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Grape Escape 2010: Of Cloud & Angels, Fun & Games, and “In Vino Veritas” - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series talked about the historical background of the JRocket Marketing Grape Escape(TM) event. Grape Escape has become a June fixture over

angel blog  the new VITA Cloud Angel deployment option.  In this model, companies get economies of scale by sharing one application, but retain autonomy through their own chart of accounts and with the separation of their own data. How About an Environmental Angel? UNIT4’s second announcement addresses Environmental Performance Management and  Environmental Performance Index (EPI)  – something we have all certainly seen in the news recently as a priority.  Environmental performance management is not just

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Grape Escape 2010: Of Cloud & Angels, Fun & Games, and “In Vino Veritas” - Part 4


Part 1 of this blog series talked about the historical background of the JRocket Marketing Grape Escape(TM) event. Grape Escape has become a June fixture over past several years, after the high traveling season to major vendors’ events subsides and before everyone takes their summer vacations. It is a signature event that showcases the intimate analyst relationships (AR) and

angel blog  Joni Mitchell ) The angel assigned to the Vita Cloud Is making UnitFOUR folks proud! And that includes the CODA crowd, And mostly Shelly Zapp… And now sustainability, The CLOUD for green technology! I hope you’ll sell it to B.P. They really don’t know clouds at all! Given Judith’s creativity, I am both intrigued and having trepidations about the Grape Escape 2011 theme. Let’s just hope that analysts will not be put through the Harvard University ’s  Hasty Pudding Theatricals  celebrity Read More

Trends in LMS


Companies and educational institutions use learning management systems (LMSs) to provide training and e-learning. With over 250 LMSs currently on the market, smaller and medium-sized enterprises are now adopting this software and using it to boost performance. Find out why.

angel blog  2009, Blackboard also purchased ANGEL Learning . In 2009, OutStart merged with Eedo and Hot Lava . OutStart's merger with Eedo strengthens its position in the LCMS market and is essentially a merger between two of the biggest players in the LCMS market. The acquisition of Hot Lava increases its mobile learning capability. In 2008 and 2009, Mzinga expanded by purchasing KnowledgePlanet , Shared Insights , and Prospero , and began offering a virtual classroom. KnowledgePlanet allowed it to add an LMS and Read More

To SaaS or Not, Is That a Question? - SaaSy Discussions (Part II)


Wow, how time flies and how many things have happened in the market these days to distract a market observer! Namely, only over a year after my SaaSy Discusions (Part I) and SaaSy Discussions (Part Ia) blog series, some time has at last become available for more discussions on the intriguing topic of software as a service (SaaS). The title of this SaaSy discussions series might be somewhat

angel blog  (VC ) community or angel investors unless they have a compelling SaaS and Web 2.0 story. While I personally can still think of some old fashioned enterprise resource planning (ERP ) vendors that still maintain their happiness to remain largely on-premise (with maybe SaaS-ifying some parts of their portfolio), Amy Wohl claims that every software vendor she talks to either already has a SaaS application, is building (or planning to build) a SaaS application, or is looking for a SaaS company to buy. SaaS: Read More

The Art, Science & Software Behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing - Part 4


Part 1 of this blog post series expanded on some of TEC’s earlier articles about companies’ need for better pricing management and optimization practices. This series, which focuses on the complexity of pricing and promotions in retailing, was inspired by JDA Software’s recent “edu-nouncement” on leading retailers consumer-centric pricing and promotions strategies and by Revionics’ recent (and

angel blog  years was funded by  angel investment . Since 2007, the vendor is  venture capital (VC)  backed by Sierra Ventures . Today, the company is headquartered in Roseville, California (US) and has a science lab in Scottsdale, Arizona. Revionics is a fast growing company, currently with over 100 retailers as customers and a dedicated staff of 80 people. The vendor’s proclaimed vision is to “be the retailer’s choice for price optimization, promotion optimization, and category analytics, and to empower Read More

Deltek's Second Bite at the IPO Cherry (Part IV)


Part III of this blog series analyzed the relatively recently launched Deltek Vision 5 [evaluate this product] and Deltek Costpoint 6 [evaluate this product] suites. It also tackled the related potential opportunities for Deltek. For one, key up- and cross-sell opportunities should come from: Additional modules, especially from the newly minted Deltek EPM [evaluate this product] suite: The

angel blog  s Second Bite at the IPO Cherry (Part IV) Part III of this blog series analyzed the relatively recently launched Deltek Vision 5 [ evaluate this product ] and Deltek Costpoint 6 [ evaluate this product ] suites. It also tackled the related potential opportunities for Deltek. For one, key up- and cross-sell opportunities should come from: Additional modules, especially from the newly minted Deltek EPM [ evaluate this product ] suite: The majority of new Deltek customers initially purchase a single Read More

Grape Escape 2013: Customer Value a Priority for Both SYSPRO and UNIT4-Part 2


This is part 2 of a 2-part blog post on Grape Escape 2013, with my analyst take on the announcements and conversations with UNIT4 at the recent analyst event in Boston. UNIT4 Representing UNIT4 at the event were two top managers: regular attendee Ton Dobbe, the company’s vice president of product marketing, and Anwen Robinson, managing director in UK and Ireland, who was invited to share

angel blog  Escape 2013: Customer Value a Priority for Both SYSPRO and UNIT4-Part 2 This is part 2 of a 2-part blog post on Grape Escape 2013, with my analyst take on the announcements and conversations with UNIT4 at the recent analyst event in Boston. UNIT4 Representing UNIT4 at the event were two top managers: regular attendee Ton Dobbe, the company’s vice president of product marketing, and Anwen Robinson, managing director in UK and Ireland, who was invited to share some of UNIT4’s news in that region Read More

A Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part III


Part II of this blog series explained ToolsGroup’s value proposition for achieving service level excellence in distribution environments. The point of the Service Optimizer 99+ (SO99+) suite's name is that a "99+ percentage" represents the gold standard in customer service levels, and it takes a product purposely built to achieve service level excellence and to support such a high standard

angel blog  Modern Tale of Long (Supply Chain) Tails -- Part III Part II of this blog series explained ToolsGroup ’s value proposition for achieving service level excellence in distribution environments. The point of the Service Optimizer 99+ (SO99+)  suite's name is that a 99+ percentage represents the gold standard in customer service levels, and it takes a product purposely built to achieve service level excellence and to support such a high standard. ToolsGroup’s latest version of software continues to Read More

Integrated Workforce Management (WFM) Platforms: Fact or Fiction? - Part 1


In her recent blog post 12 Things Retailers Did Last Year To Improve Supply Chain... IDC’s analyst Leslie Hand said that many retailers, as one of the top three priorities of the last year, implemented new “pay and bonus for performance” structures based on current labor standards/time management or simply applied new labor standards to their distribution centers (DCs) and warehouse work. Some

angel blog  Workforce Management (WFM) Platforms: Fact or Fiction? - Part 1 In her recent blog post 12 Things Retailers Did Last Year To Improve Supply Chain...   IDC ’s analyst Leslie Hand said that many retailers, as one of the top three priorities of the last year, implemented new “pay and bonus for performance” structures based on current labor standards/ time management  or simply applied new labor standards to their distribution centers (DCs) and warehouse work. Some also implemented comprehens Read More

How Can IT Help Competitiveness These Bleak Days? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series introduced the SAP-sponsored expert panel discussion that explored reasons to maintain IT investments even during difficult economic times. The Harvard Business Review (HBR) article by Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson entitled “Investing in the IT That Makes a Competitive Difference" was the main supplement and starting point of the discussion. As I mentioned in

angel blog  Can IT Help Competitiveness These Bleak Days? - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series introduced the SAP -sponsored expert panel discussion that explored reasons to maintain IT investments even during difficult economic times. The Harvard Business Review (HBR) article by Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson entitled “Investing in the IT That Makes a Competitive Difference was the main supplement and starting point of the discussion. As I mentioned in Part 1 , in a nutshell, the panel logically (and not Read More

Nimble Releases New Social CRM Platform


Yesterday Nimble released the public beta of its social CRM platform at the Demo Spring 2011 event. In a future blog post, I will share my thoughts on the platform after trying the beta release, which is by the way open for invites. I had the pleasure of speaking with Jon Ferrara (Nimble’s founder and CEO) a while ago, and I wanted you to get some idea of who he is and some of his

angel blog  Releases New Social CRM Platform Yesterday Nimble released the public beta of its social CRM platform at the Demo Spring 2011 event. In a future blog post, I will share my thoughts on the platform after trying the beta release, which is by the way open for invites. I had the pleasure of speaking with Jon Ferrara (Nimble’s founder and CEO) a while ago, and I wanted you to get some idea of who he is and some of his thoughts, in order to understand the idea behind Nimble and its plans for the future. Read More

Infor Strikes Again (at Long Last): Getting “Soft” while Flexing its Muscles? - Part 1


Just when I had begun to think that Ned Lilly’s ERP Graveyard blog might go out of business soon (or at least change its name and charter), here came his new blog entry in early June 2009. The blog post’s cause was the official press release (PR) entitled “SoftBrands Enters Into Definitive Agreement To Be Acquired By Affiliate Of Golden Gate Capital And Infor.” Now, the acquisition was

angel blog  Strikes Again (at Long Last): Getting “Soft” while Flexing its Muscles? - Part 1 Just when I had begun to think that Ned Lilly’s ERP Graveyard blog might go out of business soon (or at least change its name and charter), here came his new blog entry in early June 2009 . The blog post’s cause was the official press release (PR) entitled “SoftBrands Enters Into Definitive Agreement To Be Acquired By Affiliate Of Golden Gate Capital And Infor.” Now, the acquisition was certainly not an earth Read More

Can You Bring Cost Down through Better Inventory Management?


In my previous blog I discussed two approaches to bringing down your cost: cost cutting and cost reducing, with regards to the overall supply chain network. The most effective way of cost reduction in supply chain is through the collaborative effort of the whole organization. As discussed previously, the supply chain has various areas where cost reduction can be done, but for this blog, I want to

angel blog  You Bring Cost Down through Better Inventory Management? In my previous blog I discussed two approaches to bringing down your cost: cost cutting and cost reducing , with regards to the overall supply chain network. The most effective way of cost reduction in supply chain is through the collaborative effort of the whole organization. As discussed previously, the supply chain has various areas where cost reduction can be done, but for this blog, I want to focus on cost reduction with better or best Read More

Today's IT Spending and Enterprise FOSS


Making the blog rounds today: points about enterprise software purchasing in response to poor economic conditions. I'm thinking about the relationship to free and open source (FOSS) enterprise systems as well as the pricing and priorities companies are facing in terms of their means for purchasing and implementing things like ERP systems. Curt Monash's NetworkWorld.com article predicted a rocky

angel blog  s IT Spending and Enterprise FOSS Making the blog rounds today: points about enterprise software purchasing in response to poor economic conditions. I'm thinking about the relationship to free and open source (FOSS) enterprise systems as well as the pricing and priorities companies are facing in terms of their means for purchasing and implementing things like ERP systems. Curt Monash's NetworkWorld.com article predicted a rocky September for IT vendors. He didn't pursue a level of granularity that Read More