Fall October Image by jplenio from PixabayLast week, SAP made a series of announcements aimed at accelerating the migration of customers to S/4HANA. SYSPRO announced a partnership with SugarCRM that will see an improved integration and co-selling. Infor announced the expansion of its formal partnership with Deloitte to the Nordic region. Infor announced the latest release of its different industry ERP CloudSuites.

Pick of the week

Duncan Angove, CEO, Blue Yonder
Duncan Angove, CEO, Blue Yonder

BlueYonder made a series of announcements as it held ICON London this week. Duncan Angove, CEO of Blue Yonder, stated, “The era of point solutions is over. The era of rigid, monolithic applications is over. You can no longer just dip your toe in AI as a test or experiment. The proliferation of the cloud has paved the way for an interoperable suite of composable microservices on one common supply chain platform that embraces both predictive and generative AI and can scale using the power of the internet as an infinite supercomputer.

“This can be attributed to recent advances in technology, including generative AI and infinite computing, as well as our expanded partnerships with Accenture and Snowflake, which were announced earlier this year. Blue Yonder is truly building the supply chain operating system for the world.”

The firm will launch a major update at the end of the year, which will include the first set of interoperable solutions across planning, warehouse, transportation, and commerce. The company also highlighted improvements to its customer experience initiatives.

Blue Yonder also announced that Suomen Osuuskauppojen Keskuskunta (SOK) has chosen to digitally transform its assortment capabilities with Blue Yonder’s assortment management solution powered by Luminate Platform.

Blue Yonder and Giant Eagle announced that the two companies are working together to digitally transform the multi-format retailer’s space management capabilities.

Blue Yonder also announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Doddle. A leading first and last-mile technology business that Tim Robinson and Sir Lloyd Dorfman co-founded.


Rick Turco has joined Project44 as Chief Revenue Officer.


Besides the updates to its CloudSuite solutions, Soma Somasundaram, President and CTO of Infor, also published a blog explaining how the recent platform updates have been infused into the ERP updates.

Infor Nexus and LSQ, a leading provider of working capital finance and payments solutions, announced an agreement that provides the Infor Nexus network of suppliers access to early payments through an LSQ FastTrack supply chain finance program.

Spinnaker Software announced a significant update to its services portfolio in response to growing customer demand. It added three new features to its third-party support package: Spinnaker Shield, Spinnaker Intelligence and Spinnaker Link.


Teva, a global leader in generic and innovative medicines, has achieved a 0.005% incident rate by leveraging FourKites’ global carrier visibility solution, NIC-Place.

Rambase published an interview with Mads Bårdsen, Managing Director at pump manufacturing company Ydra, who has used Rambase ERP for three years with great success.

Tata Projects Limited – one of the fastest-growing technology, engineering, procurement and construction companies in India – is accelerating its business transformation journey. By leveraging the RISE with SAP solutions and surrounding cloud solutions.

ToolsGroup has been selected by Grupo Mercury, the Latin American business group dedicated to the import and marketing of wholesale electronics products. To help tailor inventory to demand for enhanced customer satisfaction, support business objectives, and accelerate business growth.


Deltek announced that its TIPQA Web Connector 1.0 is now certified by SAP as integrated with cloud solutions from SAP.

ECI Software officially launched the mobile app for ThermoGrid, its contractor management software for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Focused on HVAC, plumbing, electrical and residential service contracting.

Nextworld and Demand Driven Technologies announced the launch of Nextworld ERP and Intuiflow. In a seamless experience for manufacturing companies to manage their supply chains.

Sage launched Sage Construction Management, which adds cloud preconstruction and project management capabilities to its industry-leading construction portfolio.

At SAP Connect Live, SAP announced new business AI and user experience innovations in its comprehensive spend management and business network solutions. This will help customers control costs, mitigate risk and increase productivity.

Simpro released Simpro data feed 3.34 and Simpro Mobile 10.11. The former added information icons in the data extraction tab, and the latter has improvements to the Purchase Order UI.

Xero announced it has implemented a Generative AI (GenAI) solution in Xero Central. This is to help deliver accurate support answers faster for its millions of customers and users.

Nigel Piper, Executive General Manager of customer Experience at Xero, said, “Xero strives to be at the forefront of innovative customer experience, and this is a significant step towards our goal to build a support model which brings together the best of digital experiences powered by human capability. It’s really about making it as simple and intuitive as possible for customers – whether they’re small businesses or accountants and bookkeepers – to find the information they need to solve their problem so they can get back to running their business or supporting their clients.”


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