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SAP Defies Economic Slowdown, For Now
In January, SAP announced upbeat results for Q4 2000, in contrast to the current market slowdown. However, 8% license revenue growth in North America is much

economic news  For Now SAP Defies Economic Slowdown, For Now P.J. Jakovljevic - February 13, 2001 Event Summary On January 23, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the leading provider of business software solutions, announced its preliminary results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2000. In the fourth quarter, revenues increased 31% over the same period last year to EUR 2.164 billion (See Figure 1). Net income in the quarter increased 16% to EUR 366 million. Earnings per share increased 15% to EUR 1.16 (1999: EUR

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Vendors Jostle and Profess Economic Stimulus Readiness - Part IV


Part I of this series analyzed the opportunities (as well as the related strings attached) stemming from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), a.k.a. the Economic Stimulus Plan. The inspiration came from my attendance of the Deltek Insight 2009 user conference last May, where Deltek decided to fill a market need and interest by convening a separate “track” that was entitled

economic news  million in value). The economic stimulus will require GSA to spend several additional US$ billions with multi-dimensional congressional reporting requirements (by district, energy type, green compliance, etc.). PBS has a large supply chain of users (30 percent internal users and 70 percent external supply chain partners), and it had to “commit” the funds to the projects in the 90 days after the ARRA bill’s signing. Thus, as an early adopter of  building information modeling (BIM)  that can Read More

Vendors Jostle and Profess Economic Stimulus Readiness - Part II


Part I of this blog series tried to analyze not only the opportunity but also the many related strings attached stemming from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), a.k.a. the Economic Stimulus Plan. The inspiration came from my attendance of the Deltek Insight 2009 user conference last May, where Deltek decided to fill a market need by convening a separate

economic news  receive unprecedented amounts of economic stimulus funds, the catch is that they need to provide unprecedented transparency and accountability into how those funds are spent while measuring the achievements of those programs. Indeed, many of the “lucky” recipients of funds from the ARRA must meet legal requirements to publish timely and accurate accounting, allocation, and results data for every dollar received. What All This Basically Means The stimulus act places a premium on readiness, streamlined Read More

Vendors Jostle and Profess Economic Stimulus Readiness - Part I


At Deltek’s Insight 2009 user conference last May, the host software vendor did a notable thing. Namely, besides merely putting on an all-too-common multi-day conference chock full of product announcements, functional breakout sessions, and industry best-practice discussions, Deltek decided to fill a market need by convening a separate “track” that was dedicated to

economic news  some of the greatest economic challenges the nation has encountered in two generations, and expectations for change were high. In fact, Davis reminded us all of Obama’s 2008 presidential victory atmospherics: a highly unpopular president in his second term (i.e., “Bush fatigue”) with an unpopular war and an economy and financial institutions in shambles. While real wages have been falling since 2002, personal consumption has outrun the economy so much that the most recent  housing bubble  was a Read More

The Impact of the Economic Crisis on Software Buying Behavior


When the economic crisis hit, organizations scurried to find ways to cut back and keep their businesses afloat. Survival was key. Investments and projects of all kinds were put on hold, including upgrading and replacing enterprise software systems. A forecast alert by Gartner showed that enterprise software spending between 2008 and 2009 dropped by 2.6%. No doubt, enterprise software spending is

economic news  some skepticism that the economic crisis that began in 2007 is officially over, there is evidence that companies around the world are beginning to return to business as usual—they are hiring again, unfreezing marketing budgets, and investing in IT infrastructure projects, to name a few examples. TEC data points to some promising news for the enterprise software landscape. In the period between 2010 and 2011, TEC witnessed an increase of 5.44% in the percentage of software evaluations—indicating that Read More

DoubleClick Merger Good News For Privacy Advocates?


