Author: Predrag Jakovljevic
TEC's principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic runs down the state of the innovation and product development software market, recapping recent trends and looking ahead to likely areas of growth in 2015.
LLamasoft has introduced SupplyChainGuru.com, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) supply chain design application, to help companies manage large data sets, create supply chain models, run what-if scenarios, and collaborate with stakeholders.
German company Marabu has selected IFS Applications to modernize and streamline its operations. The company needed to replace its existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution as it could no longer be upgraded.
Accounting software provider Intuit has acquired Acrede, a UK company that provides cloud-based global payroll services to enterprise customers. Acrede’s technology should enable QuickBooks Online to offer a multi-country payroll from one single platform/codebase.
Ramco Systems recently entered into a strategic partnership with TrustSphere, a pioneer in messaging intelligence for corporations. Ramco will integrate TrustSphere’s proprietary real-time analytics tools with its human capital management (HCM) suite for insight into contextual employee behavior without breaching privacy.
Apple and IBM have delivered the first wave of the IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions and cloud services. The Apple and IBM partnership marries IBM's strengths in enterprise analytics, security, and mobile with Apple's renowned design experience and coolness factor.
OpenText, a large provider of enterprise information management (EIM) solutions, is acquiring business intelligence (BI) and personalized analytics and insights software vendor Actuate Corporation for $330 million in cash (about a 90% premium on Actuate’s stock price). But it’s not a hefty price for such a low-risk acquisition.
Descartes Systems Group recently acquired Airclic Inc., a provider of mobile solutions that help companies reduce the cost of delivering goods by automating traditional paper-based “last mile” logistics processes. Airclic's Perform platform provides configurable mobile technology and advanced electronic proof of delivery (POD) solutions.
Microsoft has announced the general availability of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015, the 2015 update to Microsoft Dynamics Marketing, Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015, and the latest update to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3. These latest product releases reflect the continued innovation being delivered by the MBS team to introduce new capabilities that help people collaborate better, provide deeper insights, and work across devices and platforms.
Ariba, an SAP company, recently announced that more than $1 billion in payments have been made to nearly 1,300 suppliers. Customers are reportedly reaping the benefits of increased billing and settlement process automation, including data-rich transactions that drive transparency and enhance the procure-to-pay (P2P) process speed.