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Google Getting Serious about Enterprise IT
"This just in: Google has just announced hiring of Rob Enslin as President of Global Customer Operations for its Google Cloud unit.

Why is this a big deal? Because Enslin only in the past month announced his departure from SAP, where he spent 27 years and was most recently in charge of SAP's entire cloud portfolio. He was also a member of SAP's executive board."
amazon  google  microsoft  oracle  sap 
yesterday by jonerp
News Analysis - SAP keep - re-organizing - Fox-Martin in charge of ww sales, Enslin out, replaced by Morgan
"SAP’s board organization doesn’t come to peace, and with that stability that is key for execution. Except for Finance, HR and Services – every board area has been changed, re-organized in the course of 6 months. I can’t think of such a board level change happening at SAP … ever. And the next change is already announced, as Kleinemeier stayed an extra year to keep doing the work that Leukert was supposed to take over. Organization need stability on the top, and changes on the top have repercussions many levels down the organization, all the way to middle management changing. In a traditionally stable culture like SAP these changes are especially challenging, as networks have operated over decades, that are now changing. But change can be for the better, so we will have to see what happens."
ariba  crm  erp  future  of  work  hcm  nextgenhcm  oracle  reorg  sap  successfactors 
14 days ago by jonerp
Oracle Cloud ERP: The Sleeping Giant?
"While nearly ever ERP vendor in the market is promoting “cloud” offerings to the point of exertion, many of the industry leaders including SAP S/4HANA and Microsoft Dynamics 365 are still struggling to migrate their full legacy functionality to the cloud. Oracle is no different in working to bring E-Business Suite capability into its cloud offering. However, where Oracle is stepping up their game is in the development and integration of emerging technologies into their ERP offering."
erp  software  selection  oracle  cloud  implementations  implementation  plan  and  budget  strategies  to  implement  better  successful 
19 days ago by jonerp
The coming Enterprise Software Hurricane
"In the book, I point out that “tilting the bell curve of customers” to move Bystanders into the Risk Taker and Modernizer categories is SAP’s big short term opportunity. The book has several ideas for SAP to do so. Other on-prem vendors have similar opportunities in their own customer bases. And, whoever does it quickly in their customer base will also have a shot at attracting Risk-takers and Modernizers from other on-prem competitors. However, as these vendors introduce new offerings and messages, SaaS, TPM and other vendors won’t stand still – they will update their own offerings to remain competitive."
featured  posts  technology  software  cloud  computing  enterprise  (ibm  microsoft  oracle  saas  sap 
7 weeks ago by jonerp
Polishing brand ERP
"As an industry, we have implemented or upgraded ERP software tens of millions of times. It is absurd that we tolerate the failure rates and cost overruns that has become synonymous with ERP. Every aspect of ERP was a reason to gouge – close to 100% gross margins on software, ridiculous MPLS circuit and storage pricing, you name it. Offshore vendors who could show CMM Level 5 continuous improvements suddenly forgot that discipline when it came to ERP support. Much of what is delivered by SIs and outsourcers can and should be automated – see several ideas here"
featured  posts  technology  software  accenture  eds)  enterprise  (ibm  (other  vendors)  microsoft  offshoring  oracle  outsourcing  sap 
8 weeks ago by jonerp
Why Oracle’s Government Legal Battles Matter for Customers
"We are already seeing employees in the technology sector not wanting to work with the federal government or anyone else that they perceive to be part of the social justice problem. Employees are exerting pressure on executive management to forego government contracts that could be used to support issues with which they do not agree, like a boarder wall or military defense. This type of issue could impact Oracle with respect to hiring talent — and customers could also get pressure to no longer do business with Oracle."
oracle  aws  lawsuit  licensing 
9 weeks ago by jonerp
Oracles streak of missed opportunities
"But even within its peer group, Oracle has missed out on several opportunities. It took way too long to deliver Fusion. Even then, it could have stalled growth at Workday, Salesforce, Adobe and other cloud vendors. It could have delivered a knockout punch to SAP starting around 2010 with its early start with Fusion and its many cloud acquisitions. It could have taken several of its vertical industry capabilities to the cloud and gone after SAP in those markets. It did not and SAP with S/4 and its own cloud acquisitions has weathered the storm."
