Dan Jeavons talks about how analytics is helping to deliver transformation at Shell

Dan Jeavons, General Manager, Advanced Analytics Centre of Excellence, Shell talks about how analytics is changing the company. We spoke to Jeavons at Alteryx Inspire after he gave a presentation the deployment of the analytics platform at Shell (see image above). Jeavons spoke about how analytics is now becoming embedded within Shell. He also spoke how the…

SAP buys Gigya for $350 million

SAP is to acquire Gigya. The Martech company is a market leader for customer identity and access management (IAM) solutions. The terms of the deal were not disclosed in the SAP press release. However, The Jerusalem Post reported that SAP paid $350 million for the Israeli founded company. Since its founding in 2006 Gigya has…

Arrival and departure at Sage People

Within a couple of days Sage People (formerly Fairsail) has announced it is launching in Germany and said goodbye to its leader Adam Hale. The leader departs Hale joined Fairsail in March 2014 and led the company through its acquisition and rebranding by Sage to Sage People. He will leave the company as its leader…

Five of the best startups chosen by Oracle

Oracle has announced the first five startups in the Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator program in Bristol. The announcement that Bristol was the location chosen for the UK to host this initiative was announced in January. This followed a successful program in Bangalore that is now spread across the world. Perhaps reflecting some of the future direction where…

TAL group lifts and shifts and extends

Infor has announced that TAL Apparel Limited (TAL) has completed the first phase of its ERP migration to the cloud. The overall project will see TAL Apparel migrate their on-premises legacy Infor M3 Fashion solution to AWS hosted Cloudsuite Fashion. This should be completed by 2019. The first phase involved migrating their existing solution to…

Can Apttus AAI reduce your legal costs?

Apttus has announced that it has released Apttus Contract Management with Applied Artificial Intelligence (AAI). According to Apttus the new solution is part of their top edition and is available as an add-on to other editions. The solution uses Microsoft Azure’s applied AI and machine learning capabilities to deliver several benefits to customers. These include reductions…

Talentia expands elearning and continuous appraisal

Talentia has announced a new release of its HCM solution, version 10.2. The new release builds on the software that was first introduced in 2014. The new release is available this month for those customers with licensed software and on the SaaS platform from November. Key enhancements to elearning There are two major areas where Talentia has…

Oracle entices to cloud with lower flexible pricing

Larry Ellison, CTO Oracle has announced a new pricing scheme for Oracle PaaS and IaaS. Ellison’s message was clear, Oracle will: “guarantee a 50% lower TCO than Amazon” There are two components to the pricing that make this a significant change from before. Existing customers can bring their own licenses to substantially reduce the price of…

Salesforce celebrates Einstein with presents

Salesforce has announced the release of three new Einstein features for Sales Cloud. These are Einstein Forecasting, Einstein Email insights and Einstein Opportunity scoring. The announcement comes about a year after Einstein was first announced. Salesforce also announced a new $50 AI innovation fund. Leveraging the power of machine learning A year after first launching…