Enterprise 2.0 News


July 12, 2019
Dropbox unveiled a new feature called Dropbox Transfer that allows to send large files. The maximum file size is 100 Gigabytes; files may come from the local system or may be picked directly from a user's Dropbox to speed up the sharing even further. Dropbox does not reveal if the file size will count against a user's quota on the size. Recipients download copies of the files so that originals remain untouched. Dropbox account is required to create a new file share. Dropbox notes that users who download the files don't need an account though. The new service is currently available to select customers only but will become available to all Dropbox users in the near future.
July 08, 2019
Soldo, the service that offers a multi-user spending account for businesses, has closed $61 million in Series B funding. Soldo offers a multi-user spending account for businesses of all sizes — from SMEs to much larger enterprises — that need to deploy and manage expenses across an entire organisation. It enables departmental and employee spending to be managed in real time by combining a Soldo account, central dashboard, apps for iOS and Android and virtual wallets or physical “pre-paid” Mastercards that can be handed out to employees, departments and even external consultants or contractors. In addition, Soldo offers granular spending controls that are at the heart of its tech stack. It also lets users capture receipt data, while the whole system integrates with commonly used business accounting packages such as Xero, QuickBooks, Concur, Expensify, NetSuite, Zucchetti and SAP.
July 08, 2019
15Five, which builds software and services to help organisations and their employees evaluate their performance, as well as set and meet goals, has closed a Series B round of $30.7 million, money that it plans to use to continue building out the functionality of its core product — self-evaluations that take “15 minutes to write, 5 minutes to read” — as well as expand into new services that will sit alongside that. At the same time that 15Five works on productizing these principles into software form, it seems that the secondary idea will be to bring in more services and coaching into the mix alongside 15Five’s existing SaaS model. 15Five’s approach is to create a focus on building an easy way for employees to think about and set goals for themselves on a regular basis.
June 28, 2019
TripActions, a travel booking service tailored for large enterprises, raised $250 million Series D. Founded in 2015, TripActions is out to replace antiquated travel booking systems with a platform that integrates company HR and expense systems. Using TripActions, business travelers can arrange flights, hotels and transportation, with 24/7 global support from the startup’s staff. TripActions plans to use the cash to accelerate its international expansion. Today, the company has 700 employees with offices in London, Sydney, Amsterdam and more.
June 20, 2019
Zoho unveiled the new version of its recruiting software Zoho Recruit. It brings AI assistant Zia to play. She understands candidates as humans with career profiles instead of a string of keywords on their resume. This enables her to find the best candidate for a job opening by matching their experiences, skills, and proficiencies with the job’s requirements and grading them accordingly. Also Zoho Recruit added Vendor Portal that allows recruiters to invite third-party recruitment agencies to submit candidates for your open jobs into your database for processing. You can also provide them with a self-service log and enable them to track the progress of the candidates they’ve submitted.
June 20, 2019
Google is still competing with Facebook and LinkedIn with its Google My Business suite. It's update includes a handful of other tools for making those profiles more appealing. Businesses can now add a logo to their profile, upload photos that are then displayed in a new dynamic module on their profile (and soon with captions) and set a profile cover photo. Again, more features to rival Facebook Pages. Businesses can now also claim a short name and URL for their business so they can more easily direct people right to their profile page. In a few more months, customers will be able to search Google Maps by these short names, as well. Also new today are welcome offers. This allows a business to reward a new customer for following them by offering a discount or some kind of deal.
June 19, 2019
During last few years, Microsoft started to bring some of its AI smarts to PowerPoint to help you design good-looking slides. Today, it’s launching a number of updates and new features that make this even easier. Even the best-designed presentation isn’t going to have much of an impact if you’re not a good public speaker. That’s a skill that takes a lot of practice to master, and to help you get better, Microsoft created Presenter Coach for PowerPoint, a new AI tool that gives you feedback while you’re practicing your presentation in front of your computer. For example it tells you whether you are using inclusive language and how many filler words you use. It also makes sure that you don’t commit the greatest sin of presenting: just reading the slides. After your rehearsal session, PowerPoint will show you a dashboard with a summary of your performance and what to focus on to improve your skills.
June 19, 2019
Whitebox, a startup that is working to power the direct-to-consumer economy, has raised $5 million in Series A funding. The company works with both startups and more established brands, giving them the tools they need to run direct-to-consumer e-commerce businesses. Customers include McCormick, Starbucks, KitchenAid, Bare Bones and Super Coffee-maker Kitu. The service includes listing the products on different online marketplaces, promoting those listings with ads and actually sending the products to customers once they’ve been purchased.
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