August Leo Constellation - Image by Dorothe from PixabayLast week Oracle NetSuite announced that Paysend is scaling its global operations with the help of NetSuite. IFS has announced that Roxtec is another existing customer that will move to IFS Cloud. Enterprise. Enterprise Times also published an interview with Daniel Pell, the UKI Country Manager of Workday.


IRIS Software Group (IRIS) has joined the Institute of Customer Service (The Institute), a renowned professional membership body that promotes service excellence across industries.

NetSuite announced that it is now running in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s (OCI) cloud regions in Toronto and Montreal. This is the first time the NetSuite service is running from data centres in Canada.

Rimini Street reaffirmed its guaranteed availability of 15 additional years of worry-free, significantly improved support and managed services for the tens of thousands of SAP ECC and S/4HANA on-premises licensees. The announcement came as SAP announced innovation and support prices for legacy solutions, concerning many customers.

Sage recently hosted a Sage Pathways work readiness event in Soweto, Gauteng. This Sage South African initiative empowers individuals living with disabilities, who are often underrepresented, to enter the workforce through a 12-month internship program.

Vrakas/Blum Computer Consulting, LLC (VBCC) is to become an early adopter partner of the Sage (Intacct) Sage Distribution and Manufacturing Operations (SDMO) software in the United States.


Grupo Coppel, a Mexican company with more than 80 years of history, has selected Blue Yonder’s OMS to continue the digital transformation of its supply chain.

EFL Global will implement the Infor Nexus platform and join its logistics service provider (LSP) community.

Halo, an advanced GPS wireless dog fence that over 150,000 dogs use, has selected Oracle NetSuite to help build a better world for every dog.

Creative Manufacturing Solutions, a leading precision sheet metal fabrication company, has invested in the Paperless Parts advanced quoting and estimating platform designed for manufacturers.

AI Engineering Services Limited (AIESL), a one-stop-shop for all engineering requirements, will deploy Ramco Systems Aviation Suite V5.9.

L3Harris Technologies has selected the RISE with SAP solution to help power the aerospace and defence company’s enterprise transformation initiative to streamline its ERP systems.

Garrett Brands LLC, dba Garrett Popcorn Shops and Frango Chocolate, has selected ToolsGroup Service Optimizer 99+ (SO99+), a suite of planning functions encompassing Demand Forecasting & Planning, Inventory Optimization, and Replenishment to support its increasing growth while achieving its high standards for product freshness and customer satisfaction.

Workday announced continued momentum in the state of Texas, with the cities of Amarillo and Austin and the counties of Bell, Galveston, and Nueces selecting Workday applications. They join more than a dozen local government and special district organizations in Texas deploying or in production with Workday, including the cities of Arlington, Dallas, Garland, and Georgetown.

Financial Reports

Blue Yonder

Blue Yonder released its Q2 2023 Company Highlights and the industry trends that matter most heading into Q3 2023. During the quarter, it added 42 new customer logos.

Product releases included deep meta-learning in its Demand Planning solution and it is looking to make a generative AI user experience live in its Luminate platform. It also hired its first chief sustainability officer, Saskia van Gendt.

Industry trends include:

  • More Retailers Experimenting With AI
  • Back to School, Spending Will Be Robust
  • Increased Shopping at Discount Stores
  • Climate Change Will Impact Logistics at Ports
  • Manufacturers Working To Reduce Inventory Backlog
  • Manufacturers Are Reconfiguring Supply Networks Due to Political Sensitivities
  • CPG Manufacturers Are Reducing Package Sizes

Duncan Angove, CEO of Blue Yonder, commented, “As AI gains broader understanding and adoption, we will see more and more companies using it. With the growing volume and complexity of data, AI allows for quicker processing and analysis to help accelerate the decision-making process. With the promise of increased speed, companies can be better prepared to plan and pivot supply chain operations as quickly as the market evolves. As we look to launch supply chain assistants utilizing generative AI technologies, we will transform the user experience with guided decision-making and process automation, taking our solutions to the next level.”

Ramco Systems

Ramco Systems announced results from Q1 of the fiscal year 2023-24. Revenues were US$ 17.08 million, up 11% year over year, with a net loss of US$ 5.72 million after tax. The quarterly order bookings stood at USD 23.14m.

P.R. Venketrama Raja, Chairman of Ramco Systems, said, “Our thrust on building an in-depth offering embedded with future-ready technology is not only pushing boundaries but also ensuring reliable and timely delivery, making a tangible impact on global enterprises. With a positive momentum in revenue along with our ability to deliver seamless experiences through innovation and excellence, we optimistically look forward to the following quarters.”


Hansaworld announced standard ERP version 2023-07-23. Besides bug fixes, there is multi-language support in documents, improvements for point-of-sales touchscreens and a new multi-company payroll summary support. Localisation improvements were included for Brazil, Kenya, Norway, Paraguay, Portugal, Saudi Arabia and South Africa.

MYOB has delivered its first two major feature releases with Flare since acquiring the HR fintech in September 2022. Novated Car Leasing enables significant savings for small and medium-sized business employees (SMEs), and a Benefits app unlocks deals and discounts from major retailers.

Odoo added new localisation for the Phillippines. Odoo Accounting now complies with the Bureau of Internal Revenue. Odoo can also generate an Excel file directly from your Accounting app containing all the information you need to complete the BIR 2307 (Certificate of Creditable Tax Withheld At Source).

Simpro announced several updates to Simpro Premium as part of its 23.3.4 release. The update includes improvements to the Asset List Report, email templates and bulk management of job cards. There is now automatic syncing for catalogues and supplier invoices with Galvins Plumbing for Australian organisations.

ToolsGroup has partnered with River Logic, Inc, a global innovator in advanced analytics for planning and decision support. Combining River Logic’s advanced supply chain design and production capabilities with ToolsGroup’s award-winning demand planning, inventory optimization, and supply planning capabilities, customers can now benefit from a more comprehensive supply chain planning solution.

Zoho has renamed Zoho Tasks as Zoho ToDo. As part of the renaming, it will shortly announce a full-blown visual dashboard, and the ability to publish tasks to a wider audience.

ERP news from the week beginning 31st July 2023



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