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Dustless Technologies, a manufacturer of HEPA (high-efficiency particulate absorption) and wet/dry vacuums, dust shrouds, and jobsite tools, recently selected

perpetual license  and to purchase a perpetual on-premise license. The customer decided that between its two remote locations and with a five-year total cost of ownership (TCO), going with an on-premise solution was the best option.

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Zuora Joins the CPQ Fray


Zuora, a provider of subscription commerce, billing, and finance, announced the addition of subscription configure, price, quote (CPQ) and mobile quoting capabilities to Zuora for Salesforce, its native force.com application. The main high-level capabilities are product inclusion and exclusion rules designed for enterprises that typically have large product sets with complex rules that need to be automatically applied during the quoting process.

perpetual license  subscriptions over large, one-time perpetual license purchases. Global enterprises are transitioning more of their core revenue into recurring revenue streams, i.e., to the subscription economy.   Z-Business and Zuora for Salesforce have long been able to handle subscription quoting, including mid-term upgrades, downgrades, cancellations, and renewals, as well as guided selling capabilities via large and complex catalogs. They also provide visibility into key subscription metrics via pre-built Read More

Prophet 21 First Quarter Revenues Suffer But Pipeline Grows


Will Prophet 21’s dogged commitment to its Trading Partner Connect initiative bring it success or ruin?

perpetual license  it to appear a perpetual wallflower in the eyes of users. User Recommendations Durable goods manufacturers and distributors who may be considering Prophet 21's Unix-based Acclaim product for distribution management should not be too alarmed by the company's recent financial woes but should consider whether its unerring devotion to digital marketplace initiatives and accompanying investment focus mesh with their own long term goals. Prospective users need to assess the viability of potential vendor Read More

Acumatica ERP Version 4.2 Is Here


Acumatica released Version 4.2 at its annual Spring Training for partners. With Acumatica 4.2, the key themes are quality, reliability, and new functionality in both Acumatica Cloud ERP and the Acumatica Cloud Platform.

perpetual license  subscription on-premise (SOP) and perpetual license pricing arrangements .   In addition, Acumatica 4.2 can handle more complex contract management business scenarios associated with subscription billings, including upgrades, retainers, rate control, third-party billings, delayed activation, and on-demand billing. The release is also Payment Card Industry (PCI) ready for transacting credit card payments and can manage large volumes of sales leads by creating rules and schedules for purging, assigning, Read More

Hybrid ERP Cloud Tales


The vast majority of enterprise resource planning (ERP) system instances are still deployed on premises for obvious historical reasons; however, a growing number of customers are becoming interested and demanding cloud deployments, for only brand new modules (“edge” functionality) or even the total system’s migration to the cloud. So, what are enterprise systems vendors supposed to do?

perpetual license  to the subscription versus perpetual license debate—it all depends on what is important to the customer. Some customers may want to own the software like they own a piece of equipment—maybe even capital-expense (capex) it. They want that true ability to walk away from the vendor at any time. Others prefer the subscription (rental) yearly contract model—typically for cash flow reasons. Over time, of course, the subscription will end up costing more in total dollars—but the real return on Read More

IFS Marches On, Although With a String of Losses


In August, IFS Industrial & Financial Systems, a business applications vendor with main headquarters in Linkoping, Sweden, reported results for Q2 2000. License sales rose by 85% during the first half of 2000, with a total revenue increase of 94% during the second quarter. However, IFS reported yet another loss.

perpetual license  Marches On, Although With a String of Losses IFS Marches On, Although With a String of Losses P.J. Jakovljevic - October 3, 2000 Event Summary In August, IFS Industrial & Financial Systems, a business applications vendor with main headquarters in Linkoping, Sweden, reported results for Q2 2000 (See Figure 1). IFS net sales for the first six months increased by 17%, to $117 million, compared with $100 million for the corresponding period in 1999. License sales rose by 85% during the first half of 2000, Read More

Wrapping Up FOSS Predictions for 2010 with a Look Back


I love end of year predictions. Whether they're right or wrong is one thing, but it's valuable to imagine various scenarios of what might happen. Taking the time to consider and connect what has happened with what might happen, opens new insights. Having said that, I'm not going to make a 2010 prediction about Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). I do, however, want to share some stats about

perpetual license  Up FOSS Predictions for 2010 with a Look Back I love end of year predictions. Whether they're right or wrong is one thing, but it's valuable to imagine various scenarios of what might happen. Taking the time to consider and connect what has happened with what might happen, opens new insights. Having said that, I'm not going to make a 2010 prediction about Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). I do, however, want to share some stats about demand trends for enterprise FOSS platforms between 2008 and Read More

Why Product Activation for Software Is Becoming Widespread


Software vendors have used license management for many years. Older approaches, such as key-file-based licensing or dongles, do have a number of drawbacks for both the vendor and the user. Product activation solves many of these problems, so is gaining broad acceptance. Learn more about product activation and licensing management, and why modern product activation systems are superior to other techniques.

perpetual license  to provide trial licenses, perpetual licenses, subscription licenses, set limits on the product features or modules enabled, set usage limits, combinations of all of the above, and offer straightforward upgrades in capabilities, all with just one executable (some license management systems even allow the vendor to also offer floating licensing either over the end-customer's network or the Internet based on this same executable). Finally, license management can enable the vendor to automate fulfillment, Read More

