Crpcus February Image by đź‘€ Mabel Amber, who will one day from PixabayThis week Vodafone extended its MyFarmWeb application to the European Union. The UK was not one of the countries chosen for a European pilot. Lakeside Software rolled out the latest version of its Digital Experience Cloud.

Enterprise Times also published an interview with the ambitious CEO of SmartSuite, Jon Darbyshire. He is hoping to grow the company and customer numbers exponentially over the coming months.

Pick of the week

Redwood Software and Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc (ASCI) announced their merger. They also announced several new senior executives to the new leadership team. The combination solidifies Redwood Software’s position as the leader in business and IT process automation, now with the richest suite of automation capabilities, global reach and a world-class 24/7 dedicated customer success network.

Kevin Greene, the former software chief at Logi Analytics, has joined Redwood Software as CEO. Also joining Greene are Ashish Joshi as Redwood’s COO and CFO, Abhijit Kakhandiki as Chief Product Officer, and Patty Donnelly as Chief People Officer.

Kevin Greene, Redwood CEO, commented: “We’re thrilled to be joining this one Redwood team. We’ve seen few companies facing such a large opportunity to impact so many mission-critical enterprise operations. By joining forces, our global reach will now empower us to redefine what’s possible, bringing together the industry’s top business process and automation engineering minds with unparalleled customer success.”

Acquisitions

Salesforce is to acquire Traction on Demand, a leading Canadian Salesforce consultancy with a presence in Australia, New Zealand, India and the U.S.

UKG announced the acquisition of SpotCues and its award-winning mobile communications platform, Groupe.io.

Appointments

Agiloft appointed Jim Leason as Managing Director for EMEA.

Ceridian has appointed Chris Armstrong to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Steve Holdridge is to become Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer.

Contract Logix has appointed Karen Meyer as CEO. Meyer joins from Upland Software.

Laiye, Asia’s leading Intelligent Automation (IA) provider, announced significant hires across Europe due to its continued $50 million commitment to expand in Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The new hires include Hans Griesbacher, Sales Director for Germany & the DACH Region, Mate Krantz, EMEA South Sales and RJ Hasan, UK Sales.

TigerGraph appointed Ginger Sanfilippo, a former Neo4j VP, as Senior Enterprise Sales Director. It also promoted Bobby DeMartino to SVP of Worldwide Sales and Tish Looper to VP of Customer Success.

Business

Chaser launched a partnership with Funding Circle. The partnership gives Chaser users access to additional funds in fast, affordable business loans.

Coupa Software, a leader in business spend management, has joined Billtrust’s Business Payments Network (BPN) as a provider. It has also joined the Billtrust Partner Program where Coupa can refer businesses to Billtrust’s complete order-to-cash solution.

Mitratech announced that AdvanceLaw, a unique law firm panel management collaboration with 300 leading general counsel, has kicked off its 2022 Diversity Mentorship Program. The program pairs diverse law firm associates with GCs for career coaching, support, building relationships, collaborating on diversity, and supporting potential business opportunities.

Pipedrive, the global sales-first CRM and intelligent revenue management platform for small businesses has surpassed 100,000 customers. It marks an important milestone in the company’s mission in helping customers increase sales and grow revenue.

Salesloft has joined the Google Cloud Marketplace. Google Cloud customers can now procure Salesloft via the Google Cloud Marketplace. They can also fully unite the Modern Revenue Workspace with their Google Cloud applications.

SugarCRM announced the global launch of the new SugarOutfitters software marketplace. It is now wholly owned by SugarCRM, following the acquisition of the platform from Fanatical Labs.

Customer

Cardiff Metropolitan University (Cardiff Met) has selected Ellucian cloud solutions to modernize its technology operations.

Freshworks has helped Southeast Asia’s leading fashion and lifestyle retailer Zalora increase agent response time and enhance personalization to its 50 million monthly online shoppers.

Jenzabar celebrated that 76 higher education establishments selected or upgraded using its solutions in 2021.

Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) has seen rapid and significant advances in contact centre agent productivity and customer service after implementing NICE Nexidia Analytics.

Lulu Guinness, the quintessentially British and iconic handbag brand, has partnered with Yooz, the cloud-based provider of real-time purchase-to-pay (P2P) automation software, to transform its financial department and provide a 100% remote workforce.

Sidetrade signed an agreement with a US IT services giant, marking the largest deal in its history. The contract represents $4.2 million bookings over an initial three-year period.

Financial Reports

Fivetran, the global leader in modern data integration, announced another year of substantial growth, extending its market-leading position. In 2021, the company acquired HVR and Teleport Data. It also doubled its revenue and increased its customer base by 75% during the year

Nexthink announced that the company smashed growth projections in 2021. ARR grew 42% globally and 66% in North America. It has a renewal rate of 98.4% and has 1,100 customers with 15 million endpoints.

Reconart had a successful 2021 with 8 billion transactions matched using its reconciliation platform. It released a task management module and the Reconart close edition that contains features to deliver a complete close management solution.

Upland Software announced Q4 and full-year results and the acquisition of BA Insight, a leading provider of enterprise search solutions for global organizations. Q4 revenue was $75.7 million, down 3% from $78.2 million in Q4 2020. Full-year revenue was $302.0 million, up 4% from 2020.

Workiva announced its Q4 and full-year results. Q4 revenue grew 28.7% YoY to $120.8 million. Full-year revenues increased 26.1% to $443.3 million.

Funding

Place, maker of the agile finance platform built for the entire company, raised $3.25m in additional capital, bringing its total invested capital to nearly $10m. Geekdom Fund led the round with participation from new investors, including 7BC Venture Capital and existing angel investors.

Product

Calabrio announced the extension of its self-scheduling features available in Calabrio Workforce Management (WFM). Calabrio Self-Scheduling expands the schedule areas an agent can influence, such as adding work days, moving work hours, and partial-day shift trading.

Ceridian announced Dayforce Wallet Rewards, a new cashback rewards program for Dayforce Wallet, Ceridian’s market-leading pay solution that enables employees to access their earned wages at any time.

CezanneHR unveiled the latest updates to its HR solution. It includes custom fields, custom colour coding for events, a more flexible security setup, and new notifications.

Cleo announced the availability of its new TruckMate-to-X12 EDI Accelerator for Logistics & Transportation companies, the latest addition to its rapidly expanding CIC Library of ecosystem integration connectivity solutions.

DronaHQ has added Salesforce to its ready connectors list. Customers can design custom internal tools to fetch data from an SFDC account and connect it to write data to third party apps databases.

iCIMS winter release included the general availability of the iCIMS Opportunity Marketplace and several AI-powered enhancements.

Konsolidator announced four new integrations to cloud ERP solutions from Xero, Sage, QuickBooks, and Fortnox for its consolidation platform.

ThoughtSpot released the Japanese version of the company’s SaaS platform in Tokyo.

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