Enterprise Software

Contract Management Software for Freelancers and Small Businesses

Contracts are essential for small businesses and freelancers—without them, the agreements that guarantee side hustle stability are weak at best. …

Small Business

What To Expect From Oracle's Fourth Quarter Earnings

Oracle is scheduled to announce its fiscal Q4 results on June 19. The company has reported a solid 6% annual increase in revenues to $28.6 billion through the first three quarters. Oracle has witnessed strong demand for its Cloud Services offerings in recent quarters, which has helped drive top …

Investing

SaaS vs IaaS vs on-premise: What if moving to the cloud is not the answer? - Ahead in the Clouds

<i>In this guest post, Richard Blanford, managing director of G-cloud-listed IT services provider Fordway, advises companies to weigh up the pros and</i> …

SaaS

Acumatica bags $25 million investment round to fund growth plans

Acumatica, a Bellevue-based builder of enterprise resource planning software, says it has wrapped up a $25 million outside investment round led by …

Venture Capital

Pulumi, founded by Microsoft and AWS veterans, raises $5M seed and debuts an open-source project and commercial SaaS product to help devs be cloud agnostic

SaaS

How can I host a simple .exe file as a "SaaS" on Azure?

I have a simple calculator.exe that I want to host on Azure, that I want people to access and utilize its services. Is creating a Virtual Machine and …

SaaS

How To Fit NPS Into Your SaaS Customer Lifecycle

How To Fit NPS Into Your SaaS Customer Lifecycle<p>Chris Sol<p>Content Marketing Manager at Retently<p>In today's business environment, SaaS companies benefit …

Customer Experience

Jason M. Lemkin's answer to What are the biggest mistakes first time founders make after $50K MRR in SaaS?

• <b>Not having a VP/Head of Marketing in place</b>. $50k in MRR is plenty “late” to have someone spending 50+ hours a week just getting you more leads and …

Product Management

Partly Cloudy With A Chance Of Rain: Contractual Considerations For Lawyers Using The Cloud

You have probably heard the old maxims that “nothing in life is free” and that some things may be “too good to be true” — good counsel for any …

SaaS

Jason M. Lemkin's answer to For SaaS startup founders, what were your first time experiences in trying to sell or make a sales pitch?

Mine was terrible:<p>My more technical co-founder didn’t show up to the meeting.<br>• The interactive demo didn’t work (a browser bug).<br>• They asked me about our …

Startups

Microsoft Is Fixing Office, but Not Fast Enough

No software carries as much baggage as Microsoft Office.<p>It’s nearly 30 years old, which in tech years is about as old as the Himalayas. Every day at work, hundreds of millions of people use Office apps—Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and the rest. They know the apps and understand their inner …

Business

After twenty years of Salesforce, what Marc Benioff got right and wrong about the cloud

As we enter the 20th year of Salesforce, there’s an interesting opportunity to reflect back on the change that Marc Benioff created with the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model for enterprise software with his launch of Salesforce.com.<p>This model has been validated by the annual revenue stream of …

SaaS

White Paper: Why GDPR Must Be Baked Into Your Enterprise Software

When it comes to overcoming challenges and managing complexity, most companies look to their enterprise software. But most enterprise software …

GDPR

This Bundle Will Help You Excel At Microsoft Excel

<i>This piece was written by the people who run the</i> <i>Cracked Store</i> <i>to tell you about products that are being sold there.</i><p>Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office …

Project Management

IBD Stock Of The Day: Paycom Nears Buy Point With Earnings Growth Set To Accelerate

<b>Paycom Software</b> (PAYC) is IBD Stock of the Day. The company provides cloud-based human capital management software. Paycom stock is right around a …

Business

How Docker's CEO is Growing the Container Pioneer for the Future

VIDEO: At DockerCon 18, Docker CEO Steve Singh explains how his company's business model is different than Red Hat's and where the container …

Microservices

Microsoft Office is getting a redesign — check out the biggest changes in the apps

Change is scary.<p>And for a product that's used by more than one billion people, change can cause a lot of confusion and disruption.<p>That's why Microsoft is giving people plenty of time to prepare for the first redesign of its Office apps in three years.<p>The popular suite of productivity apps, which …

Business

Adents and Microsoft launch blockchain-based supply chain traceability platform

Track and trace supply chain solutions provider Adents International today announced that the company has developed a new unit-level product tracking …

Blockchain

Auto repair firm SmashCare jumps from spreadsheets to SaaS with TechnologyOne

Brisbane-headquartered auto repair group SmashCare has upgrade its legacy business systems to enterprise SaaS from TechnologyOne.<p>The TechOne system …

Technology (Australia)

4 Fast-Growing Software Names That Mutual Funds Like

Enterprise software names were in the spotlight Thursday after <b>Salesforce.com</b> (CRM) reported strong earnings.Along with Salesforce.com, several other …

Investing

Microsoft gives Office a refreshed look and feel

Microsoft today announced that it’s bringing a new user interface design to its Office apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. This new look will be in line with the Fluent Design System the company launched last year and will roll out to both the Office.com online apps and the Office …

Tech Trends

Oracle expands autonomous PaaS offerings

Oracle announced availability of a number of platform services with built in automation earlier this year, and is now expanding the services to more …

Machine Learning

Managed By Q acquires NVS to offer space planning and project management

Managed by Q, the office management platform based out of NYC, today announced its acquisition of NVS.<p>Founded by Jason Havens in 2011, NVS is an office space planning and project management service, helping businesses plan their moves or office redesigns from start to finish. The company helps …

Project Management

How to Control Potential Cloud Chaos: Five Tips for Holistic SaaS Management

From SMBs to large enterprises, across medicine, agriculture, education and banking – our society and economy is being transformed by computing …

SaaS

Google disables inline installation for Chrome extensions

Google today announced that Chrome will no longer support inline installation of extensions. New extensions lose inline installation starting today, existing extensions will lose the ability in three months, and in early December the inline install API will be removed from the browser with the …

Tech Trends

Shakeout In The Cloud: Success Of Salesforce, Oracle, SAP And Workday Triggering SaaS Consolidation

<i>(Note: After an award-winning career in the media business covering the tech industry, Bob Evans was VP of Strategic Communications at SAP in 2011, and Chief Communications Officer at Oracle from 2012 to 2016. He now runs his own firm, Evans Strategic Communications LLC.)</i><p>CLOUD WARS — As four of the …

SaaS

New Accounting Rules Affect When Revenue Is Booked

New accounting rules are prompting some corporate finance chiefs to change how they do business.<p>More than half of the S&P 500 companies disclosed some impact on their accounting policies since December, when new rules unified how companies account for revenues from sales and services. The change, …

Business

High-Performance Mainframe Workloads on AWS with Cloud-Native Heirloom PaaS | Amazon Web Services

<i>By Gary Crook, CEO at Heirloom Computing</i><p>It is common to meet enterprises still using mainframes because that is historically where their core …

Cloud Computing

Firefox 12 for iOS arrives with file downloads, unified share extension, and easier syncing

Mozilla doesn’t break out the exact numbers for Firefox, though the company does say “half a billion people around the world” use the browser. Firefox for iOS was released in November 2015 and has been steadily updated ever since.<p>First and foremost, Firefox for iOS finally lets you download files …

Apps

Kleiner Perkins green tech vets close $350 million fund

G2VP, a venture capital firm spun out of Kleiner Perkins and focused on green and sustainability-related tech, has closed $350 million in capital. …

Venture Capital