Tulips April Image by Julita from PixabayAt SuiteConnect London, Evan Goldberg, Founder and EVP Oracle NetSuite, provided the keynote address at the SuiteConnect 2024 event in London. Oracle NetSuite also launched the NetSuite Analytics Warehouse Multi-Instance Connector.

Certinia has announced the latest release of its software. The spring 2024 release contains improvements across PS Cloud, ERP Cloud and CS Cloud. Deltek has announced Dela, an AI-powered intelligent business companion.

Tricentis, the software testing automation and software quality assurance platform, has added Copilots to its AI solutions. Salesforce has announced that Slack AI is now available as an add-on to all paying Slack customers. Kantata announced a significant update to Kantata SX PSA. Hectare has announced Advance Pay. With cash flow often a key issue for farmers, Advance Pay enables them to receive up to 80% of their grain contract payments upfront.

commercetools announced a series of enhancements, solutions and partnerships to enable businesses to solve increasingly complex business problems. Gopuff, an Instant Commerce platform, has launched Powered by Gopuff, a logistics and technology platform. Innominds has announced the availability of iDhi, which is an enterprise and industrial IoT Edge Compute box.

Care Home directory provider Autumna, announced significant revenue growth for the last two years. PeerDB has raised US$3.6 million in seed round funding. On its mission to help Postgres users move very large volumes of data at ultra-high speed. Dot Compliance, the vendor behind the first ready-to-use compliance software for Life Sciences, has raised $17.5 million in an extension to its Series B funding round.

Monta signed a partnership with Austrian headquartered go-e, a leading provider of e-mobility solutions. Appian and AWS have signed a strategic collaboration agreement to make generative AI more accessible to business processes. Appian also launched ProcureSight to enable federal procurement professionals to accelerate acquisitions and achieve better outcomes.

Kota, the insurance and retirement benefits technology vendor, has announced a new partnership with UK health insurer Vitality. New data from Adobe, facilitated by Adobe Analytics, reveals that UK online spending reached £8.5 billion in March 2024.

KPMG International announced the appointment of Susanna Crowder as the Global Oracle Business Leader. Creditinfo has announced the appointment of John Cannon as its first Global Chief Customer Officer. Forterro has announced the appointment of Andrew Foster as its new Vice President of Sales for Northern Europe.

NTT has demonstrated the potential for IOWN APN in two tests this week. There is also a podcast with Vito Mabrucco, Chief Marketing Officer, NTT. He spoke to Enterprise Times about the importance of IOWN – Innovative Optical and Wireless Network and how NTT is developing solutions.

Burendo

Burendo celebrated its sixth birthday at its first Burndo Together Conference. Glenn Crossley, Co-Founder and Director of Burendo, commented, “It was fantastic to see so many Burendoers at the celebration. At Burendo, we’re remote-first and highly flexible, it works very well for our team, and we find it the most inclusive way to work, but having the entire team gather to collaborate and celebrate Burendo’s journey was incredible.

“I’m very proud of Burendo’s journey over the last six years. When we started the business, we always wanted to create an inclusive culture that attracted the best talent and allowed us to support businesses across the UK. We have a highly skilled team who delivers value to our clients every day, and we’re still growing. We’re hiring more experts and building partnerships across the UK and beyond. It’s an exciting time.”

Deltek

Deltek has published an interview with Jeanne S. Tebera, PE, CFPS, Principal and Senior Electrical Engineer at HENRY ADAMS, LLC. During the interview she reveals how the company leverages AIA MasterSpec powered by Deltek Specpoint and Deltek GovWinIQ.

Tebera was involved in the design of fire alarm, power distribution, lighting, and lighting controls for the Baltimore Convention Center. MasterSpec was used to help generate the specifications for the organisation’s construction projects. She commented, “MasterSpec makes it easier to create specifications and helps writers ensure they follow the latest industry codes and regulations.”

In addition, GovWinIQ has helped HENRY JAMES across the entire lifecycle of Federal and local governments on the East Coast projects. Tebera noted, “GovWin IQ has been the source for many IDIQ contracts that have resulted in various task order contracts over the years.”

A long standing customer of Deltek, HENRY ADAMS is still seeing great value from using the solutions.

Deltek also announced the latest version of Ajera. The version 10 update includes a new look and feel, which includes the ability to collapse dashboards. Prepopulated timesheets enable users to complete timesheets. The update also includes a new ‘manage projects’ application, making it easier to build out project contracts and cost amounts.

A new Deltek Expense mobile app enables users to create expenses on the go. Deltek has also added integration to Deltek Unionpoint, enabling customers to integrate Deltek Ajera into a range of third-party applications.

Forter

Forter, the Trust Platform for Digital Commerce, announced a series of product updates. Included in the updates is an expansion of its payment solutions to tackle tokenisation.

The update also includes:

  • Alerts within its newly launched Abuse Prevention solution to notify companies of policy-related performance changes.
  • AI insights leverage generative AI, enabling customers to ask natural language business questions. With Forter instantly surfacing rich insights and visualizations while ensuring data remains secure.

Eran Vanounou, Chief Technology Officer, Forter, commented, “Identity is the common thread that connects payments, fraud and abuse. Put simply, you need to know who you’re doing business with. Forter’s latest product releases provide identity intelligence across the digital commerce journey – enabling modern payment architecture that lifts conversion, improving visibility into fraud and abuse and strengthening connections across the ecosystem.”

Infosys

Infosys has announced the acquisition of in-tech, a leading Engineering R&D services provider focused on the German automotive industry. In-tech brings to Infosys marquee German original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) deep client relationships and extensive industry expertise. With a multidisciplinary team of 2,200 people across locations in Germany, Austria, China, UK, and nearshore locations in the Czech Republic, Romania, Spain, and India.

