The coming Enterprise Software Hurricane

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Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP In interviewing SAP customers for the upcoming book, I ended up classifying them broadly into four groups.

Enterprise Software Platforms have underperformed

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My first exposure to a software “platform” was back in 1983 when McCormack and Dodge introduced Millennium and started to migrate all its modules to have the same look and feel, extensibility, queries and other features. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

Software Maintenance "Empty Calories"

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Top of that list was Software Maintenance with the likes of Oracle, IBM and SAP Unbelievably, in the dozen years. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP At a conference in 2006, I presented a Top 10 list of technology expenses which to me represented "empty calories".

Software for Affinity Networks

Feld Thoughts

I’m been looking around for software to help me manage an increasing number of affinity networks. The post Software for Affinity Networks appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Technology affinity networks networks softwareThese are networks that I’ve created around different topics, such as the books I’ve written – like Startup Communities and Venture Deals – as well as topics I’m exploring with small to medium sized groups of people.

Time for more vertical integration in enterprise software

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They had collapsed software, hosting, application management and upgrades into one contract. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP As SaaS vendors took off in the early 2000s, I was encouraged by their business model. But in recent years I have seen a reversal and a lot.

Signs of Spring in Enterprise Software

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Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry CommentaryThe country is seeing a welcome break from the polar vortex. Temperatures remind us of Spring. Well, may not quite - winter is not done, but there is clear hope. It's easy when you look at Wall Street's reaction to.

Of Halloween and Enterprise Software

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I happened to check the contents of one pack – it had Hot Tamales, Chewy Lemonheads, Tootsie Rolls, Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP This time of the year, I buy several packages of assorted candies. Keeps the neighborhood kids who come around on Halloween happy.

Next-gen software executives

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I was pleased to see Salesforce has appointed Parker Harris to its Board and promoted Keith Block to co-CEO. I have long been a fan of Parker – just brilliant and a nice guy to boot. I think the enterprise. Industry Commentary

The emergence of intelligent HR software

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Analytics, Big Data Enterprise Software (other vendors I recently wrote from Workday Rising about the Age of Intelligence. It’s not just Workday which has been busy. John Sumser of HE Examiner has a study which looks at intelligent tools at Workday and 29 other HR-centric vendors.

Corporate investment in enterprise software

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I have long wondered when corporations, especially conglomerates, would become enterprise software/service providers in their own right. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry CommentaryThe track record is patchy. You see financial service companies like Bank of America and Fidelity offer payroll and benefits support. You see.

Tis the season for software lawsuits

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Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry CommentaryOracle, SAP and Workday have all been hit with lawsuits in the last few weeks for very different reasons as I describe below. But first a preface – lawsuits draw a lot of attention but it’s usually wrong to extrapolate.

Enterprise Software Spring Training

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Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Enterprise Software (other vendors Throughout March, in NDA settings and at more formal events, I am getting a chance to talk to executives at E2Open, Infor, Microsoft. NetSuite, Oracle, Plex, Rimini Street, UNIT4 and Workday. As with all the spring games being played all.

A history of enterprise software

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That may sound like an oxymoron because innovation is supposed to be about breakthrough and brighter futures, but I am a big believer you learn from the past, Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP Many of my writing and speaking bios use the moniker “innovation historian.”

Essential Business Software Every New Business Needs

YoungUpstarts

Increasingly, it’s good software that does the trick. Even on the level of number-crunching, paper-pushing and repetitive tasks, it turns out that software and digitalization can go a long way in modern business. Accounting and Finance Software. Resources business softwar

Account-Based Marketing Software & Tools

ConversionXL

Choosing the right account-based marketing software can be a messy process. Some ABM software is an add-on to an existing tool. Some companies sell relevant software but not explicitly for ABM. Software can help with each: Identify the right accounts and targets within them.

Why Do You Need Helpdesk Software For Your Startup?

YoungUpstarts

Most people would rather prefer going via self-help software or instant messaging to resolve their queries. Installing a helpdesk software can best facilitate this. With the installation of this software, you would get to enjoy multi-channel helpdesk.

Top 5 Live Streaming Software Solutions

The Startup Magazine

Fortunately, the software you need for an entry into the professional level streaming does not have to be expensive. It is not simple to pick a right video streaming software in an economical range. Top live video streaming software in the economical range.

Enterprise Software Churn: Microsoft momentum

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This continues a series about customer moves to reshape their enterprise software landscapes. When I was researching SAP Nation, I was impressed with how many customers are swapping out software, moving to third party maintenance, “ring fencing” the core solution. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

Choosing The Best Medical Billing Software

YoungUpstarts

If you have a medical practice or you work for a medical practice, choosing the best medical billing software is a big decision. These types of software are perfect for medical practices with electronic health records, and they streamline the entire process to keep billing under control.

7 Options For Small Business Accounting Software

YFS Magazine

Finance Grow Accounting accounting software bookkeeping finances moneyUnsure which small business accounting tools are best for you? Perhaps you're ready for a change? Here's a quick look at 7 smart options.

The supply chain software enigma

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Enterprise Software (other vendors Infor just announced its acquisition of GT Nexus. I like it because it is not just a simplistic business network where you order paper and pencils and then burden those suppliers with the costs of running the network. GT Nexus’s.

What is HMI Software?

The Startup Magazine

Human machine interface (HMI) software gives computer operators a way to manage and interact with a system. Typically HMI software is designed to support one of the levels though some applications support both. Benefits of HMI Software. Here are the benefits of this software.

The Software Paradox

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Steve O”Grady of Redmonk has an easy to read book out. His thesis is summarized as “By the time Andreessen wrote those words, there were few who would disagree with the core thesis. Those who would were most likely to. Industry Commentary

Death of a (software) salesman?

