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SDL Expands Executive Team with New Chief Product Officer

Jim Saunders to lead product strategy and development                                 

WAKEFIELD, MA – February 14, 2017 - SDL (LSE:SDL) announced today that Jim Saunders has been appointed as Chief Product Officer (CPO). This announcement highlights the company’s focus and investment in technology solutions to address the growing content and translation needs in today’s digital world and their role in the company’s strategy.

A veteran of the software industry, Saunders has built and led best-in-class organizations across three continents for more than 20 years. As CPO, he will oversee product strategy, innovation and engineering across SDL’s entire technology portfolio of language and content management solutions for enterprises and translators, helping them along their evolution to the cloud. Saunders will report to Adolfo Hernandez, CEO, SDL.

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HotDocs partners with Codec-dss

HotDocs, the global leader in document automation software, has today announced its partnership with Codec-dss, a provider of enterprise scale applications and infrastructure that has served the Irish market for more than 30 years.

This new partnership agreement will provide Codec-dss clients with HotDocs’ industry leading document automation technology, which enables enhanced compliance, minimised risk, improved quality and increased operational efficiency in the production of business-critical documentation.

Steve Spratt, Chief Operating Officer at HotDocs, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Codec-dss into the HotDocs family and I look forward to a mutually rewarding relationship. Codec-dss know the Irish market inside out and are ideally placed to broaden the HotDocs footprint in this geography. For Codec-dss and their clients, HotDocs offers the most powerful and flexible document automation solution available, with a range of business benefits that positively impact the bottom line.”

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Perforce Announces Acquisition of ALM Provider Seapine Software

Acquisition Expands Portfolio of Developer and Designer Productivity and Collaboration Tools

Minneapolis, MN, November 17, 2016—Perforce Software, a leader in version control and source code management, today announced its acquisition of Seapine Software, a leading provider of application lifecycle management (ALM) solutions, based in Mason, Ohio. 

This acquisition expands the Perforce portfolio of developer and designer tools beyond enterprise class version management and code review, and provides customers with additional capabilities across the development pipeline. Seapine’s ALM solution accelerates development and delivery cycles through more efficient management of the product development process.

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Searchmetrics Announces Verdane Capital Becomes Key Shareholder

  • Verdane Capital acquires shares of Neuhaus Partners
  • Business development in 2016 continues to be very positive
  • Product innovation based on deep-learning technology

Berlin, October 5, 2016 Searchmetrics today announced Verdane Capital has become a principal investor in the world’s largest search and content optimization provider, replacing longtime partner and investor Neuhaus Partners.

“With Verdane Capital, we are bringing a new partner onboard who fits perfectly into our content and growth story, and who will help guide our growth,’’ said Volker Smid, Searchmetrics’ chief executive officer. “We wish especially to thank Neuhaus partners for its participation in our growth over the last six years.”

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Swiss Post Solutions and Celaton announce strategic partnership

Zurich – 29, 09, 2016 – Swiss Post Solutions (SPS), a global full-service provider in physical and digital document management, and Celaton, an artificial intelligence software company, today announced a strategic partnership. The partnership will combine SPS’ expertise in process optimisation and the automation of manual tasks, with Celaton’s inSTREAM™ software, to deliver solutions that address the increasing demand for fully automated business processes.

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Expanding Customer Success Drives Confirmit’s Momentum in H1 2016

Henning Hansen

Companies harnessing Confirmit’s solutions report exceptional business results

New York, NY: 22 September 2016 — Confirmit has reported that revenues from new customers more than doubled in the first half of 2016 over the same period in 2015, while existing customers have delivered clear evidence of the ROI by using the company’s solutions. In Q2, Confirmit, the leading global solutions provider for Customer Experience, Voice of the Employee and Market Research, also launched Version 20 of its Confirmit Horizons platform and achieved advancements and growth stemming from mobile-focused initiatives that helped push the company to new heights.

“We succeed when our customers succeed and in the first half of this year, it’s very clear that our customers are achieving great things with our solutions,” explains Henning Hansen, President and CEO, Confirmit. “The combination of our ever-evolving technology and the vision and ambitions of our customers is a powerful one, and I’m confident that the rest of 2016 will bring more excellent results for the companies using our world class solutions.”

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IOCS Announces Major Rebrand and Unveils its Name Change to Dealflo

Abe Smith

London 31st May 2016: IOCS, the provider of the world’s first service automating end-to-end financial agreement processes, has today announced a full rebrand and unveiled its new corporate identity. Effective immediately IOCS will be known as Dealflo, a name that better represents its unique solution.

Dealflo is a Fintech pioneer, offering cloud based financial agreements automation to leading providers across sectors including motor and retail finance, banking and insurance. Its long term and rapidly growing user base stand as testament of the way Dealflo revolutionises financial agreement processes whatever their workflow, risk or complexity.

The new name better represents where the company is today and its vision for the future. Dealflo’s new look and tagline ‘Financial transactions re-imagined’ demonstrates its innovative approach - pushing the boundaries of financial agreement automation beyond traditional electronic signature providers. Dealflo decreases risk and cost whilst increasing conversion and sales.

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Searchmetrics Raises $8 Million In New Financing To Fuel Enterprise Suite Initiatives And Growth

SAN MATEO, Calif. – May 23, 2016 - Searchmetrics today announced it has secured nearly $8 million in new financing to fuel new growth opportunities and initiatives for the company’s award-winning search optimization and content performance software suite.

Searchmetrics, a leading vendor of global SEO software and analytics tools, has raised more than $31 million in equity funding over five rounds since it was founded in late 2007. Major investors include Holtzbrinck Digital and Iris Capital. The new financing, a 7 million euro ($7.96 million US) debt facility, comes from Kreos Capital, Europe’s leading provider of growth debt financing to high-growth companies.

“In Kreos, we found an ideal partner to refine and expand our investments in the product and in customer service,” said Searchmetrics Chief Executive Officer Volker Smid. “We look forward to continuing the momentum seen in the first five months of the year.”

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Richard Stevenson Appointed to ClusterSeven Board

Richard Stevenson

London, U.K., 23 May 2016 - ClusterSeven, the leading provider of strategic software for End User Computing (EUC), has today confirmed that Richard Stevenson has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Effective immediately, Stevenson brings extensive experience from both a vendor and an end user perspective to the company as it builds on its current momentum to exceed aggressive growth targets.

Prior to joining ClusterSeven, Stevenson was CEO for Standard Life, Germany & Austria; and before that CEO at Focus Solutions and Business Agility. In these roles, he achieved significant revenue growth, both organically and via acquisition. He also led the successful sale of Focus Solutions to Standard Life in 2011.

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SDL Appoints Adolfo Hernandez as Chief Executive Officer

Adolfo Hernandez

Proven leader in the software and communications industry brings extensive business knowledge and strategic vision to lead the company to next stages of growth

WAKEFIELD, Mass. – 23 March, 2016 – SDL (LSE: SDL) today announced it has named Adolfo Hernandez as CEO. Effective 18th April 2016, Hernandez brings over 25 years of experience in results-driven leadership and a proven record of global business transformation to the organization. Appointed by the SDL Board of Directors, Hernandez will lead the executive team to continue to expand SDL’s language and global content technology footprint globally.

The Board selected Adolfo because of his strong software and services background and deep understanding of the technology heritage of SDL’s business. He has experience at senior levels in public and private companies, has impressive leadership credentials and has a track record for building and running large scale, complex businesses.

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