By Vinnie Mirchandani on August 13, 2015
There has been plenty of scorn about the scolding Oracle’s CSO delivered to her customers for “reverse engineering’ its code to test for security vulnerabilities. While Oracle, as usual, comes across as the “bad guy”, it is challenge most large software vendors face. Here is the IT reality these days a) Most IT vendors have […]
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By Vinnie Mirchandani on July 6, 2015
I am always invigorated when I spend time with Plex executives and customers as I did at its PowerPlex event in Nashville last week. There was a blue collar excitement to the event. Accounting had an industrial engineering flavor with focus on efficiency and waste. HCM was about finding young talent who don’t mind hats […]
By Denis Pombriant on July 1, 2015
I’ve written many times about how conventional, premise-based, ERP seems to be evaporating and CPQ, configuration, pricing, and quoting, are business processes that illustrate the point. First, let’s all agree that ERP isn’t going extinct as it evaporates—it’s too valuable—but it is getting a haircut. Many of the functions leaving ERP are condensing back into […]
By Denis Pombriant on June 15, 2015
Franken-cloud is a manifestation of two things—new cloud technology and old style picking a vendor and figuring out integration later. Thinking about integration first, especially with the plethora of platform solutions available today, will ease the problem and make your business more agile.
By Denis Pombriant on June 5, 2015
Z-Insights will begin appearing in the market pre-Dreamforce but here are the announced modules and my rough cut at what they do.
By Paul Greenberg on May 18, 2015
SAP’s annual conference has a long lineage and is arguably one of the most important – and very revealing – conferences in the technology world. They are always amazing and always puzzling. Paul Greenberg explains the conundrum.
By Charlie Bess on May 11, 2015
This week’s SapphireNow was eye opening for me. My interactions with SAP were primarily from implementing BW in its early days (1999 V1.2B) and being the CT for the EDS side of relationships with large outsourcing arrangements that used SAP R3. It was clear just walking around the SAP area that things have changed significantly. […]
By R "Ray" Wang on May 9, 2015
SuiteWorld Comes Of Disruptive Age Over 7,500 attendees convened at the San Jose McEnery Convention center for the 5th annual NetSuite SuiteWorld. The four day event brought together customers, partners, and influencers among the ecosystem. As one of the original cloud pioneers, the appropriate event theme focused on the impact of disruption. Taking its […]
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By Denis Pombriant on April 17, 2015
I have been expecting this announcement for a long time but it still came as a surprise when Keith Block, vice chairman Salesforce, made an off the cuff remark in Boston at the Salesforce World Tour event last week. In February Sage and Salesforce announced that they’d work together with Sage moving some of its […]
By Vinnie Mirchandani on April 17, 2015
Workday has a ritual it plays out twice a year. It does an hour long webinar to summarize features in its latest release. Stan Swete used to MC the session three times a year. Now, Leighanne Levensaler does it twice a year, as she did yesterday introducing Workday 24. I am a big fan of […]