Mike Parsons

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Event Report - Oracle Open World 2017 - Top 3 Positives / Top 3 Concerns - Overall good

Holger Mueller shares his top three positives and top three concerns from Oracle OpenWorld 2017, held in San Francisco October 1st till 5h 2017.

OOW17 – NetSuite CTO Goldberg says it’s business as usual in changing times

Kicking off SuiteConnect at OOW17 NetSuite CTO Evan Goldberg says it's business as usual for the cloud ERP vendor even as Oracle ownership brings …

Oracle

Search for "state salesforce 2017 ai adoption driven c suite best owned"

Bluewolf's 6th annual State of Salesforce report puts AI high on the C-suite agenda, with the focus very much on CX improvement.

deal architect

DSAG, the SAP user group for German speaking Europe, shared results of a recent survey involving more than 500 decision-makers from IT and various …

SAP Festival Geneva: A Deluge of Digital Business And Technical Value

In this case, Cargo Sous Terre intends to replace up to 40% of truck deliveries with a network of underground tunnels and autonomous vehicles. It …

One year working with Node.js after PHP and .NET - Challenges, comparisons and improvements

Next-Gen ERP: The Digital Foundation For Cloud-First Firms

29-August-2017 | Digital Economy | Hyperconnectivity<p><i>Part 6 of “Cloud-Driven Competitive Advantage” series</i><p>Small and midsize businesses may have a lot …

SAP Business ByDesign: SAP’s Best-kept Secret

It has been almost 10 years since SAP Business ByDesign was first introduced. This enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution has always and only …

SAP SE

Off with their heads! A conversational revolution in enterprise apps

Conversational computing means you won't interact directly with enterprise apps - this headless future heralds a revolution in how they're …

InterAct

IFS Labs Puts Creativity First in the Quest for Digital Transformation

Handling Disruption Successfully With the Help of Agile TechnologiesSometimes software companies must lead the charge in terms of innovation, …

Google Glass

What are the top five cloud ERP benefits? A use case review

There is still considerable debate about what cloud ERP means – both from a functional scope and architectural perspective. Many vendors placed under …

ERP

deal architect

Vishal Sikka has resigned as CEO of Infosys. In a blog post he says<p>When he arrived from SAP I was excited he would bring an IP centric mindset to a …

A new Aera for ERP in the search for productivity gains

Most ERP systems are stuck in the past or are improving incrementally. The next wave of productivity savings for businesses will likely come from …

Big Data

Enterprise UX personas - on strategic models and design mistakes

I’ve been simmering on meaty pressos from Enterprise UX 2017 ever since I left San Fran. One keeper: Robert Reimann‘s session on Taming Design …

UX Design

The tyranny of big suite enterprise software best practices

<i>How decisions made 40 years ago straightjacket you today.</i><br>Source<i><br>Tyr·an·ny - the cruel, unreasonable, or arbitrary use of power or control.</i> <i><br>best</i> …

Innovation

Epicor Enhances Global Customer Experience Through Latest ERP Version

Scott Hays, senior vice president, product marketing, Epicor Software Corporation, believes that the latest version of Epicor ERP−which extends …

Software: On the Road to $1 Trillion

For decades, there’s been little doubt that technology plays a major role in economic expansion around the world. The latest data on the software …

SaaS

Customer experience - the new innovation battleground

One of my favourite companies at the moment is Ocado. Every time I use their website or send them a tweet, I get an exceptional level of customer …

Oracle hits record $200 billion market value as cloud revenues soar

Did Oracle just pass a cloud tipping point? Wall Street clearly believed so yesterday as the supplier’s stock market valuation topped $200 billion …

deal architect

UNIT4 had an analyst day last week. FinancialForce is hosting its user conference this week. I missed both due to other commitments but I see lots of …

Reflecting on Industry 4.0 at Epicor Insights 2017

<i>Note: Before jumping into my post, I wanted to share a video that was recorded as part of Epicor Insights Live. They asked me to share my thoughts on</i> …

Manufacturing

Design for strategy, not features - structuring UX design teams around customer experiences

I’ve written about how the designers at Enterprise UX 2017 in San Francisco surprised me with their ambitions. Rather than simply building better …

The Enterprise System Spectator: Strategies for Dealing with Legacy Systems

Developing an IT strategy for some organizations can be difficult because of the presence of a legacy system. Legacy systems that are old, …

deal architect

As I pointed out in my book, <i>Silicon Collar</i>, for years now analysts like Gartner and academics at places like Oxford U have been predicting doom and …

A Trillion-Dollar Boost

SAN FRANCISCO, June 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Salesforce [NYSE: CRM], the global leader in CRM, today announced new research from IDC detailing the …

IDC forecast - when AI meets CRM, jobs and revenues boom?

AI associated with customer relationship management activities will boost global business revenues from the beginning of 2017 to the end of 2021 by …

Employment

How Artificial Intelligence Is Revolutionizing Enterprise Software In 2017

• 81% of IT leaders are currently investing in or planning to invest in Artificial Intelligence (AI).<br>• Cowen predicts AI will drive user productivity to materially higher levels, with Microsoft at the forefront.<br>• Digital Marketing/Marketing Automation, Salesforce Automation (CRM) and Data Analytics are …

Artificial Intelligence

The Enterprise System Spectator: Manufacturing Is a Huge Opportunity for Cloud ERP

Thursday, June 08, 2017<p>Manufacturing Is a Huge Opportunity for Cloud ERP<p>In many markets for enterprise software, the battle between cloud and …

Zuora pitches post-ERP system of record for subscription business

At its annual Subscribed event in San Francisco today, subscription business management vendor Zuora has unveiled a completely re-architected …

Amazon Web Services

“The Big Shift in Platform Business Models” – John Hagel

<b>Everywhere you look today, platform businesses are in the news. Most of the stories focus on what platforms do.</b> Some highlight the value they provide …