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ClearMetal Offers CDX Platform Free of Charge to Suppliers of Healthcare Products

Goal is to Get Needed Medical Supplies Where They Need to Be Faster During Coronavirus-Related Supply Chain Challenges

ClearMetal, a leader in Continuous Delivery Experience (CDX) for Supply Chain and Logistics solutions, announced today that it is offering the power of its CDX platform free of charge for the duration of the pandemic crisis to companies tasked with shipping needed healthcare and medical supplies to combat COVID-19. ClearMetal is committed to onboarding companies as quickly as possible so immediate decisions can be made and solutions implemented based on real-time data. To ensure critical healthcare and medical materials are prioritized, companies must qualify for the free offering based on shipment volume.*

“It’s important that all of us, companies and individuals, come together to contribute what we can to help mitigate the challenges this pandemic presents,” said Adam Compain, ClearMetal CEO. “The reason the shipping industry is so affected when ‘black swan’ events such as the coronavirus occurs is that most supply chains are static and not built to dynamically respond nor react quickly to situations like these. Companies tasked with getting critical healthcare materials where they need to go require a better solution and it’s our duty to let them use it for free during this crisis.”

ClearMetal’s data shows that there has been a 20-30 percent increase in delays, 10-15 percent increase in dwell times and 50 to 100 percent increase in rolls since January. The impact of logistics challenges that affect the speed of shipments for essential items in the fight vs COVID-19 brings an enormous financial impact to companies in billions of dollars of lost sales, written-off inventory and more.

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Startup Bravely Brings Personalized Coaching to Every Employee

Professional coaching is no longer an exclusive perk for select employees, courtesy of Bravely, a cloud-based platform that delivers workplace guidance on demand to more workers.

The New York-based startup provides coaching to employees in numerous industries, including professional and financial services, hospitality, retail, and high technology.

“Everyone should have a trusted, skilled coach to help them navigate important make-or-break moments at work,” said Toby Hervey, co-founder and CEO at Bravely. “Supporting an employee at moments that matter fundamentally transforms their long-time success and viability, as well as company culture.”

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HR Tech : SAP.iO Foundry Paris accompagne 8 startups

SAP va soutenir la phase d’accélération de 8 jeunes pousses actives dans les technologies RH, de 360Learning à Workelo. Want create site? Find Free WordPress Themes and plugins.

Après la chaîne d’approvisionnement, le commerce de détail et les technologies vertes, la gestion de talents… L’accélérateur de startups SAP.iO Foundry Paris a annoncé mardi le lancement de son quatrième programme d’accélération « HR Tech/Future of Work ». Ou les technologies des ressources humaines (RH, HR en anglais) pensées pour le travail du futur.

« Les capacités numériques et les nouvelles façons de travailler bouleversent les entreprises et les services RH », a déclaré Sébastien Gibier, directeur de SAP.iO Foundry Paris. Recrutement, intégration, montée en compétences, départ des employés… « Pour rester attractives », les organisations cherchent à créer une expérience collaborateur « de bout en bout ». Les jeunes pousses sélectionnées par l’accélérateur sont susceptibles de les y aider.

Pour cette quatrième promotion, les 8 startups et projets suivants ont été retenus :

5Feedback : une application qui permet aux salariés d’obtenir en temps réel des retours et évaluations de leurs compétences auprès de leur interlocuteurs professionnels.
360Learning : une plateforme d’apprentissage collaboratif (collaborative learning) pour les entreprises.
eLamp : une solution basée sur l’IA d’identification des compétences des collaborateurs.
FirstBird : un programme de fidélisation des collaborateurs pour recruteurs.
RandomCoffee : un logiciel SaaS de mise en relation entre collaborateurs en fonction de règles prédéfinies par l’entreprise.
Timeular : un logiciel de suivi et gestion du temps de travail.
Workelo : un outil de gestion opérationnelle des mobilités, de l’intégration au départ.
Yogist : une méthode et un chatbot de prévention santé en entreprise.

