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 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 […]
By Jason Busch on April 2, 2015
From a procurement solution perspective, we’ve always been fans of what Hubwoo has been able to achieve in building surround strategies for customers to get more from ERP and P2P procurement investments, especially in the area of basic and complex e-invoicing scenarios. But as a company, Hubwoo has faced challenge after challenge, virtually none of […]
By Denis Pombriant on March 26, 2015
It takes prodigious amounts of moola to launch a company these days and that’s especially true when trying to insert a new idea into the collective consciousness. Salesforce spent well over $100 million to convince us that SaaS CRM was real, Zuora has raised nearly 2X that amount defining the subscription economy, and cloud ERP […]
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 […]