Enterprise 2.0 News

13.05.2021
Worksome, that runs a platform to connect freelancers looking for professional roles with employers needing tools to find and manage freelancer talent, has closed a $13 million Series A. Worksome focuses on helping medium/large companies — who are working with at least 20+ freelancers at a time — fill vacancies within teams rather than helping companies outsource projects. It says it’s seeing traction with large enterprise customers that have traditionally used Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to manage and pay external workforces — and views employment agency giants like Randstad, Adecco and Manpower as ripe targets for disruption.
12.05.2021
Cisco buys startup Socio, which helps plan hybrid in-person and virtual events. Socio provides a missing hybrid event management component for the company to add to its Webex platform. The goal appears to be to combine this with the recent purchase of Slido and transform Webex from an application mostly for video meetings into a more comprehensive event platform. Socio was founded in 2016 and raised around $7 million in investment capital, according to Crunchbase data. It has a prestigious list of enterprise customers that includes Microsoft, Google, Jet Blue, Greenpeace, PepsiCo and Hyundai.
12.05.2021
Stampli, a software platform that optimizes corporate invoice management, has raised $50 million Series C. Stampli turns each bill into a communications hub, connecting the folks in finance to other stakeholders on the purchase, including the vendor. Its system uses machine learning to recognize patterns around how the organization allocates cost, manage approval workflows and determine what data can be extracted from invoices. Stampli has been historically payment-platform agnostic, meaning that its customers could use whatever payment method or provider they wanted. However, in early 2020, Stampli launched Direct Pay, its own payments product that solves some of the stickier problems for the accounting department. This fits into the general trend of seeing modern software companies bake a payments option into their services, adding a revenue stream to their books in the process.
12.05.2021
Zoho has introducing the all-new Zoho Expense - corporate travel and expense management software. Its freshly revamped user interface comes along with role-based access control. The entire application can be customized based on the role of the user: admin, submitter, or approver. This enables a distinct division of roles, where users will only view modules that are relevant to them. The new Trips module streamlines all aspects of business travel—from planning travel itineraries and keeping travel documents accessible to facilitating flight and hotel bookings. And Expense Audit module equips travel and finance teams with the functionalities they need to enforce policies and maintain compliance.
10.05.2021
Blind has carved out a unique niche in the social-networking world. It’s an app of verified, pseudonymous employees talking to each other about what’s going on at their employers, trading notes on everything from layoffs, to promotions, to policies. Part LinkedIn, part Reddit, part Slack — it’s become widely popular among tech workers at Silicon Valley companies and even outside the tech industry, with 5 million verified users. And now Blind has raised $37 million Series C
06.05.2021
Figure, the data-driven platform that aims to help companies structure their compensation plans and transparently communicate them to candidates, has raised $7.5 million in seed funding. Figure's mission is to improve workflows and transparency around pay, particularly equity. Another goal of Figure’s is to help create a more fair and balanced process about decisions around pay and equity so that there’s less inequality out there. Pointedly, it aims to remove some of the biases that exist around those decisions by systematizing the process.
05.05.2021
Tame had a digital event suite for offline corporate events. But with the pandemic hitting, it did a hard pivot into providing a highly customizable virtual events platform, primarily used by companies for their sales events. The result is that it has now raised a seed round of $5.5 million. Tame gives you the freedom to design and manage your virtual events the way you want. With Tame you can fully customise your virtual events and make them fun, engaging & exciting to attend.
04.05.2021
Zoho has unveiled the all-new Zoho Calendar with a completely overhauled interface and new features. It is a unified calendar that will make scheduling easy for you across all Zoho apps. The features like the Smart Add and App calendars, are brought into a clean, more intuitive interface to help your teams manage your schedules more easily. Besides adding a completely fresh look, the new interface offers modern display themes and a dark mode for the night owl in you. The new features include secondary time zone, advanced event search and resource booking, which gives you an overview of all the conference rooms in your office along with the resources and facilities in each room..

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