business  featured  posts  enterprise  software  (ibm  microsoft  oracle  sap 
september 2018 by jonerp
Nothing permanent about Oracle-Rimini
"But…..Oracle could have solved this years ago by offering a similar service. Most Rimini customers I talk to were not just attracted by the lower price (they had to balance the viability risk that came with a small vendor being sued). They did like the fact that Rimini supports their customizations. They love the fact that their ticket volumes have GONE UP. Yes, they got tired of raising tickets with Oracle (or SAP) because they tell me they rarely got resolved so they quit raising them. They like the dedicated rep model they get with Rimini. Oracle usually tells them the quality of their product is more secure, more trusted etc. It was a quality of service, as much as product and an economic decision for many customers."
featured  posts  technology  software  enterprise  (ibm  microsoft  oracle  sap 
august 2018 by jonerp
Tis the season for software lawsuits
"I want to see how Teradata attorneys can succinctly explain arcane optimization algorithms to a jury. Also how they refute SAP’s considerable prior art when it comes to analytics – their three tier architecture in R/3 which allowed it to support multiple databases and understand how users access certain fields more than others , Business Warehouse going back to 1997, its Business Objects acquisition in 2007 and its Sybase acquisition in 2010 and many other elements. In The New Polymath, in 2010 I had written about work at the Hasso Plattner Institute in Pottsdam which I believe was the genesis for what became HANA. Not saying one side has more merit than the other, but it will mean looking at a lot of documentation to say who developed what and when before the other did."
business  featured  posts  cloud  computing  enterprise  software  (ibm  industry  commentary  microsoft  oracle  saas  sap 
august 2018 by jonerp
Oracle’s database service offerings could be its last best hope for cloud success
"Salesforce exec Keith Block (who was promoted to Co-CEO just yesterday), worked at Oracle for 20 years before joining Salesforce in 2013. In an interview with TechCrunch in 2016, when asked specifically about the differences between Oracle and Salesforce, he contrasted the two company’s approaches and the challenges a company like Oracle, born and raised in the open prem world, faces as it shifts to the cloud. It takes more than a change in platform, he said."
cloud  enterprise  tc  database  as  a  service  databases  larry  ellison  oracle 
august 2018 by jonerp
Oracle could be feeling cloud transition growing pains
"“Generally speaking, when a company chooses to reduce the amount of financial detail it shares on its key strategic initiatives, that is not a good sign. I think one of the justifications put forward is that is becoming difficult to differentiate between cloud and non-cloud revenues. If that is indeed what Oracle is claiming, I have a hard time buying into that argument. Its competitors are all moving in the opposite direction,” he said."
cloud  amazon  aws  marketshare  microsoft  oracle  synergy  research 
june 2018 by jonerp
Provoking the Industry to Move Past Incrementalism - by @lcecere #scm
"Today, we find ourselves in a hype cycle. Instead of pushing innovation forward, I see companies using the term “digital” as a path for IT spending. It becomes a means to finish projects. The focus is on digitization—automating today’s processes—versus rethinking process excellence based on the art of the possible."
market-driven  value  chains  metrics  that  matter  new  technologies  apparel  chemical  digital  transformation  incrementality  jda  oracle  sap 
june 2018 by jonerp
I hope SAP dreams biggermuch bigger
"It will continue to do ok with that approach. But I hope SAP starts to dream bigger. It has a new cadre of executives, many from its acquisitions, that are ambitious and driven. It has a customer base which has largely stayed loyal in spite of a number of unforced errors SAP has made."
business  featured  posts  enterprise  software  microsoft  oracle  sap  sapphirenow 
june 2018 by jonerp
Rimini Street’s new model?
"Salesforce’s embrace of Rimini Street’s third-party support services is a significant departure that has transformed the support vendor from competitor to partner—at least with Salesforce. It might also offer insight into changing cloud business models."
crm  oracle  rimini  street  salesforce 
may 2018 by jonerp
Platform logic
"So, the play as I see it for any software companies not named Oracle, Salesforce or a small group of others, is to pick a platform, become intimately involved with it, and pursue the surrounding ecosystem as your market."
crm  financial  force  netsuite  oracle  platform  salesforce 
may 2018 by jonerp
NetSuite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure: What It Means for Customers
"But now, at NetSuite’s customer conference last month, NetSuite has announced its plans to migrate its application suite to OCI.