DoubleClick agreed to purchase NetCreations in a stock exchange valued at $191 million. NetCreations is the leader in ethical direct mail advertising. DoubleClick’s policies have led to protests and front-page news. How will a marriage between these two kids from different sides of the tracks work out?

economic news  Merger Good News For Privacy Advocates? DoubleClick Merger Good News For Privacy Advocates? D. Geller - October 13, 2000 Event Summary NetCreations, Inc. was founded in 1995 by current CEO Rosalind Resnick and CTO Ryan Scott Druckenmiller. Ms Resnick was one of the early celebrities of the Internet revolution. A business journalist who began covering the Internet from its inception as a commercial concept, she founded the NetGirl Forum on America Online, which during her tenure in 1995 and 1996 Read More

Leveraging Technology to Maintain a Competitive Edge During Tough Economic Times -- A Panel Discussion Analyzed Part Six: Custom Development and Single-Vendor versus Multi-Vendor


As componentization and Web services mature, packaged software will be less rigid and easier to adjust to unique practices-- thereby gaining some of the benefit of the custom approach. Although an enterprise can generate many benefits from standardization, it may also create other issues that may often result in disruptions.

economic news  Competitive Edge During Tough Economic Times -- A Panel Discussion Analyzed Part Six: Custom Development and Single-Vendor versus Multi-Vendor Introduction At the IFS Executive Forum , which took place on March 29 and 30 in Orlando, Florida (US), leading research analysts and industry experts discussed how companies can still leverage technology to maintain their competitive edge, even during tough economic times. The event was held in conjunction with IFS World Conference 2004 , and it included six Read More

News Analysis: Dot.Coms Getting Bred By Scient: Will Scient Spawn Into a Giant or Will Andersen Have the Edge?


Scient's announcement of its intent to baby Dot.com's into existence makes it the Mondragon of High Tech America. The connection? Mondragon genetically bred cooperatives, and became the largest multi-business cooperative network in the world (about 45,000 members).

economic news  Analysis: Dot.Coms Getting Bred By Scient: Will Scient Spawn Into a Giant or Will Andersen Have the Edge? News Analysis: Dot.Coms Getting Bred By Scient: Will Scient Spawn Into a Giant or Will Andersen Have the Edge? E. Robins - March 15th, 2000 Event Summary Scient (NASDAQ SCNT) announced in February that it intended to act as an incubator for dot.com companies through its Systems Innovation services. The accelerated programs would mean a rapid growth in the number of companies that Scient helps, and Read More

How to Succeed in the New Economy


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economic news  a period of unprecedented economic volatility, can your business really afford to adopt a passive approach? There are new pressures that threaten the fundamentals of your operation. Are you properly prepared to survive and thrive by facing these pressures head-on? Companies like yours must learn to see, think, and act clearly in order to understand and gain insight into every aspect of your business. Success in the New Economic Reality is a timely white paper that discusses how you can drive clarity and t Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of August 27, 2012


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The Total Economic Impact of Advanced Systems Concepts: ActiveBatch Job Scheduling and IT Workload Application


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TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of July 2, 2012


SOFWARE SELECTIONS AND IMPLEMENTATIONSD@K Engineering selects Aras Enterprise PLM software Industry tags: PLM, complex electromechanical products and equipment "This was a head-to-head win over Oracle’s incumbent Agile PLM solution. Aras was reportedly selected as a replacement for its openness (interconnectivity) and flexibility. Free and open source PLM software is becoming increasingly more

economic news  Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of July 2, 2012 SOFWARE SELECTIONS AND IMPLEMENTATIONS D&K Engineering selects Aras Enterprise PLM software Industry tags: PLM, complex electromechanical products and equipment This was a head-to-head win over Oracle’s incumbent Agile PLM solution. Aras was reportedly selected as a replacement for its openness (interconnectivity) and flexibility. Free and open source PLM software is becoming increasingly more popular over proprietary PLM alternati Read More

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economic news  Help You During An Economic Downturn? Shorter time-to-market, higher product development efficiency, better product quality, and lower product costs are often associated with the benefits of adopting product lifecycle management (PLM) systems. When there is an economic downturn, these benefits seem to be more desirable. However, a recent poll (CIMdata Online Polls, presented near the end of CIMdata PLM Industry Summary, 28 May 2010 ) shows that ten percent of poll participants thought that PLM couldn’t Read More