Infosys announced a successful collaboration with Proximus, Belgium’s leading digital services and communications solutions provider, on the ServiceNow platform. Infosys helped Proximus to standardize its existing processes on the ServiceNow platform and transform its customer service management (CSM) operations.

Antonietta Mastroianni, Chief Digital and IT Officer, Proximus, said, “Our collaboration with Infosys marks a transformative leap in reshaping the telecom realm. Infosys’ technical expertise in transforming legacy environments with the ServiceNow platform makes it an ideal choice for collaboration. Together, we will continue to revolutionize service delivery and provide enhanced customer experience.”

Infosys announced the expansion of its existing collaboration with the Financial Times (FT), for advancing education in India. FT will now provide curated content to the registered users on Infosys Springboard. Infosys Springboard is the free digital learning and reskilling platform for students. The users will be able to read FT news stories on different themes. Including India, Education, Work & Careers, Technology, Climate and top trending news stories.

Infosys announced the successful completion of the technology landscape separation program of the Australian express logistics business, Team Global Express.

Infosys leveraged the established blueprints and tools from Infosys Cobalt. These will build on its strategic collaboration with Team Global Express and drive hybrid cloud-powered innovation. The team set up a greenfield technology environment and migrated Global Express’ applications and services to a world-leading sustainable and energy-efficient data centre and public cloud.

Makip

SEPT HUIT Co., Ltd., the company behind the Admiral Official Online Store, has started to use Makip’s Unisize engine on its website.

NetSuite

At SuiteConnect London, NetSuite issued several press releases in addition to those mentioned above. Chris Norfolk, Channel Director, EMEA, revealed that EMEA partner revenue was up by 45% year over year. As the partner network strengthened, partly through the NetSuite certification program.

NetSuite revealed how Bloom & Wild is using the NetSuite integrated business suite to automate and consolidate financial processes. Also gain a clearer view across its global operations, and support its rapidly expanding customer base. Sophia Meadows, VP of finance at Bloom & Wild, commented, “We needed a fully integrated system that could grow with us, and NetSuite is exactly that.

“With NetSuite, all our teams can work together using the same data to bring collaboration to the next level. The information we need is consolidated and available in real-time, which helps us to make better, faster decisions to take our business forward.”

NetSuite also announced that NetSuite Enterprise Performance Management (EPM). Which includes NetSuite Planning and Budgeting and NetSuite Account Reconciliation. This will be available in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).

Panasonic Connect

Research by Panasonic Connect has shown that computer vision technology powered by AI is set to increase productivity by 42% following deployment. Computer Vision enables computers and systems to derive meaningful information from digital images.

It is used across a wide variety of applications, including repairs and maintenance (34%), the production line (33%) and quality control (32%). However, a lack of skills is a barrier to deploying the technology. Other barriers include maintaining Computer Vision knowledge even if attained within the company, and the high cost of implementation.

Margarita Lindahl, Head of AI, PR & Social Media, Panasonic Connect Europe, commented, “The research shows clearly that Computer Vision technology is not just a concept but a present reality that is already steering businesses towards significant productivity and operational gains. Organisations across all sectors that are not yet in the planning stages of deployment are in danger of falling behind. There is also a clear need for specialists, such as Panasonic, to assist businesses in understanding how to deploy this technology effectively and responsibly.”

Panasonic Connect also revealed that it will supply state-of-the-art AV solutions. Including professional displays, broadcast production equipment and projection systems, for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024.

Qumulo

Qumulo announced the Private Availability of Qumulo Cloud Native file system. Customers participating in private availability can now use Qumulo’s Enterprise multi-protocol file system to store, manage, and curate unstructured data at the exabyte scale. While taking full advantage of the scale, durability, and superior economics of their own Amazon S3 buckets from Amazon Web Services (AWS).

TSIA

TSIA published an article by Jack Johnson, VP of Customer Growth and Renewal Research, “Mitigating Customer Churn” Subscription required. The article illuminates areas where companies may use ML and AI to identify risk and promote growth in the installed base.

Workday

Workday has expanded its partnership with BNB and launched a joint service, “BNB Ignite”. The service is designed to help medium enterprises deploy Workday within four weeks.

Gustavo Pavisic, CEO and Managing Partner of BNB, commented, “With BNB Ignite, we are rewriting the playbook for success for emerging and medium enterprises in the digital age. Our strategic partnership with Workday introduces a new era of agility and insight, helping to enable businesses to thrive amidst change with our AI-enhanced implementation.”

Zoho

Zoho announced the latest version of Backstage, its event management platform. Version 2.0 is a comprehensive update packed with features designed to streamline your planning process, maximize engagement, and deliver valuable insights. It also includes a major new feature, Expo Management.

Expo Management helps organisations to manage the complete end-to-end life of an expo. Before the exhibition begins, it can manage partner booths with an interactive floor planner. This will help partners create web pages and enable better communications for the event.

During the event itself, Backstage helps with an appointment scheduler and lead capture tool. Enabling data capture by badges to capture and manage their leads on the go. After the event ends, Backstage assists with follow-up surveys and lead management.

Zoho also released the latest version of Zoho BugTracker. The update includes improvements to the user interface to reduce the number of clicks required to log and track bugs. Developers can now enter bugs line by line on a sheet rather than update a form each time. There are also keyboard shortcuts, eliminating the need to use a mouse.

Also there is an update to the Kanban view enabling users to clone, follow, move, or delete issues and bugs from the Kanban view with a single right click. There is support for additional custom fields, and whiteboards are now enabled by default, allowing for better collaboration across teams.

News from the week beginning 8th April 2024

 

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