The fact that Oracle now owns NetSuite does not take away from the significance of this announcement. Although NetSuite has always been built on Oracle’s database, it has only been using the database for physical storage. (Salesforce takes a similar approach.) NetSuite built all of its administration and provisioning tools, including multitenant management, on top of the database. Although Oracle is currently in process of moving its Fusion customers to OCI, the move by NetSuite is a much larger workload—with tens of thousands of customer instances to migrate. If NetSuite and Oracle can accomplish this migration—and NetSuite executives repeatedly assured us that it will—it will be a major proof case establishing OCI as a platform for cloud ISVs."
crm  selection  erp  it  infrastructure  amazon  aws  azure  cloud  iaas  microsoft  netsuite  oracle 
may 2018 by jonerp
Event Report - NetSuite SuiteWorld 2018 - NetSuite goes Global and Oracle
"On the concern side, NetSuite may not be moving fast enough yet. It needs to move to 30, then 50 supported countries fast, to e.g. counter and lead vis a vis other large ERP vendors SMB products (starts with an S…). And while I always like when vendors go back and fix something (the Commerce offering), it does not make sense for NetSuite to play in the space, while e.g. not having a full HCM Suite, no clear CRM strategy , some holes in SCM and so on. So, NetSuite not only needs to move fast, but also smart, which the vendor is doing on most aspects, but needs to do more. For instance, NetSuite needs to announce the next 10 or better 20 target countries for its Globalization / Localization plans, so customers can plan their roll outs accordingly."
constellation  research  erp  future  of  work  hcm  holger  mueller  netsuite  nextgen  oracle  smb  suiteworld  taleo  user  conference 
may 2018 by jonerp
SAP: Past, Present and Future
"I was very encouraged that most of the conversations were focused on process, industry and geography. This used to be SAP’s strength and it is good to hear Board members and a new generation of executives who lead its cloud properties like hybris and Ariba talk fluently about trends in talent management, shop floor, customer facing areas and be able to bring in nuances from different verticals and global regions. Every so often the company gets consumed with platforms and tools like NetWeaver and HANA and forgets it is an application software vendor. There was mandatory technology talk and buzzwords in this session but I felt good about SAP’s present and future after spending time with these executives."
business  enterprise  software  (ibm  microsoft  oracle  sap 
april 2018 by jonerp
SaaS Matters: Key Caveats for SaaS Contracting
"In these cases, enterprises should challenge their various SaaS vendors to include the ability to scale up and down as needed during the term of the Cloud subscription agreements. That means, as usage decreases, SaaS vendors should provide the customer the ability to reduce the commitment to align with actual need at that point in the term, with a corresponding reduction of the fees or a credit towards future usage."
cloud  contract  negotiations  uncategorized  agreements  microsoft  on-premise  oracle  saas  salesforce  sap  servicenow  workday 
april 2018 by jonerp
SAPs new ERP pricing model: Quick analysis
" In addition to Trust, I wish this team had also been given Realism as a target. As I pointed out in my recent note on Uptake, value in software has been moving away from transaction processing to intelligence and analytics. Not sure the exchange/conversion values reflect the fact that ERP functionality pricing should have steadily declined over the last few decades. In a world where machines are doing more of the work at the front end of so many processes, improving quality of data etc. why should you continue to pay for (often duplicative) work by your ERP system at the back end of that process at the same rate you did a while ago?"
featured  posts  technology  software  enterprise  (ibm  microsoft  oracle  sap 
april 2018 by jonerp
Event Report - Oracle HCM World 2018 - Dallas - Steady Progress
"A good HCM World for Oracle, the product keeps progressing and customers and ecosystem are positive. Customers tap more and more into the suite benefits, adding modules after originally going live on more administrative functions as ESS / MSS and Payroll. Needless from the start though, suite level benefits are tangible and create productivity for users as well as HR departments, all leading to a more positive stance towards the product, in this case Oracle HCM Cloud."
benefits  cloud  hcm  constellation  research  fow  future  of  work  futurist  holger  mueller  hr  core  nextgenhcm  oracle  payroll  talent  management 
april 2018 by jonerp
For Satya Nadella, Business is Personal - by @dealarchitect
"Secondly, there are lots of details about the personal imprint he is putting on Microsoft including pushing for the Windows 10 launch in Kenya – such a contrast to the massive Rolling Stones Windows 95 launch in a previous generation. He is particularly impressive when he talks about his approach to partnerships and acquisitions – his outreach to Apple, Google and Salesforce among others. How he mended frayed relations with Samsung and Yahoo. How he recruited Peggy Johnson from Qualcomm to help make “Silicon Valley our best friend”. How he crafted acquisitions as diverse as LinkedIn and Minecraft."
