ERP

  • Oracle takes the cloud revenue fast track with $9.3 billion Netsuite deal

    Oracle takes the cloud revenue fast track with $9.3 billion Netsuite deal

    When Oracle bought NetSuite yesterday for a cool $9.3 billion in cash, it let the world know it was now totally serious about growing cloud computing revenue. That wasn’t always the case. In the early days of the cloud, Oracle was content to sit on the sidelines and make fun, while it raked in traditional license and maintenance revenue. In fact, CEO Larry Ellison famously ridiculed… Read More

  • Microsoft gives Salesforce a shove with new Dynamics 365 integrated cloud platform

    Microsoft gives Salesforce a shove with new Dynamics 365 integrated cloud platform

    Microsoft announced its intention today to combine the Dynamics CRM and ERP products into an integrated platform on top of which it is hoping third parties will build applications. It’s a complex announcement with many pieces, but Dynamics 365 shares more than its name with Office 365, it also has deep connections with the cloud office suite, as well as to Cortana voice intelligence… Read More

  • Works Applications, One Of Japan’s Largest Enterprise Software Makers, Launches In The U.S.

    Works Applications, One Of Japan’s Largest Enterprise Software Makers, Launches In The U.S.

    Works Applications is one of Japan’s largest enterprise software companies, but it’s still unknown in the United States. The Tokyo-based company is hoping to change that with the launch of AI Works, a cloud-based enterprise resource planning platform that uses artificial intelligence to make data entry less tedious, faster, and more accurate. Read More

  • FinancialForce Hauls In $110M Investment

    FinancialForce Hauls In $110M Investment

    FinancialForce, the cloud ERP system (enterprise resource planning) built on top of the Salesforce1 platform, announced a new round of funding tonight, landing $110M in additional investment. This round follows a $50M round just last April. Today’s investment is led by Technology Crossover Ventures with additional money coming from Salesforce Ventures. It brings the total investment… Read More

  • Infosys Acquires SaaS Provider Panaya In Deal Valued At $200M

    Infosys Acquires SaaS Provider Panaya In Deal Valued At $200M

    Consulting and IT services provider Infosys announced today that it will acquire Panaya, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software company. Worth an enterprise value of about $200 million, the deal is expected to close by the end of March. Read More

  • On-The-Go Freelancers Get A Business Management Tool With PocketSuite

    On-The-Go Freelancers Get A Business Management Tool With PocketSuite

    Calling all photographers; dog trainers and dog walkers; handymen; hair stylists and makeup artists, plumbers and pool boys. Your on-the-go businesses now have access to the same type of management software tools that other, more sedentary, small business owners have been working with for years — thanks to the efforts of PocketSuite founders Yang Fordjindam and and Sam Madden. Read More

  • FinancialForce Gets $50M Cash Infusion

    FinancialForce Gets $50M Cash Infusion

    FinancialForce.com, the ERP provider built on top of Salesforce.com, announced today they have received $50M from private equity investors, Advent International. The investment is actually part of a broader investment in UNIT4, FinancialForce.com’s majority investor. Salesforce.com is also a minority investor. UNIT4 remains the majority stakeholder, even after this investment from Advent. Read More

  • Great Acquisitions! Now Put a Fork in ERP

    Great Acquisitions! Now Put a Fork in ERP

    Everyone is applauding Oracle and SAP’s cloud acquisitions — RightNow, SuccessFactors, and now Taleo. But the biggest cheers are coming from SAP and Oracle’s cloud competitors, salesforce.com and Workday. Because with these acquisitions, Oracle and SAP have effectively validated the cloud and sounded the death knell for ERP (enterprise resource planning). Why? Because SAP… Read More

  • To Help Companies Curb Their Environmental Impact, Enablon Raises $15 Million

    A French software company, Enablon, has raised a series A round of $15 million from the Environmental Technology Fund (ETF) in the U.K. Enablon’s enterprise software helps companies understand how much water, energy, chemicals and other resources they use, and how much they waste or pollute so that ultimately they can defray costs— financial and otherwise— associated with… Read More