Accompagnement et mentorat

Ces sociétés bénéficieront pendant 10 semaines, à raison de 3 jours par semaine, de l’accompagnement de mentors issus du comité exécutif de SAP France. Elles auront également accès à des ateliers animés par des coachs de l’éditeur de logiciels ou de son écosystème.

De surcroît, 5 grands clients du groupe allemand vont contribuer à la phase d’accélération de ces jeunes pousses. « C’est la première fois que nous travaillons autant la complémentarité technologique avec nos produits » et « que nous mobilisons autant de clients en amont du programme », a expliqué le responsable du bureau parisien de l’accélérateur.

À l’issue du programme, enfin, les technologies des startups viendront compléter SAP SuccessFactors, la solution HCM* de SAP aux 125 millions d’utilisateurs revendiqués.

Israeli startup Revuze raises $5 million Series A for customer analysis software

Israeli market research startup Revuze has raised a $5.1 million Series A round led by Maverick Ventures (Israel), with support from existing investor Prytek.

Revuze has built a machine-learning system to analyse customer opinion, providing market insights on a user’s own products and brands, as well as any competitors. Standard reports such as Net Promoter Score (NPS) and consumer satisfaction (CSAT) are also included.

The startup says the software allows business owners to make decisions without the help of specialists such as analysts, data scientists, and information technologists.

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SAP Kicks Off SAP.iO Foundry Paris for HR Tech Startups

PARIS SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) announced that SAP.iO Foundry Paris today kicked off its new accelerator program focused on human resources (HR) technology and the future of work.

Over the next 12 weeks, SAP will accelerate eight HR technology startups that will revolutionize recruiting, talent management and collaborative learning for human resources.

The selected startups will have access to technical integration guidance, curated mentorship, exposure to SAP technology and opportunities to collaborate with SAP SuccessFactors customers. Five major SAP customers also will collaborate with and help guide the participating startups.

“Digital capabilities and new ways of working are shaking up companies and HR departments,” SAP.iO Foundry Paris Director Sébastien Gibier said. “To remain attractive, companies today are looking to create a unique end-to-end employee experience. This is the first time that we have mobilized these many customers to engage with startups from the beginning of the program. It presents a unique opportunity for companies to create new experiences for their employees.”

The SAP.iO Foundry Paris cohort includes the following startups:

  • 5Feedback is an application for employees to receive continuous, real-time feedback from their professional contacts. This strengthens team commitment, promotes development and improves the company performance.
  • 360Learning is a collaborative learning platform that in just minutes creates impactful courses for collaborative learning across the enterprise workplace.
  • eLamp is an AI-driven, business-oriented solution that identifies and maps employee skills in real time, improving HR processes and operational performance across a company.
  • Firstbird, the leading employee referral program for recruiters, connects people with companies worldwide.
  • RandomCoffee is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that facilitates employee meetings according to predefined company rules.
  • Timeular helps users and companies gain powerful insight into how they spend their time to more productively manage it.
  • Workelo is an SaaS platform that creates an innovative, engaging and collaborative experience for onboarding and offboarding, while saving managers and HR professionals up to 68 percent of their time.
  • Yogist is a complete and innovative method co-developed with psycho-ergonomists and osteopaths for addressing health and well-being at work.

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SAP : Kicks Off SAP.iO Foundry Paris for HR Tech Startups

SAP announced that SAP.iO Foundry Paris today kicked off its new accelerator program focused on human resources (HR) technology and the future of work.

Over the next 12 weeks, SAP will accelerate eight HR technology startups that will revolutionize recruiting, talent management and collaborative learning for human resources.

The selected startups will have access to technical integration guidance, curated mentorship, exposure to SAP technology and opportunities to collaborate with SAP SuccessFactors customers. Five major SAP customers also will collaborate with and help guide the participating startups.