trends  &  concepts  microsoft  oracle 
march 2018 by jonerp
Microsoft PowerApps and Citizen Code - by @dealarchitect
"Mohammad, a pharmacist by training, considers himself a “tech enthusiast” – in the past he taught himself how to use Microsoft Access, then discovered and began using PowerApps, Flow, Power BI and the Common Data Service. Leveraging these tools, and learning through videos and help on the community forums, he built a solution combining all the Business Application Platform products."
featured  posts  technology  software  enterprise  (ibm  microsoft  oracle  sap 
february 2018 by jonerp
Microsoft Business Applications Analyst Forum – a scorecard - by @dealarchitect
"The event was very well paced and covered wide ground with slides, panels and demos. From a business process perspective, CRM dominated especially with recent moves with LinkedIn and partnering with Adobe. That was understandable because the audience was heavily skewed towards CRM analysts."
business  featured  posts  cloud  computing  enterprise  software  (ibm  industry  commentary  microsoft  oracle  saas  sap 
february 2018 by jonerp
News Analysis - Oracle wants to make the whole cloud stack autonomous - by @holgermu
"MyPOV – When Ellison announced the self-autonomous database at Oracle OpenWorld in fall 2017, something was missing: The application of the same principles to the overall technology stack. After all – what is an autonomous database good for, when it gets compromised by network security issues that do not have the benefits of autonomous capabilities. So, this is a key follow up announcement."
ai  autonomous  cloud  constellation  research  holger  mueller  iaas  machine  learning  nextgen  apps  oracle  paas  saas  self  driving  architecture 
february 2018 by jonerp
Red Hat Acquires CoreOS To Emerge As A Strong Leader In Container Space - by @krishnan
"Today, Red Hat, the open source company focussed on enterprise IT, announced the acquisition of CoreOS, its competitor in the container market (Red Hat press release). This is clearly shaking up the enterprise application platform market and, definitely, the Kubernetes community."
open  source  aws  azure  containers  coreos  developers  google  ibm  kubernetes  linux  openshift  oracle 
february 2018 by jonerp
Market Move - SAP acquires Callidus - More Sales Effectiveness in the Back Office of the Front Office - by @holgermu
"SAP hasn’t been on the 1B+ acquisition path since 2014, and at the same time is building out its next generation ERP offering with S/4AHANA. SAP seemed to be on an organic build out path of capabilities, so the more (or less) was the surprise that SAP stepped back into acquisition mode, acquiring Dublin, CA based Callidus Cloud (Callidus going forward here) for 2.4B US$."
acquisition  callidus  cloud  constellation  research  crm  erp  holger  mueller  market  move  nextgenerp  oracle  paas  saas 
january 2018 by jonerp
Bold Claims in Oracle’s FY18 Q2 Earnings - via @UpperEdge
"Customers who have done their preparation and have developed a sound negotiation strategy and approach will have significant leverage in negotiations with Oracle — not only buying Cloud subscriptions, but also on a more robust deal that may include on-premise software, hardware, and even services and training components. Oracle will be prepared to negotiate if customers know what to ask for and are not fearful of an audit because they have conducted the necessary due diligence to be confident they are in compliance."
cloud  contract  negotiations  oracle  migration  to  the  on-premise  license 
january 2018 by jonerp
Let the platform wars begin - by @denispombriant
"Other vendors, for instance Amazon with AWS and some others, see a different need and work to meet it. But primarily providing cloud infrastructure only addresses half of the challenge and amounts to saving money. That’s a great thing but when faced with making or saving money, 10 out of 9 (I said that right) executives who are given a choice will opt for making in money over simply saving it."
featured  posts  technology  software  crm  enterprise  oracle  platform  salesforce 
january 2018 by jonerp
Enterprise Software Platforms have underperformed - by @dealarchitect
"My relative disappointment with enterprise platforms is one reason I was one of the few analysts who was not clamoring for Workday to open up its own platform. It did last year and I hope they set ambitious goals for partners who develop on its platform – make sure they are well funded, go after massive and underserved markets across verticals and geographies."
featured  posts  technology  software  cloud  computing  enterprise  (ibm  microsoft  oracle  saas  sap 
january 2018 by jonerp
SAP: When you come to a fork in the road, Take it! - by @dealarchitect
"Even though its cloud acquisitions – SuccessFactors, Ariba, hybris, Concur etc – were not cheap, they have helped keep SAP competitive on this side of the pond. With what we have seen in the first couple of years of S/4HANA the ship is tilting back to the on-premise world. Oh sure it promises three options – public cloud, private cloud or on-premise but the public cloud option is a tiny portion of the deployments."
