Utegration Rolls Out New Financial, Regulatory Software

Houston-based Utegration, a provider of SAP consulting and implementation services, as well as software development for SAP, said on Wednesday that it has launched a new financial and regulatory software product called FINREG, which it says adds financial and regulatory features to the SAP S/4HANA system. According to Utegration, the product was developed as part of its Financials practice, which focuses on financial accounting, planning, and reporting....Continue →

Rice University Researchers Eye High Temperature Battery Technology

Researchers at Houston-based Rice University are looking to develop new technology which may help make Lithium-ion batteries work better at high temperatures, according to the school on Wednesday....Continue →

Brightpearl Rolls Out iOS Point-Of-Sale Software

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software maker Brightpearl, which just announced its US headquarters here in Austin earlier this month, said today that it has launched a new, iOS point-of-sale (POS) software product called Brightpearl POS. According to Brightpearl, the new software offers retailers a single view of sales and inventory across all channels, and also integrates with PayPal's PayPal Here mobile payment solution....Continue →

Alchemy Systems Acquires Wisetail

Austin-based Alchemy Systems, which provides training software for the food and retail sector, said this morning that it has acquired Bozeman, Montana-based Wisetail. Wisetail is a developer of learning management software used by restaurants, retailers, and franchises to educate and train employees in their company culture. Alchemy said Wisetail's customers include ShakeShack, BJs Restaurants, Jamba Juice, Einstein Bros. Bagels, The Cheesecake Factory, Bonobos, and SoulCycle....Continue →

OpenKey Wins Chicago Boutique Hotel

Dallas-based mobile key software developer OpenKey has added a new, Chicago boutique hotel to its client list, saying on Tuesday that it has signed up The Wheelhouse Hotel as a user of its universal mobile key technology. Financial terms of the win were not announced. OpenKey said it won the deal with Bluetooth electronic lock provider ASSA ABLOY Hospitality. The Wheelhouse Hotel is scheduled to open later this year about a block away from Wrigley Field....Continue →

Prodea Systems Acquires Arrayent

Richardson, Texas-based Prodea, a provider of Internet-of-Things services for the government, healthcare, telco, and utility market, said today that it has acquired Silicon Valley startup Arrayent. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Arrayent develops Internet-of-Things technology which is used by major appliance manufacturers, the heating and air conditioning (HVAC) market, and many others for enabling Internet connectivity of their products....Continue →

SailPoint Targets Healthcare With New Product

Austin-based SailPoint, which develops enterprise identity management software, has launched a new product specifically for the healthcare industry. According to SailPoint, it has launched the SailPoint IdentityIQ Integration Module for Epic. The software connects into the Epic electronic health record (EHR) system. Pricing on the new integration module was not announced.Continue →

Stream Data Centers Adds Exec

Dallas-based data center operator Stream Data Centers said this morning that it has named Stewart Collier as Managing Director of Critical Environments, to head the team responsible for operating all of the firm's data center facilities. According to Collier's LinkedIn profile, he's been at Stream since April of this year, and previous served at CBRE/Norland Managed Services, Balfour Beatty Workplace, and Climate Services, among other positions....Continue →

Spanning Extends Backup To G Suite Team Drives

Austin-based Spanning Cloud Apps has extended its cloud backup software to support Google's G Suite Team Drives, the company said this morning. Spanning says it now offers up daily, automated and on-demand backup and restore of Team Drive content. G Suite Team Drives is an enterprise tool which lets teams share files, ala Dropbox. Spanning said backup of Team Drives is included in the price of its subscriptions....Continue →

Dell Technologies Backs Iguazio For Analytics Tools

Dell Technologies Capital, the investment arm of Dell Technologies, is one of the backers in a new investment round for Israeli analytics software developer iguazio. Iguazio said this morning that it has raised $33M in a Series B funding round, which was led by Pitango Venture Capital, and also included Verizon Ventures, Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC), CME Ventures, Magma Venture Partners, Jerusalem Venture Partners and Dell Technologies Capital....Continue →

Authors Gets Strategic Funding For AI Tools

Austin-based Authors, a startup developing machine learning and artificial intelligence software for the publishing industry, has raised a round of strategic funding from printing and digital media company LSC Communications. Financial details of the strategic equity investment were not announced. LSC Communications said the funding came along with a definitive reseller agreement with Authors....Continue →

Southwest Airlines Plans Eclipse Celebrations On Flights

Dallas-based air carrier Southwest Airlines said on Friday that it has identified five, currently scheduled flights, which it says have the "highest likelihood" of being in the air during net month's upcoming total solar eclipse, and will offer up special viewing glasses, "cosmic cocktails", and in-flight celebration of the event....Continue →




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