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Deepgram Raises $12m in Series A funding

Deepgram, a San Francisco, CA-based speech recognition platform for the enterprise, raised $12m in Series A funding. The company, which has raised $13.9m to date, intends to use the funds to expand operations and its business reach. Founded in 2015 by Scott Stephenson, CEO, Deepgram uses end-to-end deep learning technology built with GPUs to provide companies and individuals with automatic speech recognition (ASR) that is powered by advanced, multi-layered machine learning technology. Its current product, Deepgram Brain provides transcription and audio search capabilities for individuals and enterprises. Since going to market, Deepgram has amassed more than 30 customers across the call center, retail and tech industries.

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Enterprise Speech Recognition Startup Deepgram Raises $12M

Speech recognition technology startup Deepgram has closed a $12 million Series A funding round led by Wing VC along with NVIDIA, Y Combinator, and other investors. The funding comes as the company debuts new features for its enterprise-focused automatic speech transcription and analysis platform.

Deeper Learning

Businesses are growing to rely on artificial intelligence to record, transcribe, and analyze phone calls, meetings, and other audio. The speed and low cost of using AI can make up for the errors and sometimes imprecise analysis that results. Deepgram claims its approach can outperform the industry standard without sacrificing the speed and cost benefits.

“The old way of doing speech recognition is not going to be the same as future versions,” Deepgram CEO Scott Stephenson told Voicebot in an interview. “The heuristics model of speech recognition has too many flaws; it’s why I wanted to start Deepgram. When we began, we decided to start from scratch with end-to-end deep learning.”The AI now can learn their jargon, learn the background noises at their meetings, and learn their natural cadence of speaking.”

Almost five years after its founding, Deepgram’s platform now offers multiple price points depending on just how precise the client wants the transcription and analysis to be. Stephenson explained that because Deepgram is built on deep learning rather than heuristics, adjusting precision is relatively straightforward, and the standard version platform can outperform most other options.

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Deepgram raises $12 million to train custom speech recognition models for businesses

Deepgram, a Y Combinator graduate building tailored speech recognition models, today announced it has raised $12 million in series A financing. CEO and cofounder Scott Stephenson says the proceeds will bolster the development of Deepgram’s platform, which helps enterprises to process meeting, call, and presentation recordings. If all goes according to plan — if Deepgram’s scale eventually matches that of the competition — it could save organizations valuable time by spotlighting key results.

Deepgram leverages a backend speech stack that eschews hand-engineered pipelines for heuristics, stats-based, and fully end-to-end AI processing, with hybrid models trained on PCs equipped with powerful graphics processing units. Each custom model is trained from the ground up and can ingest files in formats ranging from phone calls and podcasts to recorded meetings and videos. Deepgram processes the speech, which is stored in what’s called a “deep representation index” that groups sounds by phonetics as opposed to words. Customers can search for words by the way they sound and, even if they’re misspelled, Deepgram can find them.

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Deepgram Blog: We raised $12 million to solve speech recognition in the enterprise

The excitement around speech recognition is real: it has the potential to power the next wave of modern applications and give businesses and vendors a competitive advantage. But, with excitement comes misaligned expectations. Speech recognition is a messy, tough and persistent problem for enterprises, one that has languished under existing technology providers for decades. At Deepgram we have been working to change that by rebuilding speech recognition from the ground up. Today, we celebrate a key milestone on our path with a $12 million Series A round led by Wing VC, with participation from NVIDIA, Y Combinator, Compound and SAP.iO.

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SAP.iO Foundry San Francisco B2B travel technology accelerator Launches

SAP has launched the SAP.iO Foundry San Francisco business-to-business (B2B) travel technology accelerator, with eight early-stage enterprise startups.


The program aims to improve the travel and expense management experience for SAP’s customers, and includes the SAP Concur portfolio. Startups in the program will have access to curated mentorship, exposure to SAP technology and application programmable interfaces (APIs), and opportunities to collaborate with SAP customers.

