Fall, October, Mist Image by Simon Berger from Pixabay NTT announced the appointment of a new CEO, Eric Clark, for its Americas division as the global company continues to evolve (see below). SirionLabs appointed a new General Counsel, one familiar with the firm, Evangelos Apostolou. Jotform added an eSignature solution to its market-leading SaaS forms platform.

Pick of the week

Visma has acquired a Belgian tech scale-up, Beeple, a planning and communication tool for companies working with shift workers. The fast-growing software company has a strong position in the staffing sector in Belgium.

Nathan Samson, the Co-Founder of Beeple, commented, “We are a recognisable and strong brand in the Benelux, so we will definitely stick to our own name and identity. Of course, we will establish exciting new collaborations with Visma companies. After all, we are proud to be part of such a great group. With Visma’s knowledge of SaaS, business development, operational processes and IT best practices, we can accelerate our growth ambitions.”

Acquisitions

Accenture has acquired Blackcomb Consultants, a leading independent Guidewire partner in North America.

ServiceNow has signed an agreement to acquire observability and log management innovator Era Software. Following ServiceNow’s acquisition of Lightstep in 2021, Era Software will help provide customers with a unified observability solution at scale.

Appointments

Cyara announced the appointment of Vikram “Vik” Verma as its first independent board member.

intelliHR announced that Executive Chair Matt Donovan will become CEO from December 15th after intelliHR Founder Rob Bromage resigned to pursue new opportunities.

Nexthink has appointed Friedbert Schuh as the new Executive Vice President, Sales and General Manager, EMEA.

Pipedrive appointed Monique Menezes as VP of People and Salvatore Tocco as VP of Sales.

Syniti announced the promotion of two current senior executives to new global roles at the company: Gordon Lam will assume the newly created role of President and Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), and Ryan Rodenburg will become President and Chief Delivery Officer (CDO).

Teradata has appointed Thomas Schröder as Vice President of Central Europe.

Versapay, the leader in Collaborative Accounts Receivable (AR), announced today the appointment of Craig Walker as its Chief Product Officer.

Xactly announced the hiring of Michel van den Berg to VP of Sales, EMEA.

Business

At Imagine 2022, Automation Anywhere, Inc announced a collaboration with the Center for Humanitarian Technology (CFHT), a nonprofit that provides technology and operations solutions to humanitarian organizations. Together, Automation Anywhere and CFHT enable more internally displaced people and refugees to receive humanitarian aid in Ukraine.

Celigo announced a significant expansion in the Asia-Pacific region, opening a new APAC headquarters and appointing former Zoom executive George Polyzos as the new Vice President of APAC.

Ellucian and Higher Digital announced a strategic partnership to accelerate and enhance the move to the cloud, modernization of business processes, and integration of systems for colleges and universities. With this agreement, Ellucian will offer Higher Digital’s change management services to complement its implementation services and solution offerings for customers worldwide.

FDM Group, a professional services provider, focused on IT and Operations, announced the creation of an official global partnership with Appian, a leader in low-code.

Aurea Software, Inc, the ”Netflix of business software,” today announced a major branding update that will return the recently acquired XANT to its widely recognized and respected original name: InsideSales.

Kaseya has completed the integration of its acquisition of ConnectBooster, the channel’s leader in account receivables automation and secure payment solutions. This acquisition enhances Kaseya’s platform, IT Complete, adding a suite for automated billing and collections.

NTT Corporation and NTT DATA Corporation finalized the creation of NTT DATA, Inc and formally launched their combined international business to accelerate clients’ IT modernization and digital transformations. This consolidation creates an IT services powerhouse with total revenues of approximately USD$30 billion. Revenue of USD$18 billion is generated outside Japan by a team of 140,000 professionals serving clients in more than 80 countries.

Pyramid Analytics announced a new business practice dedicated to the specific needs of US federal agencies. Pyramid’s Federal Business Practice builds on the company’s success with federal agencies such as the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). It strengthens its focus and commitment to providing the U.S. Federal Government and federal partners with sales, technical expertise, and deployment services to deploy Decision Intelligence for strategic uses at scale.

Leankor announced a partnership with ServiceMax to extend ServiceMax’s Asset 360 solution and its capabilities within Salesforce Field Service.

