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PeopleSoft's CEO Steps Down
On September 21, PeopleSoft founder David Duffield stepped down as chief executive of the struggling business software maker. The 12-year-old company announced

david duffield  s CEO Steps Down Event Summary On September 21, PeopleSoft's President and Chief Operating Officer Craig Conway, 44, took full operational control of PeopleSoft, as its founder Dave Duffield, 58, stepped aside from the day-to-day operations of the company. Duffield is credited with creating an employee- and customer-friendly company, and will remain chairman of the company. Conway came to PeopleSoft in May of this year from OneTouch Systems (San Jose, California), which dealt with broadcast

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Can Software Help Employees Enjoy Their Workday (More)? - Part 1




david duffield  bios here ). Indeed, David Dobrin, Naomi Bloom, Ray Wang, Vinnie Mirchandani, Dennis Howlett, Dana Gardner, Nick Carr, Mike Krigsman, Jason Busch, Phil Wainewright, and Brian Sommer are only a few of the renowned market observers that have been talking, blogging, tweeting, and whatnot about Workday as possibly the best invention since sliced bread. Naturally, the skeptic in me has wondered what all this fuss and adulation was about. For some flavor, here are the  blog posts on Workday by Dennis Howlett Read More

'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: PeopleSoft


PeopleSoft has risen from its relatively humble origins in the Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS) arena, its sole focus as it begun life in 1987. Over the course of a decade or so, it added Supply Chain Management and Financials to its list of application offerings. In the last few years, in the face of slowing cash flows from its traditional strongholds, it has gone full bore toward Internet-based enterprise-wide - even cross-enterprise - solutions, trying to enter the game and be competitive with other top tier ERP-turned Collaborative Commerce vendors. Showing fiscal growth and, very-recently, notably-improved market acceptance, Peoplesoft may be the enterprise software turnaround story of the last decade.

david duffield  was being run by David A. Duffield, who built a friendly culture for both employees and customers. The company peaked financially in 1998, when it was, for a brief time, second only to SAP in enterprise software sales. But the walls came tumbling down in 1999, as the market for giant software packages that handled corporate internals from Human Resources to Supply Chain Management dried up, and the lure of dot-com riches danced in departing employees heads. In May of 1999, Craig A. Conway was brought in Read More

High Hopes for Workday, Inc. on Initial Trading Day


Workday, Inc., was enthusiastically greeted by investors on its first day of trading with the stock jumping 74 percent. Workday was founded in 2005 by David Duffield and Aneel Bhusri following Oracle’s hostile takeover of PeopleSoft. Staying true to these human capital management (HCM) and financial roots, Duffield and Bhusri have built the PeopleSoft of the new millennium and investors have

david duffield  founded in 2005 by David Duffield and Aneel Bhusri following Oracle’s hostile takeover of PeopleSoft. Staying true to these human capital management (HCM) and financial roots, Duffield and Bhusri have built the PeopleSoft of the new millennium and investors have rewarded them richly for their focus and vision. The Workday applications are built from the ground up on top of an object model as, and delivered through the cloud as, a multi-tenant solution. At the core of the solution’s architecture and Read More

Can Software Help Employees Enjoy their Workdays (more)? - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series described the genesis and current state of affairs of Workday – a novel company that was founded in March 2005 and launched in November 2006 by two great IT minds and PeopleSoft alumni: Dave Duffield and Aneel Bhusri. Part 2 of this series then got under the hood and analyzed Workday’s secret sauce: its object-oriented and in-memory database (IMDB) and definitional

david duffield  day, I will paraphrase David Dobrin’s statement in one of his past write ups that Workday is a gnat compared to the gorillas and elephants in the market, but the buzz is catching up. I would perhaps add that this software's metaphoric “insect bite” might even carry some nasty “West Nile viruses” for its “old school” competitors and a cure for their unhappy customers. In fact, given that David’s article is a bit dated, the gnat reference is no longer the case: Workday currently has over Read More

Overwhelmed by Vendor Hype? Head for the Exit Before It's Too Late


Frustrated with all the hype and buzzwords that software vendors throw around? You’re not alone. TEC senior copywriter Larry Blitz and managing editor David Clark take a (mostly tongue-in-cheek) look at software providers’ major language crimes. And what you can do about it.Larry: Dave, some people put software vendors in the same less-than-saintly category as used car salesmen or, dare

david duffield  Blitz and managing editor David Clark take a (mostly tongue-in-cheek) look at software providers’ major language crimes. And what you can do about it. Larry : Dave, some people put software vendors in the same less-than-saintly category as used car salesmen or, dare I say it… politicians. I think that’s because most vendors have this compulsive habit of burying everything they say in hype, buzzwords, and double talk. What’s a customer supposed to do about it? Dave : Yeah, I hear you Larry. An Read More

TEC Talks to the Open For Business ProjectFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart One: OFBiz


In conversation with the Open For Business (OFBiz) project leader, David Jones, TEC discovers some of the challenges in raising an open source enterprise software solution. Mr. Jones explains his vision in this first part of three articles on maintaining a business centered around Free and open source software for the enterprise.

david duffield  part we talk with David E. Jones, project leader of the Open For Business (OFBiz) project ( www.ofbiz.org ). OFBiz is an e-commerce and enterprise automation (ERP, CRM, EAM, etc.) solution developed through open source methodologies. The second part focuses on a discussion with Edward L. Lilly, Jr., CEO of OpenMFG ( www.openmfg.com ), an ERP solution geared toward small and medium-sized manufacturers. While OpenMFG itself does not strictly fit the definition of Free or open source software, it is based Read More

Who Are White Papers Aimed at Anyway-The Technical Professional or the Poor Soul Who Got Stuck With the Job?


