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

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.

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Enterprise Software: Emergency Apps and Empathy

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I was talking to a vendor exec last week and I mentioned the agility and innovation I am seeing in various sectors - agile manufacturing, re-jigged supply chains, reshaped shopping experiences, last-mile delivery, telework, telemedicine, teleschool- as we are fighting. Industry Commentary

Importance of Application Software


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A tricky time for enterprise software

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Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP I have spent a fair amount of time in the last few months talking to enterprise tech companies about verticalization and globalization. I recently talked to Mike Sicilia at Oracle and will be hearing more about their industry strategy later.

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".

The "fog" of enterprise software

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So many data points cannot be wrong, can they? Larry Ellison talks about SAP's customers moving away during the Oracle earnings call. IFS runs a billboard ad suggesting the same. I get whispers from several other competitors suggesting SAP is. Industry Commentary

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.

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.

Should My Business Switch Accounting Software?


For most business owners, the start of their company is the only time they truly pay attention to the world of accounting software. Once they have selected their software package of choice, they will tend to stick with it. Why you should stick with your accounting software.

Aomei Backupper Professional – Backup Software For External Hard Drives


Oddly enough, remember that you always wanted backup software for an external hard drive, but kept moving it. Aomei Backupper is the best software in a variety of powerful automatic external hard drive backup software ranges. . Aomei Backupper software for external hard drive.

For Startups, Software Team Extension Solves Product Development Challenges

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If you need highly-skilled developers for your next software project, discover key benefits of leveraging a software team extension. Grow Technology outsourcing product development recommended software development software team extension technology

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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

Vertical Software: One Industry which has bucked the trend

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Readers know I have been hounding software vendors on why they are not investing in vertical functionality. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

Best Sales Funnel Software For Startups


A few years back, many marketing teams were unaware of what a funnel meant or what sales funnel software can do. A sales funnel usually needs software to power it and getting the best one is a boost for any startup. Kartra was mostly built to integrate with webinar software.

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.

Maintaining a Software-Obsessed Tech Industry is Self-Sabotage


Can we see that maintaining a software-obsessed tech industry is self-sabotage? Once again, we see a bias that plagues the tech community: software overshadowing hardware. But, continuing with the software-obsessed tech industry is self-sabotage.

What Is Employee Engagement Software?

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Why Use Engagement Software? Employee engagement software is becoming a popular choice for businesses interested in creating a more cohesive company culture where employees feel appreciated and want to work with the company. What You Can Learn From Engagement Software.

Software for Affinity Networks

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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.

Warning Signs Your Business Software Is Outdated


Software programs are becoming more and more important to the daily workings of our businesses. If the central software of most businesses stops working, the company has to suspend their activities too. Software systems don’t exist in a vacuum. Others business software

Essential Business Software Every New Business Needs


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

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

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.

Account-Based Marketing Software & Tools


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.

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

4 Pieces Of Software Every Startup Needs


In today’s society, new technology and software have impacted pretty much every aspect of how modern businesses operate. All businesses should, therefore, be taking advantage of technology and looking for ways that new software can benefit their business. VPN Software.

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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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

How To Build A Career In Agile Software Development


It is no surprise that Agile as a revolution of the software development and project management world is still picking up its pace. The post How To Build A Career In Agile Software Development appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others agile methodology agile software development

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5 Keys To Success In Rolling Out Software Worldwide

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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 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

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

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

Choosing The Best Medical Billing Software


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.

What To Look For In Accounting Software For Small Business


If you want to invest in tools that can contribute to your business success, start with accounting software. When choosing accounting software for your small business, don’t forget to consider the following: 1. Today, you can buy accounting software from $9 to $500 per user every month.

Business Software Essentials


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.

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

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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.

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.