Enterprise Software Musings

By HolgerM | by Holger Mueller

Enterprise Software Musings by Holger Mueller

A blog about trends, news, events in the enterprise software space, from a 28+ year veteran. Enjoy & Interact!

Progress Report - Cornerstone innovates with Analytics, PaaS and Learning, but needs to watch the basics

News Analysis - Informatica's Sohaib Abbasi Showcases Innovations For The Age of Engagement

At this morning’s keynote Informatica CEO Sohaib Abbasi made a number of key product announcements, which all have an impact on Informatica’s …

News Analysis - Cornerstone OnDemand Announces Cornerstone Edge, the 1st PaaS Solution for the Talent Management Industry

In the early hours before its yearly user conference Convergence in downtown Los Angeles, Cornerstone made an important announcement on its product …

Progress Report - Oracle HCM moves from essentials to differentiators - will it work?

Progress Report from Oracle Analyst Summit - The Basic are done, the differntiation comes in, some concerns remain.

Event Report - SAP Sapphire - Top 3 Positives and Concerns

SAP invited me to attend Sapphire and I gladly attended the conference in Orlando. I missed the attendance number, but I’d say it was the same like …

Progress Report - Oracle HCM moves from essentials to differentiators - will it work?

We had the opportunity to attend the Oracle HCM Analyst Summit in Redwood Shores recently. This was the largest analyst attendance ever for an Oracle …

First Take - SapphireNow - Bernd Leukert & Steve Singh - Day #2 Keynote

This morning we had the opportunity to attend the Day #2 keynote at Sapphire in Orlando. It was the traditional product day with both Bernd Leukert …

News Analyis - NetSuite announced Cloud Alliance with Microsoft

At NetSuite’s user conference SuiteWorld in San Jose, CEO Zach Nelson announced a partnership with Microsoft. Satya Nadella was at hand (via …

New Analysis - SAP, IBM Join Forces to Transform Talent Management with Complementary Industry-Leading HR Solutions

It is spring and the partnership announcements are blossoming… In April it was NetSuite and Ultimate (read here) and in May it is IBM and SAP …

First Take - NetSuite SuiteWorld - Zach Nelson Day #1 Keynote

We have the opportunity to attend NetSuite SuiteWorld conference in San Jose today. The conference is well attended with over 7000 attendees – up …

First Take - SapphireNow - Bill McDermott Day #1 Keynote

This morning SAP CEO Bill McDermott kicked off Sapphire in Orlando. <br>Here are my Top 3 takeaways:<b><br>HANA remains front and center</b> – It was very clear …

Progress Report - Oracle Cloud makes progress - but key work remains in the cellar

We were invited to attend the Oracle Cloud Summit held recently at the beautiful Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay. A year ago the analyst summit was in …

Event Report - Microsoft Build - Microsoft really wants to make developers' lives easy

We had the opportunity to attend Microsoft’s Build conference in San Francisco. The conference is targeted at developers and development managers …

Event Report - Microsoft Build - Microsoft really wants to make developers' lives easy

Our event report from Microsoft Build 2015 with an analysis of the Microsoft strategy with Windows 10, Edge, SQL Server and Azure.

First Hand with Microsoft Hololens

On the prelude of Microsoft’s yearly Build conference we had the chance to a firsthand experience with Microsoft’s Hololens. In one of the best …

In depth - SAP S/4HANA Qualities by Plattner - play by play

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to attend SAP’s S/4HANA launch in New York. It is always a privilege to be part of a new product launch and …

Don't miss - Digital Disruption Tour 2015

As a small ‘boutique’ analyst firm, we can’t chase and cover every business trend and every technology space. So at Constellation Research we choose …

First Take - Apple wants to change the Future of Work. Works with cloud apps vendors and Workato

The way how, when, and what we work is a key research area for us at Constellation Research, that we call ‘Future of Work’ (FoW). As such we track …

Market Move - Salesforce (re) enters HCM - will it rypple the market this time?

Salesforce.com has stuck to CRM as core automation area for so long, that even analysts got nervous about how much runway the vendor can get from CRM …

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Musings - Future of Work – Is voice part of it? Post Cortana debut reflections....

A look how voice recognition and the future of work are coming together - instigated by the new Cortana assistant launched by Microsoft.

Musings - The era of the No-Design DataBase

I have been spending some thoughts on the whole area of data base innovation that we are witnessing these days. The post of colleague and friend …

Databases

Event Report - ADP Meeting of the Minds - It’s all coming together for ADP in 2015 - product wise

We had the opportunity to attend the 2015 edition of ADP’s Meeting of the Minds user conference, which is targeted to the large enterprise customers …

News Analysis - IBM had a very good year in the cloud - but 2015 will be key

We comment on IBMs 'momentum' press release on cloud - getting load into IBM cloud will be key for IBM in 2015.

Workday 24 - ‘True’ Analytics, a Vertical and more - now needs customer proof points

Workday this morning unveiled Workday 24 as part of their twice a year release cycle. All customers are live and the vendor is (rightfully) proud …

Event Report - AWS pushes the platform with Analytics and Storage [From the Fences]

AWS is holding their kickoff to the by now traditional worldwide AWS Summit conference tour. And as in the last years Amazon kicked the event series …

Inside the Future of HCM

News Analysis - Workday supports UK Payroll - now speaks (British English) Payroll

Payroll and related services are somewhere beyond 80 to 90% of HCM enterprise spend, and making sure that an enterprise is compliant with legal and …