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VOConline is the leading provider of software services and solutions that enable customers to efficiently and effectively manage beta programs to ensure that

beta sphere  efficiently and effectively manage beta programs to ensure that their products are ready for the market. VOConline, through its acquisition of BetaSphere, Inc. in 2005, brings over a decade of experience developing and executing beta programs. We apply the best practices in the field, superior software technology, and experienced program managers to deliver the most insightful product evaluations and market feedback. Our customers include several Fortune 500 companies who have come to rely on us to help

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Business Intelligence… PRONTO! (PRONTO-Xi + IBM Cognos 10)


Today, Pronto Software [Evaluate this product], developer of enterprise software solutions, is announcing the inclusion of IBM’s Cognos 10 Business Intelligence suite in its upcoming release of PRONTO-Xi. This important news comes at the same time as IBM’s announcement of its new Cognos 10 BI suite release. The general concept behind this integration is to enhance PRONTO-Xi’s

beta sphere  our IBM Cognos 10 beta program and instrumental in validating the value and benefits Cognos 10 will bring to midsize companies.” The strong and long-term relation between these two organizations may be a key benefit for organizations that will be acquiring an enterprise system with strong functionality in both operational and analytical areas. As with other partnerships, the degree of integration of both applications will be the key to success in terms of adoption rates. PRONTO-Xi’s newest release is Read More

Aviso Brings Predictive Science to Sales Forecasting


Aviso recently introduced Aviso Insights, a solution that arms sales teams with predictive tools to meet and exceed quarterly targets. Using machine learning and portfolio management frameworks that Wall Street experts use, the goal is to enable sales, finance, and business leaders at any time to confidently report on the current state of business.

beta sphere  Cowboy Ventures, and Bloomberg Beta. RingCentral, a provider of cloud business phone systems, recently deployed Aviso Insights .   Aviso has no formal strategic partners yet, but it expects to announce a few key partnerships in the coming months. At this time, Aviso has application programming interface (API) connectors to leading CRM solutions, such as salesforce.com, Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle, SAP, and Zuora. Read More

Nurturing the Cloud Ecosystem at the Acumatica Partner Summit 2014—Part One


TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic recently attended the Acumatica Partner Summit 2014 in Denver, Colorado, where the cloud ERP vendor’s partner ecosystem gathered to collaborate and explore all things Acumatica. In a series of posts, P.J. gives a short history of the company and overview of its partner channels, then explores Acumatica’s current focus on its partner network and where the company might be headed in the future.

beta sphere  Parallels as the free beta customer) out of a direct face-off with NetSuite .   Acumatica’s Distinct Go-to-market Approach   Whether by serendipity or stroke of a genius, two large regional leaders in Norway and Australia/New Zealand were signed to embed Acumatica’s platform, recently dubbed the Cloud xRP Platform . The first original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partner was the Nordic ERP leader Visma (with about $1.3 billion (USD) in revenues). The Visma.net product was unveiled in 2013 on Read More

MicroStrategy 7 Hits the Street


MicroStrategy® Incorporated, has announced the general availability of MicroStrategy 7™, a completely re-architected version of the company’s core intelligence platform. MicroStrategy 7. If the product is able to analyze multi-terabyte data warehouses as claimed by the vendor, MicroStrategy should have a leg up on many of the other business intelligence vendors who are attempting to play in this same space.

beta sphere  product has been in beta since November and is being used by Visa International, Western Digital, and Glaxo Wellcome, among others. It is based on a common API using XML (the Extensible Markup Language). Market Impact Despite MicroStrategy's sharp drop in market capitalization, their new product offering provides compelling features, which will appeal to traditional brick-and-mortar corporations, as well as the ubiquitous dot-coms. If the product is able to analyze multi-terabyte data warehouses as Read More

First Look: Peregrine Offers Cradle to Grave Procurement


Peregrine's Get.Resources is an E-procurement system that contains features to manage the acquisition of capital assets and track their lifecycle costs. The product supports a number of different kinds of supplier arrangements ranging from internally hosted catalogs to links with Commerce One's MarketSite. This article offers a pre-release look at Peregrine's product and strategy.

beta sphere  product is currently in beta with two customers, although 1-3 more beta customers are expected. The formal launch of the beta program is planned for February 2000. Besides the actual Get.Resources product, the initial launch is very likely an incremental step toward a new architecture. While the company is making no formal announcement of any architectural changes at this time, it is clear that its stated goal of providing an integrated suite of employee self-service applications requires such a move Read More

Microsoft Releases Preview of Exchange Server 2000


Microsoft Corp announced the availabilty of Exchange 2000 Server Beta 3, the messaging server previously code-named Platinum. The product will be distributed via Microsoft's web site at http://www.microsoft.com/exchange. The product is available in English, German, French and Japanese versions.