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BusinessWeek had two recent stories – one was how quickly the bubble around rare earths has burst. Molycorp has filed for bankruptcy just a short couple of years after the world was fretting that China had a stranglehold on that. Cloud Computing, SaaS Industry Commentary

Software AGs Agility Layer

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I spent some time at ProcessWorld, Software AG’s annual event. Enterprise Software (other vendors I very much enjoyed TUCON, Tibco’s event, and I wanted to hear about AG’s own events processing, SOA, collaboration and other initiatives. The conference started off with a very promising.

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Why so many no-go software decisions?

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Most people assume Gartner analysts spend their lives drawing up magic quadrants. Actually the biggest single activity for most analysts is handling client calls as they look for new solutions. When I run into Gartner analysts at industry events I

Rally Software Acquired By CA Technologies for $480 Million

Feld Thoughts

Congrats to my friends at Rally Software on the announcement that they’ve signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by CA Technologies for $480 million. I remember my friend Ryan Martens sitting down with me and Chris Wand around 2001 and walking us through his idea for changing the how he approached managing the software development process. To the extended Rally Software family past and present – congratulations.

Zoho: what if the entire software industry ran like this?

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Just about a decade ago, I ran a guest column from Sridhar Vembu which was striking in that he promised to invert the traditional software model which typically invests 10 to 15% of revenues in product, and 50 to 60%. Enterprise Software (other vendors

5 Keys To Success In Rolling Out Software Worldwide

Startup Professionals Musings

The cloud makes software easily accessible, without waiting for CD shipments to arrive and installed. The good news is that the reach of your new software application is instantly worldwide, and the bad news is that most people still prefer to work in their own native language.

Enterprise Software Churn: E2Open Ring Fence

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When I was researching SAP Nation, I was impressed with how many customers are swapping out software, moving to third party maintenance, “ring fencing” the core solution with specialist tools, and implementing two and three tier strategies – different solutions. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) SAP Nation Book

Enterprise Software has its perks

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You think it is all boring? See what 3 of my friends in the industry got to do recently Mini Peiris at NetSuite got to ring the closing bell at the NYSE Fred Studer gets to star in this really. Industry Commentary

Software Patent Absurdity

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As long time readers of this blog know, I’m strongly against software patents. More and more of my VC brethren are beginning to come out publicly against them as are many extremely well respected long time software innovators. In additional “c’mon guys, software patents are invalid” news, there’s a great short movie that was supported by the Free Software Foundation called Patent Absurdity.

Fundamental Software Problems That Haven’t Been Solved Yet

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Since I don’t really celebrate Christmas, I end up playing around with software a lot over the holidays. This year my friends at FullContact and Mattermark got the brunt of me using their software, finding bugs, making suggestions, and playing around with competitive stuff. We have a long list of fundamental software problems that haven’t been solved. The word software didn’t even exist.

Business Software Essentials

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When it comes to running your business, the software you choose can make all the difference. These products include accounting software, office software, and communication and collaboration tools. Accounting Software. Office Software.

Enterprise Software ChurnRimini Street keeps rolling

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The general presumption in the enterprise software marketplace is customers stay loyal for lifetimes – the more realistic thinking, of course, is they stay loyal for long periods, but not that long. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP When I was researching SAP Nation, I was.

Infor: an inflection point in the software market

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Just before I had flown up to New York for the Infor Innovation Summit, I had interviewed Malcolm Frank, EVP of Strategy at Cognizant about trends he is seeing in the outsourcing and software markets. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (other vendors) Outsourcing (other vendors

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of Software Patents

Startup Professionals Musings

I always advise software startups to file patents to protect their “secret sauce” from competitors, and to increase their valuation. Yes, the software patent process is a mess. I say this with conviction even after I survived the process, and have a software patent pending.

Comparing Board Management Software: Top 5 Considerations

Board Effect

A board portal is a governance software solution that provides boards with a secure platform for conducting all aspects of board business. While that sounds great, there are several things to consider in a board management software comparison.

A Software Entrepreneur On The Madness Of Software Patents and Trolls

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I regularly get emails and have discussions with entrepreneurs who are on the receiving end of a software patent lawsuit. If you don’t believe me, read the latest rant from a young entrepreneur on the receiving end of a software patent lawsuit from a troll. Software patents are weapons of mass extortion. Patents patent trolls software patentsMany of these are young companies, often with little or no revenue. It’s total, completely madness.

Enterprise Software Churn: The NetSuite edition

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Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) SAP Nation Book This continues a series showcasing customers which are adopting two-tier, ring fence, third party maintenance strategies or outright replacing their core enterprise applications. Previous posts have highlighted UNIT4, Microsoft, Rimini Street , E2Open and Infor. NetSuite has shared with us.

Indie Software I Pay For

Hunter Walker

A tweet resulted in a thread… Which then resulted in a longer blog post from Jason Rowley on what indie software he pays for. Indie software is often opinionated and I like the fact that Overcast’s creator is unlikely to sell us out or ship something shitty.

Potential Progress On Dealing With Software Patents

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Nick does a great job of describing the software patent problem, suggesting several solutions, and explaining how the Patent Quality Improvement Act helps the increasingly dismal situation around software patents. ” Regarding functional claiming, Mark says: “This is a problem that is unique to software. We wouldn’t permit in any other area of technology the sorts of claims that appear in thousands of different software patents.

The Coming Shift in Enterprise Software

Both Sides of the Table

Put simply Chuck is amongst the smartest and most knowledgeable leaders in the CRM industry and in the components I consider the future of enterprise software — voice driving input/output, chat-based computing and mobile-first design. Chuck as a software visionary understood this.