Crocus February Image by 👀 Mabel Amber, who will one day from PixabayNetSuite issued a flurry of announcements this week. Enterprise Times also published an interview with David Stephans, CEO of Rootstock, as it prepared for growth in 2023. No appointments this week after the flurry of new hires and announcements in January.

Pick of the week

NetSuite held SuiteConnect London, an in-person event which welcomes customers, prospects and partners to hear the latest news from Oracle NetSuite. Evan Goldberg led the keynote, and NetSuite did not disappoint with a flurry of news and customer stories in the keynote and separate announcements. It included several product announcements specifically for UK customers, including the launch of the NetSuite Analytics warehouse in the UK. The company also unveiled new connectors for Shopify and ShipStation for UK Customers.

There were new updates to NetSuite Planning and Budgeting. The latest updates to NetSuite Planning and Budgeting will help UK organisations make data-informed decisions by providing the flexibility to adjust budgets and forecasts as change happens.

NetSuite revealed how Crumbl Cookies moved from multiple instances of QuickBooks to NetSuite to manage its business and help it to scale up.

World of Beer Bar & Kitchen, a purveyor of the craft beer experience, has selected Oracle NetSuite to help it scale to meet soaring customer demand for its hundreds of unique beers and rotating taps.

Oliver Bonas, an independent British lifestyle store, has selected Oracle NetSuite to help deliver its unique fashion and homeware to more UK customers.

The Folio Society, an independent publisher of beautifully illustrated hardback books, deployed Oracle NetSuite with the assistance of SANSA Solutions to support its ambition to deliver iconic literature to more readers worldwide.

Audioboom, the global podcast publisher, is using Oracle NetSuite to help support its mission to make podcasts more accessible and profitable for podcasters and brands.

The company also celebrated the growth and success of its partner ecosystem.


Aptean entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Drink-IT, a provider of enterprise resource planning software specifically tailored to the needs of beverage manufacturers such as breweries, distilleries, bottlers and wholesalers. Drink-IT is a subsidiary of the NORRIQ Group.


FreshBooks announced its successful completion of the Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 1 certification. It further enhances the company’s commitment to data security and protection.


Transsion Holdings, a smart device manufacturer, has effectively addressed the ever-increasing complexity of its product, business model, supply network, and dynamic demand after implementing Blue Yonder’s supply planning solution, part of Luminate Planning.

Baker Tilly US, LLP (Baker Tilly) announces the implementation and launch of IFS Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software for UK-based Pragmatic Semiconductor Limited (Pragmatic), a world leader in ultra-low-cost flexible electronics.

Nova Systems, a global engineering services and technology solutions company, has selected Ramco Systems  Aviation M&E MRO Suite V5.9. Nova Systems General Manager Aerospace Capability Cher Min Teo said: “We were looking for an aviation-specific MRP that would provide the platform for us to build and scale our aviation solution and services business. We selected Ramco’s suite after a comprehensive evaluation of various suppliers and systems.”

WebREPS, a  wholesale distributor of HVAC parts and equipment, has launched a B2B commerce site powered by QAD Digital Commerce.

Globe Union, a market leader in kitchen and bath products, has selected Rimini Street to effectively resolve quality, cost, and talent shortage challenges caused by waning vendor software support. It has switched to Rimini Street for Oracle EBS software support.

SAP SE announced a strategic partnership with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a leading science and technology company, to drive sustainable business practice innovation jointly. The partnership will further accelerate the migration of Merck systems to the cloud with RISE with SAP, a core element of which is SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

emh homes extended their Totalmobile solution to include fully integrated job management and lone worker protection capabilities.

GSG Architecture has selected Unanet CRM to complement its existing Unanet ERP AE solution and integrate all its business processes, from new business proposals to invoicing.


Workday announced a $250 million expansion of its Workday Ventures fund. The additional $250 million investment capital from Workday into Workday Ventures, the strategic capital arm of Workday Inc, builds on the company’s solid performance and is the latest step in its journey to shape the future of work.


SAP announced the general availability of SAP Signavio Process Explorer. The solution organizes and centralizes collective knowledge from thousands of transformation projects delivered by SAP and its partner ecosystem.

simPRO announced details of version 23.1.3. The release lets customers customise the information displayed in quotes/jobs tables in the Customer Portal with a new “Modify table view”. There is an update to the simPRO End User License Agreement, which enables customers to opt into research. When importing inventory parts, customers can mark them as a one-off item if they wish. There were several other minor improvements as well

ERP news from the week beginning 30th January 2023



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