New Years Day 2024 - Image by Annette Meyer from PixabayAnd we are off, a four-day week as week one of 2024 saw a reduced number of announcements from vendors. Enterprise Times published articles that included BGF divesting its investment in KICK ICT after a successful two years with LDC becoming a shareholder. Robin AI raised $26 million as it looks to bring its contract AI platform to market. Deltek announced that it had acquired ProPricer

Mission Control released an update to its PSA solution, adding automated allocation to resource management. Volt appointed its first Marketing Officer.

We published an interview with Kevin Stillwell of SYSPRO EMEA, in which he reveals his growth ambitions for the company in the UK. An interview with Eric Billingsley, GM of SaaS at CloudBees. In which he speaks about how CloudBees is working to support both cloud-native and traditional developers. Varun Goswami, Vice President of Product Management at Newgen Software offers a tip about how to move in your career from product development to product management.

Opkey published the 2024 state of ERP testing report. Peninsula Group, the HR and health & safety services firm, published findings from a survey that looks at the challenges and priorities for employers in 2024.

Enterprise Times collated predictions from industry leaders from several ERP vendors, including Infor and Rootstock.

Other news included:


ASUS announced that its latest 32-inch 4K monitorProArt Display PA32UCXR will be available from 24th January. As part of the launch, ASUS has partnered with Adobe to offer a ProArt Display PA32UCXR, (worth US$397.44). The Adobe offer is only available in certain regions when purchasing the monitor.

The new 32-inch 4K monitor features mini LED backlighting with 2304-zone local dimming. A peak brightness of 1600 nits, and up to 1000 nits sustained brightness without partial patch limitation. PA32UCXR boasts 99% Adobe RGB and 97% DCI-P3 gamut.

It is designed for post-production workflows. Each monitor is factory pre-calibrated to guarantee Delta E1 colour accuracy. And features a built-in motorized flip colourimeter along with Auto Calibration and Self Calibration functionality for convenience. PA32UCXR works with ProArt Calibration software. As well as third-party offerings such as Calman and Light Illusion ColourSpace CMS to ensure professional-grade colours. Two Thunderbolt 4 ports and a host of other connectivity options enable seamless and efficient creative workflows, making this monitor ideal for content creators.

The monitor targets three specific use cases: colourists, filmmakers & video editors and designers and photographers.


Percipient, the UK-based Sage partner, published a blog that took a look back at its success in 2023. During 2023, Percipient sold its Sage X3 division, reflecting the decline of that Sage stalwart as the company focused on Sage Intacct. The launch of applications like Sage Intacct Manufacturing perhaps convincing Percipient that Sage Intacct was the better bet in the future.

The firm also achieved a record year for customer success stories. With companies such as Broster Buchanan, NQ64, Lakeland Leisure Estates and many more sharing their stories. Percipient also celebrated its 20th anniversary and yet again won several Sage partners awards, including the “Sage UKI Industry Specialist Partner of the Year FY23” award in December.


Betway SA20, the South Africa 20-over cricket tournament, has announced that Zoho is now its official business technology partner. League Commissioner Graeme Smith said, “Partnering with a leading business technology brand such as Zoho represents an important step in our continued commitment to innovation, operational excellence.

“Their extensive suite of applications, backed by years of research and development, will not only elevate our digital capabilities and ability to scale but also streamline our operations, to a benefit e fans and stakeholders alike.”

Zoho has shown its low cost, and a comprehensive list of over 50 applications, has found increasing traction in the South African market. It launched Zoho Sign at the start of 2023. It held a Zoholics conference in August, bringing together many of the thousands of users based in the country. Companies using Zoho include Payfast, RSAWEB, and Quicket.

Andrew Bourne, Regional Manager, Zoho Africa, commented, “Zoho is committed to aiding local businesses in their digital transformation journey by providing better access to user-friendly, scalable, and enterprise-grade technology. Our suite of 50+ business applications, developed through decades of research and development, seamlessly integrates, helping businesses bring their operations onto a single platform. This eliminates issues like data silos and integration hassles.

“Zoho has witnessed remarkable growth in South Africa over the past year, with more local businesses embracing cloud technology to scale their operations. We are delighted to partner with the Betway SA20, continuing our commitment to expanding our on the ground presence in the country.”

The second season of the T20 league commences on January 10th. When defending champions Sunrisers Eastern Cape take on Joburg Super Kings at St George’s Park in Gqeberha.

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