Xero takes huge step on US payroll

Xero has announced another significant step towards full payroll compliance for is US client base. It is delivering support for draft previews of W-2 and 944 forms using live data. Historically companies have had to wait until January when the forms are available to view, confirm and file.  The problem was that with the filing date…

So who are the leaders in EAM

Gartner has recently published its Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Asset Management Software (account required). Eleven companies make the list which focuses on vendors who support large asset intensive organisations. The eleven are: Infor, IBM, SAP, IFS, Mainsaver, eMaint, Oracle, ABB, Schneider Electric, ABB (Ellipse) and Ramco Systems. The report is also available from some vendors,…

EY and Concur unite to help business travellers

Concur, a SAP company and EY have developed an offering that will help business travellers manage their immigration compliance risks and tax liabilities. The new solution will be available on the Concur App center for both Concur and EY clients. It is not currently visible on the App center though. This is the latest extension…

Salesforce and Deloitte search for talent in new places

Salesforce has announced a new initiative with Deloitte to help people find jobs through a new training initiative. The pilot program is launching in Indianapolis, Indiana and will look to train 500 workers over the next three years. The Salesforce Pathfinder Training Program will provide particpiants with the skills needed to obtain Salesforce Administrator and Salesforce…

Upland spends $50 million on Qvidian

Upland Software has announced the acquisition of Qvidian Corporation for $50 million. This is the largest acquisition in Uplands history and will add $19.5 million annualized revenues to the company. Qvidian provide cloud based RFP and Sales proposal automation software to more than 1,000 companies worldwide. Jack McDonald, chairman and CEO of Upland Software commented:…

Tieto turns on intuitive Workday HCM

Tieto is an IT software and services company operating primarily in the Nordics with around 1,000 customers. It has 4,000 employees around half of whom work in the Nordics area. The remainder are based mainly in Poland, Czech Republic, India and China. They have a presence in 20 countries. ET spoke to Katariina Kravi, Executive…

GDPR: Changing the ways businesses interact with their customers

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect in the UK from 25 May 2018. This affects all businesses small or large, that holds personal data, and you need to start preparing now. The government has confirmed that the UK’s decision to leave the EU will not affect its commencement, so you need…

It’s all about nonconformity

Infor has announced the latest generation of its Enterprise Asset Management solution. Version 11.3.2 is focused on two main areas, nonconformity functionality and mobility. The update is generally available in the cloud as well as part of Infor CloudSuite Facilities Management. Nonconformity improved The primary area that Infor has improved is in the treatment of equipment…

Epicor has global push

There is a pattern emerging from Epicor about their global expansion. ET spoke to Hesham El Komy, senior director, international channels at Epicor Software this year to clarify our understanding of the channel strategy. When he joined Epicor in February 2016 it became clear that the US centric organisation had an international channel that was…