News Bites Launches and Platforms Releases and Integrations

The latest in accessing, managing, joining, designing, rewarding, capturing, attributing, digitizing and widgeting from the City of Love and the Old Line State, La-La Land, Puritan City, the Fourth City, Shaky Town, the Five Boroughs and the dirtiest little town west of the Mississippi, the 'Loo and Watch City.

dtSearch for Mega millions

Mega International and dtSearch announced the integration of the dtSearch Engine into Mega’s Hopex platform to help customers “locate and find critical business data faster, easier."

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“As businesses become more complex, … organizations must store and access additional documents, such as regulations, control reports, procedures, libraries and more in the Mega repository,” said Lucio de Risi, CEO of Paris-based Mega.

David Thede, president of Bethesda, Md.-based dtSearch, explained, "An accelerating pace of IT development, evolving standards for enterprise self-governance, and a moving backdrop of multinational government regulations make this an area that is exponentially more complex now than in the past." He said Hopex's synthesis of these elements into one platform provides enterprises a "vital operational framework for navigating this terrain."

dtSearch and Mega hope to win a mega-jackpot on this one.

Jewel in the CrownPeak

CrownPeak released its new Digital Asset Management (DAM) service, which it claims will make global management of digital media assets across all of an organization’s web properties "quick and easy." It also expects it to make it easier to access and manipulate digital media assets in third party marketing tools like Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, SharePoint and Veeva.

Carl Sutter, chief product officer for Los Angeles-based CrownPeak, said the product "helps eliminate errors in what has traditionally been a very inefficient team workflow for asset management.”

The service provides the following benefits:

  • Asset Curation - Organize and categorize digital assets at will
  • Standardized Editing — Normalize image editing functions across all global web properties
  • Increased Control — Unify brand identity, image quality, asset versioning and compliance

Marcos Galperin joins Onapsis BoD

Onapsis appointed Marcos Galperin to its board of directors. Galperin is co-founder and CEO of MercadoLibre and an investor in Onapsis.

Mariano Nunez, CEO of Boston-based Onapsis, said Galperin has been a longtime supporter of the company, its mission "and the need to secure business applications.”

Launching an Interscroller Journey

Celtra has introduced Interscroller to the US market, expanding the format to the desktop.

Designed for editorial content, Interscroller claims to combine the power of a "highly impactful canvas size and user-friendly publisher placement with an elegant scroll interaction for both mobile and desktop environments.”

Matevz Klanjsek, Chief Product Officer and co-founder of Celtra, based in Boston, said, “Interscroller has been carefully designed with strong focus on end user experience and it is essential to be able to deliver such experience consistently across all devices.”

To infinity and beyond!

The RewardSphere Redemption

Maritz Motivation Solutions announced the release of RewardSphere. Built on Oracle Commerce technology, the platform is “designed to leverage user profile information, preferences and previous shopping behavior to deliver more targeted and personalized reward redemption programs.”

“We’re going to have a redemption experience unparalleled in our industry,” according to John McArthur, president of St. Louis, Mo.-based Maritz Motivation Solutions.

Powered by the same technology as popular online retailers, RewardSphere uses “a proprietary layer on top of its existing Oracle Commerce technology that delivers a unique functionality for multiple clients.”

The company boasted: “Whether users are members of a consumer loyalty, employee recognition, or sales incentive program, RewardSphere offers a reward experience that focuses on exactly what motivates people and what they find rewarding.”

And after all, loyalty is its own reward, right?

Selligy’s Salesforce Solution

Selligy announced the launch of Selligy Capture, “a cloud-based service that automatically captures, de-duplicates and stores customer email interactions into,” a service it claims is so simple no user interface is required.

According to a Selligy’s own survey, most sales teams require customer emails to be saved in Salesforce, but busy salespeople often skip these manual steps.

Selligy Capture and Selligy Mobile, launched last year, “together radically reduce the amount of time required for salespeople to get data into CRM.”

“Lots of companies claim to be the ‘Fitbit for X’, without realizing what a high bar that is. To get there, you don’t need a better user interface, you need to eliminate it,” said Nilay Patel, CEO and co-founder of San Francisco-based Selligy, a statement reflecting the company philosophy that “the best data collection interface is really no interface at all.”

Sizmek and Abba-kus Take a Chance

Sizmek and Abakus Have a Dream. And the Name of the Game is integrated advanced attribution, using Abakus’ Attribution technology within the Sizmek MDX ad management platform to “enable marketers to determine true incremental value across all media investments.” ‘

When all is said and done, according to Sizmek, marketers will be able to “use viewable impression data for a more accurate understanding of media exposure.”

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Ricky Liversidge, CMO and head of product at New York City-based Sizmek stated, “We wanted to deliver a transparent attribution solution that would provide marketers with a more accurate picture of their marketing investment in a simple dashboard that does not require a team of data scientists to set-up and decipher.”

Alex Saldanha, CEO of Abakus, headquartered in Emeryville, Calif., said, “The deep integration with Sizmek streamlines advertisers’ ability to quickly access actionable insights that help optimize their campaign performance holistically and at multiple levels of granularity of the media elements.”

The dashboard will become available in December – and then Mamma Mia and Happy New Year!


OpenText today announced OpenText Business Center for SAP solutions, designed to “provide customers with a new platform for digitizing the capture, approval and processing of documents in a workflow supported by SAP software.”

According to the company, the new platform will enable customers to:

  • Digitize incoming documents, such as paper, email, PDF or fax
  • Simplify data entry, validation and processing
  • Browse many business objects in SAP software and get a holistic view
  • Accelerate workflow implementation in SAP software, typically by a factor of 5 to 10
  • Connect instantly with business partners via the flexible electronic input channel
  • Access and approve workflows on the go with an SAP mobile app

Adam Howatson, chief marketing officer at OpenText, headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario stated, “With OpenText Business Center for SAP solutions, our customers will be able to streamline operations to be more efficient in their day-to-day business, freeing up much-needed resources to focus on their core value propositions and moving towards creating a truly digital enterprise.”

Everyone Wants Kendo Framework

Waltham, Mass.-based Telerik announced updates this week to its HTML5 and JavaScript framework, Kendo UI suite. The latest release enables users to “solve complex data manipulation scenarios more effectively, whether online, offline or on-the-go” using data management widgets.

Updates to existing Kendo UI components include:

  • Drawing engine utilization across the entire spectrum of DataViz widgets
  • Multicolumn headers and save/restore settings for Grid components
  • A timeline view in Scheduler
  • Data editing and CRUD support for Diagram
  • Resources and advanced edit forms for Gantt
  • Theme inspired by Android Material Design

Remember Grasshopper, change is good!