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The many shades of verticalization

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Vinnie Vertical is wary of the term “industry clouds”. Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc I liked the self-checking for stores AI solution Google presented to analysts this past week in prep for NRF, the big retail show in New York. However, too often there is.

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Verticals at Dreamforce

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Industry Commentary Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc I am looking forward to the Salesforce event next week, and expect to be spending time in the “Industries” Zone in the Dreamforce Campground. My FitBit is going to be pleased - the Campground is 40,000 square feet in size!

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Analyst Cam: Salesforce Verticals – Manufacturing Cloud

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Analyst Cam Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission) as part of my Analyst Cam series. This time it is Achyut Jajoo · SVP and GM, Manufacturing and Automotive presenting an update.

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Analyst Cam: IFS Verticals - Construction and Engineering

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Analyst Cam Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission) as part of my Analyst Cam series.

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Analyst Cam: Infor Vertical Strategy

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Analyst Cam Enterprise Software (other vendors) Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission ) as part of my Analyst Cam series.

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Analyst Cam: Salesforce Verticals – Telecommunications

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Analyst Cam Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission) as part of my Analyst Cam series. This time it is David Fan, GM of the Salesforce Communications Cloud He discusses trends in.

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Analyst Cam: Salesforce Verticals – Automobile

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Analyst Cam Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission) as part of my Analyst Cam series. This time it is Achyut Jajoo · SVP and GM, Manufacturing and Automotive presenting on their.

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Analyst Cam: Workday Verticals Planning and Analytics: Part 3 – Healthcare

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Analyst Cam Analytics, Big Data Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission) as part of my Analyst Cam series. We are running a series of posts on Workday’s Industries.

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A SAP vertical "Dream Team"

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Global and Vertical extensions Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc I have long believed navigating SAP is like going on an Easter egg hunt. You know there are lots and lots goodies, but it takes effort to find them. That was reinforced when I wrote SAP Nation 3.0. I kept.

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Vertical Velocity

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Cloud Computing, SaaS Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc While there is a lot of noise about "Industry Clouds", I have been encouraged to see specifics in the form of new product launches and M&A/ownership changes in the last few weeks. They promise to bring a lot more industry.

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Analyst Cam: IFS Verticals - Manufacturing – Part 2

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Analyst Cam Enterprise Software (other vendors) Global and Vertical extensions Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission) as part of my Analyst Cam series.

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Analyst Cam: IFS Verticals – Manufacturing – Part 1

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This time it is Maggie Slovic and Andy Burton, Global Directors for Process and Discrete Manufacturing, Analyst Cam Global and Vertical extensions Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

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Salesforce's vertical journey

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As part of my series of posts on vertical solutions, I had an excellent briefing this week from Neeracha Taychakhoonavudh, EVP of Industries at Salesforce. Cloud Computing, SaaS Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc I am also impressed at the wide range of sessions by industry that are being.

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Analyst Cam: Salesforce Verticals – Financial Services

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Analyst Cam Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission) as part of my Analyst Cam series. This time it is Eran Agrios, SVP and GM of Financial Services at Salesforce. Vendors tend.

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Vinnie, Verticals, Vici

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Nowadays, some of them call me Vinnie Vertical. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

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Analyst Cam: Salesforce Verticals – Health and Life Sciences

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Analyst Cam Global and Vertical extensions Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission) as part of my Analyst Cam series.

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Analyst Cam: Workday Verticals Planning and Analytics: Part 2 – Higher Education

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Analyst Cam Analytics, Big Data Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission) as part of my Analyst Cam series. We are running a series of posts on Workday’s Industries.

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Oracle’s Vertical “Simul” Chess game

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Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc When my daughter, Rita was younger, she was a chess fanatic and good enough to be ranked number 1 among Florida girls. She wrote a column about chess and technology for me 12 years ago here. I take no credit.

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Analyst Cam: Salesforce Verticals – Public Sector

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As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission) as part of my Analyst Cam series. This time it is Nasi Jazayeri, EVP and GM, Public Sector at Salesforce. He summarizes the

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Vertical Velocity

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I predicted 2016 will be the year of verticals in the enterprise software space. Industry Commentary Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc We are off to a good start. This morning Jose Duarte, CEO of Unit4 updated us about the Higher Education acquisition they made a few months.

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Microsoft Retail vertical - it's like navigating an unfamiliar retail store

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Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft kicked off NRF 2020 Vision, the annual retail industry mega event in New York yesterday. He had some great sound bites "There’s death, there’s taxes and there’s ever-increasing online advertising spend. There’s not much we.

