Top WorkTech News From the Week of December 8th: Updates from Infor, Automation Anywhere, IFS, and More
The editors at Solutions Review have curated this list of the most noteworthy WorkTech news from the week of December 8th. This round-up covers announcements and updates from companies like Infor, Automation Anywhere, IFS, and more.
Keeping tabs on 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 round-up of vendor product news, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital funding, talent acquisition, and other noteworthy WorkTech information. With that in mind, here is some of the top WorkTech news for December 8th.
Top WorkTech News From the Week of December 8th, 2023
Accenture has announced that it is joining forces with Unilever, a consumer goods multinational. The partnership is part of a strategic initiative that will leverage Unilever’s AI research and implementation of technologies to enhance productivity, support business efficiencies, and accelerate the development of AI-powered innovations at scale. Additionally, Accenture will connect Unilever with its data and AI experts to help it capitalize on Accenture’s ecosystem of partnerships, ventures, and strategic investment in its Center for Advanced AI.
Automation Anywhere, an intelligent automation solution provider, has entered into a multi-year Strategic Collaboration Agreement (SCA) with Amazon Web Services (AWS). The SCA will help Automation Anywhere enhance its generative AI and intelligence automation expertise, enabling it to improve enterprise productivity, maximize business growth, and offer customers more choice, flexibility, and reliability for their generative AI deployments. Automation Anywhere also announced the general availability of its integration with Amazon Bedrock and Amazon SageMaker, which will help businesses develop, train, and deploy machine learning (ML) models.
Infor, an industry cloud solution provider, has formed a new partnership with ETQ, part of Hexagon, an ETQ Reliance quality management system (QMS) provider. The partnership will strengthen Infor’s solution ecosystem for food and beverage, life sciences, fashion, chemicals, and distribution enterprises needing reliable quality management and environmental, health, and safety solutions. The companies will provide organizations with the capabilities they need to manage compliance, reduce risks, and achieve operational excellence across their processes.
IFS, a global cloud enterprise software company, has appointed Max Roberts and Belinda Finch as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Officer, respectively, who will join the company’s executive leadership team. As COO, Roberts will work with IFS’ leadership teams to develop the company’s longer-term strategic product and services portfolios and help develop new strategic alliances and partnerships. Meanwhile, Finch will oversee the continuation of IFS’ digital transformation journey and help the executive leadership team maximize the adoption of AI across the organization.
On December 14th, Solutions Review will be hosting a Solutions Spotlight webinar event with SYSPRO. The webinar will focus on addressing challenges involved with transitioning from an outdated legacy ERP solution to an agile “Next Level” ERP solution. The webinar will also feature a Q&A section with Gavin Verreyne, the Senior Vice President of Professional Services.
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As part of Solutions Review’s Contributed Content Series, Nishant Patel, Founder and CTO of Contentstack, outlines some critical things IT teams need to know throughout the startup, scaleup, and other phases their business may go through. These include the value of documenting everything, prioritizing process optimization, upgrading customer data security, and getting specific about how you reduce risks.
As part of Solutions Review’s Contributed Content Series, Cameron van Orman, the Chief Strategy Officer at Planview, explains why every company should start acting like a software company. The article goes into how agile methodologies emphasize delivering business value, ensuring leadership has visibility into development initiatives, and how connected work helps ensure organizational alignment.
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