The accounting market is undergoing a quiet but perceptible revolution as cloud accounting takes hold. What brings transformational change and how will this shake out? There are several possibilities but they will be led by customer preferences.
When is a cloud service not a cloud service? Adobe seems to have hijacked 'cloud' with Creative Cloud. It has infuriated many customers in the process. That's not good.
I first met Hugh MacLeod sometime in 2005. At the time, he was one of an emerging crowd of blogerati rock stars that congregated around events like LeWeb, a cauldron of often edgy but always energizing ideas about the evolution of the social web. MacLeod's schtick was about creating cartoons on business cards.
Last week was a relatively slow week in technology. Even so, we managed to dig up a few nuggets. Enjoy.
Anything that helps beer flow more quickly gets our vote. Enter Israeli based Weissbeerger. They're in the alochol analytics space, which, I must admit, is a new category to me.
SAP has announced sweeping changed in the company's management. Many of these should be welcomed as they provide the bench that will define the company's future. Net-net it is all looking good.
Does Intuit understand cloud? It would appear not. to make matters worse, its attempts at market intelligence gathering just nosedived with this effort. Too big to fail? We'll see.
I've known Euan Semple...oooh...maybe seven years.
Workday has released its Q1 fiscal 2014 results (see pro forma above.) Those results exceeded consensus expectations and the company is now raising its full years guidance. I like what I see in these results.
As a dominant player, Intuit is a great barometer of the US SME market. Its earnings release for Q3 fiscal 2013 suggest that its slow switch to subscription services is holding up. That is despite the fact it pre warned the market in April that it was shaving a full 225 basis points from its revenue estimates, largely due to a significant softening in its Turbo Tax business.
The launch of SAP Fiori set off plenty of chatter in blogs and Twitter. There was a lot of confusion and discussion around pricing topics. As always with SAP, life is never that simple. There's a lot to understand.
World class service often appears to be a myth. Yet some companies are getting it right, leveraging digital channels and benefitting accordingly. More important, customers are the recipients of a consistent and pleasant service. Nike is in that class.
There's many a rumor that email is dead. Nothing could be further from the truth. But is there a good way to collaborate with team members while not sacrificing the utility of email? Right now that seems much harder than it looks.