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Invoiced expands platform to support global organizations

Wednesday August 1 st 2018

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Invoiced, a leading provider of cloud-based, accounts receivable solutions in the U.S., today announced the launch of a series of product enhancements that enable global customers to meet localized billing conventions.

Since the self-funded business was founded in 2013, Invoiced has grown to support over 20,000 businesses worldwide.  Major attributes of Invoiced include automated recurring billing, payment plans, invoice chasing, and dunning management; a customizable customer portal, and integrations with payment processing and accounting providers.

Invoiced now provides full support to international customers – both non-U.S. companies and U.S.-based businesses with global expansion plans. Businesses using Invoiced have the ability to offer Direct Debit payments using local banking schemes through a partnership with GoCardless.  Based out of the U.K., GoCardless enables businesses to collect Direct Debit payments online.  

“GoCardless is on a mission to boost cash flow and streamline admin for small businesses with automated Direct Debit payments,” said Josh Sasto, Head of Partnerships at GoCardless. “Integrating GoCardless with Invoiced’s automated time-saving features means our customers can manage their billing and payments all in one place, avoid manual reconciliation and ultimately have more time back to focus on growth.”

Direct Debit is a highly-used payment method outside the U.S., accounting for 4.2 billion payments in the U.K. alone in 2017, according to the 2018 UK Payments Market report. 

“The GoCardless partnership benefits businesses by offering lower transaction costs and automatic reconciliation,” said Jared King, Founder and CEO of Invoiced.  “Customers also benefit from new choices to pay invoices.”

In addition, the Invoiced platform enables customers to configure invoices using multiple currencies, create separate legal entities for international subsidiaries, and format invoices using in-country requirements.

About Invoiced:

Invoiced helps organizations of all sizes get paid faster in less time by providing innovative billing automation and collections tools. Tens of thousands of businesses have transformed their paper-based billing efforts to digital processes with Invoiced.

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Cybint Solutions and Israel’s Ariel University join forces to launch new Cyber Innovation Center

NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Global cyber education leader Cybint, a BARBRI company, and Ariel University are teaming up to offer a comprehensive portfolio of cyber education offerings for students and professionals in Israel.

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The Ariel University Cyber Innovation Center, powered by Cybint and the university’s professional teams, boasts a comprehensive portfolio of online cyber education offerings, from Cybint’s cyber literacy programs to its rigorous cyber security/intelligence virtual labs and access to one of the world’s most advanced Cyber Range environments. The Cyber Innovation Center’s training and courses will be available to students and alumni of the university and serve as a workforce development and continuing education resource for professionals, members of the military and others. Certifications through the Cyber Innovation Center are aligned with the NICE (National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education) and Israel National Cyber Directorate frameworks. Courses and training include:

  • Level One – Cybint’s Cyber Literacy Programs: Cyber has become a ubiquitous and important component in non-technological fields of study such as business, law, criminal justice, finance and others. Cybint’s cyber literacy courses provide professionals a basic, comprehensive grounding in cyber terminology, threats and opportunities.
  • Level Two – Cybint’s Hands-On Simulator-Labs: The most critical component for a career in cybersecurity is hands-on skills. Cybint’s Cyber Security Analyst (CSA) Simu-Lab Suite, the product of extensive military and industry experience, offers advanced practical training in a simulated environment. It provides learners with the skills required to work as a cybersecurity analyst in Security Operation Centers – allowing them to gain the skills and experience to start working in the cyber industry – even without a computer science degree.
  • Cyber Range – The Cyber Range presents learners with cyber threats and live advanced group simulation to mimic real cyber attacks, and challenges them to mitigate and resolve them as quickly as possible. The platform is designed to simulate networks, traffic and attack scenarios to train and test people, procedures and technologies in a safe and controllable environment. The Cyber Range can be accessed on-premises or remotely.

“Cyber knowledge is increasingly important in every facet of our workforce across industries,” said Cybint CEO Roy Zur. “Yet we are facing a severe global shortage of this knowledge and overall cyber expertise. Cybint’s mission centers on working with partners such as Ariel University to close that knowledge gap and equip students and professionals with the cyber knowledge they need to understand both the threats and the opportunities and protect their organizations. We’re very excited about the new Cyber Innovation Center and look forward to its positive impact.”

“The launch of the Cyber Innovation Center is part of our commitment to offer innovative, career-enhancing education for our students, alumni and other professionals,” said Danny Hardon, head of the Ariel University Research and Development Authority. “We’re pleased and excited to partner with Cybint – an industry leader in Israel and the U.S. – to deliver this important and relevant education through our new Center.”

