fall autumn Image by Valentin Sabau from PixabayThis week we will round up the news from Dreamforce in a separate piece. However, the main coverage includes the launch of Salesforce Genie, its new real-time CDP platform for Customer 360 and a new partnership with WhatsApp. Elsewhere ServiceNow unveiled the latest release of the Now Platform, codenamed Tokyo. Equity management startup Ledgy raised $22 million in a Series A funding round.


Accenture is to acquire Inspirage LLC from RLH Equity Partners. Inspirage provides enterprise clients with transformative implementation solutions for Oracle’s cloud-based supply chain management software and related components of the enterprise resource planning ecosystem.

Caseware has acquired Audicon GmbH (along with Audicon Technologies GmbH and Audicon S.R.L, collectively “Audicon”), a leading provider of software solutions and services related to audit, risk and compliance with offices in Germany and Romania.

Zendesk, Inc announced that its stockholders voted to adopt the Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “merger agreement”) whereby Zendesk will be acquired by a consortium led by Hellman & Friedman and Permira (the “Consortium”) for $77.50 per share in cash.


Boomi announced the appointment of former CEO of Ford Motor Company, Mark Fields as an independent, non-executive member of its Board of Directors.

DocuSign announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has hired Allan Thygesen as Chief Executive Officer. Thygesen will assume the strategic leadership of the company and a role on DocuSign’s Board of Directors, effective October 10th.

Highspot has appointed former Global Sales Enablement Program Lead Laura Valerio as their new Principal Consultant for EMEA.

Konsolidator has hired Sofie Evander Coe as Country Manager, responsible for the Norwegian market and Mouna Klemming-Schmidt as Country Manager for Sweden.

Ivanti announced the appointment of Dr Srinivas Mukkamala as the new Chief Product Officer, succeeding Nayaki Nayyar in the role.

Landsec has selected corporate performance management (CPM) vendor OneStream, and OneStream implementation partner Black Diamond Advisory, to modernise budgeting, planning and consolidation across their enterprise. It will replace MRI, IBM Cognos and Excel spreadsheets with OneStream’s Intelligent Finance platform.


Criterion HCM announced today that it has partnered with Procore, a leading global provider of construction management software, to launch a new integration within the Procore App Marketplace.

Groove and Clari announced a strategic partnership that will enable sales leaders to run revenue with more precision, greater collaboration, and faster execution. With Clari as the system of collaboration and governance and Groove as the system of action, companies can improve sales execution, drive greater consistency, and act on key insights to stop revenue leakage.

Lattice announced the release of Lattice Connect, a new global partner network that will help clients rapidly accelerate their people success initiatives. The new network will provide a deeper and more accessible range of partner skills and solutions for clients evolving their people success strategy.

OneStream and PwC Australia announced they have entered into a strategic alliance for the Australian market.

Amplifi, a specialist consultancy providing Advisory, Delivery, and Support services for data management, governance, and quality, has joined the Pyramid Analytics partner ecosystem. Pyramid Analytics also signed a partnership agreement with PwC Finland to distribute and implement the Pyramid Decision Intelligence Platform.

Seismic announced a new partnership with Microsoft for its seller experience application, Viva Sales. Together, Microsoft and Seismic will transform the future of sales and streamline daily workflows for the modern salesperson. Hayden Stafford, President and Chief Revenue Officer, Seismic commented: “We’re excited to partner with Microsoft to reimagine the future of selling with Viva Sales, streamline the fragmented seller workflow and give salespeople precious time back to do what they do best: sell. Now with Seismic’s leading enablement solutions used by some of the largest enterprise companies, sellers can not only show up to a customer meeting better prepared, but also be equipped with personalized, automated, and intelligent sales tools to help them delight customers and grow revenue.”

Sidetrade has successfully re-secured its ISO 27001 certification for the next three years.

CGI and UiPath announced an enhanced partnership designed to expand automation deployments among CGI clients via managed services.

Upland Software is expanding its SMS marketing footprint into the United Kingdom for the first time with its SMS marketing product, Waterfall.

UserGems and LeanData have partnered and introduced a new integration that provides companies with the information needed to turn buyers’ job changes and relationships into revenue.