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Startup Brings Personalized Coaching To Every Employee

Professional coaching is no longer an exclusive perk for select employees courtesy of Bravely, a cloud-based platform that delivers workplace guidance on-demand to more workers. The New York-based startup provides coaching to employees in numerous industries, including professional and financial services, hospitality, retail, and high technology.

Everyone should have a trusted, skilled coach to help them navigate important make or break moments at work,” said Toby Hervey, co-founder and CEO at Bravely. “Supporting an employee at moments that matter fundamentally transforms their long-time success and viability, as well as company culture.”

Business benefits from coaching for all

Sarah Sheehan, co-founder and president at Bravely, said the coaching platform reflected people-first workplace trends.

“Forward-thinking leaders know employees need hard skills and relationship-building expertise to achieve goals together,” she said. “Using technology, companies can cost-effectively give more employees access to coaching. This reduces employee stress and prevents burnout for improved mental health leading to higher productivity. “

Not surprisingly, Bravely helps companies address business commitments to inclusion and diversity. This is something that the co-founders live every day; Hervey is a gay man, and Sheehan is a new mother.

“We see strong usage of our coaching among groups such as women, LGBTQ workers, and people of color who are underrepresented the higher up you go in many organizations,” said Hervey. “We want to be a force for behavioral change across the board, and equitably support people at every level.”

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Les accélérateurs SAP.iO Foundry de Munich et de Berlin vont accélérer deux startups françaises : Alcméon et Fretlink

Paris – SAP SE (NYSE) : SAP.iO Foundry Munich et SAP.iO Foundry Berlin annoncent le lancement de leurs nouvelles promotions de startups qui auront pour thème respectif le marketing & e-commerce et l’industrie 4.0. Sur 12 pépites accélérées 2 sont Françaises.

Deux startups françaises retenues pour êtres accélérées en Europe

Parmi les startups sélectionnées sur les deux programmes européens se trouvent deux jeunes pousses françaises :

  • Alcméon intègre SAP.iO Foundry Munich. Cette startup française issue de Station F, est une plateforme SaaS qui laisse aux entreprises la réinvention et l’amélioration de l’expérience client avec une messagerie centralisée multicanal. La technologie hybride d’Alcméon associe automatisation intelligente, IA, chatbots et intervention humaine pour réduire les coûts et accroître la satisfaction des clients.
  • Fretlink intègre SAP.iO Foundry Berlin. La startup aide à sécuriser, gérer et optimiser les plans de transport grâce à un produit numérique et un hub européen de transporteurs locaux. Se traduisant sous la forme d’une marketplace, elle permet aux transporteurs d’informer de leur capacité de transport disponible et ainsi recevoir des ordres de transport au juste prix pour compléter leurs chargements.

« La France dispose de nombreuses startups innovantes. Si nous en accélérerons une quinzaine en France par an avec SAP.iO  Foundry Paris, nous en accompagnons d’autres à fort potentiel sur le marché Européen. Par ces programmes nous entendons aider les startups à lever certaines barrières et soutenir l’innovation européenne » explique Alexa Gorman, SVP, Head of SAP.iO Foundries Europe. «Alcméon et Fretlink sont promues à un très bel avenir en Europe et même à l’international. Les synergies avec le Groupe SAP sont très fortes. Nous sommes ravis de pouvoir les aider dans leur développement. »

Pendant plusieurs mois, les startups sélectionnées bénéficieront d’un mentorat organisé, d’un accès aux technologies et interfaces de programmation applicative (API) de SAP ainsi que de multiples occasions de collaborer avec les dirigeants et les clients de SAP.

Focus sur le marketing et le e-commerce pour le programme SAP.iO Foundry Munich

En collaboration étroite avec les équipes SAP Customer Experience et UnternehmerTUM, la promotion de Munich se concentrera exclusivement sur les startups business-to-business (B2B) qui transforment la relation client et permettent aux clients SAP de proposer des expériences encore plus attrayantes.

