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Cloud accounting software Pandle hits 20k users

Pandle, the UK’s No1 cloud accountancy software company, has smashed the 20,000 users milestone just three years after its launch. Created by accountant and tech entrepreneur, Lee Murphy, Pandle is a free online software package. It’s popularity stems from its simplicity: it is the perfect tool for beginners with limited accounting experience. The intuitive design provides a valuable support to small businesses and freelancers helping them to... more Read more »

Coleman Research launches research interactions platform - creating one venue for managing all aspects of analyst access and meetings

Coleman Research, a leading global provider of primary research, today announced the launch of Coleman Exchange, a cloud-based software platform that helps research providers and the buy-side manage key aspects of the research interactions life-cycle.  With Coleman Exchange, users can use the platform for marketing availability, scheduling, managing subscriptions, and invoicing for analyst access and meetings.  The platform also provides... more Read more »

CloudMargin Named Collateral Platform Provider of the Year in Custody Risk Global Awards

CloudMargin, creator of the world’s first and only collateral and margin management solution native to the cloud, has been named Collateral Platform Provider of the Year in the Custody Risk Global Awards 2018. The awards ceremony took place last night in London following decisions by a judging panel of industry experts assembled by Custody Risk. Read more »

BMC Software brings the brains to cloud management on Microsoft Azure

Across areas of enterprise technology investment, 19 percent of spending goes to cloud-related services currently. According to Gartner, that will rise to 28 percent by 2022, with prominent growth in enterprise IT spending on cloud-based offerings. In the second quarter of 2018 alone, businesses spent over £15 bn on cloud computing infrastructure.  Read more »

3 steps to gaining control over SaaS spending

Managing SaaS spend hasn’t been easy but has quickly become business critical. According to Gartner, as much as 30% of software licences are wasted through insufficient licence management, and with the average organisation using around 13 cloud-based apps, the cost of that wastage is spiralling. Spreadsheets, calendars and single sign on are no match for the constant influx of new cloud apps, of which many can be unsanctioned. Adding SaaS apps... more Read more »

CloudTrade migrates to Microsoft Azure

CloudTrade, the leading provider of e-invoicing, e-order and complex data capture services, today announced that it will be launching a public cloud-based service to meet global demand for its unique document management solutions.The ongoing migration will help CloudTrade to meet growing demand for its services and leverage Microsoft’s cloud platform, Azure,taking advantage of a variety of benefits, such as secure geo location, geo replication... more Read more »

IHS Markit Transforms Derivatives Post Trade Processing with New Cloud-Based Platform

IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, today announced that MarkitSERV has introduced new, cloud-based technology for post trade processing of OTC derivatives trades.  Called TradeServ, the new platform launched in September for matching, confirming and clearing trades of non-deliverable forwards (NDFs). Read more »

Oracle and B-Hive launch a fast-tracked monetization ecosystem program for fintech startups/scaleups

After announcing their Fintech Innovation Program collaboration in July, Oracle and B-Hive are taking their next step to jointly launch a fast-tracked monetization ecosystem program for mature startup and scale-up fintechs, called Fintech ScaleUp. Registration opens today and the program will kickstart in January when Oracle and B-Hive will select 15 startup or scale-up fintechs in two program sessions that will take place in Brussels and London. Read more »

Orica Partners with Cognizant to Cloud-Enable IT Infrastructure for a Globally Connected Enterprise

Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) has been selected by Orica (ASX: ORI), one of the world's largest manufacturers of commercial explosives and innovative blasting systems, to migrate Orica's IT infrastructure to the cloud. Read more »

Claranet: Human error is to blame for poor cloud security, not the infrastructure itself

Global technology services provider points to automation and fully-accredited partners as way to avoid cloud security vulnerabilities A lack of knowledge and an overreliance on manual change processes is leading many businesses to jeopardise the security of their cloud deployments, global technology services provider Claranet warns today. Read more »

Budget is a boost for economy through help for entrepreneurial micro-businesses, but has “sting in the tail” for many contractors says cloud accountants Pandle

Lee Murphy, the founder of cloud accounting software Pandle (www.pandle.co.uk), an accountant and tech entrepreneur, said: “Brexit is bearing down on us, whether it is next March or drifts off to later in the year, and there were some good measures to make sure the most flexible and successful sections of the economy are able to fire on all cylinders to offset any temporary shock to the economy from leaving.” Welcome boosts for innovation and... more Read more »

Amex Ventures invests in Cloud Elements API Integration Platform

Cloud Elements, the leading API integration platform for digital products, announced today that it has raised a new funding round from American Express Ventures, the strategic investment group within American Express. Amex Ventures joins existing investors Harbert Growth Partners, Rally Ventures, Access Ventures and Grotech Ventures, in backing Cloud Elements. Cloud Elements will use capital from this round to continue its growth trajectory by... more Read more »

FreeAgent agrees new partnership with Alchemy Accountancy

Innovative cloud accounting provider FreeAgent has agreed a new partnership with an ambitious new practice backed by two of the leading names in the UK accounting industry. FreeAgent has joined forces with Alchemy Accountancy - a new venture backed by Nixon Williams founders Alan Williams and Andy Nixon - in order to help support small business owners and help them navigate the forthcoming Making Tax Digital (MTD) legislation.  Read more »

Appsbroker Launches Cloud Data Platform to Deliver Lower-cost Market and Reference Data

Appsbroker, one of Google's largest European Premier Cloud Partners, today announced the launch of Appsbroker Cloud Data, the first native Google Cloud market data platform. Appsbroker Cloud Data delivers buy-side and sell-side firms greater flexibility in accessing market data at a lower cost compared to existing offerings, removing the dependencies on legacy market data infrastructure and proprietary distribution technology. Read more »

Finastra collaborates with Collenda to provide loan application and management in Germany

Finastra today announced its collaboration with Collenda (formerly ABIT Group), a German software and consulting firm specialising in credit, debtor and debt management. Finastra’s Fusion Essence in the cloud solution will be seamlessly integrated with Collenda’s loan application and management software. The move expands Finastra’s trusted core banking platform to cover local requirements for loan origination and servicing in the German market. Read more »

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