March Glory of the snowdrop Image by Mabel Amber from PixabayNetSuite launched a new education platform NetSuite MyLearn. It contains both free and chargeable elements. Rockwell Automation published the 8th Annual State of Manufacturing Report. Plex launched the previous seven editions. The report examines how manufacturers leverage technology to improve profitability, sustainability and organisational resilience. Dext has announced the appointment of Stephen Edginton as Chief Product and Technology Officer.

SAP will sell its stake in Qualtrics to Silver Lake and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments). Enterprise Times published an interview with Charlie Platt, Managing Director of Banking at SAP Fioneer.


Microsoft Corp announced the appointment of Sandra E. (Sandi) Peterson, Operating Partner at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, as Lead Independent Director. She succeeds John W. Thompson, who has served as Lead Independent Director or Board Chair since 2012.


The ongoing partnership between Access Learning, a division of The Access Group, and the Charity Learning Consortium will see members of the consortium gain wider access to the learning content library of Access Learning. Access Learning also announced a partnership with Finance Unlocked and Sustainability Unlocked. The partnership will make over 170 of the premium video courses from Finance Unlocked and Sustainability Unlocked available through Access Learning.

Intuit has launched the Coalfield Solar Fund. The fund is a partnership between Intuit, The National Energy and Education Development (NEED) Project, a nonprofit educational organization, and Secure Solar Futures, a provider of on-site clean energy and educational programs to schools and colleges. With its partners, Intuit will create new career pathways and educational opportunities in the solar industry, while also helping reduce carbon emissions.

Odoo announced the opening of its new office in Dubai South HQ. The state-of-the-art facility caters to 600 people and features an open space of 72,000 square feet to accommodate the needs of current employees and the company’s ambitious future recruitment plans.

SAP has closed a new sustainability-linked revolving credit facility with a volume of €3 billion and a tenor of five years plus two one-year extension options. The facility was syndicated among a group of 20 core relationship banks. A possible future drawdown is not bound to any financial covenants. The new facility replaces the existing €2.5 billion facility.


Serta Simmons Bedding (SSB), a leading global sleep company, announced that it is digitally transforming its supply chain planning capabilities with Blue Yonder.

LNS — a manufacturer of a wide range of products designed to optimize the performance, productivity and profitability of manufacturers operating in the machine-tool sector — has opted to deploy Infor M3 CloudSuite.

Bank of Africa United Kingdom, a leading multinational bank specialising in African markets, has migrated its core banking systems to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Hibbett Retail Inc has upgraded its mobile Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service systems and added Oracle Retail Store Inventory Operations Cloud Service to its retail suite of solutions.

JVCKENWOOD Corporation, a leading video, audio and telecommunications manufacturer in Japan, has implemented Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), including Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), to help simplify and standardize financial planning and analysis, increase productivity, reduce costs and improve controls.

myTVS, India’s largest automotive aftermarket digital platform, has selected Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications to unify operations and improve business efficiency.

Silver Fern Farms, New Zealand’s leading sustainable grass-fed meat processor, has selected Oracle Fusion Cloud Human Capital Management (HCM) to help deliver its people strategy and improve the employee experience by empowering and upskilling its staff.

DAB Pumps, a leading manufacturer of water management equipment, has selected the ToolsGroup Demand Planning software. It aims to enhance its forecasting processes and increase planning efficiency to better understand customer demand, higher service levels, and improved profitability.

EZCORP is a leading provider of pawn transactions with more than 1,200 locations and more than 7,500 employees across Canada, Latin America, and the U.S. has selected Workday Financial Management, Workday Human Capital Management (HCM), Workday Adaptive Planning, Workday Strategic Sourcing, and Workday Accounting Center to help support its global growth.


Infor Cloverleaf Integration Suite© is now available in AWS Marketplace. Infor Cloverleaf is a professional-grade interoperability engine for the modern healthcare enterprise. It is the core integration engine for hundreds of customers of all sizes that utilize electronic health record (EHR) solutions, consistently ranked as the top interoperability solution according to Black Book.

Microsoft Corp announced it is bringing the power of next-generation AI to its workplace productivity tools with Microsoft 365 Copilot. Currently, in testing with select commercial customers, Copilot combines the power of large language models (LLMs) with business data and the Microsoft 365 apps to unleash creativity, unlock productivity and uplevel skills. It is embedded in the Microsoft 365 apps people use daily and available within Business Chat.

simPRO 23.1.5 is out. It includes the ability to print and send selected cost centres on quotes and jobs forms, and users can view and re-export transactions to the accounting link. There are several other improvements.

ERP news from the week beginning 6th March 2023



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