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Emptoris: Opening a New Chapter of Prosperity - Part 1
Good news is scarce these days across the board, and I am always keen on reporting on rare bullish enterprise applications businesses, especially if the

imrg capgemini  Opening a New Chapter of Prosperity - Part 1 Good news is scarce these days across the board, and I am always keen on reporting on rare bullish enterprise applications businesses, especially if the company is in my neck of woods. Recently, I had an upbeat and constructive business update meeting in person at Emptoris ’ headquarters. The Burlington, Massachusetts, US-based company was founded in 1999 as a  strategic sourcing software  company, pioneering the use of optimization in  strategic

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An Overview of the Knowledge Based Selection Process


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imrg capgemini  Overview of the Knowledge Based Selection Process An Overview of the Knowledge Based Selection Process B. Spencer, J. Diezemann & J. Dowling - March 15, 2001 Introduction The TechnologyEvaluation.Com's (TEC) Knowledge Based Selection Process is a multi-part comprehensive analysis of a vendor's tactical, strategic and qualitative measures as compared to the specific business and technology needs of our clients. The selection process encompasses nine process steps: Capability Assessment/Request for Read More

Getting an Update from BigMachines at Dreamforce 2010


Many recent TEC articles have talked about quote-to-order (Q2O) or configure, price, quote (CPQ) solutions that facilitate business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) sales, thus helping companies sell more products and services faster. A number of thriving vendors provide on-demand product configurator, pricing and quoting, proposal generator, and B2B

imrg capgemini  an Update from BigMachines at Dreamforce 2010 Many recent TEC articles have talked about  quote-to-order (Q2O)  or configure, price, quote (CPQ) solutions that facilitate business-to-consumer (B2C) and  business-to-business (B2B)  sales, thus helping companies sell more products and services faster.  A number of thriving vendors provide on-demand product configurator, pricing and quoting, proposal generator, and B2B eCommerce (self-service portals, product catalogs, etc.) software solutions. Read More

Appian: Pushing the BPM Envelope—Part One


In a matter of a decade or so, Appian has evolved from a business process management (BPM) software market latecomer to a BPM market challenger, and finally to an upper echelon BPM provider, competing with the likes of IBM and Pegasystems.

imrg capgemini  Pushing the BPM Envelope—Part One In a matter of a decade or so, Appian has evolved from a business process management (BPM) software market latecomer to a BPM market challenger, and finally to an upper echelon BPM provider, competing with the likes of IBM and Pegasystems. Appian was founded in 1999 by Matt Calkins and three friends, two of whom had been colleagues with Calkins at business intelligence (BI) software company MicroStrategy. (Calkins was an early MicroStrategy executive, and remains Read More

KANA Connect 2014—Morphing into Verint’s Engagement Vision: Part One


TEC senior analyst P.J. Jakovljevic attended the KANA Connect conference, and reports on the company's recent acquisition by Verint, with an in-depth look at what the combined companies will be able to offer to customers in terms of customer service and workforce management.

imrg capgemini  Connect 2014—Morphing into Verint’s Engagement Vision: Part One This was my very first attendance at the KANA Connect conference, and interestingly, it also happened to be the last one. The last not for any ominous reason, but rather because the event will in the future be rolled into the annual Verint ® user conference, given that Verint Systems acquired KANA Software in early 2014 . In any case, coming to KANA Connect 2014 I wasn’t really sure what to expect and was quite keen on learning Read More

Navigating Between Service Management Scylla & Charybdis - Part 1


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imrg capgemini  Between Service Management Scylla & Charybdis - Part 1 It is no longer breaking news to say that the US and the European Union (EU) are turning from product-based to  service economies . The trend of the increasing importance of the  service sector  has only been accentuated by the recent (and perhaps still ongoing) subprime mortgage and financial system meltdowns, volatile stock markets, declining  durable (hard) goods  orders, dwindling physical product-based  profit margins , and so on Read More

UK’s Rail Selects Capgemini to Implement ClickSoftware’s Workforce Rostering


The UK's Network Rail selects Capgemini UK plc to implement ClickSoftware's workforce management (WFM) and rostering system. Get the details in the P.J.'s write-up.

