ThoughtSpot, provider of enterprise search & AI-driven analytics, announced a new investment from Snowflake Ventures, the ventures arm of Snowflake. This investment reflects the continued partnership and success joint customers are able to achieve with Thoughtspot’s AI-driven analytics platform powered by Snowflake’s Data Cloud. Organizations that have adopted the Data Cloud in combination with search and AI-driven analytics move beyond traditional static dashboards and improve how they leverage data. With Snowflake and ThoughtSpot, companies are able to empower every employee with granular insights that create bespoke, personalized experiences. Joint customers will benefit from:
- Accelerated product innovation. ThoughtSpot’s search and AI-driven analytics platform will continue to integrate and leverage the latest Snowflake platform features that enable joint customers to further democratize the use of data and unlock meaningful business insights.
- Increased ROI from cloud migrations. With ThoughtSpot and Snowflake, companies can quickly get their data into the cloud, identify and move analytics use cases into production, and scale these to any employee in their business.
- Continued joint go to market. ThoughtSpot and Snowflake will work together to help companies experience the combination of their solutions through jointly held virtual events, workshops, and a free trial of ThoughtSpot.
Progress announced the R1 2021 release of Progress Telerik Test Studio, an enterprise UI test automation platform. With this release Progress accelerates automation testing speed and performance by introducing headless browser execution, a redesigned storyboard and PDF content validation. Headless browsers enable the execution of automated tests without launching the graphical interface of the browser. Users can run any test in headless mode without changing test steps, image search, dialog handler updates or other factors or requiring additional configuration of already created tests. Headless browser execution in Telerik Test Studio is accessible for less technical professionals as it does not require writing code.
Telerik Test Studio’s Storyboard UI has been redesigned to improve speed, performance and user experience. The visual storyboard is now enhanced with better-quality images while the photo gallery-like controls allow users to review recorded tests as a sequence of images instead of separate steps.
Automated visual testing of web applications in Telerik Test Studio includes built-in PDF content validation to support all types of PDF-dependent internal systems or Robotic Process Automation (RPA) processes. Users can create automated tests for applications with embedded UI capabilities to generate PDFs. The built-in PDF validation also enables extracting and validating text or images from PDFs in the browser without installing additional extensions.
Dropbox, Inc. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire DocSend, a secure document sharing and analytics company with more than 17,000 customers. As work becomes more distributed, effective collaboration with external parties feels more siloed and results can be difficult to measure. DocSend gives customers visibility into what happens to their documents after they send them, adding a layer of intelligence on top of the scale and distribution of the Dropbox content platform. For example, client services teams and creative professionals who already rely on Dropbox to organize and collaborate on presentations and projects can use DocSend to deliver proposals and track engagement, and HelloSign to manage contracts and invoices.
The combination of Dropbox, HelloSign, and DocSend will help customers across industries manage end-to-end document workflows, from closing deals to onboarding teams, giving them more control over their business results. Under the terms of the agreement, Dropbox will acquire DocSend for $165 million in cash subject to customary purchase price adjustments and closing conditions. The acquisition is expected to close in Q1 2021 and is expected to have an immaterial impact on 2021 operating results.