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 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 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.
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By Vinnie Mirchandani on March 6, 2015
I enjoyed this interview with Zach Nelson where he says we have come to the end of the beginning of the move to cloud computing. I also hope we are seeing the beginning of the end of a dark era of IT a) The end of massive IT waste The interview reminded me NetSuite, Salesforce […]
By Vinnie Mirchandani on October 20, 2014
Dreamforce this week had an even more festive feel than ever. Pennant fever gripped the town as the Giants played October ball. The Beach Boys sounded as youthful as ever during Benioff’s keynote. The many school kids invited in the keynote audience and Hillary Clinton’s talk of babies provided an even more youthful and optimistic […]
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 R "Ray" Wang on July 21, 2014
Netsuite Sees Venda As Key To EMEA Expansion On July 17th, 2014, San Mateo, CA based NetSuite announced the acquisition of London based Venda for an undisclosed sum. Since General Manager Andrew Lloyd’s arrival in January 2011, NetSuite has made several acquisitions to bolster its standing in the world of Matrix Commerce with OrderMotion in […]
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By Brian Sommer on July 7, 2014
Ever wonder how much growth a software firm should really target? If you thought the sky’s the limit, you might want to think again.
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By Denis Pombriant on June 10, 2014
Tien Tzuo, CEO of Zuora, gave the speech of his life a few days ago, one that Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft should study for its content if not its style. Tzuo’s company Zuora, started the subscription billing market back when billing was a big and the only deal that SaaS and other subscription companies […]
By Denis Pombriant on May 27, 2014
Zach Nelson, CEO of NetSuite, was talking about CRM a lot in his recent keynote for SuiteWorld, his company’s user meeting that was held in San Jose last week. You might not think that’s unusual given that the company has a whole suite of cloud-based ERP-CRM-eCommerce, but it represents a departure and one that I […]