Sage today acquired Intacct in an announcement that happened late in the day. The price is an eye popping $850 million but that won't stretch Sage. Instead, Sage gets its hands on an important asset for the U.S. markets and beyond.
Workday surprised some of us by recently announcing a mid-market offering. Following a deep dive briefing, Den and Brian offer their perspectives on what this means for both U.S. and European markets.
The purveyors of private cloud are fixated on candle optimization while the Amazons, Azures and Googles are mass producing better and cheaper light bulbs. Which do you think wins?
Does the latest Gartner MQ contain a fundamental flaw in assessment? I think so but not necessarily for the reasons you might think.
FinancialForce put us in front of a slew of customers at Community Live. Those interviews confirmed that cloud ERP benefits go well beyond the transactional, into the data visibility at the heart of new business models.
Denis Pombriant offers an alternative perspective about FinancialForce. It is rooted in the focus on vertical markets.
Themes are emerging from this conference season. Brian Sommer provides the top of mind topics and associated quotage.
Holger Mueller and Den Howlett offer a quick overview of the opening day keynote at FinancialForce Community Live 2017. Key points cover tone, ADP partnership and revrec.
When you're knee deep in 250+ custom apps and legacy spaghetti, life as a CIO ain't fun. Here's how Accuride's CIO turned it around - via a two-tier ERP play with Plex and Workday.
Some solid numbers coming out of Workday as HCM drives revenue growth in new sectors, such as retail, and the financial management offerings get more momentum.
At Sapphire Now, we had a couple of S/4HANA Cloud customers drop by the studio. Their stories shed light on how customers are using the S/4HANA Cloud, including the notable impact of extensibility on the SAP Cloud Platform. They didn't, however, settle a debate on whether S/4HANA Cloud was downplayed at this year's event.
Cloud spend management source-to-pay vendor Coupa extends into direct buying, payments and analytics to blur functional boundaries in enterprise procurement
Sage Summit 2017 was a refreshing affair that demonstrated a 'new' Sage that has been conspicuously missing in the past. There's an awful lot to do but progress is good and customers should be encouraged.