Enterprise Applications

An A$800 million JobMaker Digital Business Plan has been released to support economic recovery in the wake of COVID-19. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the package is targeted at building on this digital transformation of Australian businesses to drive productivity and income growth and create jobs. The plan includes a controversial Digital Identity system the government says will make it easier to engage “with government services, and in future, the private sector”.

Collaboration software developer Groupe.io has announced the roll out of process automation capabilities to help organizations improve operational efficiency and compliance.

Under a new agreement, NBN Co and CSIRO are to explore skills, infrastructure and support needed by industries to accelerate their digital transformation. The study will combine NBN Co’s deep knowledge of broadband traffic patterns across its national network and CSIRO’s expert analysis and modelling capability.

New Zealand-based voicemail software start-up, Vxt, has expanded its services into Australia after securing NZD$600,000 in seed funding.

Appian has unveiled Appian Connected Claims for insurers. The suite of integrated, modular applications is designed to reduce the operational complexity of insurance claims with a configurable approach that delivers real-time, full visibility into the claims lifecycle.

Appian has announced the publication of Hyperautomation. The book is a collection of original essays from influential technology and business experts examining different aspects of low-code development in the enterprise, and the impact of low-code on the future of business process automation. 

Konica Minolta Australia has announced the availability of Document Navigator, which includes a dedicated accounting module for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs).

Signals Analytics has announces a wide-ranging patent grant from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the automatic extraction of information from unstructured data sources. The company says the patent validates the company's approach to enterprise AI and analytics using external data at scale, while easing the deployment and data management processes that are typically so difficult for companies to navigate.

ABBYY has acquired Pericom Singapore, part of the Pericom Group, a leading solution provider based in Singapore. The acquisition strengthens ABBYY’s presence in Asia Pacific following the opening of its Hong Kong office in 2019, long-established office in Japan, and a strong partner network throughout the region. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

FileBound parent company Upland Software and HP have announced plans to bring Upland’s Document Workflow Cloud solutions onto HP Workpath as part of their continued efforts to modernize the flow of information between paper and digital.