By R "Ray" Wang on September 28, 2014
Oracle Doubles Down On Cloud Messaging Amidst A World Shifting To Digital Transformation Over 60,000 physical attendees from 145 countries gather in San Francisco for the 2014 Oracle Open World. In addition, Oracle expects 2.1 million online attendees to join the live stream of one of the largest events in enterprise software. Amidst the […]
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By Brian Sommer on September 24, 2014
Infor’s suite of high-end cloud financial software products include a new user interface, in-memory database technology and more. CloudSuite signals a major shift in the application space. Will CIOs bite?
By Michael Fauscette on September 19, 2014
I just returned from New Orleans last evening after attending Infor’s user conference Inforum (disclosure: Infor paid my travel expenses to the event, and is an IDC client). On the flight back I was thinking about what I saw, and what I’ve learned about Infor from my last several interactions with them, and wanted to […]
By R "Ray" Wang on September 9, 2014
Australian Users Concerns About SAP Similar To Other Global Users Over 500 Australian SAP users gathered between September 8th and 9th, 2014 at the Sydney Hilton for the annual user conference. Users came from IT roles, marketing, HR, and finance. In speaking to over 100 attendees, key concerns include: Lack of clarity in future […]
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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 […]