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Acquisitions Fuel Vendor Growth in the Enterprise Applications Field
Infor cites continued organic growth, license revenue from new customers, and install base cross-selling and up-selling as key growth drivers for the group. The

ibm approved vendor  installed base runs the IBM iSeries , which matches Intentia's installed base. Also, Geac's System21 installed base is largely in the food and beverage and apparel industries, which matches two key verticals targeted by Intentia. And of course, the Geac connection with Intentia's new leader, Bertrand Sciard, could only be helpful (although the same would hold for some SSA Global executives). Geac would even have been remotely attractive to Microsoft and Oracle, which have both been building their

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Business Performance Management

Business performance management (BPM) enables organizations to translate strategies into plans, monitor execution, and provide insight needed to manage and improve financial and operational performance. This knowledge base covers scorecards, dashboards, business activity monitoring, and more.  

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SAP and Ariba Synergy


SAP acquired spend management and business commerce solution provider Ariba in 2012 for strategic reasons, and has since been investing in Ariba with a longer-term view—especially with regards to power of the business commerce network (SAP is even an Ariba user itself). We recently looked at the happenings at the recent Ariba Live 2014 user conference, and here we’ll focus on how SAP and Ariba have been meshing together to mutual benefit.

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IBM is Serious About SMB


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