La promotion intègre Alcméon et les 5 autres startups suivantes :

  • StorifyMe facilite radicalement la création, la publication et la mesure de l’impact des témoignages des clients.
  • nyris est une plateforme de recherche visuelle utilisant l’intelligence artificielle (IA) qui propose aux clients une façon plus naturelle de trouver ce qu’ils cherchent.
  • squarelovin permet permet aux marques de collecter et de traiter des images, de gérer leur droits de manière transparente et d’activer le commerce visuel et l’analyse.
  • Frontastic est la plateforme de gestion front end pour le monde piloté par les API, permettant aux entreprises de développer des front ends dernier cri et orientés clients.
  • Velou offre des résultats de recherche personnalisés aux clients et augmente les conversions et le chiffre d’affaires pour les e-commerçants dans la mode.

L’Industrie 4.0 au programme de la nouvelle promo de SAP.iO Foundry Berlin

Le programme permet aux jeunes pousses de développer des technologies qui aident les entreprises existantes à aller au-delà de la fabrication numérique et à relier de manière transparente tous les aspects d’une entreprise, de la conception à l’exploitation, en passant par les ventes et le service. Le programme SAP.iO Foundry Industry 4.0 aide les clients de SAP à trouver et à adopter ces technologies de rupture.

En plus de Fretlink, la promotion se compose des startups suivantes :

  • Agranimo produit des logiciels et des équipements de surveillance du microclimat qui transforment les informations sur les sols et le climat en une stratégie de gestion.
  • Soley permet d’économiser plusieurs millions de dollars en optimisant les portefeuilles de produits complexes.
  • LiveEO analyse les données satellitaires pour surveiller les réseaux d’infrastructures à grande échelle.
  • Wandelbots permet à tous, même à ceux qui n’ont pas d’expérience technique, d’enseigner les robots rapidement, facilement et à peu de frais.
  • 3DQR – remotely fournit aux industriels des lunettes intelligentes et de la réalité augmentée.

SAP.iO Foundry Berlin Launches Industry 4.0 Startup Acceleration Program

SAP has announced that SAP.iO Foundry Berlin kicked off its second Industry 4.0 program earlier this month, with six international business-to-business startups focused on manufacturing, logistics, supply chain management and process optimization.

The SAP.iO Foundries program enables startups to develop technologies to help existing businesses go beyond digital manufacturing and seamlessly connect all aspects of an entire company — from design to operations to sales and service. The program helps SAP customers to find and adopt these disruptive technologies.

The following startups are joining the SAP.iO Foundry Berlin Spring 2020 program:

  • Agranimo produces software and microclimate monitoring equipment that turn soil and climate information into a management strategy.
  • Fretlink connects shippers to the largest hubs of local carriers in Europe through a new standard road-freight organization.
  • Soley saves millions of dollars by optimizing complex product portfolios.
  • LiveEO analyzes satellite data to monitor large-scale infrastructure grids.
  • Wandelbots allows everyone, even those without technical experience, to teach robots quickly, easily and inexpensively.
  • 3DQR has developed a very simple and flexible solution to work with augmented reality (AR) and thereby merge digital 3D experiences into any industrial environment.

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SAP : AI Is Top Game-Changing Technology in the Healthcare Industry

Of the many ingredients that go into quality healthcare, comprehensive patient data is close to the top of the list.

No one knows this more than Mayur Saxena, CEO and founder of Droice Labs. Saxena created his startup while pursuing his doctorate degree at Columbia University and working at a healthcare company conducting clinical trials on new medication.

He is energized by the plethora of opportunities to improve healthcare using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.

‘Patient data is notoriously disorganized and complex,’ Saxena said. ‘With machine learning, healthcare professionals can organize that information to better understand the disease of every patient and reach them faster with interventions that improve their lives. It’s an amazing feeling when you talk with someone who’s recovered from an illness because they received the right care.’

The idea behind Droice is to make messy data neat so people can spend less time organizing it and more time analyzing it.

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