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

Essential Business Software Every New Business Needs

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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

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

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

Choosing The Best Medical Billing Software

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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.

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.

Top 5 Live Streaming Software Solutions

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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.

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.

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.

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 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.”

10 Best E-commerce Website Builder Software

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Here are the 10 best e-commerce website builder software and platforms you can use to help you establish your own online storefront. Products & Services business software e-commerce online commerce website builder

What is HMI Software?

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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.

Grammer Checker – Free Grammar Check Online Software

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Resources business tool grammar checker online software online tool plagiarism writingEveryone knows learning grammar rules and then implementing them is way too hard. Along with just being hard, it takes a lot of time to learn them and then use them to write perfect, error-free text.

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

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

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

Rally Software Acquired By CA Technologies for $480 Million

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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.

The End Of “Build It Yourself” Software

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Today in the tech industry, we’re entering an era of Levittown software, and the change is important for all businesses. The companies that ‘rent’ these products on a SaaS basis enjoy the highest standard in software without the costs, risks and tech quandaries of in-house development.

Virtually Limitless – The Untapped Potential Of Collaborative Software

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Typically, this software allows a business to house all of the necessary functions of a business under one program. Others business software collaborative tools software virtual office

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.

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.

[ADV] Small Companies Save Money With EHS Software

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How Small-Scaled Companies Save Money with EHS Software. Most corporations deploy EHS software that allows them to conveniently monitor and manage their Environment, Health and Safety. EHS Software Helps Small Companies Save Money. Others business software small business advice

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 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.

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 Benefits Of Software Integration For New Businesses

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One of the assets frequently sacrificed is software purchasing. Life with Software Integration. Like patchwork, each piece of software added builds up a system with poor planning and coordination which inhibits flexibility and productivity.

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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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

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

Shortening The Small Business Software Selection Process

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Many of these tasks – accounting, billing/invoicing, marketing – can be streamlined and, in many cases, automated with the right software. CRM and e-Signature software), and is not an “apples to apples” comparison. by Tim Handorf, Co-Founder and President of G2 Crowd.

How A New Software Could Change The Travel Industry Forever 

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Payment software and gateways are usually very expensive and complex to use. With a new payment software that is designed specifically for these smaller companies, they get a chance to compete online with the mega travel companies.

How Integrating Business Software Can Maximise Profitability

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Importing, exporting, converting – the path to get data from one piece of software to another can seem complex. In addition to having easier access to your data, integrating your business software can also help maximise your profitability.

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.

How Software Developers Can Be Set Up For Failure

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The outright and abject failure of a software development project is a surprisingly common occurrence, and the reasons for a specific project’s failure tend to revolve around three easily avoidable mistakes. by Reed Gusmus, director of marketing at QASymphony.

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 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.

Building A Software Business? 3 Things Software Entrepreneur’s Should Know

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Plan software software business software development software engineer software entrepreneurs starting a business startup lessonsFollowing these fundamentals may not guarantee success, but they will lower your chance of failure by decreasing the room for error.

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.