Peony June Image by Kanenori from Pixabay After recovering from covid the weekly roundups and coverage are now back in earnest. Infor celebrated a customer win at Turkish manufacturer GAMA. Sage published its annual Close the Books survey which revealed that the argument about migrating to cloud-based accounting solution is about over. Zoho looks to win big across small businesses in Africa as it announced a new limited time offer for African SMEs as it opened its first office in Nigeria.

Pick of the week

Intact iQ has forged a new strategic alliance with the National Buying Group, the UK’s premier merchant buying group. NBG members will have access to competitive pricing from Intact.

Nick Oates, Managing Director of the NBG, noted “Our agreement with Intact has been developed in conjunction with the NBG Intact User Group and ensures we remain at the forefront of developments in the industry.

“For Partners looking to upgrade their ERP or business software solution Intact iQ is a robust solution that offers in-depth merchant specific functionality, but it provides our members with much more. A key part of the agreement will ensure that the NBG PIM is integrated into Intact IQ to aid the smooth transfer of data.

“Through working together, the Intact User Group will share ideas and best practice which will empower our members to grow, scale and improve their businesses. Today’s businesses don’t just want to replace outdated technology they want to invest in solutions that enable them to deliver a better version of their business and we believe Intact iQ offers our members that capability.”


Laura Theodore has joined simPRO as its first Chief Customer Officer.


Intuit QuickBooks will launch a new advertising campaign on July 5 to encourage Latino business owners to move beyond thinking like a “negocito” — a small business—and focus on the tools that will help them to become a “negociote,” with a big business mindset.

Plex published a business update revealing recent product updates, analyst recognition, customer wins and recent research.

QAD is to join the exclusive USDM Life Sciences Cloud Assurance Certification program. After a formal audit and review of QAD SOPs and SDLC business processes, USDM Life Sciences has also released the QAD Cloud Assurance Report.

RamBase has founded RamBase Sp zoo to strengthen its presence in Poland. RamBase is partnering with Litium, a scalable eCommerce extension for manufacturers and wholesalers.


Paulig, a Finnish-based international, family-owned food and beverage company, has selected Infor CloudSuite Food & Beverage.

Sutton Tools has deployed Infor M3 CloudSuite for manufacturing to achieve a timely and accurate understanding of its business to drive product and company expansion both domestically and abroad. Sutton Tools has also implemented the Infor OS cloud operating platform, including Infor Intelligent Open Network (ION) and Mongoose, to fine-tune internal processes and reduce the total cost of ownership.

Mount Franklin Foods – a leading manufacturer of branded, contract and private-label confectionery, nuts, snacks, and food service products – has chosen Infor’s CloudSuite Food & Beverage solution to support rapid business growth and help accelerate its digital transformation efforts.

MRPeasy has revealed why and how Foga Shakes deployed its solution at the UK-based smoothie manufacturer.

NetSuite has revealed how Seaman’s Beverage and Logistics has deployed NetSuite to help meet the complex demands of its fast-growing distribution business.

Silver Bay Seafoods went live with NorthScope ERP software at all five of its Alaska plants. It is also beginning implementation of its California-based squid plant.

Event Network, a leading attraction gift shop operator is upgrading its existing Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service (POS). It will also adopt Oracle Retail Xstore Office cloud services.

Oracle published a business update for its hospitality solutions Oracle Hospitality OPERA Cloud Property Management System (PMS). Customers include Great Wolf Lodge, HOMA Phuket, Lindner, The Orient, and Wyndham. It also noted that it has added more than 1,400 features in the last 12 months.

Al Faisal Holding, one of Qatar’s largest privately held diversified groups has chosen to implement Ramco Systems’ Global Payroll & HR Solution. It is to streamline and automate the HR and payroll operations for more than 5,000 of its employees in over 55 organisations across diversified business sectors.

Sage launched a new parental leave policy for US employees. It includes 18 weeks unpaid leave and access to Cleo, a digital support program.

Sea Watch International, a food and beverage manufacturer that specializes in seafood harvesting and processing, has chosen SYSPRO Cloud ERP to provide the technology foundation for growth and expansion.

Mohegan, the world-renowned entertainment and gaming brand, has selected Workday Financial Management and Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) to help support its global growth.


Jesta IS had announced a significant upgrade to its Vision Suite software. Vision 22 addresses the urgency for supply chain transparency, collaboration and agility, and allows users to act at every step of the product journey.

Oracle announced the Oracle Food and Beverage Payment Cloud Service. With the service, restaurants in the US can now accept the latest in contactless payment options, including debit/credit cards and Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay, without hidden fees and unpredictable costs.

Oracle also launched Oracle Utilities Agent Service, a new cloud application specifically for utility customer service teams. Agent Service brings billing, usage, and interaction history together in a single dashboard to provide agents with a holistic view of each customer.

Sage Accounting now allows users to set due dates for sales and purchase invoices to [n] days after the invoice date, end of next month (net monthly), or immediately.


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