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Quick Take

May 2024

A Key Piece of the Renewables Puzzle

Energy Storage Solutions

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Automation

Quick Take

May 2024

Unstructured Data Pipelines

Capitalizing on the "junk" of the data world

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B2B Commerce

Quick Take

April 2024

It's Time Local Went Global

Real-time Payments

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Supply Chain & Logistics

Quick Take

April 2024

Pain at the Pump

Opportunities to innovate with fuel cards

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Supply Chain & Logistics

Quick Take

April 2024

Food & Agriculture Traceability

A field of opportunity

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Automation

Quick Take

March 2024

Silicon Synapses for AI

AI hardware in data centers and on the edge

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Automation

Quick Take

February 2024

Conversational AI and the Future of Customer Service

A shift in the customer support landscape

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B2B Commerce

Quick Take

February 2024

Unified APIs

Building connections

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Supply Chain & Logistics

Quick Take

January 2024

The Future of Demand Forecasting Software

A balancing act between innovation and market realities

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Automation

Overview

December 2023

Industrial Intelligence

Why manufacturing needs software now more than ever

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Automation

Deep Dive

November 2023

3rd Generation FP&A Tools

A new wave of tools revolutionizing a dated CFO tech stack

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Automation

Overview

September 2023

Towards the AI Agent Ecosystem

A Technical Guide for Founders & Operators Building Agents

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B2B Commerce

Deep Dive

August 2023

The Next Chapter of Embedded Finance

A Guide for How and Where to Play - to Win

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Supply Chain & Logistics

Deep Dive

July 2023

The Future of Transportation Management Systems (TMS)

Why the next generation TMS won't be a TMS at all

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Automation

Deep Dive

March 2023

Why Using Internal Tools to do More with Less Matters Today

No-Code and Low-Code

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Automation

Overview

February 2023

Why Hyperautomation Will Unlock a More Efficient Future

Our deep dive report on the race to control corporate chaos

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Supply Chain & Logistics

Overview

December 2022

Every Company Will Be a Logistics Company

A key lesson from the last few years of pandemic life is that every company needs to start thinking like a logistics company, even become one themselves

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B2B Commerce

Deep Dive

December 2022

Check this Out - Part 2

A Deep Dive on Checkout Challengers

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B2B Commerce

Deep Dive

November 2022

Check this Out - Part 1

There’s never been a truly digital checkout experience in B2B commerce, but that’s changing

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B2B Commerce

Overview

November 2022

The Dominoes are Starting to Fall

Why B2B Commerce is the $100 Trillion Market Technology Hasn’t been Able to Crack – Until Now

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About Activant Research

The Research team, based in Cape Town, covers Activant’s core sectors – fintech, supply chain, and automation – from the pre-seed through to the public markets

Robert Lamprecht

Research Director

Leads Activant's global thesis-driven research.

Jono Vickery

Research Associate

Advances Activant's commerce infrastructure research.

Rebecca Rodseth

Research Analyst

Richard Benson-Armer

Director of Research and Senior Advisor

Helps management teams through the challenges of scaling by focusing on the biggest value drivers.

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