Gong Named "Best Workplace" for Second Time in a Year

SAN FRANCISCO, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Gong, the revenue intelligence platform leveraging artificial intelligence to replace opinions with true customer reality, has been named Great Place to Work-Certified™ for the second time in 12 months. The award, based on employee surveys of companies across the United States, shows 96 percent of Gong employees rate the company a great place to work. By comparison, only 59 percent of employees at a typical U.S. company rated their employer as highly.

The survey was conducted by Great Place to Work, a global authority in workplace culture and employee experience. Employees were surveyed on categories including resources provided to succeed at work, employee pride and the degree to which employees care about each other. Gong first earned Great Place To Work status in January of this year in a survey of Bay Area companies. The company was also recently named a Best Software Company by G2, a software marketplace and review platform, based on customer reviews.

“Great employees are what make Gong an awesome place to work and thrive,” said Amit Bendov, CEO of Gong. “The Gongster spirit from top to bottom is what drives us. We’re dedicated to growing and nurturing that spirit.”

“We congratulate Gong on their certification,” said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Vice President of Best Workplace List Research at Great Place to Work. “Organizations that earn their employees’ trust create great workplace cultures that deliver outstanding business results.”

Gong is continuously hiring. View open positions and apply to be a Gongster at www.gong.io/careers 

About Gong

Gong enables revenue teams to realize their fullest potential by unveiling their customer reality. The patented Gong Revenue Intelligence Platform™ captures and understands every customer interaction, then delivers insights at scale, empowering revenue teams to make decisions based on data instead of opinions. Over 1,000 innovative companies like AutoDesk, Service Titan, KeepTruckin, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Hubspot, and Drift trust Gong to power their customer reality. With Gong, customers experience improved win rates, increased deal sizes, and accelerated employee ramp-times. Gong is a private company headquartered in San Francisco. For more information, visit www.gong.io or follow us on LinkedIn.

 

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MEA Data Center Construction Market to Exhibit a CAGR of 5% During 2019-2025, Despite COVID-19

DUBLIN, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Data Center Construction Market in Middle East Africa – Industry Outlook and Forecast 2020-2025” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

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In-depth Analysis and Data-driven Insights on the Impact of COVID-19 Included

The study considers the present scenario of the data center construction market in Middle East & Africa and its market dynamics for the period 2019-2025. It covers a detailed overview of several market growth enablers, restraints, and trends. The study offers both the demand and supply aspect of the market. It profiles and examines leading companies and other prominent ones operating in the market.

The data center construction market in Middle East & Africa is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 5% during the period 2019-2025

The data center construction market share in Middle East & Africa is expected to grow on account of the growth in internet penetration, social media usage, and smart city initiatives across the region. The demand for cloud computing, big data, and IoT technologies is likely to emerge as a prominent driver for data center development in the Middle Eastern region. Countries across the Middle East are likely to witness the improvement in network connectivity via the installation of inland and submarine network connectivity.

The construction of traditional brick-and-mortar facilities is also growing along with the rising deployment of modular facilities. The data center market in Middle East is attracting significant investments in recent years, led by countries such as UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Turkey, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

South Africa continues to dominate the data center construction market in Africa. In 2019, Morocco witnessed higher investments followed by Egypt, Kenya, and Nigeria. Colocation and telecommunication service providers are major investors in Africa, followed by enterprises and governments agencies. The increase in internet penetration, smartphone users, and improvement in broadband connectivity is aiding the growth of data across African countries.

Data Center Construction Market in Middle East & Africa – Segmentation

This research report includes a detailed segmentation by, Electrical Infrastructure, general construction, mechanical infrastructure, tier standards, and geography.

The adoption of lithium-ion batteries will emerge in the next two years in UAE and Saudi Arabia countries. However, the use of lithium-ion, will pick up in the next 3-4 years in Africa countries, as many operators start to build large and hyperscale facilities. The market for generators will continue to grow because of the continuous construction of large and mega facilities in the region. The adoption of Diesel Rotary Uninterruptible Power Supply (DRUPS) systems is also growing since these systems combine both battery and flywheel UPS topology and a diesel generator to provide backup power during outages.

Data centers operated in Middle East countries do not support the use of free cooling systems. The Middle Eastern data centers market is adopting water-based cooling systems. The direct liquid cooling and immersion cooling solutions are likely to emerge in the market through the deployment of artificial intelligence and machine learning workloads in IoT and big data environment.

The data center market in Saudi Arabia has the presence of both local and global data center contractors. The market lacks a strong skilled workforce to accommodate the growing need for data center operational personnel. However, the facility investments are likely to increase the skilled workforce during the forecast period. The UAE will aid in the growth of greenfield projects as well as modular data centers. The country also has a strong presence of local as well as global data center contractors in the design, construction, installation, and commissioning services.

