Spring Flowers February (c) S BrooksThis week NEC revealed a renewed partnership with SAP that will leverage RISE with SAP for its digital transformation and then use the knowledge gained to help customers. Infor made several customer win announcements again (see below) and announced an integration and partnership with iCIMS, the talent cloud company.

Jonas Gjørup Larsen, CFO of Lunar Bank, explains why the Danish disruptor bank selected Unit4 ERP over several rivals.

Pick of the week

Forterro has restructured its organisation within Europe, creating three new leadership positions. The regional presidents are  Richard Furby for Northern Europe (Nordics and UK), David Coste for Forterro Western Europe (French-speaking countries as well as Spain and Italy), and Marcus Pannier for Central Europe (DACH, Poland and Eastern European countries). Pannier joined from IFS, where he was MD of the DACH region. It creates matrix management of regional and product leadership to oversee the eleven brands.

Dean Forbes, CEO Forterro said: “Our business houses specialised ERP product lines, led by in-country teams who understand local context and invest in being close to the customer. With this change, we’ll continue to honour our principle of each brand being local whilst giving each region the power to accelerate growth through access to exceptional talent, strategic skillsets, and the resources and governance possibilities offered by the scale of the full Forterro organisation.”

According to Unquote (Registration required), the move comes simultaneously as Battery ventures appears to have launched the sale of Forterro via Alma partners according to Unquote (Registration required).


SOFTONE Group has acquired REGATE. REGATE portfolio includes a series of business mobility solutions such as sales force automation. It also includes EXVAN, field marketing and merchandising, asset tracking and management, field sales management, field service management, medical sales management, proof of delivery, etc.


Aptean announced the expansion of its North America Alliance Partner Program. The initiative builds upon Aptean’s existing partner network. It offers outstanding growth opportunities to systems integrators, finance and business advisory firms, and technology consulting providers serving the Microsoft ecosystem’s food and beverage industry.

QAD Precision, a division of QAD Inc., today announced its achievement of Veracode Verified Team Status for its Global Trade and Transportation Execution (GTTE) solution


Dexel, the Canadian design-build development firm, has selected Procore as its construction management platform.

Finnish engineering leader Närpes Trä & Metall (NTM) has selected Infor CloudSuite Industrial Enterprise to help unify and standardise its complex operational and manufacturing processes across the globe.

SouthernCarlson Inc., a leading North American distributor of tools, fasteners, packaging and facility supplies, has selected Infor CloudSuite Distribution to help consolidate its operational systems, analyze data in near real-time for faster decision making, and improve customer service.

Infor also announced the success that Syapse has seen with cloud-based Infor CloudSuite Cloverleaf, built on AWS, to more easily refine and extract essential information from disparate data sources, prioritize scalability and boost privacy and security. Infor revealed its strength in the Czech manufacturing market, announcing that Tatra Trucks, Škoda Transportation and Zetor Tractors are among its customers.

Nippon Gases Europe is taking its ERP landscape in Europe to the next level with the RISE with SAP solution.

Financial Reports

Intuit published its Q2 results, ending January 31st. Revenue grew to $2.7 billion, up 70%, but growth was still 39%, excluding recent acquisitions. Sasan Goodarzi, Intuit’s CEO, commented: “We see continued strong momentum across the company as we focus on our mission to power prosperity and solve our customers’ biggest financial problems. Our platform continues to thrive as digitization is more important now than ever. As we move through tax season, we’re proud to help customers get the biggest refund they deserve.”

PROCORE announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2021. Q4 revenue was $146 million, an increase of 33% year-over-year. Full-year revenues were $515 million, an increase of 29% year-over-year.


Oracle announced Oracle Advanced HCM Controls, part of Oracle Fusion Cloud Human Capital Management (HCM). The artificial intelligence (AI)-powered monitoring solution automates security analysis to protect against fraud. It also helps ensure that only the people who need to use sensitive data have access to it.

simPRO unveiled its February update. It includes five improvements. Jobs can now be locked automatically when created in the maintenance planner. Assets can be grouped into a single line for maintenance planners. Tasks now have audit logs, and projects can be closed quickly using a new close button in the open work tab. Finally, two-factor authentication can now remember a device for 30 days.


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