Roundup: Paradox AI Joins SAP Marketplace; Workday Buys Blockchain ID Firm

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Paradox’s AI assistant Olivia has been added to SAP’s digital marketplace. It joined the SAP PartnerEdge program to speed integrations with SuccessFactors solutions. Paradox integrates with SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting using native APIs.

Workday acquired Seattle-based Trusted Key, a digital identity platform based on blockchain technology, reports GeekWire. The deal furthers Workday’s strategy of moving work credentials such as licenses and certifications into the blockchain environment.

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Cornerstone OnDemand and Sandler Training joined to offer a subscription online learning service to help companies develop their sales skills. The service, Content Anytime Sales & Customer Relationships, is a collection of more than 125 jointly created microlearning courses, curated into 11 playlists.

Kazoo added two features: Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) and Reward Manager, both designed to simplify administration multinational teams. COLA provides global organizations with a way to account for different standards of living around the world as they award point redemption. Reward Manager provides ability to moderate redemptions and update reward catalogues.

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BambooHR has added 11 partners to its marketplace. Included are recognition and reward software provider Applauz, interview tool Jobma and IT assessment tool Interview Mocha.

TMP Worldwide acquired Perengo, a programmatic recruitment platform for large companies. The company will combine Perengo’s technology with its own TalentBrew platform. The result, TMP said will be an end-to-end, personalized candidate experience delivered across channels.

JDA Software provided a new scheduling system to Walmart for use by 1.1 million employees across roughly 4,600 stores.

HMS Software launched TimeControl 8, an automated time sheet system with features designed to improve the experience for managers. The new version provides enterprise supervisors with a real-time “holistic view” of their resources. In addition, it includes a new interface, links to JIRA, dynamic analysis of time-sheet data, a resource-planning feature and integration with the ARES Prism G2 cost control system, a popular product in construction project management.

ComplianceHR added PolicySmart to its suite of on-demand compliance applications. PolicySmart combines employee handbooks, policies and guidance with tools that facilitate policy monitoring and tracking. ComplianceHR is a joint venture of Littler, a labor and employment law firm, and AI platform provider Neota Logic.

Workforce-data firm QuantumWork launched a new integrated platform. The system provides employers with single view of all forms of talent, from contractors and full-time employees to on-demand talent, and uses built-in algorithms to search, match and rank relevant candidates across different talent pools and databases.

Syndio incorporated a small-group analysis feature into its pay equity technology platform, PayEQ. The feature allows companies to analyze small groups of employees that perform similar work to identify potential pay gaps that aren’t explainable by job-related criteria.  

Benefits software company PlanSource said Guardian Life Insurance will become the first insurance carrier to participate in PlanSource Boost, a program designed to use APIs to simplify use of PlanSource’s platform. 

Benefitfocus expanded its API data-exchange capabilities. The company said its HCM API approach will help enterprises address challenges involved with manual processes, SFTP interactions, process batches, latency and data sync issues. Users will benefit “through seamless integration of data, business process and user experience functionality,” the company said.

Recruiting automation software developer HiringSolved released PROPHET II and PROPHET Pro. PROPHET II helps sourcers and recruiters find appropriate and add them to lists for export to other systems. PROPHET Pro provides information on 6,000 new candidates each month at a set price.

Comdata acquired SOLE Financial, a payroll card provider that allows immediate earned-wage access to workers. The acquisition will extend Comdata’s reach by expanding the addressable market for its new Fintwist digital payment solution. “Through this acquisition, we can grow Fintwist’s footprint among small to medium businesses while continuing to serve our larger enterprise customers,” said Brian Radin, president of Comdata’s Prepaid and Payroll Card division.

Enterprise feedback-management firm Questback released Qubie 2.0 for Microsoft Teams. The upgrade adds functionality including new Welcome cards, weekly team check-ins, customizable content packs, an admin panel and multi-team capabilities.

Built In, a platform that connects professionals and technology companies raised $22 million in a Series C round led by Updata Partners with participation from existing investors. The company will use investment to expand across the U.S. and increase its product development efforts.

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