Decorating Christmas Tree Image by Jill Wellington from PixabayThis week we have combined the PPM and ERP roundups due to the reduction in the news. There were some big stories though, affecting both sectors. Chano Fernandez stepped down as Co-CEO at Workday with immediate effect. The ERP vendor appointed Carl Eschenbach as an interim Co-CEO to Aneel Bhusri. Function Point appointed Sebastian Vaitus as its new CEO.

Also published last week was the news that Novamediahas replaced Exact with Oracle Fusion and that Amalthea is leveraging Infor Coleman AI alongside its Infor ERP solution to improve efficiency. Infor also revealed that Oliver hospitality has rolled out Infor HMS to its Marconi Conference centre hotel.

Pick of the week

The UK government has delayed Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self Assessment for two years for self-employed individuals and landlords. It will now become mandatory from April 2026. Those earning between £30,000 and £50,000 will have until 2027 before joining the scheme.

Jim Scott, Managing Director of Accountancy at IRIS Software Group, commented, “News of the Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Income Tax Self-Assessment (ITSA) delay is disappointing. We must have clarity for the industry, businesses and individuals. 

“Stalling this legislation has implications for businesses, agents, accountancy firms and vendors alike. Suppliers have been trying to help HMRC execute MTD by building it into their apps and making sure it serves the market. There are also new vendors coming into the market with MTD products who are banking on this for commercial success. And, of course, accountancy professionals are not only receiving many questions from their customers but need to prepare their businesses.  

“We cannot continue with these delays. HMRC must find time to complete their work and not prolong MTD with false starts. There must be clarity from the Government for all involved, including where the responsibilities lie in the process. MTD is a huge change in how we submit our taxes, and HMRC is not providing information transparently. 

“Finally, HMRC must educate the market. This country has a problem with productivity, so they should be encouraging the use of tech, and quite frankly, the way this is being handled is disincentivising businesses. Digitisation is not a dirty word and we need certainty in this precarious economic environment. The benefits of digitising stretch far beyond MTD; in the current environment, being agile and having real-time insights are crucial to making the right decisions.”   


Xero is partnering with New Zealand Football alongside its global FIFA Women’s Football partnership. The long-term partnership agreement will run until 2026, covering the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, held in New Zealand and Australia.


Swire Coca-Cola uses the Blue Yonder planning solutions to achieve end-to-end supply chain visibility and orchestration. Zhao Guangxu, Director of Supply Chain Planning at Swire, commented, “With our business growth and increasing production complexity, we need an automated system to perform forecasting and production planning at much higher accuracies. Thanks to Blue Yonder’s planning solutions, we have been able to improve our forecasting accuracy and reduce the number of changeovers and changeover times. This solution will play a key role in helping us meet our challenges as we continue to grow.”

Liljeholmens Stearinfabrik has chosen Infor M3 CloudSuite to help future-proof the processes for purchasing, planning, manufacturing and deliveries. The multi-tenant cloud solution will be powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Maison Camus, a manufacturer of exceptional cognacs and one of the leading French spirits companies worldwide, has chosen Infor CloudSuite Food & Beverage, a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution designed to help food and beverage companies meet changing customer expectations, better manage their supply chains and reduce waste. This project is part of a wider digital transformation plan, of which deploying this new ERP is one of the key steps.

Bryant Park, a NetSuite Alliance Partner, has replaced Salesforce and Mavenlink (Kantata OX) with NetSuite financials, customer relationship management (CRM) and SuiteProjects. The aim was to simplify its application stack on a single platform. Alec Epstein, Bryant Park Managing Partner stated, “We were at a point where our one-year term with Mavenlink was up, and we were also paying about $80 per user per month for Salesforce. Economically speaking, NetSuite was a much better deal for us.

“As we continued to grow, we knew that we had to bring some functions in-house to bring more discipline into the organization and execute at a higher level in our own financial operations.”

Oracle and Tata Motors have migrated the automotive giant’s entire Dealer Management System (DMS) to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). The migration of this system to OCI will help boost the operational efficiencies of Tata Motors with deeper business insights, greater security, increased flexibility, and cost optimization.

Kooksoondang, a leading Korean producer of traditional rice wines, including yakju and takju, has switched from software vendor annual support to Rimini Street for its SAP ECC software.

Bulletproof, a global design innovator, will utilise Screendragon’s agency management software to develop operational excellence as the company continues to grow and scale worldwide.


OrderWise announced the last update of 2022, v22.12. The release includes updates to the hand held android application, adding quarantine options and the ability to print labels via a mobile printer. There are also improvements to job number assignments in the purchasing, sales, and price list functions. Courier integration is again enhanced with improvements to the integrations with TPN, APC Hypaship, and Maxoptra. There are several other minor enhancements as well.

Pandle published a roundup of the new features it has added during the year. These include its Mileage tracker, improvements to bank feeds and reconciliation, a more flexible UI, and measures to reduce VAT registration errors in Pandle.

ERP news from the week beginning 12th December 2022

PSA PPM and Work Management news from the week beginning 12th December 2022



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