A majority of data center development in Turkey is greenfield type, whereas modular facilities are confined to enterprise on-premise deployments. In terms of construction, most colocation facilities in South Africa have installed physical security solutions, ranging from perimeters to video surveillance to biometric systems. The rapid growth in colocation data centers will increase the investment in physical security systems in the African market. Data center facilities in Morocco are installing 24X7 physical security with CCTV surveillance, and intrusion detection devices.

Currently, operators in Middle East & Africa are spending on infrastructure across Tier I and Tier II facilities, while focusing on adding redundant infrastructure for power. These data centers have a power capacity of less than 1 MW and are not involved in running mission-critical applications. A majority of under-developed projects across the region fall under the Tier III category. This trend is likely to continue during the forecast period.

Around eight data centers, which were opened in 2019, are of Tier III standard. About 10 Tier III data centers, which were under construction in 2019, are expected to open by Q1 & Q2 of 2020. Tier IV data centers are equipped with at least 2N+1 redundancy in every infrastructure that makes the facility fault-tolerant, with UPS systems and PDUs having 2N+2 redundancy. Amazon Web Services’ data center in Bahrain is one of the major contributors to the Middle East Tier IV market.

Insights by Geography

The demand for cloud computing, big data, and IoT technologies will be a predominant driver for data center development in the Middle Eastern region. The investment in the market is aided by the construction of facilities by telecommunication providers, enterprises, government, cloud, and colocation service providers. Similarly, the investment in Africa is growing significantly, aided by the construction of data centers by telecommunication providers, enterprises, government, cloud, and colocation service providers.

Over the last few years, the region witnessed interest from leading cloud service providers such as AWS and Microsoft. Huawei also has a strong presence in the market and provides modular data center solutions for enterprise and government agencies. The demand for cloud services is growing among SMEs in the African region. It is expected that over 50% of the organizations operating in the African region will shift to cloud services by 2025.

Insights by Vendors

Multiple electrical infrastructure providers operate in the data center construction market in Middle East Africa. The growing data center construction market is prompting providers to improve the efficiency of solutions that are currently being offered. Many countries in the region suffer from frequent power fluctuations and power outages. This will enable operators to adopt efficient power backup solutions, with UPS systems that offer over 95% efficiency.

The market for VRLA UPS systems will continue to dominate the market. However, the share of VRLA UPS systems will start declining by the end of the forecast period. Schneider Electric, Vertiv, and Huawei have a strong presence in the market.

Market Dynamics

Opportunities & Trends

  • Availability of Renewable Energy Fuels Procurement Growth
  • Smart City Initiatives Fuel Data Center/Edge Deployments
  • Government Support to Boost Digital Economy in MEA

Growth Enablers

  • Cloud Adoption Fueling Data Center Investments
  • Big Data & IoT Spending Fueling Data Center Growth
  • Migration from On-Premise Infrastructure to Colocation & Managed Services
  • Increased Investments in Fiber Connectivity

Growth Restraints

  • Location Constraints for Data Center Construction
  • Lack of Skilled Workforce
  • Budget Constraints & Meagre Investment Support

Key Topics Covered

1 Research Methodology

2 Research Objectives

3 Research Process

4 Scope & Coverage
4.1 Market Definition
4.2 Base Year
4.3 Scope of the Study
4.4 Market Segments

5 Report Assumptions & Caveats
5.1 Key Caveats
5.2 Currency Conversion
5.3 Market Derivation

6 Market at a Glance

7 Introduction
7.1 Internet & Data Growth
7.2 Data Center Site Selection Criteria

8 Impact of COVID-19
8.1 Impact of COVID-19 on Data Center Industry
8.2 Impact of COVID-19 on Data Center Construction Market in MEA

9 Market Opportunities & Trends

10 Market Growth Enablers

11 Market Growth Restraints

12 Market Landscape
12.1 Market Overview
12.2 Market Size & Forecast
12.3 Five Forces Analysis

13 By Infrastructure
13.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
13.2 Market Overview
13.3 Electrical Infrastructure
13.4 Mechanical Infrastructure
13.5 General Construction

14 By Electrical Infrastructure
14.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
14.2 UPS Systems
14.3 Generators
14.4 Transfer Switches & Switchgear
14.5 Power Distribution Units
14.6 Other Electrical Infrastructure

15 By Mechanical Infrastructure
15.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
15.2 Cooling Systems
15.3 Racks
15.4 Other Mechanical Infrastructure

16 By Cooling Systems
16.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
16.2 CRAC & CRAH Units
16.3 Chiller Units
16.4 Cooling Towers & Dry Coolers
16.5 Other Cooling Units

17 By Cooling Techniques
17.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
17.2 Air-Based Cooling Techniques
17.3 Liquid-Based Cooling Techniques

18 By General Construction
18.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
18.2 Building Development
18.3 Installation & Commissioning Services
18.4 Building Design
18.5 Physical Security
18.6 DCIM/BMS