beta sphere  Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server beta 3, the message and collaboration server previously code-named Platinum. Beta 3, a prerelease version of the product designed for testing and evaluation by customers and partners, will be distributed to conference attendees and will be publicly available from the Microsoft Web site in English, German, French and Japanese versions today. (Source: Microsoft) Market Impact Microsoft Exchange 2000 Messaging Server is interwoven with the company's new release of Windows Read More

Small Business Endpoint Protection Performance Benchmarks


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beta sphere  protection products and a pre-beta version of another endpoint protection product, on Windows 7. The products were benchmarked using thirteen performance metrics to assess product performance and system impact on the endpoint or client machine. This report presents the results from these performance tests. Read More

Acumatica 5.0 Going Mobile (and Then Some)


At its annual partner summit in Denver this week, Acumatica launched its mobile development framework, one of several anticipated and coveted features and capabilities in the Acumatica 5.0 beta release. The new mobile framework means that partners no longer have to be developers in specific mobile markets—in the past, partners have typically needed to hire specialists to create specific iOS or Android applications.

beta sphere  in the Acumatica 5.0 beta release. Acumatica, which goes to market solely through a partner channel of 338 partner companies worldwide, including value added resellers (VARs), independent software vendors (ISVs), and original equipment providers (OEMs), is all about helping these partners grow their revenue streams—which will, in turn, make Acumatica more successful.   Acumatica pledges to not develop an app store/library per se, as the vendor would rather leave that revenue opportunity to its Read More

Lawson Plays Well With Others


Lawson Software announced general availability for six more components of its E-commerce suite of applications. Lawson is a mid-market ERP vendor that has reinvented itself as an E-commerce enabler.

beta sphere  from testimonials of the beta customers, to provide a fairly easy path whether used alone or in conjunction with other software. Since any company planning to engage in E-commerce will want to have at least a basic financials package and will need other components of an ERP suite if they are successful, the easy integration promised by Lawson is a compelling reason to consider them as part of any E-commerce initiative. Some E-commerce software specialists may offer more features for the front-end user Read More

SAP Highlights Supply Chain Management Tools


At last week's eBusiness Conference & Expo, SAP AG updated attendees on its supply chain management application, Advanced Planner and Optimizer (APO).

beta sphere  years prior to the beta release. SAP is able to maintain the intense campaign by virtue of its strong market position and wealth of development resources it can devote to ironing out bugs in the software and making enhancements based on pilot user feedback. SAP will eventually be successful in overcoming much of its competition, if only by using its sales and marketing muscle to quash efforts by other ERP and best-of-breed vendors (See TEC's Technology Research Note: SAP AG - ERP Leader with a New Dimen Read More

Innovation, Innovation, Innovation: Notes from DSCC 2010 (Day 1)


The Dassault Systèmes Customer Conference (DSCC) 2010 kicked off on November 9th, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. It is the second time that Dassault Systèmes has hosted the customer conference collectively for most of the company’s brands at a single event, with a geographic focus on the Americas (the European Customer Forum [ECF] 2010 is the European equivalence taking place in two weeks). When I

beta sphere  ( SwYm ) in beta version. As stated on the homepage of SwYm, this is an online venue where users can “discover online communities, share ideas, collaborate and imagine innovative products.” As Dassault Systèmes has planned, this cloud-based application is highly scalable for different scopes of use, be it internal social product development, collaboration with partners, or crowd sourcing at the widest. So, what is my take on the heavy use of “innovation” on Day 1 at DSCC 2010? I think it is too Read More

Hubspan is in Suppliers’ Corner


Founded in June, Hubspan helps suppliers connect to a buyer-centric B2B world.

beta sphere  company is concluding the beta phase of its solutions and plans to make them generally available by the end of January 2001. The novelty of the solution and company, not to mention the security issues surrounding the ASP delivery model, may initially give suppliers pause. With a hand from Andersen and its hassle-free subscription model, Hubspan should get beyond this barrier and start growing significantly by the end of 2Q01. Hubspan plans to use direct sales for signing initial customers and then rely Read More

Analysis of Novell and EAI Vendor Talarian Alliance


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beta sphere  merged and tested. Then beta or production reference sites can be questioned about the quality of the product integration. If the products are properly integrated, EAI should be simplified somewhat. In addition, Talarian's product features such as load balancing and dynamic message routing bring much to the table that Novell doesn't currently have. Read More

Oracle Warehouse Builder: Better Late than Never?


Close to a year behind schedule, Oracle released Warehouse Builder to the market. Oracle, in an interesting contradiction in terms, has stated that the product is “already in production at nearly 20 beta sites.” But is it too little too late?

beta sphere  production at nearly 20 beta sites worldwide, is available for purchase tomorrow. The Oracle Warehouse Builder framework eliminates the previous time-consuming and error-prone methods for deploying data warehouses, data marts, and e-business applications, even when integrating ERP data from multiple vendors such as Oracle and SAP. These previous methods included hand coding the software and stitching together point solutions. Oracle Warehouse Builder enables customers to deploy even terabyte-sized data Read More