By Sadagopan on September 22, 2014
I have used Concur system for several years and had seen it evolve over time. Earlier this quarter, when I saw this announcement about Concur, Uber and AirBnb coming together, I knew that they are aiming big, given Concur’s active partnership with the likes of United, Marriott, IHG and Avis. There is definite meat behind […]
By Michael Krigsman on September 15, 2014
Innovation requires rethinking how we do business. Here is a proposed approach for HR to re-examine how it serves the needs of Millennial workers.
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 Anshu Sharma on July 11, 2013
Lately, I have met a host of entrepreneurs and friends with startups that are looking for just some input on their investment pitch and general feedback on their product and go to market strategy. I am really impressed by the products built and problems being solved but if I had to summarize my feedback, it […]
By Denis Pombriant on March 19, 2013
“Who is the customer?” It’s a great question and one that my managers liked to ask when I was a young sales representative. Like all great questions, it got to the meat of the matter with an economy of words that impressed as much by the brevity as for the meaning. The customer’s identity is […]
By Michael Fauscette on June 29, 2012
Over the past several years I’ve spent quite a bit of time looking at the impact of several change factors, including the application of social web driven ideas into business, the impact of mobile, cloud, and socialytics and a few…
By Jason Busch on May 22, 2012
Please excuse our back-of-the-napkin math, but while we’re waiting on hold to join the SAP/Ariba analyst call, we thought we’d share some quick arithmetic on SAP’s recent cloud transactions.
2011: 1,578 employees, sal…
By Bob Warfield on May 16, 2012
VC Chris Dixon muses in a recent post that Facebook has yet to uncover a business model that will support its IPO valuation and drive future growth in that valuation. As he puts it: Facebook relies on an old internet business model: display ads. Display ads generally hurt the user experience, and are also not […]
By Michael Fauscette on April 20, 2012
It’s a statement that I hear often lately, as more traditional software vendors start to invest in cloud computing, that they’re "late to the cloud". Of course many of those who are saying it are "pure play" SaaS vendors that…
By Jeff Nolan on December 15, 2011
I read an interesting blog post by Ruben Gamez titled Why Free Plans Don’t Work. If you are interested in freemium business models or any of the variations on the theme, this is well worth reading however I take issue with a couple of points. First and foremost, Gamez uses a statistics breakdown (in %) […]