Professional Services Image by Gerd Altmann from PixabayLast week saw a reduced number of announcements as the holiday season drew closer. FinancialForce unveiled its winter 23 release for its Business as a Service platform. While there were no major products with this announcement, the update enhanced most of the solutions with the platform. Other updates came from Kantata and Procore.


Kantata revealed that Deloitte Central Europe would deploy Kantata SX to support its professional services and workforce management processes across the business. With over 11,500 staff in 40 offices across 20 countries, this will be one of the largest deployments Kantata has ever done.

Seweryn Dabrowski, Chief Operating Officer of Deloitte Central Europe, commented, “We chose Kantata’s solution as with the level of flexibility and breadth of features it offers, we can optimize our talent pool and continue to deliver outstanding services to our clients.”

Michael Speranza, Kantata CEO, commented, “Deloitte’s selection of Kantata is a testament to the quality and depth of our solution. Kantata is focused on providing category-leading products that provide the clarity, control and confidence businesses need to make better decisions about how to run their business. Providing services to Deloitte, a Big Four firm, further validates our purpose-built approach to developing the technology our clients need to optimize their talent networks and consistently deliver outstanding outcomes is working.”

Kantata released several updates for Kantata OX. They include the general availability for new project permissions. These allow a nuanced set of permissions for users when they are added to a project. Administrators can set up roles, each with various permission sets. It allows organisations a wide mix of permissions but maintains efficiency.

Administrators can also remove unwanted permissions from projects, ensuring that only those needed are accessible for each project.

There is a new summary bar which shows totals for estimated information based on resource estimated hours, including house, costs, fees, and margin when estimating a project. Users with the edit financials permission set can start a project with a single button click.

A new API documentation page contains details of Kantata OXs KPIs.


Procore published its 2022 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report. The report highlights the company’s guiding principles, efforts and aspirations related to ESG. In its efforts to help build a better world, Procore focuses on reducing waste within the construction industry and offers tools and integrations to third-party tools to help firms measure their sustainability data.

To help the wider community, Procore offers free access to 97% of American Council for Construction Education accredited undergraduate construction management programs. It has also partnered with 107 organisations and donated $250,000 to its Historically Black Colleges and Universities Scholarship Fund in partnership with the Association of General Contractors of America in 2021.

It set up a cross-functionality ESG committee to drive initiatives across the company. Regarding gender diversity, the Procore board has 44% of its members identifying as female.

Ben Singer, Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary and Executive Sponsor of Procore’s ESG Committee, commented, “At Procore, we’re committed to promoting sustainability through our environmental stewardship, social initiatives and corporate governance practices. While we have a lot of important work ahead of us, this inaugural ESG Report provides a valuable baseline for us to measure against and marks an important first step on our journey as we continue to work toward a more socially responsible and climate-conscious future.”


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