By Michael Krigsman on December 13, 2010
This past week, three events took place that will unexpectedly transform the boring world of enterprise software into an exciting, competitive, and fun place. Part 1 tells starts the story.
By Josh Greenbaum on December 13, 2010
While the reigning crown prince of on-demand held court at Dreamforce last week, a pretender to the throne threw down the gauntlet and made its first full-court, concerted press into the future perfect of the enterprise software market. Day two of SAP’s analyst summit was an all-day marathon of product roadmaps, demos, and discussions that […]
By Brian Sommer on November 23, 2010
This is the first in a series of posts of all too common questions I get re: cloud applications. This one looks at whether great cloud/SaaS applications exist for manufacturers.
By Josh Greenbaum on July 23, 2010
It’s tough being SAP’s forthcoming Business ByDesign in an unforgiving market. Having been launched and then pulled back, re-designed and then offered back to a market that is a little more jaded, a lot more cautious, and desperately trying to sort out what’s happening in this global recession, the ByD team is facing an almost […]
By Bob Warfield on July 19, 2010
Open stack MIGHT be a big deal, it awaits adoption to see. In discussions with the Enterprise Irregulars, the question came up of whether it was a good analog to view Open Stack as the “Android” to Amazon’s “iPhone” (where is their antennagate?). This is an interesting metaphor as much for what it tells us about […]
Posted in Featured Posts, Technology / Software | Tagged Amazon, Business ByDesign, ByD, Cloud, Cloud Computing, google, microsoft, OpenStack, Rackspace, SaaS, salesforce.com, sap, VMware | 1 Response
By Zoli Erdos on July 18, 2010
We’re just having an intense internal debate in the Enterprise Irregulars group whether SAP’s Business ByDesign (ByD) is late to the market and what it all means, when hot off the press here’s a promotional video, that’s not so much ByD advertising but a SMB / SME SaaS 101, and a very good one at […]
By Josh Greenbaum on July 13, 2010
It’s cloud’s illusions I recall, I really don’t know clouds at all….. One of the primary devils in the details with cloud computing will always be found in the chase for margins, and this is becoming abundantly clear for Microsoft’s market-leading partner ecosystem, gathered this week in Washington, DC. for their Worldwide Partner Conference.
Posted in Business, Featured Posts, Technology / Software | Tagged Business ByDesign, ByD, Cloud Computing, cloud economics, microsoft, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Dynamics, profit, Revenue, saas economics, sap, Steve Ballmer, xrm | 1 Response
By Dennis Moore on May 19, 2010
Very busy these days, but wanted to share some thoughts about in-memory database and why it is so important to SAP – and the industry. All of this is just my opinion, and based only on my experience. SAP is really a collection of business processes implemented in software. No shock there. In some cases, […]
Posted in Business, Featured Posts, Technology / Software | Tagged Business ByDesign, Business process, ByD, erp, Hasso Plattner, HassoDB, in-memory database, sap, SAP Business Suite, sapphirenow, Thoughts | 1 Response
By Zoli Erdos on May 18, 2010
In my recent Suites post I said there were exactly 1.5 (one and a half) integrated full business solutions (SaaS Suite, SaaS All-In-One, SaaS ERP, SaaS SMB ERP – take your pick or create a new one) offered as a service. The one in that equation was NetSuite, and the half is SAP’s Business ByDesign. […]
Posted in Featured Posts, Technology / Software | Tagged all-in-one, application suites, Business ByDesign, ByD, enterprise software, erp, integrated suites, marketing, netsuite, On Demand, SaaS, sap, saphirenow, software as a service | 3 Responses
By Josh Greenbaum on May 14, 2010
It’s becoming an almost predictable experience, attending an SAP user conference. First comes the spiritual purge of the pre-briefings leading up to the event. Then the unholy pilgrimage to Orlando, then the aesthetic self-flagellation that comes from slogging through a two or three-day schedule of unrelenting meetings, presentations, and deep-fried finger food. Finally, the cathartic […]