Archive: Frictionless enterprise

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Why Informatica World mattered

Salesforce.com and SAP may have stolen the headlines, but the best vendor-sparked conversations were actually coming out of Informatica World. Here's why.

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Ariba's network strategy

Ariba's networks strategy is a long vision of how indirect spend gets optimized. It's a vision I find compelling.

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SAP dips its toe in the e-commerce pool

SAP goes on another shopping trip. This time it's e-commerce automation with the acquisition of hybris. What do we think? Not a lot but we are prepared to be surprised.

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AribaLIVE Berlin - a company of contradictions?

AribaLIVE is underway in Berlin. We find a company enjoying success but with plenty of work to do. We also hear how SAP is 'eating its own dog food' as an Ariba customer. The insights are invaluable.

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Enterprise apps reborn in the cloud

It's time to leave behind the old enterprise application categories of the client-server age and map a new landscape that reflects the enormous innovation and business creativity emerging in the cloud.

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Why do customers choose SAP cloud?

We are now starting to see some solid SAP cloud customer case studies. In this article, we hit on three very different implementations, shared concerns and benefits expected.

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Weissbeerger helps the beer flow

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.

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Nike's world class service

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.

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Changing the accounting game

The professional accounting market is quietly but perceptibly undergoing change. Much of that change is down to how firms are rethinking what it means to be a professional services firm in the 21st century. There's an invigorating approach to marketing too.

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SuiteWorld 2013 preview

SuiteWorld 2013, NetSuite's annual customer conference gets underway next week. Several of the diginomica team will be attending including yours truly. This is a show I like not least because with some 80 partners, there's a good chance of getting round to see what's on offer.

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Failing fast at the coal face

We're here to make a dent in the universe. That means we have to question all assumptions about what we do and why we do what we do. And so while long years of experience help, they sometimes hinder. Even so, new apps mean an abundance of choice.

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Infor parades its digital revival plan

Infor is an unexpected rider hitching a lift on the bandwagon of next-generation enterprise software. It aims to outsmart larger rivals Oracle and SAP in enabling its customers to take advantage of all today's buzzwords - mobile, social, big data analytics and cloud connectivity. But is its customer base ready to take advantage of all the goodies unveiled at its annual conference this week?