Combine Harvest September Image by Matthias Böckel from PixabayA slightly delayed roundup for last week, with the UK pausing to remember Queen Elizabeth II. Workday made a series of announcements as it held Workday Rising, with Salesforce deepening its use of its software and a new emphasis on industry-first solutions. Rootstock appointed Raj Badarinath as chief marketing and product officer. Oracle announced impressive Q1 results powered by NetSuite, Fusion and Cerner.

Pick of the week

At its SuccessConnect event, SAP announced new advancements to the foundation of the SAP SuccessFactors Human Experience Management (HXM) Suite to create a powerful way for organizations to execute an integrated talent development strategy and create a future-ready workforce. Available in H2, it has added the following:

  • Skills ontology uses machine learning and automation to continuously identify an employee’s skills based on their role, responsibilities, experiences and accomplishments, providing a holistic view of an organization’s skills on a global scale
  • Growth portfolio is a dynamic library of employee attributes, including skills, strengths, workstyles, passions and aspirations – bringing the whole self-model to life
  • Dynamic teams enable organizations to create, track, measure and optimize teams’ outcomes beyond traditional hierarchies. Organizations that use the SAP SuccessFactors Performance & Goals solution can add objective key results (OKRs) to dynamic teams to track progress and measure success. Additionally, employees and dynamic teams are matched based on what people know, not who they know, using machine learning and AI within the SAP SuccessFactors Opportunity Marketplace solution to make personal growth more equitable

Meg Bear, president and chief product officer of SAP SuccessFactors, commented: “Building on our heritage in talent management, we are reimagining how organizations manage and develop their people to meet the emerging demands of the future of work. When people have the opportunity to work on what they’re passionate about, they are more engaged, perform at a higher level and push the organization to deliver outsized business results.”


Access PaySuite, a division of The Access Group, has entered into a binding agreement to acquire Pay360, one of the UK’s leading providers of credit card and payments facilitation services to the UK public and private sector.

MYOB announced it had acquired Australia’s leading workplace financial services platform, Flare. It extends MYOB beyond accounting to solve diverse problems for SMEs and their employees.

Visma has agreed to sell the Norwegian and Swedish parts of its CIS-division to the Møller family’s investment company Aars.


An employee in Loughborough from leading business management software provider, The Access Group, has inspired the company to raise £448,738 for leading mental health charity Bipolar UK after sharing the story of her daughter who lives with bipolar.

AccountsIQ announced that it is now ISO 27001 certified.

Oracle announced opening the first Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) region in Spain to meet the country’s rapidly-growing demand for enterprise cloud services.


Suntory Beverage & Food Spain is automating its order management and customer service processes with Esker.

Hitachi Zosen Inova has selected IFS Cloud to support its mission-critical enterprise resource planning (ERP) processes.

Columbian-based Fanalca has increased its productivity by 40% by implementing the Infor WMS warehouse management system. The software solution was sold and implemented by Cerca Technology, Infor’s strategic partner in the distribution sector. Combilift, the largest global manufacturer of multi-directional forklifts and a leading provider of long-load handling solutions, is using Infor Coleman AI-driven parts recommendations, in combination with Infor CloudSuite Industrial, to boost equipment uptime and customer service while increasing employee satisfaction. Combilift predicts a 30% increase in first-time fixes, a 40% reduction in service-job costs and a 30% increase in revenue per transaction.

Rogers & Hollands recently implemented Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service (POS). With the mobile retail POS systems throughout its stores, the jeweller has improved service efficiency and given its “rock” star associates access to each customer’s transaction history, wish lists, and preferences to provide more personalized guest interactions.

County administrators across the US are turning to Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications Suite. Recently, the counties of Dallas, Dauphin, and Fond du Lac selected Oracle applications to help automate their processes, reduce costs, and enhance decision-making with real-time insights. The implementations in each county will be supported by Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) member Sierra-Cedar. Oracle announced that Casinos such as Feather Falls Casino, Mohegan Sun and Robinson Rancheria Resort & Casino have deployed Oracle solutions, including Oracle Hospitality OPERA Cloud, Oracle Hospitality OPERA Cloud Distribution, Oracle MICROS Simphony Cloud, and Oracle Nor1.

United Living, a leading provider of infrastructure, housing and property services, is to leverage four Totalmobile solutions to modernise and streamline its mobile workforce management system.

McHenry Management Group (TMMG), a systems and maintenance engineering company which provides design and development for government agencies, including the Navy and Coast Guard, plans to replace its sunsetting legacy system with Unanet GovCon ERP.


Oracle introduced a series of new updates within Oracle Fusion Cloud Human Capital Management (HCM). The new portal for team skills, performance evaluation capabilities, and an employee listening solution will help managers engage and empower teams to achieve their fullest potential.

In the latest Pandle update, users will now see a reminder to re-authorise Pandle for MTD a month before the expiry date. The notification will appear across your dashboard when you sign into Pandle.

Paperless Parts announced significant enhancements to its 3D Part Viewer, a cloud-based, format-agnostic CAD file viewer.

simPRO announced Data Feed 2.2. It includes a new receipt feed and the ability to extract banking details when a customer card is created.

At Workday Rising, Workday announced a range of innovations and initiatives designed to help support customers in the changing world of work. They include next-generation skills technology that allows organizations to easily and securely bring skills data in and out of Workday. For the office of the CFO, it revealed ML Forecaster in Workday Adaptive Planning, Contract search automation in Workday Strategic Sourcing and Expense Protect in Workday Expenses. Workday also unveiled updates to Workday Extend, its low-code platform. It will also tailor its UX to be more intentional for every user type – from employees (desk and deskless) to managers and professional users.

Xero continues to enhance reports. It added a chart for the Expenses by Contact report. It added credit limits and available credits to the Aged Receivables summary report. It also updated Xero Accounting for iOS and Android.

ERP news from the week beginning 5th September 2022



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