Spring 20 Image by Larisa Koshkina from PixabaySoftware AG is offering a free accelerator to customers using their BPM platform ARIS, looking to improve their sustainability strategy. Eseye launches Infinity, a future-proofed next-generation IoT platform. Fluid Commerce revealed how the Adobe Commerce solution had helped Charming Beads. At Percona Live, Percona announced the general availability of the Percona Platform.

Pick of the week

At its annual user conference, Alteryx announced updated and new features to its product portfolio. They include usability improvements to Alteryx Designer, Alteryx Intelligence Suite, Alteryx Auto Insights and Alteryx Machine Learning.

It also opened up early access to its Metric Store capability. Using the Metric store, organisations can define KPIs that others can access to use to help the organisation rapidly, consistently, and accurately derive insights.

Alteryx  also added two governance capabilities:

  • Designer Cloud is powered by Trifacta, which brings together Alteryx Designer’s ease of use with the Trifacta cloud-native multi-tenant architecture, and adds SSH tunnelling capabilities to enhance security in the cloud.
  • Alteryx now also officially supports persistent and non-persistent Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployments, enabling enterprises to manage Alteryx in large-scale virtualized environments easily.

Suresh Vittal, chief product officer at Alteryx, commented: “With unmatched scale and flexibility, cloud analytics is key for the future of digital transformation. Coupled with our advanced capabilities in analytics automation and governance, Alteryx leads the way in empowering organizations to easily democratize data for every person, at every skill level. Our latest innovations enable businesses to become data-driven and overcome potential obstacles including data silos and talent scarcity.”


Class Technologies Inc, a synchronous virtual classroom space leader, signed a definitive agreement for Class to acquire Anthology’s Blackboard Collaborate virtual classroom tool.

Experian agreed to acquire MOVA Sociedade de Empréstimo entre Pessoas S.A. (‘MOVA’), a leading fintech in Brazil that helps equip any company, including non-banks, with the expertise and technology to perform data-driven credit assessments of their SME end-clients.


Ellucian appointed Susan Morrow as Chief Marketing Officer.


Action1 is to offer its RMM solution free as part of a replacement campaign. The free software will be available for the remainder of any contract any customer signed with a rival.

ManageEngine, the enterprise IT Management division of Zoho, announced that it would grow its Indian workforce by 1,000 in 2022. It also revealed 63.2% growth in 2021.

The newly appointed Mendix CEO, Tim Srock, delivered his vision in his new role at the Siemens owned company. Srock stated: “Our strategy going forward is clear. We are firmly established as the low-code leader.

“Now, we are leveraging that leadership to build a comprehensive ecosystem and take our place as the ‘business transformation platform.’ We are staking out our position at the center of enterprise application development and as the ideal platform for virtually any vertical.”

Neo4j announced a grant for data journalism and data science in cooperation with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). The Connected Data Fellowship 2022 enables an investigative journalist to work as part of a team based in Washington DC, Paris or Madrid for eight months.

Pipedrive launched Summer School of Code, a unique internship and mentoring program for future tech leaders. The 10 person program starts in June, lasts 3 months and is held in Tallinn, Estonia.

The Institute for Human Resource Professionals (IHRP) and Qualtrics are partnering to help organisations across Singapore improve their employee experience (EX) by advancing EX capabilities and knowledge.

UiPath has partnered with airSlate, a fast-growing workflow automation company, to empower individuals and small businesses to create, innovate, and automate to transform their organizations to run faster, easier digitally, and more efficiently.

UKG announced a strategic collaboration with Uber for Business, Uber’s enterprise arm. Organisations using UKG Dimensions can offer an attractive reward to people who pick up hard-to-fill shifts: a voucher for a ride with Uber or a meal delivery with Uber Eats.


Transport for NSW has selected Alvaria Workforce Experience Management Suite, provided by the Alvaria channel partner Call Design.

The State’s Attorney’s Office for Champaign County, Illinois, has selected NICE Justice, powered by NICE’s Evidencentral platform, to transform how it manages digital evidence.

NTT will deploy a pilot private LTE/5G and Wi-Fi network at Albemarle’s lithium mine in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. NTT, in partnership with Penske Entertainment, announced an enhanced, more immersive experience for INDYCAR fans in time for the highly anticipated 106th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 29

The HIV Vaccine Trials Network launched a new HIV awareness campaign and the Red Ribbon Registry. It is powered by Oracle, with the goal of helping end HIV.

Qualtrics announced that Chipotle, F5, Essex County Council, Carle Health, and Crowne Health Care are among global companies that chose Qualtrics to create employee experiences that help them attract and retain the best employees and keep them productive and engaged.

M Group Services, one of the largest essential infrastructure services organisations in the U.K. and Ireland, has selected UKG Dimensions to support its rapid growth and provide a more transparent and empowering employee experience.

Financial Reports

Experian published its full-year results for the year ending March 31st 2022. Brian Cassin, Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We had a very good year with total revenue ($6.267bn) growth of 17% at both actual and constant exchange rates, and organic revenue growth of 12%.

“Benchmark earnings per share also progressed strongly, up 21%. Cash performance was very strong, with Benchmark EBIT to operating cash flow conversion of 109% and actual exchange rates growth of 22%. We have made major steps forward in Consumer Services, which is transforming the shape of our business, and we also progressed materially a series of strategic initiatives in Business-to-Business.”

Jenzabar gave a Q1 business update, noting the 12 institutions that selected its solutions in Q1 and the acquisition of Spark451. It mentioned no specific numbers or percentages, though.

Xactly delivered a business update without much evidence, saying it saw a “rapid increase” in the adoption of its intelligent revenue platform.


Cezanne HR has added support for webhooks and the option to send scheduled reports via SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) to its HR System.

Fenergo launched FinCrime Risk. The solution will allow financial institutions to centralise and automate risk assessment processes and streamline anti-money laundering (AML) compliance across business lines and locations.

Globant launched its Smart Payments Studio, which provides strategic business and technical consultancy to help organizations analyze and develop payment solutions.

Nitro launched eSign Premium to the Australia and North American markets. The solution, a high trust eSignature solution, came from acquiring the European vendor, Connective.

Pega announced Always-On Insights, a new offering combining the capabilities of Pega Customer Decision Hub™ with Celebrus Customer Data Platform (CDP).

Qualtrics announced Community Pulse, a new way for state and local governments to use technology to understand and respond to the experiences of their constituents.

At Nonprofit Summit last week, Salesforce and AWS announced Data Lake for Nonprofit Cloud, Powered by AWS. The solution, available this winter as an open-source offering on GitHub, will enable Salesforce Nonprofit Cloud customers to easily transform their data into actionable insights with visual analytics, ultimately helping to drive more informed decisions and better outcomes.

SirionLabs’s SirionOne platform has achieved SAP Ariba certification for integration with SAP’s cloud solutions from the SAP® Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC).

Tableau announced new features at its annual conference. They included data stories, enabling users to add plain language explanations to Tableau Dashboards. It also expanded its Accelerators within Tableau Exchange.

Tableau launched Tableau Advanced Management which enables Tableau customers to manage, secure and scale mission-critical analytics across the enterprise. Finally, deeper integration with Salesforce Einstein is helping to power greater insights from customer data.

Transatel – subsidiary of NTT since 2019 – announced the worldwide deployment of its 5G IoT solution for the industrial, IT and automotive sectors. Notably, NTT, from May 12, will offer both private and public 5G connectivity in the USA.

TriggerMesh has launched a new service to help enterprises using Kubeless migrate to Knative.


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