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Manufacturing

How GE Software is transforming itself for the digital age

April 21, 2014 | While visiting the San Francisco Bay Area I got an unexpected opportunity to visit with Jeremiah Stone, CTO GE Energy Management and William 'Bill' Ruh, Read more [...]

Inteva finds value in cloud manufacturing ERP

April 7, 2014 | Inteva switched from SAP to Plex. Learn what happened and about the benefits derived Read more [...]

SAP and Salesforce to duke it out in vertical markets?

April 3, 2014 | | 12 Comments Salesforce is going after vertical markets. Enough to overtake SAP?  I doubt it will happen anytime soon. Read more [...]

Stanley Black & Decker: cloud collaboration, one step at a time

March 20, 2014 | With 5TB of content and 40,000 employees, the tools manufacturer cannot help but move slowly as it begins to push collaboration to the cloud Read more [...]

A fresh approach to SaaS pricing – Plex Systems

January 29, 2014 | Plex Systems is coming at the SaaS pricing model from an unexpected angle by using a percentage of revenue. It carries some risk but customers like it. Read more [...]

Stop thief! FinancialForce to the rescue

November 21, 2013 | A physical theft of the network could have spelled disaster for Chambers Gasket. It was the tipping point for them switching to a cloud financial solution. Read more [...]

Innovation and the unrecorded enterprise conversation

September 17, 2013 | | One Comment While the enterprise media fusses on vendor minutia, vital conversations go unrecorded - or so Vinnie Mirchandani contends. Read more [...]

Building cloud verticals – Acumatica video review

September 3, 2013 | For cloud ERP vendors targeting the midmarket, vertical solutions are a key. Here's the video story of one Acumatica partner. Read more [...]

hybris hubris and the war in heaven

June 7, 2013 | | 4 Comments SAP wants to "unleash" its will on the CRM market (and Salesforce.com) - like Russell Crowe unleashing hell in Gladiator perhaps? - through its hybris acquisition.  But clearly there are the implications for the ecommerce market and the likes of rivals such as NetSuite. The war in heaven is hotting up again. Read more [...]

Qualcomm mulls shift to cloud ERP

May 16, 2013 | | 2 Comments At wireless technology giant Qualcomm, insiders are said to refer to NetSuite's cloud ERP system as 'the rapid platform', in contrast to the 'legacy platform' from Oracle that runs its core systems. Already deployed in peripheral business units, a larger role for NetSuite may now be on the cards. Read more [...]

NetSuite SuiteWorld : Day 1 in review

May 15, 2013 | | 3 Comments Well - I got that wrong. Contrary to what I thought, the NetSuite SuiteWorld opening keynote and surrounding executive presentations did not center on retail. Instead, the company chose to walk us through the four big elements of the company's focus: the suite, customizations, omni-commerce and suite for industries. Read more [...]