19 By Tier Standards
19.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
19.2 Overview Of Tier Standards
19.3 TIER I & II
19.4 TIER III
19.5 TIER IV

20 By Geography
20.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine

21 Middle East

22 Africa

23 Competitive Landscape
23.1 Electrical Infrastructure
23.2 Mechanical Infrastructure
23.3 General Construction

24 Prominent Data Center Support Infrastructure Providers
24.1 ABB
24.2 Caterpillar
24.3 Cummins
24.4 Eaton
24.5 Euro-Diesel (KINOLT)
24.6 Hitech Power Protection
24.7 Legrand
24.8 MTU On Site Energy (Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG)
24.9 Schneider Electric
24.1 STULZ
24.11 Shenzhen Envicool Technology
24.12 Rittal
24.13 VERTIV

25 Prominent Construction Contractors
25.1 Atkins
25.2 Aveng Grinaker
25.3 Concor
25.4 Deerns
25.5 Edarat Group
25.6 Etix Everywhere (Vantage Data Center)
25.7 Enmar Engineering
25.8 FUTURE-TECH
25.9 Harinsa Qatar
25.10 Huawei
25.11 ISG
25.12 ICS Nett
25.13 Laing O’Rourke
25.14 Linesight
25.15 MCLAREN Construction Group
25.16 Nova Mission Critical
25.17 Qatar Site & Power
25.18 Red-Engineering

26 Prominent Data Center Investors
26.1 AKBANK
26.2 Amazon Web Services (AWS)
26.3 Batelco
26.4 Equinix
26.5 Etisalat
26.6 Gulf Data HUB
26.7 ICOLO.IO
26.8 Internet Technologies Angola (ITA)
26.9 INWI
26.10 KHANZA
26.11 N+ ONE
26.12 Raxio Data Center
26.13 Turkcell
26.14 Telecom Italia Sparkle
26.15 Teraco Data Environments
26.16 ZAIN

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Dynics announces AI-enabled vision system powered by NVIDIA T4 Tensor Core GPU to improve and automate 3D vision applications

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Dynics, Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer of industrial-grade computer hardware, visualization software, network security, network monitoring and software-defined networking solutions, today announced the XiT4 Inference Server, which helps industrial manufacturing companies increase their yield and provide more consistent manufacturing quality.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly being integrated into modern manufacturing to improve and automate processes, including 3D vision applications.  The XiT4 Inference Server,  powered by the NVIDIA® T4 Tensor Core GPUs, is a fan-less hardware platform for AI, machine learning and 3D vision applications.  AI technology is allowing manufacturers to increase efficiency and throughput of their production, while also providing more consistent quality due to higher accuracy and repeatability.  Additional benefits are fewer false negatives (test escapes) and fewer false positives, which reduce downstream re-inspection needs, all leading to lower costs of manufacturing.

The XiT4 is powered by an NVIDIA T4 Tensor Core GPU, which features 320 NVIDIA Turing™ Tensor Cores and 2,560 NVIDIA CUDA® cores for critical processes that can benefit from processing large sets of data very efficiently.  The T4 supports a variety of AI frameworks for training and inference and is supported by several SDKs, such as NVIDIA DeepStream, for data analysis and visualization.  The XIT4 also features an Intel® Core™ i7-8700T CPU, 32GB DDR4 RAM and up to several terabytes of SSD storage capacity.  Operating system choices are Linux Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Windows 10 Enterprise 2019 LTSC.  Additionally, other Linux distributions are available upon request.

Standard I/O configuration includes three USB 3.0, four 1Gb Ethernet ports and DVI video with additional USB ports and options for 10 Gb Ethernet, 1Gb PoE+, and fiber optic.  The system uses an L-coded cable for 24vdc input supply power.  

The XiT4 is rated for 24/7 operation at 0 – 50 deg C and a standard ingress protection rating of IP50 with an option for IP65.  This on-premises solution allows for data collection and computing at the edge complementing current or future cloud solutions. For more information, visit Dynics product page at: https://www.dynics.com/nvidia.

Contact:
Rob Grove
Email: rgrove@dynics.com 
Phone: 419.346.0047

About Dynics

Established in 1997, Dynics is a U.S. based manufacturer of industrial grade computer hardware, visualization software, network security, network monitoring and software defined networking solutions for the industrial space. 

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Mitr Phol Sugar Corp. Selects Eka Cloud Platform for Risk Management

NEW YORK, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Asia’s biggest sugar and bio-energy producer, Mitr Phol, has selected Eka’s cloud-native platform to manage risk across its global hedging and pricing portfolios. The investment in new technology was part of Mitr Phol’s digital transformation to add more value to sugarcane in line with the Thai government’s ambitious targets for growth in the coming years. Following a review of potential solutions, Mitr Phol chose Eka’s cloud platform for its functionality, flexibility and ease of use.

