The classic saying “two heads are better than one” reflects the idea that collaboration is the key to success. In the software technology world, best-of-breed represents this approach, encouraging businesses to have several solutions working closely together to create a better experience for end-users and IT teams, rather than relying on a single-vendor solution.
The government has released new guidelines to help businesses claiming funding for software development through the research and development (R&D) tax incentive.
Square has integrated its services with MYOB’s accounting solutions, completing its plan to integrate with all major accounting solutions in Australia.
Xero has unveiled Xero Learn, an education platform looking to help everyone from uni students through to SMB owners develop their financial literacy.
Accounting software company Xero has acquired Canadian startup Hubdoc for an initial fee of US$60 million ($80.87 million) that consists of 35 percent cash and 65 percent in Xero stock.
Rod Drury has stepped down as CEO of Xero, with the company’s board announcing Steve Vamos will be taking on the role on April 1.
With shares priced at $0.45 per share, LiveTiles is also set to launch a Share Purchase Plan to raise an additional $3 million from existing eligible shareholders.
New Zealand startup Flossie is a software platform helping customers easily find, book, and pay for beauty appointments at partner salons.
Deloitte has acquired software development agency Well Placed Cactus and its team to boost its digital capabilities.
Dunedin’s Timely, which has created a booking software platform for beauty and wellness businesses, has raised NZ$7 million in a round led by Movac.
ASX-listed software company LiveTiles has raised $11 million via a share placement to help expand its global reach, with over 61.1 million shares issued at 18 cents per share to local and international institutional investors.
IT software company PrimeQ has announced plans to build a new ‘cloud campus’ in South Australia, comprising an Innovation Centre and Technology Support Hub, which it expects will create 72 new jobs in the state over the next three years.
Practice Ignition has announced the close of a $5 million Series A round, with the funds to help fuel the startup’s international growth.
EpiSoft is a Sydney-based startup working to develop cloud-based solutions for health professionals to manage patients with chronic diseases.
Pam is at heart a sign management application accessed through the cloud, specialised for design companies creating sign layouts for clients.