The Alps June Image by pasja1000 from PixabayUnit4 announced the acquisition of Scanmarket last week, a global vendor of cloud Source-to-Contract software. IFS revealed that BW Energy had selected its ERP and EAM solutions to deploy across its operations. Enterprise Times also published an interview with Michael Douroux, GVP, Northern Europe & South Africa / Country Manager, UK Ireland.


myFactory, a Forterro company, unveiled service pack 7.2-794 for its ERP solution. It includes improvements to email, both generic and Gmail support. There are also enhancements to its eCommerce functionality. Finally, it adds additional support for its tablet UI.


Plex revealed new machine learning forecasting capabilities for Plex DemandCaster Supply Chain Planning. It has added new algorithms to improve the forecasting accuracy of the solution.

Ara Surenian, Vice President, Product Management at Plex Systems commented: “The days of steady and dependable supply chains that enable long-term lean and just-in-time replenishment to manage costs are behind us. Businesses now understand that planning and forecasting must include the assumption of disruption and rely on data to navigate this new normal.

“Adding machine learning to Plex DemandCaster Supply Chain Planning empowers customers to overcome supply planning challenges and digitally transform their planning.

“By infusing the sales forecasting process with machine learning, customers can bring in a wealth of additional data as an input to the forecasting process that a human nor traditional statistical forecasting methods can discern. These additional inputs are used to help calculate and recalibrate the process to improve forecast accuracy.”


Rootstock Software has followed up a successful user conference, Rooted-In, with the launch of the Rootstock Customer User Group. Inaugural members include Boston Dynamics and SRW Products, David Stephans, President of Rootstock Software commented: “We’re thrilled to see this groundswell of interest.

“The user group is entirely customer-driven, so members will decide on objectives and activities, but they have the complete support and backing of our company. By sharing success strategies, we feel customers will unlock even greater value from the ERP system.”


HCL Technologies (HCL) is collaborating with SAP on industry pertinent IoT packaged offerings and services. HCL has launched a new business unit, IoT Works that will leverage SAP Internet of Things capabilities of intelligent sensing and IoT edge. Services will include IoT led warehouse processes and the remote monitoring of edge hardware.

Priya Wenzel, SAP Global Vice President, Partner Ecosystem Success, Digital Supply Chain commented: “SAP is excited to partner with HCL Technologies, a leading innovation partner, to provide customers with Industry 4.0 solutions and technology powered by IoT.

“While SAP offers the solutions and connectivity, enabling data-driven processes across the end-to-end supply chain, HCL Technologies delivers business and product expertise, coupled with an implementation approach focused on accelerating time to value with minimal effort and investment. Together, our goal is to deliver a connected, resilient and sustainable supply chain to our customers.”


ToolsGroup announced that co-founder Joseph Shamir will retire from his role as CEO. He will, however, remain on the board and act as an advisor to Accel-KKR, an investor in ToolsGroup. The company has appointed Inna Kuznetsova, previously CEO of 1010data to the role.

Shamir commented: “I am grateful to have had nearly 30 years with ToolsGroup. It has been an honor working with such a talented, dedicated team, and we’ve accomplished a great deal together.

“I am delighted to welcome Inna as ToolsGroup’s new CEO. Inna has a history of leading business transformation in industries characterized by rapid growth and change, and we have a strong vision for the company. I am confident in her ability to lead ToolsGroup in this next phase of growth and success.”


In a blog, Unanet revealed the latest updates to its Project-based ERP solutions for GovCon and AE organisations. GovCon EP version 22.3 includes the following improvements:

  • Single sign-on functionality with Google in the mobile app
  • A new user interface for People Assigner that improves the criteria wizard and the grid, new data objects for accruals and loaded rates in Analytics
  • A new property to control the default value of the Self-Assign option when creating a new project
  • A new Month-End Package Reports for Unanet Analytics Studio
  • Percent Complete Estimation Using Burdened Cost for estimating project completeness for fixed-price projects based on all costs, direct and indirect

AE ERP version 22.3 includes the following improvements:

  • Outlook synchronisation for task notifications, due dates and more
  • Project Central has new insights and key project metrics
  • Unanet AE for Mobile – in addition to time & expense – now offers Secure Sign-On (SSO) and an automated, in-app onboarding experience.
  • Project planning improvements

There are also improvements to Unanet CRM.


Xero unveiled that it has added direct feeds to Payoneer for all regions. It will import transactions automatically on an eight hourly basis from four different account types:

  • Savings accounts
  • Checking accounts
  • Foreign currency accounts
  • Debit accounts


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