With six sugar mills located in Thailand and a total crushing capacity of around 20 million tons of cane per annum, Mitr Phol is the world’s third largest sugar producer. A growing business, Mitr Phol sought a solution to improve the efficiency of its operations while reducing operating costs and maximize profit.

With the complex pricing models of Mitr Phol’s growing sugar trade, they needed a solution that was easier to scale without incurring the cumbersome and expensive process of ERP customization to address Mitr Phol’s dynamic business needs.

Ittaya Sirivasukarn, Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Mitr Phol Sugar Corp., Ltd. said: “We needed a flexible solution and were looking for an innovative solution to match our ambitions. Eka’s platform allows us to adapt as our business needs change. The cloud-driven solution enables us to meet our current requirements while allowing us to scale when we must. Eka was a right technology partner for us. Using a single platform with application-based solutions, Eka offered the specific commodity trading expertise, functionality and ease of use we were looking for.”

Mitr Phol invested in Eka’s cloud platform was to support adoption of the Bio, Circular and Green (BCG) economy model which is designed to increase the quality and value of products through new and innovative technologies.

Driven by cloud, Eka’s platform offers extensibility and adaptability to unique and changing business requirements. It uses cutting-edge technologies that include Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to contextualize and analyze data across disparate sources, providing clear visibility across the supply chain while enabling more informed decisions.

Manav Garg, CEO and Founder of Eka Software Solutions, said: “Commodity businesses face unprecedented challenges today. Legacy systems have not kept pace with dynamic markets and unprecedented volatility, and businesses are adopting cloud to improve efficiency and decision making. Eka is excited to partner with forward thinking businesses like Mitr Phol that are at the forefront of driving digital transformation to stay on top of the disruption while keeping their business positioned for growth in its aftermath.”

Mitr Phol selected Eka’s Physical Trade, Position & Mark to Market, Derivatives, Risk and Monitoring, Order Management System and Broker Reconciliation applications to meet their business needs. By using applications on a single platform, users have the advantage of being able to select exactly what they need for their business requirements. All business-critical data is connected on one platform. They also have the peace of mind that they can easily select and deploy new applications, if their needs change going forward.

About Eka Software Solutions
Eka Software Solutions is a global leader in providing digital commodity management solutions driven by Cloud, Blockchain, Machine Learning and Analytics. The company’s best-of-breed solutions serve the entire trading value chain across agriculture, energy, metals and mining and manufacturing markets. Eka is reimagining commodity management with a new age architecture that breaks monolithic ETRM and CTRM systems into bite sized chunks of powerful, enterprise grade apps, thereby enabling faster implementation, adoption and decision making. Eka’s mobile-first, enterprise apps are embedded with commodity specific algorithms that empower businesses to stay on top of volatile markets by letting them scale at will, go live faster, and achieve better value for their investments. Eka has offices across the Americas, Asia, Australia, and EMEA serving 100+ customers globally across multiple commodity segments. For more information, visit http://www.eka1.com.

 

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FarEye Partners With Blue Yonder to Enhance Logistics Execution, Collaboration, and Visibility

LONDON and SINGAPORE, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — FarEye, the leading predictive logistics SaaS platform to help predict, plan, manage and optimize supply chains, has announced a partnership with Blue Yonder, a leading digital fulfilment platform provider.

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The partnership will empower global enterprises to drive seamless interoperability between legacy infrastructure and modern supply chain and logistics tools. The joint capabilities of both organizations will bring predictive and real-time visibility to supply chains across manufacturing, retail distribution, logistics, and ecommerce.

The joint solution can be accessed through Blue Yonder’s LuminateTM Platform. Powered by Microsoft Azure, the Luminate Platform combines rich internal and external data from across a customer’s digital supply chain assets to allow for smarter, more actionable Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)-based business decisions.

FarEye’s visibility platform, carrier library, and last-mile dynamic routing solution underpin Blue Yonder’s Luminate Platform and transportation management capabilities to provide best-in-class solutions for end-to-end logistics challenges. Together, the solution will help companies win in this customer-centric era enabling exceptional delivery experiences and efficient movement of goods for both B2C and B2B segments.

“Globally, approximately 30% of the spend on logistics is to tackle inefficiencies, creating an opportunity to save USD 1000 billion. Together, FarEye and Blue Yonder aim to capture this market with their joint offering, which will eliminate the visibility ‘black box’ in delivery logistics and provide an exceptional customer experience in the last mile,” says Kushal Nahata, CEO, FarEye.

About FarEye

FarEye is a logistics SaaS platform for execution and predictive visibility.  It enables enterprises to orchestrate, track, and optimize their logistics operations. With 12+ Gartner mentions, FarEye is empowering more than 150 enterprises across 20 plus countries to win in this customer-centric era with exceptional delivery experience and efficient movement of goods for both B2C and B2B segments.