Anyone who’s ever been involved in choosing enterprise software knows it’s not an easy job. It takes months of preparation that involves gathering information from various departments, mapping business processes, preparing a business case, interviewing stakeholders, and getting buy-in from executives and users on the project. And that’s only the beginning! But whose job is it to do all of this

david duffield  the right tools.” - David Clark I couldn’t have said it better myself. The job of software vendors is to provide the tools . The job of the end user is to apply the solution . “It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much about the problem.” - Malcolm Forbes I rest my case! If you're in the market for enterprise software and want to read up on the latest offerings, check out TEC's White Papers . For a look at how to write a white paper on the subject of tools and Read More

Learning Management Systems (LMS) Showdown: Saba vs. Sumtotal


I’m Larry Blitz, editor of TEC’s Vendor Showdown series. Today’s Showdown pits two major learning management system vendors against each other, head-to-head: Saba Software and SumTotal Systems. I hope you find this LMS Showdown helpful and informative. I welcome all your comments and questions at showdown@technologyevaluation.com.

david duffield  the same league. No David and Goliath story here. Return on average equity -7.23% Annual (TTM)* -2.57 % Annual (TTM)* *All financial data from Finance.google.com Saba's Learning Suite vs. SumTotal's Talent Development Suite … Overall Performance Rankings The overall rankings you see above are based on the vendor's most recent responses to the 730 criteria in our LMS request for information (RFI). As you can see, Saba edges out SumTotal 88.93 to 87.94 in the overall scoring. The chart below shows you Read More

When the Bigger Fish Eats the Smaller to Become a Bigger Fish


This time the merger and acquisition of Connect-Care by Firstwave appears to be a search for vertical market access. Connect-Care provides a direct reach to 87 software vendors that may represent both vertical expertise and a network of resellers. The stakes are high. Will the Firstwave technical lead and the Connect-Care vertical expertise bring a best-of- breed CRM application that the market needs?

david duffield  that wave. Brock and David Simmons (Firstwave COO) are both stressing on the ability of their .NET IDE CORE Integrated Development Environment to capture market interest. The technology focuses on ease of use and its ability to be highly customizable. When it comes to functionality differences, Firstwave and Connect-Care are presented as equal opportunities. The real enhancement to Connect-Care product is moving the application towards a true Web platform environment and to replace PowerBuilder tools as Read More

TEC Spotlight Report: Pronto Software


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Altrec Takes E-commerce to Extremes


Altrec is a startup E-commerce website that takes aim on the upscale outdoor recreation market. In this interview Altrec's CTO discusses the initial technology decisions on which the company's infrastructure is based.

david duffield  Interview This interview with David P. Geller, Altrec's CTO, was conducted by TEC's Penny Catz. Mr. Geller was previously Director of News & Entertainment Engineering at Starwave Corporation He has experience in engineering large-scale, high-traffic, complex Internet sites and applications. His accomplishments include engineering oversight of ABCNews.com, TheStreet.com, ESPN SportZone, NBA.com, NFL.com, Nascar.com, OutsideOnline and Mr.Showbiz. He has also successfully helped to develop three commercial Read More

BigIdeas 2011: Of BigMachines’ Quantum Leap - Part 2


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david duffield  financial backers brought in David Bonnette, a seasoned Oracle executive in the customer relationship management (CRM) realm, as the new president. Mr. Bonnette has since gradually replaced the company’s founder and former CEO Godard Abel . The highlights of Bonnette’s keynote presentation were that BigMachines has recently moved towards acting as an established company with more structured processes rather than as a slightly disorganized rapidly growing startup. Predictable results for both the Read More

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For those looking for a computer maintenance management system (CMMS) vendor, the Web is often the first place to start. There are a number of web site features one should examine in order to maximize web site visits. Reprinted with permission from Plant Engineering and Maintenance magazine.

david duffield  Visits Featured Author - David Berger - February 21, 2004 Introduction For those looking for a computer maintenance management system (CMMS) vendor, the Web is often the first place to start. There are a number of web site features one should examine in order to maximize web site visits. The more you feel warm and fuzzy about a company through its web site, the more likely you're going to explore it further. Unfortunately, not all computer maintenance management system (CMMS) vendor web sites are the Read More

Increasing the Value of Your Enterprise Through Improved Supply Chain Decisions


Improving the decision process around inventory and supply chain flexibility will drive sustainable, measurable benefits in the near term that are disproportionate to the effort required.

david duffield  Robert S. and Nortan, David P., The Balanced Scorecard, (Harvard Business School Press, 1996) 2 - EVA is a registered trademark for Stern, Stewart & Co. Benefits of Improving the Decision Process Consider the challenge faced after a merger or acquisition. The challenge of rationalizing warehouses, distribution centers and even production facilities is a decision in the supply chain flexibility space. The rationalization exercise is non-trivial, but can drastically impact cash flow, as well as balance Read More