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IFS: Of Vertical Focus, and Customers’ Agility and Choice




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Contributing to the Rejuvenation of Legacy Systems in the Enterprise Resource Planning Field


With its focus on service-oriented architecture, SSA Global appears to be sticking to its pledge to protect the user's investment as much as it can, while still modernizing the users' applications.

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SuiteWorld 2014: NetSuite’s Cloud Ebullience Goes On


“NetSuite is the real deal in the enterprise applications space”—the main message of the recent SuiteWorld 2014 conference—was proven by CEO Zach Nelson during his keynote speech citing recent growth figures in the enterprise cloud software space. The company experienced over 50% growth last year, compared to a modest 5% for Microsoft Dynamics and a measly 1% for Sage, while SAP was even negative 1% if one considers just ERP software license growth.

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What’s With Ariba Selling Its Sourcing Services Team to Accenture?


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imrg capgemini  With Ariba Selling Its Sourcing Services Team to Accenture? My recent  series about the merger of JDA Software and i2 Technologies raised the issue whether any independent software vendor (ISV) can at the same time be a successful professional service provider  (even without considering a possible conflict with its service provider partners). Coincidentally or not, in early October Ariba sent a message to the market that its focus going forward will be on becoming a trading partner network Read More

The Wizardry of Business Process Management: Part 5


Part 1 of this blog series started a lengthy discussion about the value proposition and parts-and-parcels of business process management (BPM), with an ensuing focus on Pegasystems (also known as Pega) as one of the leading BPM suite providers. Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 then analyzed in depth a number of the vendor’s “BPM secret sauce” ingredients. Pega is one of the leading vendors in the

imrg capgemini  Wizardry of Business Process Management: Part 5 Part 1 of this blog series  started a lengthy discussion about the value proposition and parts-and-parcels of  business process management (BPM ), with an ensuing focus on  Pegasystems (also known as Pega ) as one of the leading BPM suite providers.  Part 2 ,  Part 3 , and  Part 4  then analyzed in depth a number of the vendor’s “BPM secret sauce” ingredients. Pega is one of the leading vendors in the overall BPM software market (it has been Read More

AribaLIVE 2012: What Was Jolly Good (and What Could Improve) - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series analyzed the positive impressions from my attendance of the AribaLIVE 2012 user event. Still, while it might appear that Ariba is firing on all cylinders, as is typically the case, Ariba is not all things to all people and no company is without issues. Thus this post will discuss some challenges and related rooms for improvement. To date, Ariba has been

imrg capgemini  2012: What Was Jolly Good (and What Could Improve) - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series analyzed the positive impressions from my attendance of the AribaLIVE 2012 user event . Still, while it might appear that Ariba is firing on all cylinders, as is typically the case, Ariba is not all things to all people and no company is without issues. Thus this post will discuss some challenges and related rooms for improvement. To date, Ariba has been offering a focused solution and this strategy is working. Read More

New Vendor Acquisition Strategies in the Enterprise Applications Field


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imrg capgemini  Vendor Acquisition Strategies in the Enterprise Applications Field Analysis of SSA Global's Latest Acquisitions Although its consolidation appetite is not diminishing by any means, SSA Global seems to be showing signs of more deliberation and even restraint, rather than jumping the gun to indiscriminately gain market share. Once seemingly insatiable, SSA Global now admits that growth by acquisition is no longer as straightforward and cheap as it used to be in the early 2000s, due to the increased costs Read More

Cameleon (Software) Might Change Its Colors but Not Its (Q2O/CPQ) Purpose - Part 1


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imrg capgemini  (Software) Might Change Its Colors but Not Its (Q2O/CPQ) Purpose - Part 1 In this fast-moving world, use of  Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)  and  Cloud Computing has grown rapidly owing to its straightforward subscription-based pricing model and relatively quick deployment. Nowhere has that been more evident than in the niche  quote-to-order (Q2O)  or configure, price & quote (CPQ) market segment. Indeed, BigMachines , FPX (formerly Firepond ), Webcom , and Experlogix continue to report Read More