 

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The 4th World Intelligence Congress Closed Online With Great Achievements

TIANJIN, China, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The theme of the closing ceremony of the 4th World Intelligence Congress was “AI and Love”. Gong Ke, Chairman of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) and executive dean of Chinese Institute of New Generation Artificial Intelligence Development Strategies, acted as the host of the closing ceremony, conducting an in-depth exchange of ideas with the guests and responding to the deep changes that were brought by the fourth industrial revolution triggered by artificial intelligence. They also had a discussion on artificial intelligence to help control the global COVID-19 pandemic, help fight poverty, promote sustainable development, and develop an intelligent circular economy.

At the closing ceremony, InferVision, Danish Carenborg Eco-Industrial Park, and Sino-Singapore Eco-City shared their development experiences, and Wei Ya, a popular Taobao livestream host, explained in detail the scientific and technological elements in “influencer marketing”. Yu Lin, general manager of the strategic development department of Alibaba Group in Tianjin, introduced three modes of online poverty alleviation. Liu Gang, deputy dean of Chinese Institute of New Generation Artificial Intelligence Development Strategies, released the Report on the Development of China’s New Generation Artificial Intelligence Technology Industry (2020): The Development of China’s New Generation Artificial Intelligence Technology Industry under New Challenges and Opportunities, and Yin Jihui, director of Tianjin Bureau of Industry and Information Technology, released the Annual Report on the Development of Tianjin Intelligent Technology Industry (2020), which pointed out the direction for the development trend of the artificial intelligence technology industry.

With the help of intelligent technology, this congress held six online events. The unique experience made people feel the charm of intelligent technology and deeply perceive Tianjin’s past, present, and future in the field of intelligent technology. According to statistics, the congress released 26 achievements including reports, policies, and products to the world. Among them, the national ministries and commissions issued 12 achievements, including Talent Development Report of Artificial Intelligence Industry issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, smart travel products and solutions, and White Paper on Digital Health issued by the National Health Commission, etc. Tianjin released two achievements, namely, China’s New Generation Artificial Intelligence Technology Industry Development Report (2020) and the Annual Report of Tianjin Intelligent Technology Industry Development (2020). Enterprises and districts in Tianjin released 12 achievements, including Galaxy Kylin desktop operating system V10 and advanced server operating system V10 released by KylinSoft, support policies of Tianjin Binhai New District, and Kunpeng Ecological Innovation Center of Huawei Company.

On the closing of the 4th World Intelligence Congress, Tianjin Municipal People’s Government formally extends an invitation to industry leaders, world talents, and friends from all over the world. Welcome to attend the 5th World Intelligence Congress!

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Sales Force Automation Software Market Size Worth $13.82 Billion by 2027: Grand View Research, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The global sales force automation software market size is expected to reach USD 13.82 billion by 2027, expanding at a CAGR of 8.3% from 2020 to 2027, according to a new study conducted by Grand View Research, Inc. Rising adoption of cloud technologies for sales force automation (SFA) and demand for sales forecasting applications are the primary drivers for the market growth. There is an increasing demand for streamlining the sales process and efficient use of workforce to stay competitive in the market. Moreover, the increasing complexity in sales management, especially in retail and telecommunication business are driving the need for automation, boosting the market growth.

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Key suggestions from the report:

  • Cloud deployment is anticipated to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period as it is accessible through multiple devices, offers real-time information, and customization options coupled with various pricing models
  • Lead management is predicted to be the largest application over the forecast period owing to the rising demand to automate end to end leads and convert them into qualified opportunities
  • SMEs is likely to be the fastest growing segment over the forecast period. Optimization of lead management, economical pricing options offered by SFA vendors, and rising demand for personalized services by the users are the prime drivers for the growth
  • The retail industry is projected to expand at the highest CAGR from 2020 to 2027, owing to the growing demand for SFA solutions that help in streamlining the complex sales management processes
  • Asia Pacific is expected to expand at the highest CAGR from 2020 to 2027 owing to the rising demand for software from retail, banking, and telecom industries. Moreover, the increasing IT investments to digitize and automate the industrial functions in the market are likely to be witnessed in countries such as China, India, and other South Asian nations.

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The integration of SFA software with upcoming technologies such as artificial intelligence and big data is set to enhance and improve the capabilities of the SFA software. As per the industry estimate, more than 40% of the sales tasks in the organization can now be automated. The advancements in the IT technology especially in Natural Language Processing (NLP), the automation is likely to rise to 50% in coming years. Moreover, key players such as Salesforce.com, Inc.; Microsoft Corporation; and SAP SE are launching SFA solutions powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Considering the high industry competitiveness and complexity across industries, organizations are expected to adopt cloud-based automation software as they offer better customization options. The shift towards automation solutions is aimed to streamline the sales process and to frame out the strategy to capitalize on the new growth opportunities. The occurrence of data thefts and privacy issues are hampering the adoption of SFA solutions. However, government rules and regulations like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are expected to strengthen the regulatory framework. 