Logility FY 2001 Comes In Like a Lamb


Logility’s flagging revenues might cause day traders to panic and throw all their money into i2 stock, but cooler heads (and current customers) should not be overly concerned.

perpetual license  FY 2001 Comes In Like a Lamb Logility FY 2001 Comes In Like a Lamb S. McVey - September 11, 2000 Event Summary Business-to-business collaborative planning software vendor Logility, Inc. announced its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2001. License revenue fell 57% from the comparable quarter of last year to $1.9 million, a 44% improvement over the previous quarter's license revenue of $1.3 million. License revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2000 was itself a disappointment Read More

SAP Remains Vital Amid Ailing Market And Internal Adjustments Part 1: Recent Announcements


Recently, SAP announced solid results for Q4 2001, in contrast to the current soft market. Although not all troubles seem to have been left behind, as can be seen from reduced license revenue, and while some may question SAP's justification of merging its two subsidiaries, a positive sign is that SAP has meanwhile become much more nimble to spar with any disturbance factors.

perpetual license  Remains Vital Amid Ailing Market And Internal Adjustments Part 1: Recent Announcements Event Summary On January 31, at its Conference on Business Intelligence and Enterprise Portals in Leipzig, Germany, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), a leading provider of business software solutions, announced the next generation of the mySAP Business Intelligence (mySAP BI) solution. Major enhancements to this solution are envisioned to enable companies to achieve true business intelligence by providing the business ability to de Read More

Frontstep (Nee Symix Systems) A Step Closer To A Turnaround


While Frontstep reported its fourth consecutive loss in Q2 2001, which was also the first quarter the company operated under the new name, the latest license income increase and success in balancing product/services offerings mix, might bode well for the company’s return to profitability.

perpetual license  (Nee Symix Systems) A Step Closer To A Turnaround Frontstep (Nee Symix Systems) A Step Closer To A Turnaround P.J. Jakovljevic - February 26, 2001 Event Summary On January 24, Frontstep, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSTP), a leading provider of business systems for mid-sized distributors and manufacturers, announced financial results for the second quarter and six months ended December 31, 2000. Revenue from new license fees was $17.2 million, up 11% from the same quarter last year. Total revenue was $34.1 milli Read More

Descartes Plots A Record Course In New Millennium


Waterloo, Ontario based Descartes Systems Group reported record revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2001 ended April 30, 2000. Focused on building its transaction-based revenue model, Descartes still finds profits out of reach.

perpetual license  Plots A Record Course In New Millennium Descartes Plots A Record Course In New Millennium S. McVey - June 28, 2000 Event Summary Waterloo, Ontario based Descartes Systems Group reported record revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2001 ended April 30, 2000. Focused on building its transaction-based revenue model, Descartes still finds profits out of reach. License and network revenue totaled $8.8 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2001, an increase of 138% from $3.7 million in the first Read More

SAP Remains Solid While Transitioning


On July 20, SAP AG, the leading provider of enterprise business software applications, announced its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2000. Despite an 18% decrease of net income, a notable increase of license revenue in all markets worldwide was encouraging.

perpetual license  Remains Solid While Transitioning SAP Remains Solid While Transitioning P.J. Jakovljevic - August 23, 2000 Event Summary According to a press release from July 20, SAP AG, the leading provider of enterprise business software applications, announced its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2000. In the second quarter, revenues rose 19% over the same period last year to E1.50 billion. License revenues grew by 23% to E554 million of which sales of mySAP.com, the leading e-business platform, accelerated Read More

J.D. Edwards Reaches $1B Milestone In Another Losing Year


On December 4, J.D. Edwards & Company announced its return to profitability in Q4 2000, a sign the market may be buying into its Internet collaboration approach. However, 2000 remains a more bitter than sweet year for the company owing to the posted loss and staff departures earlier on.

perpetual license  D. Edwards Reaches $1B Milestone In Another Losing Year J.D. Edwards Reaches $1B Milestone In Another Losing Year P.J. Jakovljevic - January 11, 2001 Event Summary On December 4, J.D. Edwards & Company (NASDAQ: JDEC), one of the biggest providers of enterprise applications, reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended October 31, 2000. License fee revenue grew to $137.4 million in Q4, 2000, a 36% increase over license fee revenue of $101.1 million in Q4 1999 (See Figure 1). It Read More

Considering Product Activation? You Need to Think about These 10 Issues


Product activation is a popular approach for securing software licenses. However, software developers need to understand all the requirements for a capable activation system, from the license models they’ll need to support, to how to deal with the corner-case customer environments. Learn about the obvious, and not-so-obvious, issues software developers need to consider as they select a product activation system.

perpetual license  Product Activation? You Need to Think about These 10 Issues Agilis's Orion Network Licensing Platform is a complete product activation solution, since Orion allows software vendors to accommodate all their varying user environments: network-connected, partially-connected, firewall-protected and disconnected, while retaining full licensing flexibility and security across all these user scenarios. Source: Agilis Software Resources Related to Considering Product Activation? You Need to Think Read More