Larry Ellison has been a true believer of NetSuite

Oracle’s decision to acquire NetSuite underscores the growing importance of Cloud applications to its future, or the legacy of its 71-year-old co-founder for that matter. However the benefits of the $9.3-billion purchase for Oracle,...
Top Five of Cloud Top 500 control over 28% of Cloud apps market

In 2015, the worldwide Cloud applications market reached $47.3 billion in Cloud subscription revenues, a 20% jump from 2014, while the top 25 vendors accounted for nearly 51% of the market as their Cloud...
Top 100 Enterprise Applications Vendors Control 64% of the $193B Market

Today we are releasing Apps Top 500 Market Report, which ranks the combined on-premise and Cloud revenues of the biggest enterprise applications vendors in order to give buyers a fuller picture of the breadth...
Allstate, GE and HPE Help Reshape Enterprise Applications Market

The worldwide enterprise applications market topped $193 billion in 2015 and it is projected to only edge up 1.5% to reach $208 billion by 2020, a modest rise that foretells its many opportunities as...
Synergy between Microsoft and LinkedIn could touch many users

Launching its largest acquisition in history, Microsoft is set to reshape the Cloud applications market with the proposed purchase of LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. The all-cash $196-a-share offer was indicative of the new direction of...
Microsoft tops 2015 enterprise software market with $45B in product revenues

After decades of unstoppable growth, the enterprise software market could be entering a new era of zero expansion or even an extended period of course correction for the next few years. The unprecedented development, which...
Steve Singh heads SAP Business Networks, while Elena Donio runs Concur.

In April 2013 Concur CEO Steve Singh took his mountain bike out for a spin that ended with a wreck leaving him badly injured in Seattle, an accident that caused him to miss Fusion,...
Fueled by robust maintenance revenues, CSI’s market cap has soared to $8B

The book of the Toronto-based ERP apps vendor Constellation Software Inc.(CSI)  tells a simple story – it makes good money as shown in its latest results of 2015 by ending the year with a...
SAP, Salesforce, IBM eye analytics as the panacea for containing soaring healthcare costs

The healthcare applications market is attracting a new class of players vying for a slice of the multi-trillion-dollar opportunity. In recent months, enterprise applications vendors including IBM, Salesforce.com and SAP have made significant inroads into...
Unit4’s new ERP apps carry different look and feel

With a dose of innovation and ready-made templates, the latest crop of Enterprise Resource Planning applications – which have been around for more than 30 years – have taken on a new look and...