fall autumn Image by Valentin Sabau from PixabayWorkday made several announcements at its annual Rising conference, including new AI solutions and a partnership with ADP; more below. Sage forged a global partnership with Swoop, the one-stop shop for business funding. SAP announced Joule, a natural language, generative AI Co-Pilot, to help organisations transform their operations across their application portfolio. SYSPRO unveiled version 8 2023. A major release containing a mix of new and updated functionality and platform enhancements, including security, integrations, and intelligence.

Enterprise Times also published a podcast with Guy Armstrong, Senior Vice President for Oracle Cloud Applications Business in the UK and Ireland, conducted at Oracle Cloudworld.

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At Workday Rising, the global leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, made several announcements. It unveiled several AI solutions, including:

  • Generative AI capabilities to address common business challenges
  • The Workday AI Marketplace for customers to identify and select proven, trustworthy, and responsible AI and ML apps within the Workday ecosystem
  • Workday AI Gateway within Workday Extend enables developers to build intelligent and responsible apps using Workday AI
  • New generative AI capabilities in Workday Adaptive Planning
  • Manager Insights Hub is a new Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) solution that delivers a simplified and elevated manager experience powered by AI
  • Manager Insights Hub is a new Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) solution that delivers a simplified and elevated manager experience powered by AI
  • A deeper partnership with ADP, Google and AWS

Carl Eschenbach, Co-CEO of Workday, commented, “More than 10,000 organizations around the world rely on Workday to manage their most valuable assets – their people and their money. They trust Workday to provide powerful, responsible, transparent solutions that will propel their businesses forward. Today, we’re reinforcing that trust by sharing cutting-edge solutions that will completely transform the way our customers do business. With the power of AI and ML and an ecosystem of industry-leading partners, we are writing the playbook for the way the future works.”


Advantive has acquired Proplanner, a leader in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES).

ToolsGroup announced the acquisition of Evo, a provider of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) solutions for business performance optimization. Integrating Evo’s responsive AI solutions with ToolsGroup Service Optimizer 99+ (SO99+) and JustEnough solutions will offer customers the most efficient, real-time supply chain and price optimization solution available.

Visma has acquired Silverfin, a Belgian-based cloud-native provider of post-accounting software, including accounts preparation and related workflows.


IRIS Software announced the appointment of Alys Reynders as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).


The Access Group has been awarded Malaysia Digital status by Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), the government agency leading the digital transformation of the Malaysian economy.

FourKites has opened a new global headquarters in the heart of downtown Chicago. The state-of-the-art facility, with sweeping riverfront views, provides a beautiful, modern workspace for employees to collaborate. FourKites also opened a new Asia-Pacific headquarters in Chennai’s DLF Cybercity.

Xero announced it has signed a new three-year global agreement with PrimeGlobal. This will empower its member firms to adopt and use Xero’s cloud accounting solutions. Helping their clients grow and succeed. PrimeGlobal is an association of independent accounting and business advisory firms comprising more than 300 highly successful independent member firms across 112 countries.


Legal software provider Access Legal has joined forces with The Dorset Law Society – one of the UK’s oldest regional law societies. To offer dedicated services and tailored support to help law firms throughout the county of Dorset deliver practice and client excellence.

BIC, a world leader in stationery, lighters, and shavers, at its plant in Bizerte, Tunisia, has celebrated one year of using Plex MES from Rockwell Automation.

Hexagon US Federal, an independent subsidiary of Hexagon Corporation. Which is exclusively focused on bringing the broad range of Hexagon technologies to the US Federal government and its partners. It has selected Deltek Costpoint GovCon Cloud Moderate (GCCM). This will be its cloud-based accounting solution after an extensive review of other options on the market.

Dairy processor Cremo SA has selected Infor CloudSuite Food & Beverage. The company is implementing Infor’s cloud-native and purpose-built food and beverage industry solution to optimise its processes. And ensure that product quality is always up to the highest standards.

El Florido supermarket chain has chosen the Infor WMS (Warehouse Management System) solution to optimize its operating times throughout the supply chain. Infor partner Cerca Technology, a leader in cutting-edge technology for supply chains in Latin America, will implement the solution.

Online Supermarket Flink chose Oracle Retail Merchandising and Oracle Fusion Cloud Financials. This will help its customers tap their way from aisle to aisle to get the goods they need.


Genius ERP 15.2 included integrated credit card processing and updates to its sales functionality, good receiving and finance functions.

Jobber announced an integration with DocuSign eSignature. With this integration, home service pros, such as landscapers, plumbers, HVAC technicians, and painters, can save valuable time collecting client signatures and be automatically notified when moving work forward.

Intuit has launched two additional QuickBooks Payroll plans in Canada. It has added Payroll Premium and Payroll Elite to Payroll Core.

PDI Technologies announced new solutions and programs to connect operations and address critical industry challenges. These expanded offerings include  PDI Point of Sale (POS), PDI Firewall as a Service – Small Branch. Also, PDI Retail Site Management Subscription, four PDI Sustainability Partner packages and new PDI Enterprise programs for operational efficiency.

Simpro Simtrac 5.3 adds a capability to manage maintenance for vehicles without trackers.

Zoho announced the localisation of the Zoho Finance Suite for Germany. Localisations include Zoho Books, Zoho Expenses, Zoho Billing, Zoho Invoice and Zoho Inventory.

ERP news from the week beginning 18th September 2023



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