March Hare Image by Sven Ziegler from PixabayiCIMS announced the winter release of its talent acquisition platform. Seller Ledger has launched a new eCommerce accounting software platform for online sellers. Clari has updated its revenue operations platform with several improvements to RevAI.

MikMak announced product enhancements to its eCommerce acceleration platform. Creatio has launched Creatio Copilot, built on top of Creatio Studio, its no-code platform, which brings power to the business user. Beekeeper has launched a major update to its solutions with the launch of Frontline Employee Lifecycle Management. Celigo, a leading integration platform as a service company (iPaaS) have announced its latest platform update for March 2024.

Celonis has announced the appointment of Rupal Karia as VP & Country Leader for UK&I. FourKites announced some leadership changes following the departure of Rocky Subramanian.

Azul published a business update for its last financial year. Citing growth following a change in pricing by Oracle for Java. Cint has announced that it will cease the GapFish brand as it looks to create a unified platform and brand in 2024. 1Spatial has published a business update for the financial year ending January 31st 2024 (FY2024).

VinciWorks revealed that businesses are not prepared for the EU AI Act and other AI legislations. In a piece of research that could alarm some. Software AG research has identified a common challenge caused by the rapid expansion of technology in today’s businesses: chaos! Apadmi has published its Apadmi Digital Customer Loyalty Report 2024, which outlines how the digital loyalty landscape is changing. Research conducted by Censuswide, commissioned by customer service software provider Odigo, has identified significant benefits of customer services.

Yooz announced that Truck Zone, a Canadian commercial vehicle repairs and part company, has leveraged its AP automation platform. Primer, the unified infrastructure for payments and commerce, has announced a new partnership with GetYourGuide.

Enterprise Times sat down with Scott Sellers, President, CEO and Co-Founder of Azul. To talk about the company and the state of Java. Enterprise Times spoke to Bernadette Bulacan, Chief Evangelist at Icertis. To discuss findings from some recent reports the company has published. JumpCloud CTO Greg Keller recorded a podcast with Enterprise Times. The podcast discussed the challenges of Active Directory (AD) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).


ASUS made a series of product announcements last week, including:

It launched MDS-M700 — an all-new medical box PC, expertly engineered to deliver exemplary performance and service in diverse healthcare settings. It has an ultra-low noise level of 45 dB and a seamless one-piece cover. MDS-M700 helps to maintain a hygienic environment with resistance to alcohol. Making it ideal for sterile settings such as surgery centres, operating rooms and training facilities.

ASUS launched the ExpertBook B9 OLED. A class-defining business laptop meticulously crafted from premium magnesium-lithium alloy. To push the limits of lightness for ultimate portability and durability — elevating it to the status of the world’s lightest 14-inch OLED business laptop, weighing a mere 990g.

ASUS announced BIOS updates that enable support for up to 256 GB of memory on its Intel 700 and 600 series motherboards that use DDR5 modules.

It announced the new Zenfone 11 Ultra during a dedicated online launch event. Co-CEO S.Y. Hsu, ASUS, stated, “With Zenfone 11 Ultra, ASUS provides users with premium design, a flagship camera, AI features, and a longer battery life. In short, Zenfone 11 Ultra is everything a flagship phone in 2024 should be, and it will provide the greatest benefit to the end user.”


Ruiz Food Products, Inc. (Ruiz Foods), a frozen food manufacturer specializing in Mexican food products, has migrated its entire Infor product platform to the cloud. It has been an Infor customer for over 20 years. Using Infor Optiva, M3, Supply Chain Planning, Factory Track, and EPM. With its hardware infrastructure near the end of life, in 2022, it decided to move to the cloud.

Michael Warter, Ruiz Foods’ SVP/CIO, “It was the strategic technology benefits that gave us the impetus to move. It had become very clear over the past several years that Infor was investing significantly in its cloud offering and that most of its latest innovations were coming out for cloud. In order for us to stay strategically aligned with Infor, we needed to move to the cloud to access the solution’s absolute latest capabilities. The move is a win-win because we are saving a considerable amount of capital, which we’ve been able to redirect to other initiatives, while staying aligned with our technology partner.”

Working with Infor, it migrated in several phases, though it immediately saw benefits, including better profitability from the migration.


Makip revealed that yet another fashion company in Japan, Bring, has implemented Unisize on its eCommerce site to help customers find the correct size. Bring has an impressive recycling operation. It aims to recycle 52 tons of clothes annually to create polyester and other materials to make new clothes.


Monta, in partnership with Grid Beyond, has launched PowerBank in the UK and Ireland. PowerBank is a grid services technology that detects imbalances in the electrical grid. And briefly pauses current EV charging sessions to help prevent power blackouts in exchange.

Already rolled out in the Nordics, it aims to reduce potential imbalances in the grid that EV Charging can create. Alex Iriondo, Grid Services Product Expert at Monta, said, “With almost 20 unique grid imbalances in 2023, it is clear that the UK’s ageing grid is not ready for increasing demand, highlighting the importance of innovative grid services, such as PowerBank, which helps to reduce pressure during periods of high demand.

“There is a great opportunity for EVs to serve as flexible assets to the UK’s grid if charging is managed correctly, and Monta is proud to be supporting the UK’s sustainable transition to EVs through continuous innovation, developing features and making them accessible to our users.”


Following on from its announcement that Moody’s had improved its credit rating, the company has now revealed that S&P Global has improved the credit rating of Unit4 from CCC+ to B-, reflecting Unit4’s improved operating performance in 2023.

Matt Bagley, Chief Financial Officer, Unit4, said, “We are delighted to have had our credit rating upgraded and secured a positive outlook by S&P Global Ratings. This validates our growth and efficiency strategies and underscores the steps which Unit4 has taken to support customers as they transition to our SaaS-based offerings. The shift to SaaS has driven our growth in cloud revenue, transforming Unit4 to a recurring revenue business model.”


IT Finance Services has partnered with Yooz to bring its Purchase-to-pay solution to the legal market. David Gallagher, CEO of ITFS, commented, “This partnership signifies our commitment to delivering innovative IT solutions to the legal market. By combining our expertise with Yooz’s advanced automation platform, we aim to elevate financial operations for legal practices, driving efficiency and fostering growth.”

Céline Duplessis, P2P – AP Automation consultant for Yooz, commented, “Partnering with IT Finance Services is a strategic move to empower legal professionals with cutting-edge automation solutions. We are excited about the possibilities this collaboration holds for transforming financial processes in the legal sector.”


Following its results, Workday celebrated the addition of several large professional services firms. mainly accounting firms, in 2023. These have selected Workday Financial Management, Workday Human Capital Management (HCM), and Workday Professional Service Automation (PSA).

Organisations selecting Workday included Aprio LLP, Armanino LLP, Ascend Partner Services LLC, Bishop Fleming LLP, Bonadio & Co., Mazars Germany, UHY Advisors, and Wipfli LLP. Existing customers BDO and RSM have also expanded their use of Workday products.

Patrice Cappello, Managing Director Professional Services Industry, Workday, commented, “Many accounting firms today are running on highly customized, legacy systems that are reaching end-of-life or are expensive, inefficient, and difficult to maintain. Workday has prioritized investments in specific product functionality to solve the unique challenges accounting firms face. And with Workday AI and Workday PSA, our customers have access to the data they need to better serve their clients.”

News from the week beginning 4th March 2024



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