By Michael Krigsman on August 27, 2014
CEO Charles Phillips explains why his enterprise software company has cultivated design as a core strategic competency.
By Brian Sommer on August 26, 2014
Sage ERP X3 has hit a new level of technological sophistication and market relevance. Will the firm put the resources together to help this product line take off in the North American marketplace? A key customer visit adds insight.
By Vinnie Mirchandani on July 25, 2014
You have heard the expression “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me”. But if you get fooled 6-7-8 times, who do you blame? As I go through every nook and crevice of the SAP economy for the book I am writing, it is staggering how every type of vendor has […]
By Vinnie Mirchandani on June 12, 2014
“No stock footage here” Remarked Plex CEO Jason Blessing about the video about various shop floors at customer sites which kicked off his user conference, PowerPlex yesterday. Actually he need not have used any footage at all. He had 900 attendees in person representing 1,100 sites across 20 countries where the software helps with shop […]
By Jason Busch on May 13, 2014
SAP is shaking up its cloud business. Or perhaps the cloud is shaking up SAP. Both Vishal Sikka, who championed HANA on the executive board level, and Shawn Price, the president of SAP’s cloud business unit for only a few months, have left (see news coverage here and here). While there are different views on […]
By Michael Krigsman on May 7, 2014
Historically, ERP software has been uninteresting and stodgy, the playground of a few dominant on-premise players. Today, a variety of innovative vendors have taken hold in this market, pushing ERP into the cloud while attempting to pull business away from large companies like SAP and Oracle. Some examples among many: FinancialForce announced a $50 million investment […]
By R "Ray" Wang on May 5, 2014
Management Team Changes Provide A Breath Of Fresh Air To Culture, Customer, and Products Over 4000 customers, prospects, and partners gathered April 27th to 30th for the flagship Epicor customer conference, Insights 14, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event provided the $968M revenue, 20,000 customer, Austin based software company […]
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By Vinnie Mirchandani on April 9, 2014
The concept of 2 (or 3) Tier ERP is certainly not new. Platinum (now Epicor), J. D Edwards (now Oracle), and more recently NetSuite have for decades gone to large, typically multi-national companies and convinced them to adopt their software in plants and smaller subsidiaries while continuing with a D&B or SAP at HQ and […]
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 Louis Columbus on March 31, 2014
Microsoft’s latest study shows enterprises’ pace of cloud computing adoption continues to accelerate. Nearly half of the respondents (45%) report they have cloud-based applications running in production environments. 58% report that they selectively target new applications and projects for cloud computing. Microsoft commissioned 451 Research to complete one of the most comprehensive global surveys to […]
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