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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 s  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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CRM for Financial and Insurance Markets

Customer relationship management (CRM) focuses on the retention of customers by collecting data from all customer interactions with a company from all access points (by phone, mail, or Web, or in the field). The company can then use this data for specific business purposes by taking a customer-centric rather than a product-centric approach. CRM applications are front-end tools designed to facilitate the capture, consolidation, analysis, and enterprise-wide dissemination of data from existing and potential customers. This process occurs throughout the marketing, sales, and service stages, with the objective of better understanding one’s customers and anticipating their interest in an enterprise’s products or services.  

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Lawson Software-IPO and Several Acquisitions After


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ipo s  Software-IPO and Several Acquisitions After Event Summary Lawson Software has always been unique in many aspects within the enterprise applications market and has consequently had a smooth ride for more than two decades since its inception. The vendor has continued with the same differentiating tune, albeit somewhat amended as to stifle unavoidable external disturbances during the last two years. One of these disturbances would be the losing fiscal 2003 year with crippling revenues (a 20 percent Read More

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