This week Cleo announced two new integrations to the Microsoft platform. It coincides with the launch of the new Microsoft Supply Chain Platform. Jotform further extended its forms platform with the launch of a collaboration solution, Jotform Teams. Enterprise Times published a podcast discussing the future of infrastructure in the Enterprise with Brett Diamond, the CEO of 11:11 Systems.
There is also a feature that looks at the benefits Healthtech firm Gerimedica gained from embedding the Sisense analytics solution within its software.
Pick of the week
At its NextStep 2022 Software Innovation Conference, Outsystems announced the new OutSystems AI Mentor System. This enhanced solution gives a comprehensive set of AI-based development, security, and quality analysis tools that provide expert-level assistance across the most critical areas of the software development lifecycle.
With AI Mentor System, IT teams can more easily optimize their architecture for performance, identify and fix security-related coding errors, and minimize technical debt and wasted development time.
Gonçalo Gaiolas, Chief Product Officer of OutSystems, commented, “The traditional software development approach needs to change and our advanced AI literally shaves weeks and months off of the development process, while increasing the quality and security of every app.
“AI Mentor System is like having a team of experts enhancing and extending the collective expertise of your team. OutSystems is catching potential issues and serving up solutions for the dev team, so they can focus on creating awesome solutions. This System is a prime example of high-performance low-code, with the agility of a visual programming language and a powerful AI engine, supporting faster and more accurate development at every stage.”
The company also unveiled its new cloud-native development solution, OutSystems Developer Cloud (ODC). ODC (formerly code-named “Project Neo”) is the high-performance low-code solution for building cloud-native applications. The company claims that ODC sets a new standard in what is possible with low-code development, delivering the enterprise-grade capabilities required to build strategic, mission-critical applications.
Gaiolas commented, “Our new OutSystems Developer Cloud will be familiar to our existing customers and mind-blowing to those who have ever used traditional low-code or not left the traditional development lane,
“Kubernetes, cloud-native and microservices are technologies that customers struggle mightily to master. It takes months to years and millions of dollars to implement a typical application platform – all before developers can even begin building their first application. With ODC, we’ve done all the hard work for customers so they can take advantage of these state-of-the-art technologies and begin writing their applications on day one.”
Accenture is to acquire Japanese data science company ALBERT Inc after completing a tender offer. The acquisition will add a large team of data scientists to Accenture to further strengthen its data and AI capabilities for clients.
Bill announced it had completed its acquisition of Finmark, a leading financial planning software provider that simplifies financial planning and cash flow insights for SMBs.
Globant announced the acquisition of eWave, an Australian-born digital commerce experience consultancy with strong expertise in Adobe and Salesforce’s commerce solutions. With this acquisition, Globant reinforced its global digital and cognitive transformation leadership and expanded into Australia and several Asian countries.
Syngrafii Inc, a global e-signature company that provides the most comprehensive range of compliant remote-signing solutions, announced that it had acquired all the software source code and trademarks of Velocity E-Sign Inc. and LIVEsign for an undisclosed amount.
Analytic Partners has appointed Denise Karkos, chief marketing officer at SiriusXM, and Todd Hyatt, former executive vice president and chief financial officer of IHS Markit, to its board of directors
Cyara has appointed Max Lipovetsky to VP of Products and Russ Hellmann to VP of Growth Marketing.
Pyramid Analytics appointed Hayley Munro as Vice President of Global Customer Success.
Trinet announced that Alex Warren, most recently TriNet’s Senior Vice President of Customer Experience, has been named Chief Revenue Officer. Tom Rose, previously TriNet’s Vice President of Customer Solutions, is now Senior Vice President of Customer Success and Operations.
Alteryx announced meaningful growth and global expansion of its partner ecosystem after launching its updated partner program in March 2022. Partners now influence over half of the annual contract value won in Q3 2022. Further, Alteryx saw double-digit YoY growth in partner accounts, contributing one or more deals per quarter in Q3.
Clearbit announced a new integration with G2, the largest and most trusted software marketplace where millions of buyers research potential solutions.
Demandbase announced native, bidirectional integrations with Microsoft Dynamics 365 and HubSpot CRM. This integration enables customers to use their chosen CRM to hit their revenue goals with zero waste. It identifies, engages, and focuses its resources on accounts and prospects most likely to buy.
Genesis Global, the low-code application development platform purpose-built for financial markets organizations, launched a global partner program. It also announced partnerships with Chenoa Information Systems, Flylance, Future Workforce, Luxoft, a DXC Technology Company, Velocity Investment Solutions and Wissen Technology.
iCIMS announced its accelerated vision to simplify, automate and elevate talent acquisition with the iCIMS Talent Cloud at its third INSPIRE global conference. The company helps talent acquisition leaders streamline their processes, remove complexity and manage through uncertain times with solutions that automate time-consuming manual work, enabling businesses to scale and grow.
