Oracle delivers bevy of updates to its cloud suite

Oracle might not be the first company you think of when it comes to cloud computing, but the company has made significant strides in recent years. Today, it announced the bi-annual update to its Oracl

SAP wants to bridge the gap between IoT and business data

SAP announced a new tool today called the Leonardo IoT Bridge designed to help bridge the gap between data coming from sensors in the field and business systems operating inside a firm. The manufactur

New Microsoft tools integrate LinkedIn data directly into Dynamics 365

Microsoft announced some significant integrations between LinkedIn, the professional social network it bought last year for over $26 billion and Microsoft Dynamics 365, the company’s CRM and ERP

Google announces significant partnership with SAP at Google Cloud Next Conference

Google announced onstage today at Google Cloud Next a partnership with SAP to deliver SAP HANA, the company’s in-memory database on Google Cloud Platform. It’s a big deal for a number of

SAP adds AI and integrated analytics in latest cloud release

SAP is about as traditional a legacy vendor as you are likely to find, delivering complex on-prem ERP solutions for the largest organizations on the planet. But like everyone else, SAP sees a future i

FinancialForce selects former Salesforce and Heroku exec to be new CEO

FinancialForce, a cloud ERP solution built on the Salesforce platform, announced today that Tod Nielsen, an experienced executive from a Who’s Who of tech companies, will become the company&#821

Microsoft announces GA of Dynamics 365 with AI features

We’ve been hearing all artificial intelligence, all the time from the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) industry over the last several weeks. Microsoft is the latest to trumpet its AI capa

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 t

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 compl

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 Work

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 rou

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 de

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 so

FinancialForce Gets $50M Cash Infusion, the ERP provider built on top of, announced today they have received $50M from private equity investors, Advent International. The investment is actually part of a b

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, an

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

<img src="" class="shot2"></img> A French software company, Enablon, has raised a series A round of $15 million from t