Grand View Research has segmented the global sales force automation software market based on deployment, enterprise size, application, end use, and region:

  • Sales Force Automation Software Deployment Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 – 2027)
    • ·  Cloud
    • ·  On-premise
  • Sales Force Automation Software Enterprise Size Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 – 2027)
    • Large Enterprises
    • SMEs
  • Sales Force Automation Software Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 – 2027)
    • Lead Management
    • Sales Forecasting
    • Order & Invoices Management
    • Opportunity Management
    • Others
  • Sales Force Automation Software End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 – 2027)
    • BFSI
    • Retail
    • Healthcare
    • IT & Telecom
    • Manufacturing
    • Others
  • Sales Force Automation Software Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 – 2027)
    • North America
      • U.S.
      • Canada
    • Europe
      • U.K.
      • France
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
    • Latin America
      • Mexico
      • Brazil
    • Middle East & Africa
  • List of Key Players of Sales Force Automation Software Market
    • Aptean, Inc.
    • Bpm’online
    • CRMNEXT
    • INFOR, INC.
    • Microsoft Corporation
    • Oracle Corporation
    • Salesforce.com, Inc.
    • SAP SE
    • SugarCRM
    • Zoho Corporation

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Santen and Singapore’s Health-tech Start-up, Plano Form a Strategic Alliance to Tackle the Global Burden of Myopia

OSAKA, Japan and SINGAPORE, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (hereinafter, Santen) and Plano Pte. Ltd (hereinafter, Plano) today announced a strategic alliance to tackle the global burden of myopia. Under this strategic alliance, Plano has secured an investment from Santen. Santen, through Plano, will initiate to tackle the burden of myopia using both a holistic approach and innovative technological solutions.

Santen, as a leading company in the field of ophthalmology, has cultivated expertise and capabilities specializing in ophthalmology based on a thorough customer orientation, including patients and healthcare professionals. In recent years, we focused our attention on medical devices and digital technologies, and have continued to take on the challenge of contributing to the health of the eyes of people around the world through activities that meet the needs of customers in each region, as well as offering products and solutions that cover a wide range of disease fields.

Plano is an eye health tech company launched in 2017, founded by Associate Professor Mohamed Dirani. It is the first spin-off from the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) – Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) Ophthalmic Technologies Incubator Programme, dedicated to accelerating highly promising ophthalmic R&D projects towards commercialisation and medical deployment. The key products in the company’s ecosystem include the plano application and the online optometry booking system, Plano Eyecheck. The science-based plano application has been adopted by more than 250,000 households. In less than 3 years, Plano is considered as one of the world leaders in raising awareness and educating the public on the prevention, detection and risk factors of myopia.

Myopia is one of the most common health problems in the world, affecting an estimated 2 billion people, or about 28% of the world’s population. The number of people with myopia is expected to increase to 5 billion by the year 2050, which will be half of the world’s population[1]. Myopia affects people of every age, gender and race in every country. However, some countries have been affected more than others. Developed countries in East and Southeast Asia have the highest rates of myopia in the world. As many as 80-90% of teenagers and young adults in Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, and 96.5% of 19-year-old men in South Korea have myopia[2]. Just 60 years ago, only 10-20% of people in China had myopia[3]. Myopia has also become more common in Europe, and the United States where it now affects up to 40% of people[4]. Treating myopia costs Asian economies US$328 billion every year[5], with Singapore alone spending US$755 million annually[6].

Shigeo Taniuchi, President and CEO of Santen said “I am pleased to have a strategic alliance with Plano. Santen will, through Plano, by this strategic alliance, initiate in Singapore to raise awareness and support prevention and management of myopia in everyday life, as well as to expand the novel solutions to the region and beyond. With a recognition of rapid increase of myopia as a social issue, as a global leader in ophthalmology, Santen will work closely with Plano to resolve social issues related to myopia and to improve QOL of the patients around the world.”

“This funding and strategic alliance with Santen will play an instrumental role in growing Plano’s user engagement, strengthen its big data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, and drive its international expansion plans. The strategic alliance with Santen, who recognize myopia as a material issue, is very important as we collectively embark on our future objectives to advance Plano’s products and services, expand its myopia-centered ecosystem into the region and introduce new and people-centered products for the management of myopia. We are eager to get to work with the excellent team at Santen,” said Plano’s Managing Director Associate Professor Mohamed Dirani. “To align with Santen, who have shown leadership in ophthalmic care for over 130 years, is a humbling one. This alliance will provide the team at Plano with the added confidence, mentorship, and new opportunities to more effectively deliver its pioneering services in Singapore and the region. I am honored to be part of this journey and believe that this alliance will take Plano to even greater heights.”

