Category: Business

APAX Partners buy back into ERP

Apax Partners has bought ECi Software solutions. This sees a return by the private equity company to the ERP space. They sold Epicor in July 2016 to KKR. In a second announcement Exact has announced that they have also sold their US ERP businesses Macola, JobBOSS and the MAX to APAX Partners. They will combine…

Estonia’s e-Residency extends its reach

The popularity of Estonia’s e-Residency increases. Not only is it becoming more popular, especially with Brexit fearful Brits, but new banking and payments services attach themselves to extend the attractions. In May Holvi, a fintech company from Finland, launched borderless digital banking. Now international payments company Paymentwall has launched a service called ‘Passport’ in collaboration with…

Investing in the future, the responsible way

At Inforum 2017 I had the opportunity to talk with Martine Cadet, VP Global Talent Enablement at Infor. She joined Infor from Microsoft and took on the role of developing the Infor Educational Alliance Program. She initially put was in charge of the Infor Education Alliance program. Infor has a unique if at times disjointed…

Retail – evolve or die

Retail is changing and a new report by SD Worx highlights some differences across Europe. The report in ebook form is available in Dutch, French and English. It is based on a survey of 473 interviews carried out in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, the UK and Germany. Interviewees were Retail Managers. How valid was the survey? There…

Is Epicor struggling for new partners

Epicor announced that it has started a new partnership with Clear Business Outcome Ltd(CBO). The press release goes on to state that this marks a continued commitment to channel growth for Epicor. Stuart Hall, Sales Director for the UK and Ireland, Epicor Software commented: “We are delighted to be formally partnering with long-standing consultancy Clear…

Rimini Street continues to rocket

Rimini Street has announced yet another impressive set of results. This is its 46th consecutive quarter of sequential revenue growth. Revenue for the quarter increased to $52 million, a quarterly increase of 37% and only just below the 42% from last quarter. When compared to Q1 2016, the growth trajectory has slowed a little (down…

Rimini Street announces new home in Sao Paulo

Rimini Street has announced the opening of a new larger office in Brazil. The company has seen good success in LATAM with more than 140 customers in the region. These are not just satellite offices for US multinationals but also local companies. They recently completed the switch over of support for Petrópolis Group who continue to use…

Tableau acquires natural language interface

Tableau has announced today the acquisition of ClearGraph. Based in Palo Alto ClearGraph was founded in 2014 by Andrew Vigneault, CEO and Ryan Attalah. It raised $1.5 million in seed capital in October 2015 led by Accel Partners. It also won a Celent model bank award for their banking implementation in April this year. The…

Ackman promises to unveils ADP problems

Correction below : Please see comment at bottom of article The battle to influence ADP by the billionaire Bill Ackman continues with Pershing Square naming and nominating three directors to the ADP board. This could be seen as a climb down by Ackman after he previously requested to nominate five several  directors and potentially moving…