Jitterbit, the API transformation company, announced it would provide ERP integrations for Shopify Plus merchants as an approved Shopify Plus integration partner. Jitterbit has joined the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN), and the Jitterbit platform is now available in AWS Marketplace.
Knime announced the Knime Business Hub, integrating KNIME Server and KNIME Hub capabilities. The KNIME Hub will be available online as KNIME Community Hub or installed into a company’s private infrastructure as KNIME Business Hub.
Laiye announced a reseller agreement with PASIA through its global solutions & services commercial entity – Pasia Shared Services Corporation. The partnership sees PASIA become the Technology Reseller of Laiye in the Philippines
N-able has expanded its distributor network to over 80, spanning 50 countries and reaching around 6,500 MSPs and IT resellers.
Rockset, the Real-time Analytics Database Built for the Cloud, unveiled a new release that leverages 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with built-in AI accelerators and announced a strategic collaboration with Intel. Now part of the Intel Disruptor Program, Rockset works closely with Intel for bi-directional roadmap alignment to build solutions that deliver best-in-class price performance to customers, empowering organizations to scale real-time analytics efficiently in the cloud.
Salesforce introduced a new Marketing Effectiveness Bundle to help companies exceed customer expectations, lower costs, and drive efficient growth by consolidating marketing tech tools onto a single platform.
Salesforce also introduced a new Analytics Performance Bundle that helps companies consolidate their analytics tools to achieve success now with an easy-to-use, self-service platform that saves costs and gives every employee tools to gain real-time insights and make decisions quickly.
Blue Grass Solar Farm, located in Australia and built by X-ELIO, is now operational, marking the official launch of Salesforce’s first international renewable energy agreement. The Blue Grass Solar Farm can generate enough electricity to power 80,000 local homes and save more than 320,000 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions each year.
Showpad unveiled its new product vision and solution strategy – including the launch of Showpad’s Enablement Operating System (eOS™), App Studio and Partner Ecosystem.
Talend announced a partnership with Passerelle and Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, to provide new vertical solutions for delivering healthy data to organizations worldwide. Built on Talend Data Fabric and Snowflake’s Data Cloud, Passerelle’s Data Rocket provides a scalable architecture that delivers governed data ingestion, trusted stewardship, cloud-based storage, and on-demand visual analytics based on the foundation of healthy data.
SteelDome is now securely hosting its entire infrastructure on the 11:11 Cloud, including InfiniVault™, its flagship anti-ransomware software. The change has also allowed SteelDome to maintain a clear and predictable pricing model for its customers, a case study reveals
Paperbell grows 10% every month through the use of ActiveCampaign, the leader in marketing automation. With half of Paperbell’s new customers coming in through a single automated workflow that leverages transactional email and email automation, the company adds 2,500 qualified leads to its email list each month, and 100% of its monthly revenue growth is directly touched by ActiveCampaign, replacing the company’s sales team.
Godiva Japan’s supply chain management has become significantly more efficient by linking sales, inventory, and POS data imported by the ERP system with Anaplan, enabling real-time information sharing without having to relay spreadsheet data among staff members. Monthly reports for S&OP, which used to take two people three days to prepare, are now expected to save approximately 300 hours annually. Healthspan, the UK’s leading direct-to-consumer supplement and health brand, has also adopted Anaplan to improve its supply chain.
Burton Snowboards uses Informatica’s Master Data Management (MDM) solutions to manage its data as a strategic asset. Burton, a premier snowboarding brand known for its relentless promotion of the sport, designs and manufactures industry-leading products for snowboarding and the snowboard lifestyle.
NICE announced that the Office of the District Attorney, Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit (Cherokee County, Georgia), will be deploying NICE Justice, one of the cloud solutions in NICE’s Evidencentral platform, to digitally transform how it manages evidence.
Ascension, a leading nonprofit Catholic health system, has selected Qualtrics’ patient experience solutions to help transform how the national health system gathers feedback from its patients and turns those insights into improvements to their experiences.
Experian issued a report on its H1 performance. Revenue increased by 8% to $3,233 million (2021: $3,026 million). Earnings per share rose 6% to USc 65.4.
Brian Cassin, Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We delivered another strong performance in H1 driven by new products, new business wins and consumer expansion. Total revenue growth from ongoing activities was 7% at actual exchange rates and 9% at constant exchange rates. Organic revenue growth was 8%.
“While we expect economic conditions to be tougher over the balance of the year, and face some stronger comparables in Q3, our full-year expectations are unchanged. We expect organic revenue growth of between 7-9%, total revenue growth of between 8-10% and modest margin accretion, all at constant exchange rates and on an ongoing basis.
