Business Leader Interview: Sean Hoban, CEO at Kimble

Sean Hoban is a co-founder and the CEO of Kimble. He has worked in the IT Consultancy sector for over 25 years. In that time he has worked at Oracle and LogicaCMG as well as start-up consultancies and software firms. Prior to co-founding Kimble he was a Director at Edenbrook before its acquisition by Hitachi Consulting. Kimble is…

Ramco strengthens global footprint with HCM win

Ramco has announced that the global shipping company Transworld Group has chosen to implement its HCM and Payroll solution. Founded in Mumbai in 1977 as a shipping agency Transworld Group now operates as a multi-faceted Shipping and Logistics conglomerate. The company is now headquartered in the Jebel Ali Free Zone (Dubai, UAE). It also has offices…

SAP launches S/4 HANA Retail

SAP has announced S/4 HANA Retail for merchandise management solution. The new solution provides a solution for retailers in the digital economy. It delivers an end to end, omnichannel retail ERP solution. Companies such as Benetton, Wilko, Memebox and Zheijang Red Dragonfly have already deployed the solution. Role based and real time inventory management SAP…

Workpack produce second generation WIP Tracker

Workpack Solutions has announced an update to their WIP (Work in Progress) Tracker. The specialist ERP solution created for the packaging industry has strengthened  the modules ability to capture data during the manufacturing process. Additional functionality has improved the visualisation and reporting capability for that data. Douglas Scranton, Senior Software Engineer at Workpack Solutions commented: “Folding…

NRF Foundation launches RISE Up to train Retail workforce

The NRF (National Retail Federation) Foundation has announced a new initiative, RISE Up, to train the next generation of retail workers. The NRF has worked with 21 founding members of the initiative to create the training initiative that also delivers credentials upon completion. The scope of the training includes expertise in areas for those working in…

Infor retail platform wins Crate and Barrel

The new CloudSuite Retail platform from Infor is winning some major new customers including Crate and Barrel. A pre NRF announcement in New York says Crate and Barrel are to help develop the solution. They are also working with Whole Foods Market and DSW Inc, the footwear retailer to develop new features and functionality. Crate and Barrel is a…

Bluewolf shrinkwrap Salesforce for the SMB market

Bluewolf has announced a new program, Bluewolf Go. It helps customers complete a Salesforce implementation within 30 days at a fixed price. There are four options in the program. One is aimed at companies with little or no knowledge of Salesforce. This takes approximately 60 days and costs €40,000. The solution is only available for Sales…

LANDESK and HEAT, what is happening?

Clearlake Capital Group Ltd  announced last week that it had acquired Landesk from Thoma Bravo. The acquisition will see Landesk merging with HEAT Software to create a larger security company.  John Ferron, a Clearlake Operating Advisor and the current CEO of HEAT, will serve as Executive Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors. The combined…

Has Infor broken SAP stranglehold at Ford

Infor has announced that it will implement its warehouse management solution at Ford-Werke in seven European countries. The solution will automate the operating processes that transfer goods between Fords ten cross-docking centers (ODC’s). Historically Ford has operated SAP solutions in both Europe and the rest of the World. A US based SAP implementation for logistics…

Workday shares suspended for Walmart deal

Workday was forced to file a form 8-K yesterday, revealing it had signed a major deal with Walmart (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: NYSE:WMT). The form briefly stated: “Workday, Inc. (“Workday”) announced that Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., a worldwide retailer, has purchased a subscription to Workday Human Capital Management, Recruiting, Learning and Planning. Workday is not updating its…