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Cognizant and the healthcare vertical

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I had a chance to talk to Larry Bridge, SVP Healthcare Strategy at Cognizant about the sector and how healthcare vertical solutions have evolved in his 30+ year career. Every industry is unique, but it would seem the healthcare vertical

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Analyst Cam: Workday Verticals Planning and Analytics: Part 1 – Across Service Sectors  

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As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission) as part of my Analyst Cam series. Over the next few days, we will profile a series of posts on Workday’s Industries. Kicking. Analyst Cam Analytics, Big Data

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Verticals, the Uptake way

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Readers know I have lamented for a while that enterprise software has paid lip service to verticals. Two decades of cloud and in-memory computing and still most of the available functionality is around horizontal areas - accounting, HCM and CRM. Industry Commentary

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A vertical that is growing.well, like a weed

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I have been imploring software vendors to globalize and verticalize their applications for a while now - after two decades of cloud apps, less than 20% of the grid of applications across countries and operational processes is filled. Cloud Computing, SaaS Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

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Vertical Vroom Vroom

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Infor’s continued focus on micro-verticals and deploying them in the Amazon cloud is starting to pay off. In its quarterly earnings announcement it said “it has more than 25 million users of its cloud applications, and industry-specific certifications in healthcare, Industry Commentary

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IFS extends its vertical focus

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I have always liked IFS’s focus on complex, Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc Readers know I think the software market is at a pivot point. We have plenty of hr, financial and basic CRM functionality, but very little in the way of industry specific functionality.

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Infors Vertical Journey

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Five years ago, I wrote a note titled Infor: a grown-up sleath startup. I wrote about investments Charles Phillips and his team were making including those in ION middleware and in beautification its captive design agency Hook and Loop was. Cloud Computing, SaaS

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The Year of the Vertical

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Industry Commentary Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc I woke up this morning to press releases from NetSuite and Infor from the annual National Retail Federation show in New York, announcing new retail customers and investments. It is a rapidly changing industry with omni-channel options, mobile pays and.

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Verticals, the Uptake way

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Readers know I have lamented for a while that enterprise software has paid lip service to verticals. Two decades of cloud and in-memory computing and still most of the available functionality is around horizontal areas - accounting, HCM and CRM. Industry Commentary

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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 After two decades of cloud computing we have very few choices in books of record for industry after industry – utility billing, retail.

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Burning Platform: Innovations and vertical trends in ERP for SMEs

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In the 64th episode of Burning Platform, we host Rainer Zinow, who heads product management for SAP’s mid-market ERP offerings and Jory Lamb, CEO and Founder of VistaVu, a SAP midmarket partner which also offers their own complementary products In.

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Verticalization is paying off

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I tend to gloss over most press releases where vendors announce new customers, but have been noticing several industry trends. Unit4 is starting to show momentum in the N. American local government market – several recent wins. It mirrors their. Industry Commentary

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NetSuite and the Year of the Vertical Cloud

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I wrote in January I expect this to be the year of the vertical for cloud applications. Cloud Computing, SaaS Industry Commentary Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc There are too many horizonatal cloud apps in accounting, hr and crm, not enough in industry specific functionality. Every event I have gone.

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Anaplan: The verticalization of analytics

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I spent a few hours at Anaplan’s annual Hub conference in Vegas. It is my first time at an Anaplan event and I sensed the buzz of a vendor going through a phase of rapid growth and having to manage. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (other vendors

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The Fall and Rise of Verticals

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In the late 90s, Gartner used to grade outsourcers on a poster with scores for verticals, horizontals, geographies. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry Commentary Outsourcing (IBM, Accenture, EDS) Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc Couple of those years, I was on the team which graded the offerings. A provider gave us the same reference client for.

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Time for more vertical integration in enterprise software

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

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Anaplan: The verticalization of analytics

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I spent a few hours at Anaplan’s annual Hub conference in Vegas. It is my first time at an Anaplan event and I sensed the buzz of a vendor going through a phase of rapid growth and having to manage. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (other vendors

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The Changed Definition of Vertical Technology

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Industry Commentary Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc It was 1997. Gartner used to publish an annual poster which rated systems integrators/outsourcers by industries, by geographies, by technologies, and other competencies. It was a large wall hanger with many rows and columns, and many analysts, including me, had.

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Vertical or Horizontal

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The conventional wisdom is to say that horizontal marketplaces will be replaced by vertical marketplaces. And why not – if you are designing a vertical marketplace you can have the user experience custom tailored to that vertical and provide a better experience. However, the reality is that many verticals will be better served by horizontal marketplaces for a long time to come. Now, let’s look at a different vertical.

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New Normal: A conversation with Lou Von Thaer of Battelle

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I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes.

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Infor: Its a vertical world after all

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Charles Phillips, CEO of Infor, is a sharp dresser. His lean frame and his attention to detail (he has designed his own shirt collars since he was young) certainly help. At dinner he politely explained to a few curious analysts

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New Normal: A conversation with Seth Ravin of Rimini Street

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I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes.