Autumn Fall October (Image Credit: Couleur from Pixabay)Back from vacation, here is a quick roundup of ERP news from last week. In a week when Oracle held its CloudWorld Conference, there were many updates from the industry giant. FinancialForce extended its digital hub, the FinancialForce communityInfor announced the expansion of its development centre in Hyderabad, India. The Prince’s Trust has partnered with IRIS Software Group (IRIS). IFS unveiled the latest release to its IFS Cloud platform, with an emphasis on sustainability.

Pick of the week

Oracle made several announcements relevant to its Fusion solutions at CloudWorld.

  • Oracle added 15 baseline artificial intelligence (AI) models to Oracle Unity, a Customer Data Platform (CDP)
  • Healthcare was a key focus for the event with its acquisition of Cerner with several relevant announcements
  • Oracle also opened up its design system and platform to customers and partners, enabling them to take advantage of Redwood UX
  • The company also introduced a new asset-based service solution for Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications Suite. Part of Oracle Fusion Service and pre-integrated with Oracle Fusion Cloud Supply Chain & Manufacturing (SCM), Asset-Based Service for High Tech and Manufacturing helps businesses improve customer satisfaction, reduce costs, and grow revenues by optimizing the service lifecycle management of an asset

Oracle also took the opportunity to reveal how customers are also taking advantage of Oracle solutions.

Melissa & Doug, a leading preschool brand for sustainable wooden toys, has selected Oracle Cloud to scale its global operations and transform its core business processes. With Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications Suite, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and Oracle Autonomous Database, Melissa & Doug has been able to reduce costs, increase efficiency, enhance operational insights, and support its rapid growth by automating end-to-end business processes.

WellSpan Health, a leading integrated healthcare system, has selected Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications Suite to unify operations and improve business visibility. With Oracle Fusion Applications, WellSpan can integrate its finance, supply chain, and HR processes to improve operational insights, reduce costs, enhance the team member experience, and support its future expansion.


Access Legal has appointed Ian Bedford as the new General Manager for cloud IT-managed services provider, Oosha.

Advantive announced the appointment of Jeff Hofstetter as VP of Professional Services and Maulik Datanwala as Chief Operating Officer.


Deltek will partner with the Middle Tennessee Chapter of There With Care during its annual customer conference – Deltek ProjectCon 2022. The conference takes place at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Genius ERP has partnered with CEI MTL to promote and support the digital transformation of manufacturers in the Montreal region toward industry 4.0.

IFS, the global cloud enterprise software company, announced with TfL the official start of sponsorship for London’s only cable car.

ODOO announced a major pricing update. It resembles the Zoho One pricing with a cost per app or a bundle of all apps with a per-user per-month model.

Ramco Systems announced a partnership with Wagestream, Australia’s largest charity-backed fintech, to extend real-time pay tracking, flexible pay, money coaching and other financial wellness solutions, together with Ramco Global Payroll solutions, to organisations across Australia.

Sage, a global leader in software technology, will become the Official Insights Partner of Six Nations Rugby. The partnership with Sage covers the Autumn Nations Series, Guinness Six Nations and TikTok Women’s Six Nations Championships.

SOFTONE Group has extended the voucher scheme that offers discounts using vouchers for SMEs looking to digitise until October 31st. The “Digital Transformation of SMEs” action is implemented as part of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan “Greece 2.0”, funded by the European Union – NextGenerationEU.

Unit4 announced a strategic relationship with BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading accounting and advisory firms.

At VAI Connect, VAI and Cleo announced they are expanding their long-time partnership to help mutual customers in key industries migrate B2B integration solutions to the cloud.


NOVOSENSE Microelectronics, a highly robust and reliable analogue and mixed-signal integrated circuit (IC) design company, is to implement Blue Yonder’s supply planning solution, part of Luminate Planning.

Amber Beverage Group (ABG) has announced that it is appointing FuturMaster as a strategic partner to plan and manage trade promotions management, planning, and forecasting.

Denys, the multidisciplinary construction and engineering group, has purchased IFS Cloud to help drive future growth and navigate market disruption.

Methodist Hospitals — a community-based, not-for-profit health system with two full-service acute care facilities in Gary and Merrillville, Indiana — has selected Infor to achieve its goal of a clinically connected healthcare platform in the cloud. Automotor, a French market leader in the export of automotive parts, has chosen to deploy the Infor CloudSuite Distribution Enterprise ERP (enterprise resource planning) solution to cover all of its business needs in a single, centralized platform.

The City of Casey, Victoria, Australia, has taken a major step in its business transformation program, partnering with TechnologyOne to boost ‘future readiness’ and improve engagement with the community.


Epicor unveiled the latest update to Kinetic for Manufacturing. Vaibhav Vohra, Chief Product Officer at Epicor, commented, “Now more than ever, manufacturers need people-centric, open, and connected technologies to gain visibility across their business and optimize supply chain processes. The latest release of Epicor Kinetic empowers our customers with a variety of fit-for-purpose features and integrations that deliver on that, helping them grow their business and compete in today’s global marketplace.”

FreeAgent announced improvements to the home screen of its mobile app.

Nextworld and Demand Driven Technologies, a leading provider of Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP), announced the launch of their integrated solutions.

OrderWise unveiled version 22.10 of its solution. Updates include courier integration, email security integration, the ability to enforce Weight at Goods in, integration with Google Analytics 4 and support for volume-based delivery methods.

A recent Pandle update automatically populates the correct tax codes for imported invoices.

Rockwell Automation has launched FactoryTalk® Design Hub™. Industrial organizations can now transform their automation design capabilities with a more simplified, productive way to work powered by the cloud. Teams of all sizes, skill sets, and locations can work smarter through enhanced collaboration, improved lifecycle management, and on-demand access to cloud-based software.

SAP announced that the latest version of S/4HANA enables S/4HANA users to share their most relevant business data using Adaptive Card-based Loop components in Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Outlook.

simPRO has released version 10.0 of its mobile app in the Google Playstore, with the IOS release imminent. The updates include several feature enhancements for managing assets.

Xero continues to improve reports. It also announced that Hubdoc’s bank statement extraction feature now supports statements from Scotiabank.


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