Top WorkTech News from the Week of March 25th: Updates from Anaplan, FinancialForce, Pega, and More
The editors at Solutions Review have curated this list of the most noteworthy WorkTech news from the week of March 25th. This roundup covers new announcements and updates for companies like Anaplan, FinancialForce, Pega, Workday, and other brands in the marketplace.
Keeping tabs on all the most relevant ERP and BPM news can be time-consuming. As a result, our editorial team aims to summarize the week’s top headlines in the enterprise technology marketplace. The Solutions Review editors will compile a weekly roundup of vendor product news, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital funding, talent acquisition, and other noteworthy WorkTech information.
Top WorkTech News from the Week of March 25th, 2022
Accenture, a global professional services company, has announced its acquisition of Alfa Consulting, a consultancy specializing in operations strategy across capital-intensive industries. With this acquisition, Accenture will reinforce and expand its supply chain capabilities in Spain, México, and Portugal. Alfa Consulting’s consultants will join Accenture’s Supply Chain & Operations function and help clients improve their customer-centered supply chain segmentation, procurement transformation, resilience stress testing, end-to-end supply network visibility, and sustainable supply chain strategies.
Anaplan, a cloud-native business performance orchestration platform, recently announced that it’s entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Thoma Bravo, a software investment firm. The all-cash acquisition is valued at approximately $10.7 billion at $66 a share. Thoma Bravo will use its experience and resources to help Anaplan accelerate its strategy, grow its platform, brand reputation, and time to value, and attract and retain new customers, employees, and partners. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2022, and upon completion, Anaplan will become a privately held company.
FinancialForce, a provider of business applications for finance, service, and customer success teams, has announced the launch of FinancialForce Planning, a new and “all-in-one” platform for financial analysis and planning. The new solution will equip users with a single, connected platform for controlling their planning processes, building what-if scenarios, promoting enterprise-wide collaboration, avoiding departmental silos, understanding historic business performance, and accelerating company-wide decision-making and growth. FinancialForce Planning is available now.
Pegasystems has revealed details on the newest edition of Pega Infinity, a software suite designed to help businesses create workflows, deploy apps, and develop better experiences for customers. The latest version, Pega Infinity 8.7, introduces new applied AI, automation, and modern cloud-based architecture functionalities. With 8.7, Pega Infinity users can monitor customer engagement, create industry-specific “micro journeys,” use historical data to predict customer needs proactively, and utilize the redesigned Robot Studio to develop bots in less time. Pega Infinity 8.7 is available now.
Michaels, Ross, & Cole (mrc), a software development company, recently announced the launch of Report Designer, bringing new reporting tools and enhancements to its m-Power Development Platform. The m-Power platform provides businesses with enterprise low-code development tools to create web applications like business intelligence, customer portals, workflow apps, executive dashboards, database front-ends, etc. With the launch of Report Designer, m-Power adds a third level of reporting capabilities to its platform to help users of all experience levels create reports of various complexities and types in minutes without coding.
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