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.

Importance of Application Software


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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".

Why Startups Should Focus On Software Testing


It’s actually good that the companies have started realising the importance of the testing phase in the software development life cycle. Software Testing’, or specifically the lack thereof, is one of the answers of why startups fail. by Hardik Shah, Tech Consultant at Simform.

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.

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.

Warning Signs Your Business Software Is Outdated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

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.

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.

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.

4 Benefits Of A Workforce Management Software To An Organization


Most top-notch companies use world-renowned workforce management software such as Synerion , which has proved to be super-excellent. With a reliable workforce management software, you can be sure that you won’t miss any critical detail as per your business needs.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

How To Choose Investment Software For Bitcoin


However, choosing the right software not only helps you to save money but also time. So here the guidelines that will help you getting yourself the right software for Bitcoin trading: The very first thing that comes here that what kind of Bitcoin trading software you wish to have?

7 Options For Small Business Accounting Software

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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.

How A CMMS Software Helps Your Startup Business


A computerized maintenance management system or CMMS software allows you to monitor work orders, inventory, and assets, as well as schedule preventive maintenance for the equipment in your facility. A CMMS software can automate work requests for your organization.

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.

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

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

5 Ways Data Visualization Software Can Improve your Data Comprehension

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On the surface, visualization software may seem like an unnecessary expense, but here are five ways any organization can benefit from successfully visualizing their data. The post 5 Ways Data Visualization Software Can Improve your Data Comprehension appeared first on The Startup Magazine.

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.