Enterprise Applications

With COVID-19 significantly increasing the pace of innovation, the beginning of 2021 had witnessed a strong rebound in software spending across ANZ. According to IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Software Tracker, 1H2021, the total ANZ software market reached US$7.5 billion, showing a double-digit annual growth in both countries.

Esker has released  “2021 State of Finance Report: Digital Transformation & Business Disruption.” The survey reveals that most finance and accounting professionals have undergone at least partial digital transformation, however, the industry is still heavily lacking the next step: a comprehensive automation overhaul of business processes.

Elearning vendor D2L has published new research which reveals that while three quarters (75.15 per cent) of respondents agree digital learning enhances the quality of higher education, there remains an urgent need to increase resources, support and digital upskilling for teachers and academics across Australian and New Zealand (A/NZ).

With the rise of remote work over the past 18 months, the use of Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams has exploded. Microsoft reports that roughly 50% of 365’s 260 million-plus commercial users now use Teams, although some experts place the number of users closer to 300 million.

Sixty percent of workers said new software had occasionally or frequently frustrated them within the past 24 months, according to a new survey by Gartner, Inc. In fact, 56% of users said new software had made them wish management would bring the old system back.

​Bonitasoft has announced the launch of its new open-source digital process automation platform, Bonita.

Microsoft Teams is the hub for teamwork within Microsoft 365. From Meetings, calling, and chat, to content collaboration, apps, and workflows, users are fast becoming accustomed to the productivity Teams provides. Rapid adoption means many are needing to address Microsoft Teams governance retrospectively.

Global consulting firm Capgemini has completed the acquisition of Australian Microsoft solutions provider Empired, bringing an additional 1100 consultants to the organisation, in Australia and New Zealand.

Legal technology company Lawcadia and technology partner FYB have announced the release of a deep integration with Micro Focus Content Manager (formerly TRIM) in response to high demand by Government legal teams for streamlined, connected solutions that enable them to maintain compliance with records management legislation.

Immuta has announced the findings from its 2022 State of Data Engineering Survey, which examined the changing landscape of data engineering and emerging challenges as companies shift data management workloads to the cloud.