Enterprise 2.0 News

27.07.2021
Zoho Invoice will now be completely free for all small and medium-sized businesses. By making Zoho Invoice free, Zoho is doubling down on its commitment to empower the SMB community. The developers will continue to invest in updates and features that will improve user experience with Zoho Invoice as they aim to make invoicing as simple as possible.
23.07.2021
Microsoft has acquired identity and access management (IAM) startup CloudKnox Security. CloudKnox helps organizations enforce least-privilege principles to reduce risk and help prevent security breaches. The company’s activity-based authorization service will equip Azure Active Directory customers with granular visibility, continuous monitoring and automated remediation for hybrid and multi-cloud permissions. In addition to Azure Active Directory, the company also plans to integrate CloudKnox with its other cloud security services, including 365 Defender, Azure Defender and Azure Sentinel. Microsoft also recently acquired IoT security startups CyberX and Refirm Labs as it moved to beef up its security portfolio.
23.07.2021
Slack set the standard in many ways for what knowledge workers want and expect out of a workplace collaboration app these days, but a lot has been left on the table when it comes to frontline workers. Yoobic, which provides an app for frontline and service workers to manage tasks, communicate with each other and management, and also go through training, development and other e-learning tasks, has picked up $50 million. Yoobic works with some 300 big brands in 80 countries altogether covering a mammoth 335,000 locations in sectors like retail, hospitality, distribution and manufacturing.
23.07.2021
With the pandemic forcing people online, more brand-oriented SMM platforms such as Sprinkler, Sprout Social and Hootsuite have obviously risen in use, but so did traffic to Oktopost, a much more B2B-oriented proposition, and today it's rising $20 million. Oktopost’s schtick is that it is an enterprise-grade platform for B2B marketers to curate content, organize, and manage campaigns for corporate social media accounts, employee advocacy and social selling. It can also handle social listening and analytics. It also boasts native integrations with Adobe’s Marketo, Salesforce’s Pardot, HubSpot, and CRM systems such as Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics. Oktopost’s customers include Fujitsu, Mitsubishi Electric, Xerox, SWIFT, ACI Worldwide, ContentSquare, ChargeBee and SUSE.
23.07.2021
R-Zero, a pandemic-era biosafety company, announced the acquisition of CoWorkr — a company that develops room occupancy sensors. The acquisition marks a shift in focus for R-Zero as people return to work, vaccines are rolled out and companies that sprung up in response to the COVID-19 adapt to another phase of the pandemic. With the acquisition of CoWorkr, R-Zero plans to develop an internet of things-style sensor network to manage both personnel and cleaning in the workplace, says R-Zero founder Grant Morgan. The company is moving beyond simply disinfecting air and surfaces, and will focus on managing the flow of people (and the viruses and bacteria) in public spaces.
21.07.2021
French startup Spendesk, that focuses on all things related to spend management, has raised $118M. Originally founded in startup studio eFounders, the startup first offered virtual and physical company cards for employees. While corporate cards are quite popular in the U.S., many small and medium companies in France can’t give a card to every single employee. By combining a SaaS platform with corporate cards, it opens up a ton of possibilities. For instance, you can create an approval workflow for expensive purchases. You can set different budgets for different teams. Over time, Spendesk has expanded beyond cards to manage expenses and invoice processing. It tries to automate some repetitive accounting tasks as well. Employees are automatically reminded that they have to attach a receipt for each transaction. You can export everything to Xero, Datev, Sage, Cegid or Netsuite.
21.07.2021
Soldo, which provides a platform to issue employees with prepaid company cards that are linked through to an automated expense management system, has closed $180 million in funding. Soldo currently has some 26,000 customers, ranging from small- to medium-sized businesses, through to midmarket enterprises and up to large multinationals across 30 countries, with Mercedes Benz, GetYourGuide, Gymshark, Bauli, and Brooks Running among some of the more popular of them. Alongside that, by way of APIs, it also integrates with the popular accounting packages used by organizations today — NetSuite, QuickBooks, Zucchetti and Xero, along with options to connect Soldo to more than 50 expense management platforms including Concur and Expensify.
20.07.2021
Employment Hero, an automated human resources, payroll and benefits platform for SMEs, $103M USD. Employment Hero will continue focusing on Malaysia and Singapore until the end of this year, while looking at ways to cross-promote SEEK’s products and services in Asia. After that, it plans to localize Employment Hero for Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Vietnam. To localize the platform, Employment Hero starts with employment contracts, policies, leave rules and pay rules. Then it integrates with tax authorities and pension funds, before focusing on local benefits providers to get discounts on nondiscretionary expenses for users, like health insurance and mortgages.

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