Tea Time August Image by Yukihide from PixabayLast week, news from ERP vendors ahead of Labor Day included IFS announcing the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Falkonry Inc. for its time series AI suite. Deltek appointed Dean Tilsley as its Chief Financial Officer. Xero has published findings from a survey about adopting AI amongst small businesses and published a guide about using AI by Accountants and Bookkeepers.

Enterprise Times also published an interview with Corey Tollefson, President of Worldwide Field Operations and Chief Revenue Officer at Blue Yonder.


CAI Software LLC has acquired Minotaur Software, a software vendor specialising in software for growing food manufacturers with as few as 6 users. Brian Rigney, CEO of CAI Software, said, “Combining CAI Software and Minotaur brings key granular information for food manufacturers of all sizes to make more informed and timely business decisions in this ever-changing business environment.

“As we bring the companies together, we will continue to collaborate with our customers to develop solutions purpose-built to serve the unique requirements of this industry. I look forward to working with the entire Minotaur team as we enter our next chapter of growth.”


Aptean announced the appointment of Miguel Gernaey as the company’s new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

Exact announced the appointment of Sophie Wildeboer as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and head of its marketing department. She will join the executive committee.

SAP appointed Walter Sun as the Global Head of Artificial Intelligence. He will join SAP on September 1 from his current role as Vice President of Copilot Applied Artificial Intelligence for business applications at Microsoft. SAP also announced the appointment of Gina Vargiu-Breuer (48) to the Executive Board of SAP as Chief People Officer and Labor Director, effective February 1, 2024. She will succeed Sabine Bendiek, who will leave the company by her request on December 31, 2023.

Simpro announced Jason Penkethman will join the executive team as its new Chief Product Officer.


Acumatica has agreed to sponsor top INDYCAR driver Scott McLaughlin. The agreement will cover McLaughlin’s participation in an upcoming 2023 IMSA race and includes a personal services and ambassador relationship with McLaughlin in 2024 and 2025.

Esker announced the creation of a Cybersecurity Committee within Esker’s Supervisory Board. The new committee comprises Esker Supervisory Board members Steve Vandenberg, a Global Black Belt with Microsoft’s Security Solutions Area, and Nicole Pelletier-Perez, a long-time IT professional. Its mission consists of reporting on the work of Esker’s Security team and familiarizing Board members with the cybersecurity landscape, assisting them in making informed decisions.

SAP SE and Google Cloud announced an expanded partnership to help enterprises harness the power of data and generative AI. The companies will combine their integrated open data cloud using the SAP Datasphere solution with Vertex AI to launch new generative AI-powered industry solutions, starting with automotive. Introducing new capabilities to help customers improve sustainability performance.

Vogsy announced that it has once again received ISO 27001 and SOC 1 certifications. These certifications demonstrate VOGSY’s commitment to data security and its ability to protect customer data.


Azentio announced that its enterprise resource planning platform – Azentio ONEERP, has successfully gone live at Al-Hosn Investment SAOC (HIC).

Riverina Water, Australia has deployed Infor CloudSuite Public Sector Customer and Billing modules as part of its ambitious digital transformation project, with early, positive signs for the organisation that will have a flow-on effect on customers set to reap the rewards of real-time transaction capabilities anywhere, anytime and on any device.

Surface Art, Inc. has selected the Tesserae Tile and Floor Covering enterprise solution built on the Nextworld no-code platform.

Pandle has published an interview with Jack Graham, Managing Director of Raccoon on the Run Video Production and Editing Ltd, who talked about how Pandle helps run the business.

Swedish automotive part manufacturer Setrab partnered with Ariser to help them deploy Rambase ERP.

Accuray Incorporated, a global leader in radiotherapy technology, has deployed SAP S/4HANA Cloud through the RISE with SAP solution with the help of Cognizant.

Tasmanian Irrigation has implemented TechnologyOne’s Enterprise Asset Management, a cost-effective solution to manage 18 complex irrigation schemes statewide. The organisation already uses TechnologyOne’s finance, HR, payroll, and supply chain management solutions.


HansaWorld revealed version 2023-08-15 of its software. This is mainly a bug-fix release, with a few minor improvements to usability.

Infor announced the availability of a dedicated interface between Made2Flow, a tech company specializing in analysing and validating environmental data in the fashion industry, and Infor product lifecycle management (PLM).

Katana announced an integration with Intuit QuickBooks. It will enable businesses to effectively connect their inventory and accounting operations to the cloud while tracking real-time omnichannel order fulfilment and production.

Rimini Street announced the expansion of Rimini Support™ for SAP products, including SAP Industry Solutions such as:

  • SAP IS-Aerospace & Defense
  • SAP IS-Apparel & Footwear
  • SAP IS-Automotive
  • SAP IS-Banking
  • SAP IS-Healthcare
  • SAP IS-Higher Education
  • SAP IS-Insurance
  • SAP IS-Media
  • SAP IS-Mills
  • SAP IS-Mining
  • SAP IS-Oil
  • SAP IS-Public Sector
  • SAP IS-Retail
  • SAP IS-Telco
  • SAP IS-Utilities

Simpro Data Feed 3.2 can now enable the creation of purchase orders for Simpro Premium customers.

ERP news from the week beginning 21st August 2023



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