Category: Business

ThinkHR delivers risk and safety platform

ThinkHR has announced the general availability of ThinkHR Risk and Safety Resources. It forms part of the Workplace Pro platform. Reducing risk and improving Safety ThinkHR expects this platform to help clients reduce or mitigate risk in their businesses and improve their safety records. This has a secondary factor of often reducing costs. A UC…

Blockchain is coming to telecoms

Japanese technology giant SoftBank is partnering with US telco Sprint and software company TBCASoft to develop a blockchain solution for telecommunication carriers. The three companies will collaborate on research and development. The results will see TBCASoft, a new start-up business, develop a cross-carrier blockchain platform. The press release is light on detail around the platform. This…

Aptean on acquisition hunt

Aptean has announced the acquisition of irms|360 Enterprise Solutions for an undisclosed amount from Upp Technology. Will Vista Equity now keep possession of Aptean? Reuters recently reported they were looking to sell for $1bn including debt (source:Reuters) What are they buying? Aptean already has several supply chain products. This includesRoss ERP, Ross Supply Chain Planning, IMI Supply…

Sage fund to help small non-profits

Sage has announced that it has set aside $1 million to help fund initiatives in non profit organisations across the World. The amount equates to about £800,000 and will be donated in grants between $5,000 and $35,000. Global not just UK While the press release states that the fund is available to applicants in the…

Private Equity gets Blockchain technology

Northern Trust and IBM have announced the first commercial deployment of blockchain technology for the private equity market. The goal is to increase security and transparency of asset management and trading. The solution was jointly developed by Northern Trust and IBM using the open source Hyperledger Fabric. It is deployed by Unigestion who are based in Geneva, Switzerland.…

How should Infor spend the Koch $2 billion

Infor has announced the completion of the $2 billion investment from Koch Equity Development LLC . In a short press release the company said the finance would help to “accelerate innovation, expand distribution, and continue disrupting the enterprise applications industry.” The question is what will Infor do now? The press release focus on the past, indicating that…

Startups get legal help to Grow

Commercial law firm Browne Jacobson is launching a new service for startups. It is targeting startups that it believes have high-growth potential with its new Grow service. Grow launches on Thursday 23rd February at the NewFinance FinTech Open Mic event. Browne Jacobson will provide a dedicated lawyer, below partner level, to work with qualifying startups. A statement…

Fairsail surges forward, clear seas ahead

Fairsail has announced the completion of a successful 2016. The full year results saw them hit £10 million in revenue (US$12 million). The company has doubled its workforce since 2013 to 135. Based in Reading, UK, it opened its second US office in Chicago, IL, and brought on board Rebecca Foreman Janjic to its advisory board.…

Entrepreneurial Spark fires up jobs

Entrepreneurial Spark Powered by NatWest, part of the embattled RBS Banking group, has published its Impact Report 2017 today. The report focuses on the success of the Entrepreneurial Spark scheme for start-up and scale-up businesses. Among the successes the report lists are £151 million in investment raised and that 85% of businesses are still trading.…

Apttus brings end to contract woes

Apttus has announced Intelligent Import this week, a product created in collaboration with ABBYY. Its purpose is to automatically ingest contracts into the Apttus contract management solution. The solution automatically scans, loads and analyses components of each document. The problem For companies deploying a quote to cash solution, including contract management, there is the headache…