Professor Wong Tien Yin, Medical Director of the Singapore National Eye Centre said “Myopia is a major public health problem in Asia and globally. We need to continue to raise awareness of the impact of the disease, its major risk factors and how we can slow its progression to prevent visual impairment. In children, a combination of increasing opportunities for outdoor activities and reducing excessive near-work activities are important strategies. We are very happy to see this strategic alliance being created between Plano, a startup company which was created within SERI/SNEC’s incubator framework and Santen, a leading ophthalmic company with whom we have been working for several years on a broad strategic research and development collaboration. Plano’s growth is a testament to the ability of Singapore’s clinical centers to create internationally competitive and successful startups.”

Plano users can look forward to a series of exciting announcements which include a new app interface for both parents and children, improved product functionality, and for the first time in the world, an AI-driven calculator for the development, progression and stabilization of myopia in children and teenagers.

[1] Holden BA, Fricke TR, Wilson DA, Jong M, Naidoo KS, Sankaridurg P, et al. Global Prevalence of Myopia and High Myopia and Temporal Trends from 2000 through 2050. Ophthalmology. 2016;123(5):1036-42.

[2] Dolin E. The myopia boom. Nature. 2015;519(7543):276-8.

[3] Morgan IG, French AN, Ashby RS, Guo X, Ding X, He M, et al. The epidemics of myopia: Aetiology and prevention. Progress in Retinal & Eye Research. 2017.

[4] Vitale S, Sperduto RD, Ferris FL, 3rd. Increased prevalence of myopia in the United States between 1971- 1972 and 1999-2004. Arch Ophthalmol. 2009;127(12):1632-9.

[5] World Health Organization. The impact of myopia and high myopia: Report of the Joint World Health Organization – Brien Holden Vision Institute Global Scientific Meeting on Myopia. University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia: 2015.

[6] Zheng YF, Pan CW, Chay J, Wong TY, Finkelstein E, Saw SM. The economic cost of myopia in adults aged over 40 years in Singapore. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 2013;54(12):7532-7.

About Santen

As a specialized company dedicated to ophthalmology, Santen carries out research, development, marketing, and sales of pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter products, and medical devices. Santen is the market leader for prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals in Japan and its products now reach patients in over 60 countries. With scientific knowledge and organizational capabilities nurtured over a nearly 130-year history, Santen provides products and services to contribute to the well-being of patients, their loved ones and consequently to society. For more information, please visit Santen’s website (www.santen.com).

About Plano

Plano was developed with a clear purpose; to save sight and empower lives. With a culture of disruptive thinking grounded in real scientific research, Plano promotes the use of innovative technology to provide a solution to help mitigate the public health, societal and economic issues posed by excessive device usage. Plano’s founding Managing Director, Associate Professor Mohamed Dirani, has dedicated his life to the study and research of myopia, and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School and an Honorary Principal Investigator at the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) and the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA). www.plano.co

Santen Forward-looking Statements 

Information provided in this press release contains forward-looking statements. The achievement of these forecasts is subject to risk and uncertainty from various sources. Therefore, please note that the actual results may differ significantly from the forecasts. Business performance and financial conditions are subject to the effects of changes in regulations made by the governments of Japan and other nations concerning medical insurance, drug pricing and other systems, and to fluctuations in market variables such as interest rates and foreign exchange rates.

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Industry-Leading Syniti Advanced Data Migration App for SAP® Ariba® Solutions Now Available on SAP® App Center

BOSTON, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Syniti, a global data solution provider, today announced that its Syniti Advanced Data Migration app for SAP® Ariba® solutions is now available on SAP® App Center, the digital marketplace for SAP partner offerings. Syniti Advanced Data Migration app for SAP® Ariba® solutions is a flexible, knowledge-infused solution that can pull structured and unstructured data from any originating source, clean the data based on reusage business rules, and load and harmonize the data for implementations of SAP® Ariba® solutions.

Syniti’s data management and migration features deliver an easier data journey for customers. Benefits expected include an accelerated process to go-live, faster time to value and reduction of required resources.

“We live in exceptional times in which data management is just as critical as the delivery of tangible goods,” said Kevin Campbell, Syniti CEO. “With Syniti’s knowledge-driven, cloud-based Syniti Advanced Data Migration app for SAP® Ariba® solutions, enterprises can use and reuse knowledge stored within data to address unique demands and to make quick, accurate and insightful decisions to drastically improve business continuity. Based on results of past migrations of other SAP systems, the Syniti solution is expected to help businesses reduce implementation costs by up to 40 percent versus traditional approaches and achieve 67 percent projected efficiency gain.”

“We are pleased to take our SAP partnership to the next level by offering our Syniti Advanced Data Migration app for SAP® Ariba® solutions on the SAP App Center, offering convenience to businesses using SAP technology with our solution network, while helping customers drive efficient supply chain management,” said Dave Spencer, Syniti President of Americas.

