By Jeff Nolan on March 31, 2015
Flipboard launched a private magazine capability this week. With today’s release, there’s an exciting new way for people with shared interests to unite on Flipboard: private group magazines. Now you can collect stories together, and comment on them, in a closed setting. At Ping I used a Flipboard magazine to collect industry news along with […]
By Brian Sommer on March 31, 2015
Marketing today bears no resemblance to the Mad Men era. Powerful analytic tools are parsing companies’ web sites and content. Machine learning tools are studying buyers’ behaviors to generate recommendations for even better web designs.
By Paul Greenberg on March 31, 2015
Microsoft begins to align businesses and business units with each other and the 21st century. Paul Greenberg scores the conference and assesses the company’s direction.
By Brian Sommer on March 26, 2015
The technology that powers business is key to driving productivity improvements and economies. The recent Promat and Automate 2015 shows featured many technologies that can do both. But, were the innovations breakthroughs or incremental? And, where were the ERP vendors?
By Vinnie Mirchandani on March 23, 2015
Almost to the day, two decades ago, I got a recruiting call. A few weeks later I was a Gartner analyst and over the next 5 years was part of the roaring 90s of ERP projects stoked by Y2K, reengineering, client/server architectures and other drivers. Last week I drove with 3 other analysts at the […]
By Paul Greenberg on March 17, 2015
Adobe is a player now and they hold their own with unique twists and turns against all major players in the marketing cloud space. But they have things they must do that will carry them to the next level. They do put on a helluva conference.
By Vinnie Mirchandani on March 10, 2015
My friend Josh Greenbaum writes Implementing SaaS: If it’s easy, it’s because you’re not trying He makes the case SaaS is an complex as on-premise, may be even more so. He cites The other way you can tell that complexity and SaaS are now synonymous is the growing quantity of deals gone bad. SuccessFactors has […]
By Paul Greenberg on March 9, 2015
CRM companies like NetSuite, SAP and Oracle have long histories as suite providers. Is the suite era over? Is best-of-breed the winner? Not so fast: Think ecosystems and make sure you understand why these three companies won the CRM Watchlist 2015.
Posted in Business, Featured Posts, Technology / Software | Tagged Apttus, Cloud Computing, customer relationship management, Enterprise resource planning, enterprise software, netsuite, oracle, salesforce.com, sap
By Naomi Bloom on March 1, 2015
With a huge shout-out to Brian Sommer from whose wonderful blog post I “borrowed” this graphic. [The impetus for this post was some absolute nonsense online which sort of equated SaaS to “cloud” (and faux “cloud” at that), then suggested that, while customers might save a little in the short run with SaaS, it would cost them more in […]
Posted in Technology / Software | Tagged "Killer" HRMDS Scenarios, Debunking/Calling Out, enterprise software, HR Tech, HRM Software, Looking Back/Looking Forward, Models/Modeling, Preferred Architectural Behaviors, SaaS, Vocabulary Shapes Our Thinking
By Naomi Bloom on February 26, 2015
If and when you decide to migrate from your seriously old design, on-premise ERP to “the cloud,” please make sure that you get what you’re paying for.
Posted in Featured Posts, Trends & Concepts | Tagged "Killer" HRMDS Scenarios, Business Outcomes, Change Management, Debunking/Calling Out, enterprise software, HR Tech, HRM Software, Licensed/On-Premise Software, Looking Back/Looking Forward, Preferred Architectural Behaviors, SaaS