Afternoon Coffee: Accenture buys Intrigo Systems; TalonFMS partners with SAP Fieldglass

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Accenture announced this week that it’s acquiring Intrigo Systems, a provider of advisory and systems integration services for SAP enterprise and cloud solutions in e-commerce, supply chain and procurement, a press release said.

Details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Accenture’s statement said the acquisition adds to its ability to deliver end-to-end supply chain transformations that can result in better visibility and buying decisions.

Intrigo Systems is based in the U.S. and was founded in 2009, the statement said.

“We’re excited to be joining Accenture to help clients use cutting-edge technology to transform their supply chains,” Intrigo Systems CEO Padman Ramankutty said in the statement.

TalonFMS available on SAP app site

TalonFMS announced Tuesday that its freelancer management system is integrating with SAP Fieldglass and is now available on the SAP App Center, the company said in a press release.

TalonFMS “integrates with SAP Fieldglass to bring all of your contingent workforce channels under control with one central point of truth," TalonFMS’s CEO Jonny Dunning said in a statement.

As a member SAP PartnerEdge Program, TalonFMS can integrate software applications on top of the SAP Cloud Platform, its platform-as-a-service offering, the statement said.

2 cities for Amazon HQ2?

Amazon’s plan for a second headquarters, dubbed HQ2, may actually involve two cities — with New York and Crystal City, Virginia, among those in late-stage talks with the online retailer, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Wall Street's advice on midterm elections

And finally, an update on elections: With midterm elections going on across the U.S. today, Wall Street investment banks are predicting outcomes and advising clients on how to position themselves, CNBC reports.

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