For me, the third week of December 2011 was a week of revelations of sorts in the realm of enterprise applications. Amid all the IT punditry/buzzword talk throughout the year about cloud computing, analytics, mobility, social, and in-memory, there were two concrete announcements in mid-December from two vendors that gave me pause. Both vendor product announcements are still far away from their
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deals” of older SAP, Oracle , and Microsoft Dynamics installs at service businesses living in change (BLINC TM ). Reportedly, there were over 30 such replacement deals largely due to the incumbent ERP systems’ inflexibility, which was over 10 percent jump compared to 2010. The average new business deal-size for Agresso was reportedly up by 29 percent to US$648k, and the ABW ERP system’s post-implementation agility and Coda’s interoperability continue to be one of the top three deal drivers.