Maple Leaves Autumn Image by JamesDeMers from Pixabay In a historic week that began with Memorial day in the US and closed with the death of Queen Elizabeth II. A loss that is keenly felt across the United Kingdom and, indeed, far wider across the commonwealth and beyond. We extend our condolences to the Royal family and those who had the privilege of knowing her personally.

In tech news, Enterprise Times covered the preview of Salesforce Winter 23 in two parts, application clouds and industry clouds. ContractPodAI launched Legal Intake, an application that automates legal requests, freeing up time for lawyers. DocuSign added an integration to Slack for its Contract Lifecycle Management solution. SQream entered into a partnership with Hitachi Vantara with its Data Acceleration platform.

Jitterbit announced its momentum, after the first half of 2022, with impressive growth and good retention for a SaaS company. At Zoholics UK, Zoho revealed that it would invest in further growth in the UK with an ever-increasing team. Procore announced a new European headquarters and announced it would hire hundreds in Dublin over the next few years.

Freshworks revealed how Thomas Cook is driving improvements in its customer services with Freshdesk. Finally, Linarc’s founder and CEO offers some advice to entrepreneurs.


Accenture acquired The Beacon Group, a growth strategy consulting firm serving Fortune 500 companies across technology, aerospace, industrial, healthcare and life sciences industries. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Accenture has agreed to acquire Inspirage; an integrated supply chain specialist firm focused on Oracle technology. The acquisition will further enhance Accenture’s Oracle Cloud capabilities, helping it accelerate innovation for clients through emerging technologies, such as touchless supply chain and digital twins. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Cegid announced the conclusion of its acquisition of Grupo Primavera, a leading business management software platform in the Iberian Peninsula.

Trinet announced that it had acquired Clarus R+D Solutions LLC, an industry-leading, service and expertise-driven fintech solutions company that simplifies the R&D tax credit process for SMBs. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Boomi has appointed former Deloitte CIO Larry Quinlan as an independent, non-executive member of its Board of Directors.

Ciphr has appointed Imran Akhoun as its director of M&A to support the group’s strategic growth plans.

Medius has appointed Branden Jenkins as its new Chief Operating Officer. He was previously VP of Strategy at Oracle NetSuite.

Nintex announced the appointment of Jeff Teper as its newest board member. Teper is the President of Collaborative Apps and Platforms at Microsoft, which includes Teams, SharePoint, and OneDrive.

PriceFx announced that Ronak Sheth had been promoted to Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Sheth was previously President and Chief Revenue Officer and has held that position since May 2021.

SD Worx appointed Bruce Fecheyr-Lippens as its new Chief People Officer.

UiPath has appointed Mark Gibbs as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of EMEA. He joined from SAP. UiPath also promoted Ryan Mac Ban to Senior Vice President of Sales for the Americas.


Pipedrive unveiled its new brand last week. Leading with the tagline “The one platform to grow your business”,the new branding embodies the company’s shift in its strategic focus and evolution into a multi-product platform to serve small businesses.

NTT Ltd announced that it had joined the United Nations Global Compact initiative, a voluntary leadership platform for developing, implementing and disclosing responsible business practices. NTT Ltd also announced the commencement of its sixth data centre construction in Cyberjaya shortly after the completion of its fifth data centre (CBJ5) in 2021.

Trintech announced a strategic partnership with Satori FP&A to offer an integrated end-to-end solution for the financial and accounting process. This partnership will provide customers with a best-in-class single source of truth of their financial data, accelerating the end-to-end FP&A, consolidation, and accounting close processes in a seamless experience.

UiPath announced it has strengthened its partnership with Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, by launching a new bi-directional integration that will extend the value of automation across the enterprise. UiPath and Snowflake are enabling joint customers to design and build workflows based on 360-degree views of trusted and accessible data on Snowflake’s platform.

Zendesk released an investor presentation that provides significant additional information to stockholders in connection with the proposed transaction with the consortium led by Hellman & Friedman and Permira (the “Consortium”). The company stated: “Our Board believes that the acquisition by the Consortium is the best path forward for Zendesk and our stockholders.”


BBVA, a leading financial institution, is leveraging Cornerstone’s tools to develop and enhance its employee growth strategies and manage various talent areas, including recruitment, assessment, learning and mobility.

Spirit AeroSystems, Inc., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of aerostructures for commercial aeroplanes, defence platforms, and business/regional jets, has signed a five-year agreement with Infosys. Infosys will collaborate with Spirit AeroSystems to provide aerostructure and systems engineering services for product development of commercial, business jet and emerging aircraft programs, and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services.

Miami International Airport (MIA) chose Qualtrics Social Connect to develop an award-winning ” Mia ” chatbot to assist with customer service inquiries and monitor social channels to anticipate travellers’ questions and needs before they even arrive at the airport.

Markerstudy Insurance Services Limited, the UK’s largest managing general agent, has invested in technology from analytics leader SAS to support its profitable and sustainable growth strategy. The SAS Viya platform on Azure, which runs on modern, scalable architecture and is fully cloud-native, will help support Markerstudy Insurance’s risk, underwriting, claims and complaints, as well as advance its data science capability.

Insight Enterprises has chosen Sidetrade to support its rapid growth and complex financial challenges in a competitive global environment. The contract is signed for an initial five-year period.

Global medical technology manufacturer W&H Dentalwerk has deployed the SugarCRM platform to support sales, marketing and service.


Pricefx, the global leader in cloud pricing software, will hold its flagship pricing leadership and customer summit in Chicago on Sept. 26 and 27.

The third annual TriNet PeopleForce conference returns September 13-15 to New York City.

Financial Reports

Planful published a business update that revealed significant momentum in its international operations, recording 110% year-over-year growth ending June 2022. New customer acquisitions worldwide, new office openings to support global growth, and new hires in its India, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia regions signal major progress toward the company’s international expansion objectives.


DBSync LLC has expanded its backup and recovery apps suite with support for Google Workspace (formerly G Suite). This data management app, built with public Google Workspace APIs, enables companies to automate daily backups, create on-demand backups and easily restore data from Gmail, Google Drive, Calendar and Contacts.

Denodo announced two new subscriptions of its award-winning Denodo Platform: Denodo Standard and Denodo Professional. They are designed to help mid-market businesses to start with a small departmental use case and then expand to multiple use cases within the company.

At its annual conference, INBOUND, HubSpot announced new features and updates to help businesses create deeper, more meaningful connections with their customers.

N-able introduced Private Portal, an extra layer of email security to help protect critical business data, to N-able Mail Assure. Private Portal, included with Mail Assure free of charge, sends a notification to recipients when they receive an email with business-critical information based on policies configured by the user or company.

Nintex launched the Nintex Promapp® mobile app, empowering company-wide business teams to gain efficiencies via process management, regardless of where they are working from. Neal Gottsacker, Nintex’s Chief Product Officer, commented: “With the launch of the Nintex Promapp mobile app, every person in every organization can now have business processes at their fingertips, whether they are in the boardroom or on the manufacturing floor.”

Salesloft recapped its Saleslove conference announcements, including Salesloft Coaching, a first-of-its-kind coaching innovation for sales managers. The company also announced  Salesloft Rhythm, a single open platform that unifies the entire seller workflow, coming to market next year.

SirionLabs announced that its SirionOne 2.59.01 platform is certified by SAP as integrated with SAP S/4HANA®.

UserGems announced the release of Meeting Assistant, a tool that connects Google Calendar data with Salesforce.

News from the week beginning 29th August 2022


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