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SAP Buys Concur to Conquer Cloud Business Network Market
SAP’s subsidiary, SAP America, Inc., recently agreed to acquire Concur Technologies, the market leader for travel and expense (T&E) management software. The

choice hotels  have picked a smarter choice —SAP’s subsidiary, SAP America, Inc. , recently agreed to acquire the first candidate. With more than 23,000 customers, 4,200 employees, and 25 million active users in over 150 countries, Concur leads the multi-billion market for travel and expense (T&E) management software.   The purchase is the latest in a string of major cloud software acquisitions by SAP, which is betting on cloud subscription growth to offset slumping traditional license sales. Other major cloud

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PPM for Internal Departments

A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Typically IT departments employ an IT governance framework to ensure that their PPM strategy is put into action. With the increasing demand of IT departments to justify their project investments, PPM software has risen in popularity as the tool of choice. It allows both executives and IT decision makers to gain insight into their IT portfolios. PPM software allows IT managers to prioritize projects, allocate resources where needed, and gain financial insight into their portfolio investments. 

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choice hotels  to “be the retailer’s choice for price optimization, promotion optimization, and category analytics, and to empower its customers with advanced, adaptable and affordable  software-as-a-service (SaaS)  solutions for pricing planning, execution, and measurement.” Todd P. Michaud, Revionics’ president and chief executive officer (CEO) had not much different advice to offer with regards to the PR from JDA that inspired this blog series, but he wanted to stress the importance of upstream and Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of July 30, 2012


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