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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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NetSuite Had a Sweet IPO. Now What?
The end of 2007, at least in the space that I cover, has certainly been

ipo initial  its more than successful IPO in which it raised $161.2 million. Various bloggers have duly covered the well-orchestrated IPO Dutch auction proceedings, such as AccManPro , BloggingStocks and ZDnet to name only a few. Prior to that, Ray Wang of Forrester Research reported on NetSuite's S-1 filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), at his Software Insider Point of View blog . While NetSuite is yet to achieve profitable operations, still, as an innovative software company, the current

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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ERP for the Oil and Gas Industry (Upstream)

The model of ERP systems for the upstream oil and gas sector addresses the particularly specialized business model of this industry. It is common practice for companies, individuals, and government agencies to form partnerships to explore, develop, and share production of oil wells. More often than not, this is a short-term alliance rather than a long-term partnership, and business structuring must therefore be flexible at initial set-up and throughout the lifespan of the venture. This model of ERP systems includes criteria for financials, human resources, production data capture and reporting, maintenance management, and supply chain management (SCM) functionality. 

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Lawson Software Means Business With PSA and IPO


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Deltek's Second Bite at the IPO Cherry (Part IV)


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Deltek's Second Bite at the IPO Cherry (Part I)


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Maximo


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Red Hat Heads for the Cloud with OpenShift


It would be an understatement to say that Red Hat is an interesting enterprise software company. Since its founding in 1994 and initial public offering (IPO) in 1999, the vendor has focused on businesses and divisions thereof that embrace open-source computing tools. In 2001, Red Hat introduced Enterprise Linux, a “frozen” mature version of Linux whose support and maintenance the vendor could

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