Cybint is an international cyber education company, providing training, certifications and learning solutions across the cybersecurity and intelligence spectrum. At Cybint we believe that protecting our assets, companies, and national security, starts with cyber education. That’s why we are dedicated to building the most knowledgeable cyber teams for governments, educating the best cyber experts at universities and colleges, and training employees around the world to be aware of cyber threats.

Cybint is a collaboration between military-trained cybersecurity and intelligence experts and the education experts at BARBRI. Together, we’ve created programs that address cybersecurity and intelligence at the individual level – creating a deep and powerful network of cyber expertise that goes far beyond the typical technical expertise.

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Xpedition strengthens impact in Private Equity with Preqin partnership

LONDON, Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Xpedition (previously known as TouchstoneCRM)  has today announced its new partnership with data provider Preqin. The partnership will allow Private Equity and Venture Capital firms to take full advantage of Preqin’s investor insight within Xpedition’s proven Private Equity CRM Accelerator.

Preqin is the alternative assets industry’s leading source of data and intelligence. Spanning private equity, private debt, hedge funds, real estate, infrastructure and natural resources, Preqin offers data on over 16,000 investors and 350,000 deals. Added to that are its award-winning workflow and monitoring tools, all of which make Preqin the home of alternative assets.

Xpedition’s Private Equity Business Manager, Jon Archer, explains how this advanced Private Equity toolkit is providing firms with greater insight “We have been working with Private Equity firms for over 10 years, providing industry specific solutions that deliver real value to organisations. Clients need their employees to make informed decisions based on the most up-to-date information, and this integration delivers that insight, with fully connected business applications helping to drive decision making. We have worked closely with Preqin to make this happen and are delighted to now make the solution available to clients”.

Built on Microsoft Dynamics 365 and tailored to Private Equity and Venture Capital firms, Xpedition’s Private Equity CRM Accelerator takes all the power from Microsoft Dynamics and makes it relevant to manage Investor Relations, Deal Flow, Fundraising and Reporting. With the Xpedition Private Equity CRM Accelerator, you’ll be up and running in a fraction of the time, fast-tracking your journey to CRM success.

Ayo Akindele, Preqin’s Global Head of Channel Sales adds “Preqin is committed to allowing its clients to take our data and workflow tools with them anywhere they go. Xpedition Private Equity has a long history of delivering innovative solutions to private equity participants, and is already used by several leading financial services organisations including many of Preqin’s existing clients. As such, we’re excited to announce this new partnership. It represents a huge step forward in empowering industry participants who rely on Preqin’s data on a day-to-day basis to integrate it fully into their workflows.”

About Xpedition Limited

At Xpedition we guide your path to growth, through the implementation of intelligent cloud-based business applications. We help Private Equity and Venture Capital clients understand how technology can empower their business in real terms, and we deliver.

Previously known as TouchstoneCRM, we offer so much more than CRM and business software. We deliver real business value through expert consultancy. We’re known for our questioning nature and for challenging the status quo.


Jon Archer
Xpedition Ltd

About Preqin

Preqin is the alternative asset industry’s leading source of data and intelligence, and is used by over 60,000 professionals in 90 countries around the globe. Its data covers all alternative asset classes and every stage of the investment cycle, from fundraising through to distributions. Additionally, its industry-leading workflow tools enable tasks such as portfolio monitoring and fund benchmarking, making Preqin the home of alternative assets.

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CNN is releasing a final season of Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’

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  • CNN is releasing a final season of Anthony Bourdain’s docuseries “Parts Unknown” this fall, The Los Angeles Times reports.
  • Bourdain committed suicide in June while filming an episode of the series in France.
  • The five-episode final season, the 12th in the series, will only feature one episode with Bourdain’s voiceover narration, while the other four episodes will piece together footage of Bourdain with follow-up guest interviews that are yet to be filmed. 

CNN will release a final season of Anthony Bourdain’s travel docuseries “Parts Unknown” this fall, The Los Angeles Times reports

Bourdain committed suicide in June while filming an episode of the hit series in France.

Amy Entelis, the executive vice president of talent and content at CNN, told the Times that only one episode of the show’s final season was completed before Bourdain’s death.

