By Vinnie Mirchandani on January 3, 2016
The problem is customers paid gold prices for on-premise implementations, but against cloud benchmarks, what is stored in that Fort Knox is merely gold plated and needs to be dramatically depreciated.
By Vinnie Mirchandani on December 11, 2015
I started the year with voices of customers still ringing in my ear from interviews for SAP Nation. They were fretting that there were few operational, industry-specific applications in the cloud. Workday and other cloud vendors were missing out on a window of opportunity around SAP and other on-premise vendors as they keep enriching back […]
By Vinnie Mirchandani on December 3, 2015
Next Tuesday, the old pro (he has over a hundred such panels under his belt) Bill Kutik will moderate Workday’s annual look-ahead videocast. There should be plenty of new wrinkles Naomi Bloom and Brian Sommer, two of the best in their respective areas, will talk about rapid changes in the HCM and Finance functions. Ray […]
By Vinnie Mirchandani on October 19, 2015
Many HCM professionals are headed to HR Tech this week. I would urge them to also consider going to the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics event even if they are not big sports fans. For a decade, that event has cataloged dramatic improvements in talent scouting, performance measurement, compensation analytics, injury diagnostics. It is HCM in […]
By Jason M. Lemkin on May 20, 2015
And once you are at Initial Scale ($10m+ ARR), you really can just “dial it back”.
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 M. Lemkin on April 14, 2015
You may have noticed LinkedIn recently made its largest acquisition so far, of Lynda.com for $1.5 billion. If you haven’t heard of Lynda.com, it’s a SaaS / subscription service for training and e-learning. One thing to note is who its co-founder is: Lynda Weinman. The Wall Street Journal called her “the mother of the Internet.” […]
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By Anshu Sharma on February 27, 2015
If you are on your journey as an entrepreneur to truly build something new and revolutionary, you will hear a lot of naysayers along the way. Salesforce and Workday both announced their financial results — once again showing that they continue to grow as part of the larger movement to SaaS. Salesforce is now generating almost half […]
By Phil Fersht on January 19, 2015
60% of enterprise C-Suites are actively seeking to reduce their reliance on labor in their operations – but most are discovering they need to work smarter before they can work cheaper.
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By Vinnie Mirchandani on December 19, 2014
Amazon has SAP Nation on the Kindle and in softcover. Over the next few weeks the book will be available in other print and eBook formats. As I have done with my other books, I plan to excerpt here about 10% of the book over the next several weeks for my blog readers. Here is […]