By Krishnan Subramanian on May 12, 2011
I spent the last three days at SuiteWorld 2011, NetSuite‘s first ever user conference, attending the keynote and analyst sessions. My interest in SuiteWorld stemmed from the fact that I really wanted to see the evolution of ERP into the cloud (It should be noted that ERP is considered to be the last frontier for SaaS) [...]
Posted in Application Software, Featured Posts | Tagged erp, insights, microsoft, netsuite, nsw11, qontext, saas erp, salesforce.com, sap, software as a service, suiteworld, suiteworld 2011, workday, yammer | 2 Responses
By Martijn Linssen on April 28, 2011
I got Rt’ed today on the #ITF11 hashtag: RT @MartijnLinssen: @johnrrymer @TomGrantForr There is no one-size-fits-all. Pure packages is wrong, as is pure customisation #ITF11 >YES and that’s basically all I have to say about it – not. There is a human tendency to do either-or. Black or white, good or bad, pretty or ugly [...]
Posted in Application Software, Enterprise, Featured Posts | Tagged A2A, application development, architecture, b2b, B2C, business exceptions, business rules, customization, erp, implementation, integration, sap, siebel, standardisation
By Aneel Bhusri on December 16, 2010
I had the rare and great opportunity to attend the opening two days of Dreamforce last week. Rare, because I can’t remember the last user conference I went to as an attendee rather than a speaker (turns out it’s a lot less stressful to be in the audience ☺). And great, because it truly was [...]
By Zoli Erdos on December 6, 2010
Straight from the Who-woulda-thunk-it department: time to rethink the Enterprise Software is Not Sexy meme. Or at least parts of it. We’ve previously introduced SAP’s StreamWork collaboration platform – it is now available on the Google Apps Marketplace. That’s not exactly the old-fashioned Enterprise Approach to market. And if you look at SAP’s StreamWork Partner [...]
Posted in Application Software, Featured Posts | Tagged box.net, chatter, collaboration, enterprise software, evernote, google, google apps, google apps marketplace, salesforce.com, sap, scribd, StreamWork
By Zoli Erdos on November 23, 2010
Today’s big news is that HP is dropping Siebel CRM now owned by Oracle in favor of Salesforce.com. It’s a bit unfortunate that this is presented in the context of personal ego wars – unfortunate, but understandable, considering that Oracle has been on a warpath with HP ever since former CEO Hurd got ousted, in [...]
By Timo Elliott on November 18, 2010
Earlier this week, I had a quick chance to use the new Samsung Galaxy Tab — the first serious tablet rival to the iPad — and check out its analytic / business intelligence capabilities. The device runs Android 2.2, which supports Adobe Flash, so the first thing I tried was a couple of dashboards suitable [...]
Posted in Featured Posts, Mobile | Tagged All, Analytics, android, business analytics, Business Intelligence, BusinessObjects, Crystal Reports, Dashboards, Featured, Galaxy Tab, google, html, ipad, itunes, Mobile BI, Samsung, sap, tablet, Web Intelligence, Xcelsius
By Timo Elliott on November 15, 2010
Founder of the SaaS Showplace web site, THINKstrategies has an award program to recognize SaaS companies who are delivering solutions which produce measurable business benefits for their customers, including increased sales, lower costs, higher customer satisfaction, faster operations and greater profitability. SAP BusinessObjects BI OnDemand has just been named the latest winner of the award: [...]
By Timo Elliott on November 8, 2010
Corporate tablet alternatives to the iPad are now on the horizon.
At the recent Adobe Max 2010 conference, Mike Lazardis demonstrated SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards running on the brand-new Adobe-Flash compatible BlackBerry PlayBook.
Posted in Featured Posts, Mobile | Tagged 2010, adobe, All, Analytic, BI, business analytics, Business Intelligence, BusinessObjects, Dashboards, Featured, innovation, Innovation Center, ipad, iphone, Max, PlayBook, RIM, sap, tablet | 1 Response
By Timo Elliott on November 5, 2010
Bad data and bad conclusions are the scourge of “the internets” — don’t let it happen in your company, too.
Posted in Featured Posts, Trends & Concepts | Tagged All, Analytics, Bad Analysis, Bad Data, Bad Science, Ben Goldacre, BI, business analytics, Business Intelligence, Confirmation Bias, data, Featured, global warming, Idiots, Peter Hadfield, sap, Science journalism, statistics
By Zoli Erdos on October 26, 2010
I envy software marketing types. They get to stay kids forever: pull pranks and even get paid for it.:-) Today’s example comes courtesy of TechCrunch: PayPal competitor WePay dropped a 600lbs ice block at the entrance of the Paypal developer conference. They got chased away and Moscone security removed the ice block. My question: who [...]
Posted in Featured Posts, Just for fun, Marketing | Tagged billboards, box.net, boxed software, conferences, edgy marketing, Great Plains, humor, kashflow, marketing pranks, microsoft, netsuite, Oracle, paypal, saas, sage, salesforce.com, sap, sharepoint, siebel, software marketing, wepay, zoho | 5 Responses
By Timo Elliott on October 19, 2010
Recap of the IDC BI Roadshow session in Prague, the Czech Republic, including some interesting BI data nuggets
By Frank Scavo on October 18, 2010
As we all know, software-as-a-service (SaaS) has been one of the bright spots in the enterprise systems marketplace these days. The advantages are becoming more widely recognized: lower total cost, faster time-to-benefit, little to no capital expenditure, and less pain in system upgrades.
In fact, in some segments of the enterprise market, SaaS is already where most of the action is…
Posted in Application Software, Enterprise, Featured Posts | Tagged Business ByDesign, erp, functional parity, netsuite, Plex Systems, saas, SaaS suite, salesforce.com, sap, software selection | 1 Response
By Zoli Erdos on October 12, 2010
Or at least customers using SAP are making cool things…
By Timo Elliott on October 10, 2010
What do horse-drawn buses and 5,000 tons of manure have to do with Business Intelligence and Innovation?
Posted in Application Software, Enterprise, Featured Posts | Tagged "George Mathew", "Jason Rose", "Steve Lucas", 2010, 4.0, All, Analytics, ASUG, BI, BusinessObjects, Dashboards, Featured, keynote, Orlando, sap, User Conference, Web Intelligence