According to the New York Times, Workday and NetSuite are carrying on the fine Silicon Valley tradition of feuding. Workday CEO Aneel Bhusri is amused by developments so far.
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.
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.
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.
I’m awarding SAP high marks for clarifying HANA options and a passing grade for talking about a modern user interface badged Fiori. Not approved for graduation? The cloud platform story. Read on for more.
This week has seen diginomica team members in Orlando for SAPPHIRE Now and San Jose for NetSuite SuiteWorld. I was in San Jose at the SuiteWorld event but had contact with colleagues over in Orlando. Which was better?
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.
This morning’s keynote was all about demos. That’s great for prospective customers but there needs to be more. In this keynote, Evan Goldberg, CTO NetSuite showed us a slew of enhancements including work on the user interface, multi-book accounting and a natty wine distribution application developed by a partner.
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.
Day one of Sapphire Now 2013 brought its share of surprises and enough hyperbolic HANA-is-superfast quotage to keep the hype meter in proper orbit. I spent a good chunk of day one in the JD-OD.com video studio with customers and startups, getting the views from folks who had made the trek from Czech Republic, Germany, and Israel.
Will the worlds of classic enterprise computing and truly cloud-native architectures ever converge? At one end of the spectrum, SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud jibes with the mainstream view of an enterprise cloud strategy. At the opposite extreme is the approach evangelized by cloud-native pioneer Netflix.
Intacct is introducing Flex Reporting, a tool that extends the existing report capability to one that is more aligned to operational reporting. I’m not convinced they’ve got this right but rather are shackled to an accounting mindset. That will limit their ability to upsell or grow into new markets.
Now that SAP has all the HANA talk out of the way and the HANA Enterprise Cloud has been unveiled, what can we expect from the Sapphire Now keynote stage? Well, more HANA of course. What else were you expecting? We offer some clues.