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At an Oracle OpenWorld reception last month, I mentioned to an Oracle executive that it was no longer business as usual at the 41-year-old...

Five months ago, I asked a roomful of SAP executives what did it take for the ERP applications vendor to win in Customer Relationship...
SAP SuccessFactors President Greg Tomb(top) and SVP Products Amy Wilson speak at SuccessConnect

SAP SuccessFactors is unveiling a number of new products that play to the strengths of its parent. At its recent SuccessConnect annual conference, SAP SuccessFactors...
Salesforce’s Mike Rosenbaum(left) and FinancialForce’s Tod Nielsen partner to expand in ERP apps market

Behind the massive, showy and glitzy Dreamforce event that attracted over 100,000 attendees in San Francisco stood FinancialForce, a $124 million developer that delivers...
Scenes from Oracle Open World with CTO Larry Ellison(left) and CEO Mark Hurd

Oracle OpenWorld, the annual customer conference of the leading database vendor, took on a different format with a more disciplined approach this year. Keynotes were...
Applications that give Management control of Autonomous Priorities will proliferate to better support digital transformation initiatives

The convergence of autonomous software, artificial intelligence and machine learning applications is driving corporate spending, ushering a wave of digital transformation initiatives that could...
Cloud Based Enterprise IT Market 2022 and Beyond

The 14 largest Cloud Computing vendors continued to gain shares in 2017, now accounting for 23% of the entire enterprise IT spend, up from...
Michael Kleinemeier heads SAP DBS, a big money-maker for SAP over the past decade

Despite having an incumbent advantage that earns SAP nearly €15 billion in maintenance and services revenues, the No. 1 Enterprise Resource Planning applications vendor...
The database giant finds new ways to differentiate Oracle Autonomous products that are almost invisible to users. (Image courtesy of North American International Auto Show)

Using #thinkautonomous as the recurring theme, Oracle kicked off a new round of database announcements yesterday to reassert its dominance in a market that...
Enterprise applications vendors are boosting service and support value and capabilities for a new generation of users

As Cloud services are changing the buying experiences for companies large and small, major vendors like Oracle and SAP are investing heavily in their...

FinancialForce CEO Tod Nielsen trumpets speed as the new currency for the services economy, rewarding those that are willing to take risks, innovate and...
Sapphire 2018

In April 2018, SAP acquired CallidusCloud, which is the No. 1 vendor for Sales Performance Management, continuing its expansion across different functional areas of...
Oracle has quadrupled in size over a 15-year period aided by a number of key acquisitions in apps, infrastructure and the Cloud.

Ending its fiscal 2018 this May with record-breaking revenues of nearly $40 billion, Oracle is opening up a new chapter by positioning the 41-year-old...
Jarred Smeltzer of BNY Mellon, Frank Calderoni of Anaplan, and Gina Farrell of Coca-Cola Speak At Anaplan Hub Event

The Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) applications market is riding on a wave of consolidations, heavy investments by customers and investors, along with a healthy...
Infor executives (l to r) Massimo Capoccia, Ziad Nejmeldeen, and Mayumi Hiramatsu talk up Infor innovation campaign

Infor, the $3-billion software vendor better known for its large collection of acquired ERP assets, is quickly capitalizing on the new fear factor that...
Panel discussion at Oracle HCM World features Tony Kender of Oracle and customers YRC, Northwell Health, Direct TV, and Emerson.

Extending its Human Capital Management market reach, Oracle is jumping onto the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning bandwagon but with a twist that underscores...
President Thomas Kurian reveals what it takes for Oracle Cloud to succeed

Assembling all the pieces needed to win in the Cloud, Oracle is in it for the long haul. That’s the conclusion of a full-day analyst...
From hire to retire, HCM continuum extends across 22 markets, 21 verticals

Our second annual HCM Top 500 Market Report highlights the achievements of more than 1,000 HCM applications vendors across 22 segments in three primary...
Koch Industries CFO Steve Feilmeier(left) and Infor CEO Charles Phillips at Inforum 2017

Koch Industries CFO Steve Feilmeier (left) and Infor CEO Charles Phillips at Inforum 2017. Infor’s transformation is fast and furious as the ERP vendor embraces...
CEO Aron Ain unveils Workforce Dimensions at KronosWorks 2017

In 2016, the top 10 Workforce Management (WFM) software vendors accounted for 62% of the HCM applications market segment which grew 6% to reach...