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Top WorkTech News From the Week of November 17th: Updates from Celonis, Sage, Appian, and More

WorkTech News November 17th

WorkTech News November 17th

The editors at Solutions Review have curated this list of the most noteworthy WorkTech news from the week of November 17th. This round-up covers announcements and updates from companies like Celonis, Sage, Appian, 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 November 17th.

Top WorkTech News From the Week of November 17th, 2023

ActivTrak Introduces New AI Capabilities to its Workforce Analytics Solution

ActivTrak, a workforce analytics cloud solution, has announced a new AI feature for its platform. The new feature can automatically detect and classify the use of AI tools and websites to help businesses manage and improve their AI adoption efforts across the workforce. Additionally, this AI-powered auto-classification enables brands to track how their employees are using AI, what tools are being used the most, identify areas for improvement, and mitigate potential security and privacy risks, including the use of unauthorized AI tools.

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Appian Announces New Features for its Platform

Appian, a business process automation solution, has announced the latest version of the Appian Platform for AI process automation. The new release is built to empower business and IT leaders with the tools they need to streamline processes, enhance user experiences, and support better business outcomes via data-driven decision-making. The update also includes a preview of Appian’s self-service analytics (SSA) capabilities, enabling users to extract additional insights from Appian’s Data Fabric. Other updates to the Appian Platform include more accurate document extraction capabilities, faster language translations for apps, and expanded user interface (UI) controls.

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Celonis Expands its Solutions with New Process Intelligence Technology

Celonis, a process mining solution provider, has launched the Process Intelligence (PI) Graph, a new technology designed to capture and unify an organization’s process data. The new functionality—announced at Celosphere, the company’s annual user conference—is a system-agnostic digital twin that uses machine learning to enrich internal process data, providing businesses with a single process intelligence layer capable of supporting improvements, automations, and system transformations across applications. Celonis also announced several enhancements for its platform, including the Process Copilot, Studio, Transformation Hub, and Process Adherence Manager tools.

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Celonis Acquires Symbioworld GmbH

Celonis also announced its acquisition of Symbioworld GmbH, an AI-driven Business Process Management (BPM) software provider. As part of the transaction, the companies launched an enhanced version of the Process Cockpit tool, which merges live process insights with data gathered by Symbio. This provides users with a unified experience that enables compliant process execution and integrates core process KPIs and insights with customer process models and guidelines. Organizations can also use this joint solution to provide managers and employees with a unified end-to-end process experience for deploying process best practices that align with real-time performance metrics.

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Epicor Acquires Elite EXTRA

Epicor, an industry-specific enterprise software provider, has acquired Elite EXTRA, a cloud-based last-mile delivery solution provider. The acquisition will expand Epicor’s ability to help customers in the “make, move, and sell” industries simplify their last-mile logistics efforts and improve their ability to compete in hyper-competitive markets. Elite EXTRA’s solution portfolio is built on a service-oriented architecture, which makes it easy to scale and integrate with other ERP, POS, and e-commerce systems. The solution is already integrated with Epicor Vision and will eventually be integrated with Epicor’s other ERP and industry productivity solutions.

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Sage Releases New Features for its Sage Intacct Solution

Sage—an accounting, financial, HR, and payroll technology provider for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs)—has released several new updates for Sage Intacct. The new features will provide companies with more automation, deeper insights, and stronger compliance, which will help users increase productivity, streamline business processes, and extract meaningful data insights. The specific features introduced include Sage Intacct Advanced Ownership Consolidations, Sage Intacct Project Intelligence, Sage Intacct Ministry Intelligence, PwC Control Insights for Sage Intacct, and Sage Intacct 1099 E-filing Powered by TaxBandits.

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Zoho Expands its Finance Platform with New Features and Extensions

Zoho, a global technology provider, has expanded its Finance Platform with a new, dedicated developer portal with over two hundred extensions, now available in the Zoho Marketplace. It also launched Zoho Practice, an end-to-end practice management solution that provides accounting professionals with document management, task management, client management, timesheet, and billing management capabilities. These additions will help Zoho strengthen the ecosystem of its Finance Platform, making it easier for its users to tailor their applications to their needs, collaborate with their accountants, and enhance their overall operations.

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The Great Eight: How Manufacturers Benefit From CPQ Software, by Bo Gyldenvang of Tacton

As part of Solutions Review’s Contributed Content Series, Bo Gyldenvang, the CEO of Tacton, outlines eight ways that CPQ software can help manufacturers improve their processes. These include better sales efficiency, deal margin protections, improved customer satisfaction, enhanced order accuracy, faster staff training, streamlined quoting, accelerated ROI, and more consistent processes.

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Unlocking the Potential of Intelligent Automation (IA) in the Cloud, by Adam Lawrence at SS&C Blue Prism

As part of Solutions Review’s Contributed Content Series, Adam Lawrence, the VP of Cloud Solutions at SS&C Blue Prism, dives into the things companies can do to unlock the potential of intelligent automation (IA) technology in the cloud. In the article, Lawrence talks about the value of evaluating your current environment, why planning is the most important thing you can do, and how to tell when it’s time to “flip the switch.”

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What is Augmented Reality in the Manufacturing Industry?, by Wendy Mlynarek at DELMIA

As part of Solutions Review’s Contributed Content Series, Wendy Mlynarek, the Strategic Business Development Director at DELMIA, provides a definition of augmented reality, outlines what makes it unique, and explains what role it can play in the manufacturing industry.

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