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The latest in funding, quoting, enhancing, competing and updating from Saint Matthew, The Swinging City and Venice of the North, the Middle of the Mittenand Triple D.

Money, Money, Money

NetBase, a social media analytics company, announced today that it has completed a new round of growth funding.

Spring Lake Equity Partners, a new investor, led the $24 million in Series E financing.

Long-time investors Thomvest Ventures, Altos Ventures and WestSummit Capital also participated.

NetBase plans to use the money to accelerate its market position and drive global expansion, among other things.

Quote to Cashing In

Quote-to-cash software company Apttus just released SprintCPQ. The new product “replaces spreadsheet-based, manual quoting with robust Configure-Price-Quote functionality.”

The company claims this will “revolutionize your sales process,” scale with your business as your needs grow and keep your customers happy.

Apttus said SprintCPQ:

  • Ensures sales teams have the most up-to-date, accurate product and pricing information
  • Reduces time to construct deals, generate quotes and secure approvals
  • Capitalizes on cross-sell and upsell opportunities at the time of quote
  • Aids user adoption: Sprint CPQ is built into Salesforce
  • Links Salesforce to data in Excel with Apttus X-Author

Kirk Krappe, CEO of the San Matteo, Calif.-based company, boasts that Apttus provides the “best-in-class offerings to the most dynamic organizations in the Salesforce ecosystem and beyond.”

DAM Newbies!

Are you new to the DAM world and excited to be in it? Are you free to travel in May? And are you ready for some DAM competition?

Then it’s time to put that enthusiasm to good use. How? By entering the first “Next Generation DAM Contest.”

It's a collaboration between Bynder, a brand portal solution based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and Henry Stewart DAM events, headquartered in London. Who should enter? Emerging professionals who have demonstrated an interest in the Brand Management and Digital Asset Management.

The winner gets an all expenses paid trip to the Henry Stewart DAM New York City conference May 7 and 8. The competition runs through April 3. The winner will be selected by April 8.

An Engaging New Site

Thanks to Engage, members of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) have a shiny new website to explore.

The St. Louis-based web development firm developed the site with the DNN content management system (CMS) and Evoq Content.

Key features of the new website include:

  • Enterprise-level content management
  • Improved accessibility and user experience
  • Multiple site management

According to Benjamin Price, web project manager for the Washington, D.C.-based trade association, said the new site makes it easier for members to find what they need.

Simplify, Simplify

Vorex, a project management and professional services automation company, thinks it has the way to simplify your small business.

Vorex Winter 2015, its new platform, will “streamline day-to-day tasks” and “free up business owners’ and managers’ time." Key features within the new release include:

  • QuickBooks online integration
  • Enhanced native CRM Features
  • Outlook calendar integration
  • Employee HR profiles
  • Updated online project management dashboard

Mike Salem, founder and CEO of Dallas-based Vorex, claims the company is: on a mission "to create the perfect software that allows companies and IT service providers to run their businesses smarter.”

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