“With many households and businesses facing a difficult period of rising costs in the coming months, we will also continue to push ahead with our mission to help millions of people improve their financial health and save money.”
Prophix announced it had surpassed $100 million in Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR). Alok Ajmera, President & CEO of Prophix, commented, “In 2018, we set an aggressive goal to become the mid-market leader in our segment and, more importantly, reach the $100M mark by 2023. At the time, growing 40x revenue seemed an audacious target, which makes it all the more gratifying to achieve, particularly well ahead of schedule.
“Throughout our history, Prophix has been a balanced, high-growth company, making the right investments to support our customers while achieving our aggressive growth goals. In today’s volatile economic environment, this strategy continues to pay off.”
Globant Ventures, Globant’s global corporate fund, announced an investment of $500,000 in the startup LinkedAI, a Colombian company that developed a data labelling platform to train Artificial Intelligence models. This tool benefits thousands of companies implementing machine learning and creating the necessary inputs to train algorithms.
Terzo has raised $16M in Series A funding for its AI-powered contract intelligence solution. Align Ventures led the round with participation from TYH Ventures, Engage Ventures, Human Capital and other institutional investors.
ADP announced enhancements to the Wisely by ADP payment platform with advanced capabilities. It has added innovative features like Earned Wage Access (EWA), designed to give employees more control of their finances and help employers better attract and retain talent.
Alteryx announced the Early Access of the easy-to-use Designer experience in the Alteryx Analytics Cloud to make analytics accessible to all users. The new Designer interface will be powered by the Alteryx Analytics Cloud platform, meaning all cloud users will have access to the browser-based no-code analytics tool, with in-database pushdown processing for cloud data warehouses.
Concord announced an integration with Google Drive. The main objective of this upgrade is to simplify the file import and export functions, and the automated bi-directional sync transfer helps you say goodbye to time-consuming, manual or repetitive tasks.
DocuWare, a leading document management and workflow automation solutions provider has introduced iPaaS connectors to its portfolio.
Dynatrace announced the extension of its Grail causational data lakehouse to power business analytics. As a result, the Dynatrace platform can instantly capture business data from first and third-party applications at a massive scale without requiring engineering resources or code changes.
Globant launched its Enterprise Platforms Studios, including existing Process Optimization and Salesforce Studios, and new SAP and Oracle Studios.
HubSpot announced that its native integration for WhatsApp is now available to all Marketing Hub and Service Hub customers at the Professional tier and above.
In collaboration with IBM, Infosys launched the Center of AI and Automation at the Infosys Business Experience Lounge in Poland to bring digital excellence to enterprises globally. This announcement underscores two years of strong collaboration between Infosys BPM and IBM, delivering client success, identifying new use cases, and building solutions to enable clients to innovate in hybrid cloud environments.
NTT Ltd announced the launch of 360 Observability. The managed service allows organizations to achieve deep visibility over their cloud-native applications and hybrid IT and multi-cloud infrastructure correlated to business context across the entire IT stack.
Qlik recently enabled Qlik Cloud with enhanced encryption to securely host personal health information (PHI) subject to US HIPAA requirements while completing its SOC2 Type 2 + HITRUST Attestation. With the launch of Customer Managed Keys and this new attestation, healthcare organizations can now take full advantage of Qlik Cloud to enhance patient outcomes, improve service delivery, and close the gaps between data, insights and actions.
SalesAgility released SuiteCRM 8.2.1 & 7.12.8, a maintenance release with many fixes.
SalesHood updated its Sales Content features, delivering to the market modern content management from creation to consumption to insights. With SalesHood, companies only need one Revenue Enablement Platform to boost sales effectiveness and efficiency.
TechnologyOne has launched a transformational end-to-end offering that will fundamentally redefine enterprise software and its delivery.‘Solution as a Service’ (SaaS+) is the breakthrough answer to the three greatest impediments to investing in digital transformation – time to value, cost, and complexity – with TechnologyOne becoming the only SaaS provider with the capability to provide customers with not only the software but the entire end-to-end ERP solution with no implementation cost.
TigerGraph announced the latest version of TigerGraph Cloud, the industry’s first and only native parallel graph database-as-a-service, highlighted by two powerful new tools for visual graph analytics and machine learning. TigerGraph Insights, an intuitive visual graph analytics tool for users to search and explore meaningful business insights, and ML Workbench, a powerful Python-based framework to accelerate the development of graph-enhanced machine learning applications, are available today to TigerGraph Cloud users.
Visier announced the launch of Alpine by Visier, a new Platform as a Service (PaaS) from Visier and the first open innovation platform that makes it easy to compose, enrich, and scale powerful people-focused analytic applications.