for both corrective and preventive work processing.
Tyler Technologies announced that Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WSFCS) in North Carolina will utilise Tyler’s Munis ERP solution. The SaaS agreement will see WSFCS deploy the ERP solution across 81 schools and will include payroll for 7,200 employees.
BlueConic, the leading pure-play customer data platform (CDP) announced a $13M Series B funding round. It was led by Spring Lake Equity Partners with other participants including existing investor Sigma Prime Ventures, as well as angel investors. Existing customers include Hearst Newspapers, Moen, T-Mobile, ING, America’s Test Kitchen, and Franklin Sports. There is no mention of what it will do with the funding.
Pandle has implemented a new feature enabling customers to leverage split transactions on Pandle Mobile. This enables customer to split bank payments across multiple general ledger entries, such as different expense types for an employee payment. Other updates to Pandle Mobile include visibility of status indicators and avatars for customer and supplier profiles.