That episode, filmed in Kenya with W. Kamau Bell, host of CNN’s “United Shades of America,” will be the only episode of the five-episode season to feature Bourdain’s written voiceover narration, Entelis said. The other four episodes will piece together footage of Bourdain with follow-up interviews that are yet to be filmed, featuring guests of the show remembering its late host.

“Each one will feel slightly different depending on what’s gathered in the field,” Entelis told the Times. “They will have the full presence of Tony because you’ll see him, you’ll hear him, you’ll watch him. That layer of his narration will be missing, but it will be replaced by other voices of people who are in the episodes.”

Entelis said that the last episode of the series will be devoted to “how Tony affected the world.” It will feature fan reactions to his program and interviews with guests who appeared on the series.

The Times notes that in the first half of 2018, commercials on new episodes of “Parts Unknown” earned an average of $8,601, the most of any CNN program, according to Standard Media Index. CNN ran the show in re-runs 166 times from October 1, 2017, to June 14 of this year, according to the Times.

The series has also had a second life on Netflix. In June, following Bourdain’s death, Netflix extended a deal to keep “Parts Unknown” on its service for the foreseeable future, after fans petitioned the company to renew its license for the series, which was set to expire in June.

Read the Times feature here.

BASF closes acquisition of businesses and assets from Bayer

  • Complements own crop protection, biotech and digital activities; marks entry into seeds, non-selective herbicides, nematicide seed treatments
  • Creates new opportunities for innovation and growth
  • About 4,500 experienced employees join Agricultural Solutions team

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 1, 2018 /CNW/ - BASF has closed the acquisition of a range of businesses and assets from Bayer. The transaction is a strategic complement to BASF’s crop protection, biotech and digital farming activities and marks its entry into seeds, non-selective herbicides and nematicide seed treatments.

Today, BASF closed the acquisition of a significant range of businesses and assets from Bayer, including the canola seeds business in Canada. (CNW Group/BASF)

“This strategic move adds excellent assets to our strong agricultural solutions portfolio and enhances our innovation potential. Overall, it ensures an even more comprehensive and attractive offering to our customers,” said Dr. Martin Brudermüller, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief Technology Officer of BASF SE.

“This acquisition transforms BASF in agriculture. It strengthens our market position in agricultural solutions and creates new opportunities for growth,” added Saori Dubourg, member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE and responsible for the Agricultural Solutions segment. “We are looking forward to our joint journey and warmly welcome the new colleagues to BASF.”

BASF signed agreements in October 2017 and April 2018 to acquire the businesses and assets Bayer offered to divest in the context of its acquisition of Monsanto, for an all-cash purchase price of €7.6 billion, subject to certain adjustments at closing. About 4,500 employees join BASF through the acquisition. The agreements include Bayer’s global glufosinate-ammonium business; seeds businesses including traits, research and breeding capabilities, and trademarks for key row crops in select markets; the vegetable seeds business; the RD platform for hybrid wheat; a range of seed treatment products; certain glyphosate-based herbicides in Europe, used predominantly for industrial applications; the complete digital farming platform xarvioTM; as well as certain non-selective herbicide and nematicide research projects. These transactions are now completed, except for the vegetable seeds business for which closing is expected in mid-August 2018.

Customers benefit from the acquisition as they will have access to even more tools to increase their yields, crop quality and profitability. “With strong solutions from seeds to harvest, enabled by even better RD capabilities and scale, we will increase the competition in the market. This means customers have a real choice, today and in the future,” explained Markus Heldt, President of BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division. “After months of preparing the seamless transfer of businesses and smooth onboarding of employees, everybody is keen to finally get started – as a new team and with our expanded business and capabilities.”

To reflect the expanded scope of its agriculture business, BASF has renamed the division from Crop Protection to Agricultural Solutions. In addition, the division has established a new global business unit for seeds and traits.

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About BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division

With a rapidly growing population, the world is increasingly dependent on our ability to develop and maintain sustainable agriculture and healthy environments. Working with farmers, agricultural professionals, pest management experts and others, it is our role to help make this possible. That’s why we invest in a strong RD pipeline and broad portfolio, including seeds and traits, chemical and biological crop protection, soil management, plant health, pest control and digital farming. With expert teams in the lab, field, office and in production, we onnect innovative thinking and down-to-earth action to create real world ideas that work – for farmers, society and the planet. In 2017, our division generated sales of €5.7 billion. For more information, please visit or any of our social media channels.

About BASF

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The more than 115,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil Gas. BASF generated sales of €64.5 billion in 2017. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at