By Brian Sommer on July 15, 2014
The news in the accounting software world is still positive, particularly for the cloud vendors. Anaplan raised $100 million in new funding and got a $1 billion valuation in the process. Revenue growth at Anaplan has been stupefying of late. Business Insider reported that revenues have gone from $10 million/year in 2012 to $10 million/month as of this […]
By Brian Sommer on July 8, 2014
I’ve given a number of webinars, presentations, etc., lately regarding the resurgent war for talent. Some of the main points I hammer in include: The ability of boomers to retire has improved significantly in the last couple of years as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) has more than doubled from its March 2009 low. […]
By Brian Sommer on July 7, 2014
Ever wonder how much growth a software firm should really target? If you thought the sky’s the limit, you might want to think again.
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By Brian Sommer on May 27, 2014
There’s a real skills crisis in IT — and it’s not a quantity issue. The new IT is not what the old IT was designed to do. For some, the new IT will create opportunities; for others, soul-searching and less relevance.
By Brian Sommer on May 8, 2014
Twice in my career, I’ve hired Connie Laughlin. She’s a great HR and Resource Management executive. Interestingly, her last employer has had to downsize and now she’s on the other side of the fence. Instead of hiring others, she’s the one looking for a job. And, she’s noticed something I’ve heard a lot about lately: […]
By Brian Sommer on April 2, 2014
Recent remarks by a Microsoft executive about cloud ERP didn’t ring true. A little digging brings clarity around his claims.
By Brian Sommer on March 5, 2014
It’s not enough for firms to create competencies around big data and data science. Organizations must also ‘see’ the insights in these huge, new data sources. Phil Simon takes a few questions about his newest book and the implications on people, businesses and technology.
By Brian Sommer on February 27, 2014
Identified was bought by Workday and Monster acquired Gozaik and TalentBin. Smart market watchers should be asking “Why” these deals were done and what these deals could do to recruiting/HR vendors, competition and the companies that would benefit from re-imagined HR processes.
By Brian Sommer on February 11, 2014
Intervention program for spreadsheet addicts: The key points Businesses are rebounding but Finance/Accounting groups getting no new headcount post-2008 Big changes in financial/managerial reporting tools are here New technology leaders well on the way Yet, the crack cocaine of accountants, spreadsheets, still has a strong appeal Challenge to businesses will be to accept all new […]
By Brian Sommer on January 31, 2014
HR Processes Are Stuck in First Gear – Still Most HR functions have been automated. Tedious, labor-intensive activities such as payroll calculations and benefits administration were automated years ago through combinations of tools such as ERP technology, IVR, standalone HR solutions, etc. For the most part, most HR solutions in use today are still at […]