According to the IDC white paper, “The Business Value of SAP Advanced Data Migration by Syniti,” sponsored by Syniti and SAP, customers using SAP Advanced Data Migration by Syniti — a foundation for the Syniti Advanced Data Migration app for SAP® Ariba® solutions — experienced significant business values, such as:

  • A 303 percent three-year return on investment with an average eight-month payback on investment
  • 46 percent faster completion of data migration projects
  • 96 percent reduction of unplanned downtime

At SAP App Center, businesses can discover approximately 1,500 innovative partner solutions that integrate with and extend SAP solutions. There, customers can find the SAP-validated partner apps they need to grow their business. Find, try, buy, manage and deploy SAP partner solutions digitally at http://www.sapappcenter.com.

Syniti is an SAP silver partner in the SAP PartnerEdge® program. As such, it is empowered to build, market and sell software applications on top of market-leading technology platforms from SAP integrated with SAP Cloud Platform, the market-leading platform-as-a-service offering from SAP. The SAP PartnerEdge program provides the enablement tools, benefits and support to facilitate building high-quality, disruptive applications focused on specific business needs – quickly and cost-effectively. The program provides access to all relevant SAP technologies in one simple framework under a single, global contract.

About Syniti
Syniti was founded in 1996 to solve business’ complex data challenges, bringing synergy between data and business, delivering confidence and progress along clients’ business transformation journey. Through a combination of unique data expertise, services, and intelligent software leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning, we help clients manage their data journey from data conversion to data quality, data archival and replication, master data management, analytics, information governance, and data strategy. Syniti is a portfolio company of private equity firm BridgeGrowth Partners LLC.

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The IDC White Paper, sponsored by Syniti and SAP, “The Business Value of SAP Advanced Data Migration by Syniti” was published June 2020 and is available for download at http://www.syniti.com/businessvaluestudy.

As reported in the SAP Technical Brief, “Plan and Deliver with Confidence a Move to SAP S/4HANA Using Intelligent Tools from SAP,” customers using SAP Advanced Data Migration by Syniti, have experienced a reduction in implementation costs up to 40 percent versus traditional approaches and achieved 67 percent projected efficiency gain.

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Neeyamo Partners With Onfido to Provide Frictionless Identity Verification for Its Global Pre-Employment Screening Service

LOS GATOS, Calif., June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Neeyamo Inc., a leading platform-based global HRO service provider, announces a strategic partnership with Onfido, a global identity verification and authentication company. Through this partnership, Neeyamo can now remotely verify candidate identities with substantially reduced turnaround time and frictionless user experience.

Neeyamo is a trusted global screening solution provider that provides background screening services across 190+ countries. As a pioneer in offering international pre-employment screening services, Neeyamo has always been at the forefront of providing world-class screening solutions to its customers.

With this partnership, Neeyamo can deliver best-in-class identity verification services that allow employers to seamlessly authenticate candidate identity information across multiple countries. Candidates that Neeyamo would be screening can simply take a photo of their ID using their smartphone and Onfido’s AI-enhanced technology performs real-time document check analysis, assessing if it seems genuine or fraudulent. This process not only minimizes the verification turnaround time but also enhances the overall candidate experience making the process smooth and effortless.

Samuel Issac, Sr. Vice President of Strategy at Neeyamo said, “We are pleased to leverage Onfido’s best-in-class technology that will further cement our ability to provide identity verification as a solution to our global customers. This partnership and our integrated solution coupled with our deep domain expertise will equip us to help our customers quickly establish their candidates’ legitimate online identity.”

“As businesses adapt to support their employees and customers remotely, there shouldn’t have to be a choice between either user convenience or strong fraud protection. They should be able to maximize both,” said Husayn Kassai, CEO and Co-founder of Onfido. “We bring trust to digital interactions worldwide, and we’re pleased to partner with Neeyamo to deliver a user-friendly automated onboarding process that’s as rapid as it is robust and intelligent in detecting and preventing fraudulent attempts.”

About Neeyamo

Neeyamo is a leading HR solutions provider focused on delivering global HR services to multinational organizations operating across a long-tail of countries. Neeyamo is a member of the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) and provides wide-ranging background screening services. Its service lines cover the entire pre-hire to the post-retire lifespan of an employee lifecycle. Visit Neeyamo online at www.neeyamo.com.

About Onfido

Onfido is the new standard for digital access. The company uses AI to verify any photo ID and then compares it with the person’s facial biometrics. This use of AI means that businesses no longer need to compromise on customer experience, conversion, privacy, or security.

Recognized as a global leader in artificial intelligence for identity verification and authentication, Onfido is backed by TPG Growth, Crane Venture Partners, Salesforce Ventures, M12 – Microsoft’s venture fund, and others. With approximately 400 employees spread across seven countries, Onfido has raised $200m in funding and powers digital access for some of the world’s largest companies.

Visit Onfido at www.onfido.com. You can reach them at LinkedIn, Twitter or at press@onfido.com

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