|By Business Wire||
|January 8, 2013 08:02 AM EST||
Panaya, the largest ERP testing and upgrade automation SaaS provider, announced that is has secured $16 Million in Series D funding. All funding came from the Company’s existing investors, led by Battery Ventures. Also participating in the round were Benchmark Capital and Hasso Plattner Ventures.
The money raised will be used to fund Panaya’s continued aggressive growth strategy. As part of this strategy, the Company recently opened regional offices in Saddle Brook, New Jersey; Karlsruhe, Germany; and Tokyo, Japan; and continues to invest heavily in its marketing and sales efforts. Additionally, the Company is focused on increasing its organic growth through product development and the support of additional packaged applications as well as considering inorganic growth opportunities.
Panaya is a Software as a Service (SaaS) company that facilitates ERP upgrades and maintenance by providing visibility and control over business application changes during the system's life-cycle. Panaya's applications reduce the time SAP and Oracle users spend during upgrades, testing and maintenance and save significant money, testing risk and effort. Panaya has already crossed the 850 customer mark, most of which are SAP customers. Since introducing its solution for Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) upgrades last year, the Company has surpassed the 100 Oracle customer mark.
"This latest round of investment clearly demonstrates the strong confidence our investors have in the future of Panaya," said Yossi Cohen, Panaya's founder and CEO. "Despite the very strong interest of additional parties to invest in Panaya, we were very happy for the strong endorsement and validation signified by the fact that this round of funding was limited to our existing and satisfied group of investors.”
"We are very pleased with Panaya’s remarkable growth these past few years,” said Itzik Parnafes, General Partner at Battery Ventures. “Panaya continues to expand its product portfolio and penetrate new markets, reaching global clients like Qualcomm, Sony, General Electric, Procter & Gamble, Walmart, and Bombardier. We are excited for this opportunity to continue to invest in the Company’s future.”
Panaya's software-as-a-service helps companies that use SAP or Oracle reduce 70% of their upgrade and testing risk and effort. Utilizing a cloud-based supercomputer, Panaya simulates the upcoming upgrade, automatically pinpointing which custom programs will break as a result of the upgrade and automatically ﬁxing most of these problems. Panaya's testing solutions dramatically expedite ERP testing and eliminate the need for manual test script maintenance. Seamlessly capturing business knowledge in the background, as users work with the ERP applications, Panaya automatically generates plain-English test scripts that are rapidly executed and continually self-adjust based on test results. For further information visit the Panaya web site at www.panaya.com.
SAP and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries all over the world. Oracle and other Oracle products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks of Oracle. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.
ABOUT BATTERY VENTURES
Since 1983, Battery has been investing in technology and innovation worldwide. The firm partners with entrepreneurs and management teams across technology sectors, geographies and stages of a company’s life, from Seed and Early Venture, to Growth and Buyouts.
Battery’s previous and active portfolio of software companies includes: Avalara, Bazaarvoice (IPO), Brightree, Consona (acquired by Vista Equity Partners), Continuuity, Coupa, Drillinginfo, ExactTarget (IPO), Healthvision (acquired by Lawson), ITA Software (acquired by Google), Marketo, Neolane, Omniture (IPO), Panaya, Platfora and Vero Software.
Battery invests worldwide from offices in Boston, Silicon Valley and Israel. The firm has raised more than $4B since inception, and is currently investing a $750M fund. For more information, visit www.battery.com. Follow Battery on Twitter.
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