Zycus, the pioneer in cognitive procurement, has revamped its Praemia Rewards Program, an exclusive initiative curated for Zycus’ customers to empower them to become cognitive procurement ambassadors.


BDO USA, LLP has expanded its investment in Alteryx Designer, Server, and Intelligence Suite. The investment aims to enhance client service, provide new growth opportunities for BDO professionals, and elevate the tax function at clients’ organizations.

North-West University (NWU) has selected Anthology Student to optimize the student administrative lifecycle and deliver a more seamless experience for students and staff.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has selected Ascent to deliver data visualisation and mobile application development services for the Women’s game.

Mattos Filho, a leading Brazilian law firm with over 800 lawyers globally, has partnered with BRYTER, the no-code legal automation platform, to deliver digital solutions to their clients.

The Housing Authority of Snohomish County – has adopted Centage’s Planning Maestro to streamline and simplify the budgeting and reporting process to better support their complex nonprofit needs.

ProMach, a worldwide leader in packaging and processing machinery solutions, has selected the Corcentric Payments suite of payments digitization services.

Copper.co, a leading provider of digital asset custody, trading and settlement services, will deploy the Fenergo SaaS-based CLM and anti-money laundering (AML) solution to onboard increasingly complex client ownership structures.

Infosys announced its collaboration with Telenor Norway, Telenor’s wholly owned Norwegian telecommunications operator, in its business transformation program to become a digital telecommunications company.

Neo4j has revealed that CSX Transportation, Transport for London, Neanex, ASML, and others have created digital twins of their business using Neo4J to deliver near real-time monitoring of critical assets.

KeyBank, one of the U.S.’s largest financial services companies, has modernized its non-real estate consumer lending process with Oracle Banking Originations.

RoboMQ’s Hire2Retire employee lifecycle management solution automates data integration for the Center for Sustainable Energy.


Contract Logix announced new product capabilities that enhance its already robust data- and analytics-driven contract lifecycle management (CLM) platform. The new Contract Logix Metrics Manager empowers organizations to optimize the performance of their contracts and contracting processes by visualizing real-time data about average and total contract values, volumes, timeframes, conversion rates, and other critical areas.

Fivetran announced the availability of Fivetran Metadata API to track data “in-flight” from source to destination as it moves through Fivetran-managed pipelines.

Freshworks has made all its CX products – Freshdesk Support Desk, Freshdesk Contact Center and Freshchat – available to the workforce management platform ecosystem as part of its ongoing commitment to deliver modern customer engagement software. One of these is InVision’s multi-channel workforce management platform, injixo. Cryptocurrency exchange giant, BitOasis, implemented Freshworks solutions Freshdesk and Freshchatto help manage a large increase in customer queries due to the demand for information about digital currencies.

Hibob announced that Mercer Compensation and Benchmark data is now available through Bob. HR and compensation managers can use the data for smarter compensation cycles, workforce and budgetary planning, and hiring with competitive pay strategies.

Lattice launched Lattice Compensation, a new solution that aims to empower efficiency and equitability, helping HR teams to automate and easily manage every part of the compensation review process in a secure, centralized hub.

Microsoft announced that Viva Sales would be generally available within Microsoft 365 and Teams from October 3rd. Viva Sales brings together a seller’s customer relationship management (CRM) system, Microsoft 365, and Microsoft Teams seamlessly in their workflow.

Nexthink has launched Nexthink Infinity, bringing together Nexthink’s core value set into the most advanced analytics, automation, and remediation platform for end-user computing.

NICE announced the launch of Compliancentral, a cloud-based, end-to-end communications monitoring and trade compliance platform for financial services firms.

Pegasystems announced Pega Customer Data Connectors, enabling clients to easily connect their existing customer data platforms (CDPs) and other signal providers to Pega Customer Decision HubTM. These connectors allow organizations to stream signals from high-value platforms like Adobe, Celebrus, and ZineOne and activate customer insights in real-time with AI-powered decisioning.

Planet Crust has released a new update of Corteza, 2022.3.5, including three minor features and a long list of changes and fixes.

Zilliant announced Quick Start for Revenue Operations & Intelligence (RO&I) so companies can quickly execute revenue-generating strategies.

News from the week beginning 12th September 2022






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