enterprise software

  • Classy raises $30 million to help nonprofits raise donations, make a greater impact

    Classy raises $30 million to help nonprofits raise donations, make a greater impact

    A San Diego startup called Classy has raised $30 million for software-as-a-service that helps nonprofits raise donations online, and keep supporters engaged in a good cause for the long run. Specifically, Classy helps 501c3 or other nonprofit organizations to run crowdfunding, online and mobile campaigns, awareness and fundraising events all under one roof. This makes it possible for nonprofits… Read More

  • What Salesforce’s acquisition of Quip means for enterprise software startups Crunch Network

    What Salesforce’s acquisition of Quip means for enterprise software startups

    A new player has entered the enterprise productivity race. For decades, Microsoft reigned as the market leader in enterprise productivity — until Google pushed into the space with Google Apps. Now, with the acquisition of Quip, Salesforce is joining Microsoft and Google in the race. Read More

  • Zenoti raises $15 million for spa bookings

    Zenoti raises $15 million for spa bookings

    The spa industry is in need of a technology makeover and Zenoti thinks it can help. The Seattle-based startup is raising $15 million in a round led by Norwest Venture Partners to help salons run their businesses. A cloud-based management platform, Zenoti helps spa chains with everything from billing to inventory management. They aim to create a tailored enterprise software experience for what… Read More

  • Google buys Orbitera, a platform for cloud marketplaces, for $100M+

    Google buys Orbitera, a platform for cloud marketplaces, for $100M+

    Google today announced another acquisition that will help the company improve how it competes against Amazon’s AWS, Salesforce and Microsoft in the area of enterprise services, and specifically selling enterprise services in the cloud: it has acquired Orbitera, a startup that developed a platform for buying and selling cloud-based software. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed but… Read More

  • Here’s what your boring app would look like as a conversation Crunch Network

    Here’s what your boring app would look like as a conversation

    In years to come, conversations will breathe new life into software — particularly the boring enterprise tools millions of knowledge workers begrudgingly use every day. Conversational user interfaces (CUIs) work because of our familiarity with messaging. Even the most technically complex interactions can look as simple as getting an SMS text when presented as a conversation. Read More

  • Is it time to invest in IoT? Crunch Network

    Is it time to invest in IoT?

    I published my first book, The End of Software, in 2004. At the time, I was president of Oracle On Demand, which served as a starting point for Oracle’s billion-dollar cloud business. In the book I discussed the fundamental economic reasons software should be delivered as a service. It’s 12 years later. Some have said that enterprise software is a mature business; CEM, ERP, HR… Read More

  • Quip Gets $30M From Greylock And Benchmark To Grow Its Mobile-First Word Processing App

    Quip Gets $30M From Greylock And Benchmark To Grow Its Mobile-First Word Processing App

    Some big news today for Quip, the mobile-first word processing and collaboration app that competes with the likes of Google Docs. The eponymous startup behind the service has raised $30 million in funding — a Series B round led by Greylock with participation from Benchmark. Along with the funding, Quip is announcing some key people joining its team. Patrick Moran — who had been… Read More

  • It’s Time To Embrace, Not Fear, Shadow IT Crunch Network

    It’s Time To Embrace, Not Fear, Shadow IT

    At this very moment, the IT department at a typical enterprise is staring at a mind-numbing list of IT project requests from employees and business units — ranging from building a custom mobile app for warehouse operations to integrating Salesforce.com with back-end office systems. To manage this endless to-do list, the IT department logically arranges requests by how significantly… Read More

  • Is Enterprise Hyper Growth The New Normal? Crunch Network

    Is Enterprise Hyper Growth The New Normal?

    The enterprise cloud has entered a new era of hyper growth thanks to a combination of dramatically expanded global markets, access to unprecedented later-stage private growth capital and the ability to scale sales organizations with remote talent. Read More