April Stork Image by Ada K from Pixabay This week Hg joined TA Associates and EQT as investors in IFS and Workwave. The deal values the combined organisations at $10.7 billion. This is triple the value they had less than two years ago.

Workday revealed that the rapidly growing delivery startup Gorillas had selected its HCM solution. It will operate alongside NetSuite ERP. Triballat Noyal group selected and implemented Infor CloudSuite Food & Beverage M3 as part of a major transformation project. Pierre Galeron, Directeur des Systèmes d’Information, Triballat Noyal answered several questions about the project.

Pick of the week

Xero has launched its Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self Assessment (MTD for ITSA) beta. Despite the delay of MTD for ITSA until 2024, this new beta will pave the way for sole traders to do their record-keeping online in the future. Sole traders and landlords with gross income over £10,000 can now sign up for the pilot long before the deadline. It puts them in the best possible position to prepare.

Alex von Schirmeister, Xero’s UK & EMEA managing director, said, “Almost half of the UK’s small businesses (45%) rely heavily on their trusted accountant. Against a challenging backdrop, this is only going to accelerate as the next phase of MTD gathers pace.

“It might seem like a long way off, but now is the time to start thinking about quarterly reporting for sole trader businesses. By launching this beta, and working with HMRC and our accounting partners, we hope to provide the right tools and support to ensure the preparation is as seamless as possible.”

Xero is looking for specific business types at the moment:

  • Income from a single sole trade business (landlords are not yet supported but will be soon).
  • Use Xero for the full financial year, 6 April 2022 to 5 April 2023, which must also align with their financial year.
  • Sign up for MTD for ITSA for the tax year 2022/23.
  • Have existed before 9 February 2021.


Epicor appointed Lisa Pope as President of the company. Pope will continue to lead overall go-to-market strategy and execution, spearheading the company’s cloud-first market growth initiatives that empower Epicor customers to drive business value in a complex and dynamic world.

Unit4 has appointed Dave Dyer as Regional President of North America. The announcement comes only around a year after John C. Gregitis took the role.


Esker announced the issuance of US Patent No. 11132407B2 by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). It covers Esker’s automated batch-cutting technology.

Intuit has stated it will vigorously challenge a complaint filed today in the US District Court in the Northern District of California by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

In partnership with the BOSS Network, Sage has announced the 35 awardees of the 2022 Sage Invest in Progress grants. They will support black women entrepreneurs in their first five years of business.

SYSPRO USA has partnered with Priority Technology Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PRTH) and their market-leading accounts payable (AP) solution, CPX. Automated Payables for SYSPRO, powered by Priority CPX will enable AP automation, digitizing supplier payment capabilities within SYSPRO ERP Software.


Japanese multinational technology company Konica Minolta will implement IFS’s Field Service Management software to future-proof its service operations.

Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA), the public transit system and mobility solutions provider for greater Columbus and Central Ohio, has gone live with Infor Public Sector CloudSuite.

EPS Tech, a leading Israeli provider of advanced embedded electronic systems to the defence and industrial markets, has chosen Infor CloudSuite High Tech & Electronics and Infor PLM to improve process efficiencies across the business.

Clarkes of Walsham, a large independent supplier of building, farming, and garden materials in East Anglia, has deployed Intact IQ.

After dropping QuickBooks, NVE, a brand experience agency based in Los Angeles, first turned to Advantage Software but then quickly moved to NetSuite, supported by Appficiency to run its business.

Impact Health, a leading provider of employee health screenings and contingent staffing, has implemented NetSuite to support rapid growth for its onsite COVID-19 testing and vaccination programs.

The 2021 National League West Division Champion San Francisco Giants have added Oracle MICROS Simphony Cloud Point of Sale (POS) to their roster of Oracle products.

The Philippines headquartered International Container Terminal Services Inc has switched to Rimini Street’s award-winning software support services for SAP.


Workday is raising $3 billion in an underwritten, registered public offering of $3.0 billion aggregate principal amount of senior notes. It consists of $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount 3.500% notes due 2027, $750.0 million aggregate principal amount 3.700% notes due 2029, and $1.25 billion aggregate principal amount of 3.800% notes due 2032.


SAP announced the availability of an experience-driven journey to process analytics. The new offering correlates experience data from user surveys (customer, supplier or employee) with underlying IT systems. It also revealed that Signavio is now SAP Signavio.

ServiceNow National Security Cloud (NSC) offering has obtained a U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Impact Level 5 (IL5) Provisional Authorization.


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