Tags: SaaS

Sage looks to the future

Three years after its first Capital Markets day, Sage held Capital Markets day 2018 in London this week. Stephen Kelly, CEO, Sage Group Plc introduced his strategic plan and mission for Sage for the next few years. He also took a little time to look back on the achievements to date. Kelly reiterated that “It…

CAI eats up Food Connex

CAI Software LLC has announced the acquisition of Integrated management Solutions (IMS). IMS is the company behind Food Connex, a software company whose product, Food Connex is targeted at distributors and processors in the food industry. James H. McCooey, President and Chief Executive Officer for CAI said: “With over 75 years of combined management experience…

SAP acquires recast.AI and invests in France

SAP is looking to France for a new generation of innovation. It has announced the acquisition of the French start up Recast.AI and is planning to incubate 50 more. Using the SAP.iO Fund, it will also invest in French start ups in their seed funding or Series A rounds. It will also spend €150 million…

Eastwind storms onto SaaS

Cybersecurity breach analytics vendor Eastwind Networks has announced its new Software as a Service (SaaS) Platform. Eastwind for SaaS is aimed at customers who want to use SaaS to deploy their own applications. It will sit alongside Eastwind’s other SaaS solutions such as G Suite, Office 365, Dropbox, Box and Salesforce. As well as support…

Russell raises the roof with Infor

Infor has announced that Russell Roof Tiles is upgrading its Infor software to CloudSuite Industrial. Russell Roof Tiles first implemented Infor Syteline in 2011. As a manufacturer of roof tiles it saw the advantage of moving its systems to the cloud with the original installation. This was a client server installation with a full client…

BDO sees platform strength of Unit4 PSA

Unit4 has announced of its first major wins since its acquisition and rebranding of Assistance Software in 2017. BDO will replace its in-house developed system with the Unit 4 PSA suite. This is not a deal that would have happened quickly. However, it is vindication of the strategic direction that Unit4 has taken since the…

SAP to accelerate customer migration to the cloud

SAP has announced the Upgrade2Success program. It’s intention is to migrate customers with on-premises SAP ERP Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions to the cloud. It is surprising that it has taken this long for SAP to formally announce such a program. In comparison, Infor announced its Lift and Shift program more than two years. According…

Oracle makes bid for Aconex

Oracle is back on the acquisition trail with a bid for project management collaboration software, Aconex. It has offered AU$7.80 per share in cash valuing the business at around AU$1.6 billion (US $1.2 billion). The deal is subject to regulatory approval and other closing conditions It should complete in the first half of 2018. A…

Infor continues to perform in cloud

Infor announced its Q2 2018 results this week. It is successfully continuing its transition from a legacy on-premises software provider to a cloud based model. It now receives more that 64% of its license revenues from cloud bases subscriptions. Overall its total revenues grew 7.3% year on year. While traditional perpetual license revenue fell by…

Accelo finds new growth through advocacy

Accelo has announced in a blog a new partnership with Business Success Systems (BSS) based in Victoria, Australia. The announcement does not appear to see BSS as a new channel partner, looking to resell and implement Accelo but rather as a referral partner. Accelo has two types of partner, certified and referral. It currently has…