SaaSGenius News Digest September 23, 2022

Intuit and Qvinci products are now available in one single-sourced package

accounting software

Top of the news this week, Qvinci Software has teamed up with Intuit to be a provider of the world’s most popular accounting software, as well as Qvinci’s own suite of financial reporting and business intelligence tools, all in one high-impact package.

This mighty pairing positions Qvinci to offer Intuit products at a substantially reduced package price that enhances the bookkeeping and reporting capabilities of valued customers while training them in best practices for their effective use.

According to the President and CEO of Qvinci, Brad Adams, this collaboration is a giant step forward for both companies and, most importantly, for their customers, who will now have a single source to procure all their Intuit & Qvinci products at a much-reduced package rate. It also gives them direct access to a single top-notch customer support team.

The major benefits from this collaboration on Intuit’s end are QuickBooks accounting packages, QuickBooks desktop to online migration, merchant services, payroll, and time tracking of employee inputs. For Qvinci, on the other hand, there is automated data collection, mapping, and consolidation, benchmarking and trending analysis, financial and cash flow forecasting, training, and lots more.

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Meta partners with Salesforce for seamless customer connection

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On another end, Social media giant, Meta, has announced a partnership with the world’s largest CRM platform, Salesforce, to enable many more businesses to use WhatsApp to connect with their customers seamlessly.

According to Mark Zuckerberg in a Facebook post this week, “We’re partnering with Salesforce so all businesses that use their platform can use WhatsApp business messages to answer customer questions, run marketing campaigns, and sell directly in chat. More and more people prefer to communicate with businesses over text. That’s why we launched our Cloud API earlier this year and are now partnering with Salesforce.”

Meta says it will continue to build tools that will help more businesses provide support to their customers, showcase and discuss products, and more.

Launched as a chat messaging service in 2009, WhatsApp is the most popular global mobile messenger app worldwide, with over two billion monthly active users.

Want to know the usability, pricing and more of the cloud-based CRM platform, then check out our Salesforce CRM Review.

Slack reveals digital canvas tool

Slack is introducing a new feature that will allow users to create and edit full documents from within the chat platform.

Slack used to be seen as a competitor to Microsoft Teams, but with its new video capabilities (Slack Huddles) and now Canvas, it’s moving beyond that and almost challenging the likes of Office and Workspace.

According to Slack’s Chief Product Officer, Tamar Yehoshua, Slack is focused on helping customers navigate the future of work, whether that’s hybrid, remote or in the office. Over the last year, they have been introducing capabilities like Slack Connect, clips, huddles and now canvas, which bring more value to our customers and enhance working in a digital HQ.

Canvas isn’t available yet – it’s still in testing – but Slack said it would be available to users sometime next year.

Microsoft is redesigning Windows 11 Photos app

Last year, Microsoft redesigned its photos app to complement the aesthetics of Windows 11. This week, they announced that there is now a new version with a slightly new look and a few other improvements that are being tested.

In a blog post, Microsoft’s Dave Grochocki says that the updated view is intended to simplify browsing, finding, managing, and consuming the photos you have in your collection. The new app will also offer improvements to the “Memories” feature.

The redesigned Photos app will be available to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel beginning next week and will be available to everyone else in October.

Salesforce and AWS deepen partnership with Salesforce Genie

On yet another Salesforce news this week, Salesforce and AWS are expanding their partnership with the release of Salesforce Genie.

Salesforce and AWS are the leaders in their respective industries, and as a part of Dreamforce, the two companies have announced deepening integration between their two platforms. Customers will be able to use Amazon SageMaker, AWS’s machine learning (ML) modeling service, alongside Einstein, Salesforce’s artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

The key to these new integrations is Salesforce Genie, which they refer to as a hyper-scale real-time data platform that powers the entire Salesforce Customer 360 platform.

The new tool is designed to help companies make the most of their data, adapting to real-time changes.

Oracle launches Java 19

This week, Oracle announced the availability of Java 19, the latest version of the world’s number one programming language and development platform.

Numerous performance, stability, and security advancements are included in Java 19 (Oracle JDK 19), as well as platform improvements that will help developers increase productivity and stimulate business-wide innovation.

Seven JDK Enhancement Proposals have been included in the most recent Java Development Kit (JDK), which offers upgrades and improvements (JEPs). Most of these upgrades will be provided as follow-up preview features that will enhance functionality first presented in the earlier releases.

RingCentral adds AI Video features

RingCentral’s new AI Video features are now generally available on both RingCentral Video and RingCentral MVP. 

The cloud communications provider is rolling out features, including advanced meeting insights, RingCentral Whiteboard, live transcription, noise reduction, reactions, and remote desktop control. 

RingCentral Video Pro has already added hundreds of advanced video features, RingCentral Rooms, and offers customers free meetings without 40-minute time limits. 

RingCentral MVP recently hit five million paid seats, which the company sees as validation of its decision to invest in enterprise UC and mobility. The company also doubled its strategic partner seats, the COO, Mo Katibeh announced last month. 

Nvidia wants to power the metaverse with its first SaaS product

Lastly this week, Nvidia’s announcement of the Omniverse Cloud makes it the latest tech firm to begin metaverse preparations.

Nvidia’s first SaaS offering announced at the recent Nvidia GTC 2022 event, is meant to assist developers in creating, publishing, running, and experiencing metaverse applications.

More than 700 businesses and 200,000 individuals have signed up for Omniverse Cloud because it eliminates the need for on-premises computing power while providing access to high-performance features like 3D workflows.

The company also showed how the Omniverse Cloud could be used for real-time rendering of photorealistic 3D scenes, which is a key component of many AR and VR applications. Nvidia’s new cloud offering is still in beta, but it’s already clear that the company wants to position itself as a major player in the metaverse race.

One of the most interesting things about Nvidia’s Omniverse Cloud is that it’s not just for gaming or entertainment applications. The company sees a future where the metaverse will be used for work, education, and social interaction, and its new SaaS offering is meant to enable that vision.


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