Kyndryl and Teradata announced a strategic global partnership to help customers apply artificial intelligence (AI) and data modernization techniques across their environments to accelerate business outcomes and speed time-to-value.

Workato, a leading enterprise automation platform, is teaming with Kofax, a leading supplier of Intelligent Automation software for digital workflow transformation, to help expedite process automation for businesses and government organizations. Organizations can gain document intelligence and true data interoperability to power their businesses, resulting in cost and resource savings.

Customer

Accenture is working with Mars, the global leader in confectionary, food, and pet care products and services, to transform and modernize its global manufacturing operations with artificial intelligence (AI), cloud, edge technology and digital twins.

LiveHire, a global software as a service (SaaS) recruitment provider, has enhanced its talent and direct sourcing platform to address market demands for speed and customization using the Boomi AtomSphere Platform.

Mile Hi Companies is leveraging Ivanti Velocity and Ivanti Speakeasy to modernize the Mile Hi Foods picking process. Mile Hi Companies has generated huge ROI, including an overall credit reduction of 68%, a training time reduction of 66%, and improved customer satisfaction.

ServiceNow has won a single award, Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), with the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), part of the US General Services Administration (GSA). The agreement is in partnership with Carahsoft Technology Corp, with an estimated value of $250 million for a five‑year performance period through 2027.

East Renfrewshire Council is to modernise the service that plans, schedules and carries out personal care to around 600 service users using Totalmobile solutions.

Financial Reports

OneStream announced that its Annual Recurring Revenue increased over 50% year over year for the third quarter ending September 30. The company added over 60 new customers in the third quarter, approaching 1,100 globally. New customers signed in the third quarter include Stellantis, Marelli, The Department of Homeland Security Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office and The US Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management.

Funding

Automation Anywhere Inc, a global leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), announced that it had secured $200 million in financing from Silicon Valley Bank, SVB Capital, and Hercules Capital, Inc (NYSE: HTGC). The financing is intended to provide operational and strategic capital for the next several years.

HRONE has raised $4 million in a Series A funding round led by Insitor Partners and Prudent Investments Manager.

Product

Adobe announced the general availability of its Marketing Mix Modeling (MMM) service in Adobe Experience Cloud. The new offering leverages Adobe Sensei – Adobe’s AI engine – to help brands assess the business impact of their marketing and advertising budgets.

At Imagine 2022, Automation Anywhere, Inc revealed the Automation Success Platform, designed to accelerate business transformation by making automation accessible for everyone.

Demandbase announced enhancements to the people-based advertising capabilities in the company’s B2B demand-side platform (DSP). These changes have dramatically improved campaign benchmarks, with testing showing an increase in account lift of 50% and click-through rate (CTR) of 33%.

Software intelligence company Dynatrace announced the launch of its Grail core technology within the Dynatrace Software Intelligence Platform. Initially, Dynatrace is leveraging Grail to power log analytics and management. The company expects to extend the technology to power additional IT, development, security, and business analytics solutions.

Nexthink is now available on the AWS Marketplace, a curated digital catalogue that customers can use to find, buy, deploy, and manage third-party software, data, and services to build solutions and run their businesses.

Orgvue released new workforce planning software that connects the entire planning process, from strategic to operational planning, in one solution for the first time.

Pegasystems announced the latest release of Robot Studio, the robotic process automation (RPA) low-code authoring environment for Pega’s intelligent automation platform. The revamped Robot Studio helps make it even easier for users of any skill level to quickly build robotic automations that help make any business process more efficient.

Place released version 1.57 of its subscription management solution. The company added 40 new reports and dashboard components and added the forecast effects of VAT on cash flow and the P&L. It is also available on Salesforce Professional Edition.

Planet Crust announced Corteza 2022.9. Version 2022.9 updates the UI and adds Data Privacy, a Data Access Layer, Record Revisions, Permissions Debugging, Duplicate Detection, ECharts and more.

Qualtrics announced new real-time contact centre innovations to make agents more productive and deliver customer support with empathy. Automated Call Summaries and Real-Time Agent Assist, automate post-call work and help contact centre agents to respond with empathy and speed.

Workwave launched TEAM by WorkWave, the enterprise solution for cleaning, security and facilities management providers looking to connect field-based operations with back-office resources and integrate with their preferred financial management system and payroll processing tools.

News from the week beginning 26th September 2022

 

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