featured  posts  technology  software  cloud  computing  enterprise  (ibm  microsoft  oracle  saas  sap 
january 2018 by jonerp
Oracle Database: Solid for Now - by @dealarchitect
"When I talk to corporate buyers, I get a similar vibe of “little love” for Oracle. They constantly evaluate open-source, NoSQL, HANA and other options. But the talent, systems management tools and other “bag of tricks” they have invested in to tune the database, recover from downtime etc. keep them grounded. Having said that Oracle sometimes misreads continued commitment to the database as customer loyalty."
technology  software  enterprise  (ibm  microsoft  oracle  sap 
january 2018 by jonerp
Dont write off SAP yet - by @dealarchitect
"Not sure why it feels the need to exaggerate progress on S/4. In SAP Nation 2.0 I profiled progress of several next-gen products and I wrote “As we have seen earlier with Oracle, Microsoft and JD Edwards, a next-gen product takes years of development and maturation. Migrating a legacy customer base takes even longer. Those are just the laws of physics. SAP may be able to bend them slightly with S/4, but will likely not be able to break them.”
business  featured  posts  enterprise  software  (ibm  microsoft  oracle  sap 
november 2017 by jonerp
Beyond Bitcoin: Oracle, IBM Prepare Blockchains for Industrial Use
"For OpenWorld, Oracle launched a Blockchain-as-a-Service, to be released in early 2018. The service will bundle the technology, make the system private, and guarantee compliance with all regulations, all of which have issues with getting enterprise companies on board, according to Frank Xiong, Oracle vice president of blockchain product development."
events  technology  top  stories  bitcoin  black  book  research  blockchains  data  distributed  databases  systems  ibm  openworld  2017  oracle 
october 2017 by jonerp
Oracle Cloud Strategy – An Analysis - by @krishnan
"Oracle., the enterprise giant of the legacy era, hosted their annual user conference Oracle OpenWorld last week shed some more light on their cloud strategy. Oracle made some announcements focussed on cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence, and Blockchain but it came out more like an organization trying to jumpstart their vehicle to catch up with competition."
infrastructure  aws  azure  containers  google  cloud  openworld  2017  oracle  iaas 
october 2017 by jonerp
Event Report - Oracle Open World 2017 - Top 3 Positives / Top 3 Concerns - Overall good - by @holgermu
"On the concern side, Oracle needs to find a better way with customers and improve its image and day to day standing. Betting solely on the better product is risky. And with the overall bet of Oracle on the large, integrated, chip to click stack (from the Silicon to the user click in SaaS) – enterprises will even more think twice before they do business with a vendor of Oracle’s wreputation. Doing right and better with customers is always a good true North – but it seems it is not (yet) a priority for Oracle executives, as none of that was mentioned in the critical keynotes."
autonomous  constellation  research  daas  database  future  of  work  hcm  holger  mueller  iaas  nextgen  apps  openworld  oracle  paas 
october 2017 by jonerp
AWS fires back at Larry Ellison’s claims, saying it’s just Larry being Larry - by @ron_miller
" When Oracle chairman Larry Ellison announced his company’s new autonomous database product at the Oracle OpenWorld conference keynote, he took several minutes to disparage AWS, one of his chief rivals in the cloud market. As market leader, Amazon stands firmly in Ellison’s crosshairs, but AWS took exception to his comments, and decided to issue a public rebuke."
cloud  enterprise  tc  oracle  aws  openworld  17  larry  ellison  elasticity 
october 2017 by jonerp
Oracle climbs on blockchain bandwagon with new cloud service - by @ron_miller
" Oracle is working hard to be a SaaS vendor that matters, whether with its new autonomous database service or getting involved with blockchain. Today, the database giant announced a new blockchain service at Oracle OpenWorld that aims to give enterprise customers who want to get involved with the blockchain, a fully managed approach."
cloud  enterprise  tc  oracle  openworld  17  larry  ellison  blockchain  hyperledger  project  open  source 
october 2017 by jonerp
The Era of Microsoft on Windows-Only Is Over – OMG - by @merv
"The momentum is clear. Gartner Software Market numbers show that Microsoft passed IBM in total DBMS revenues in 2014 and is now second only to Oracle. In 2016 overall DBMS revenues grew at 7.7 percent and Microsoft grew at 10.3 percent, strengthening its #2 position, while Oracle grew 3.3 percent – off a much larger base that includes the Linux workloads Microsoft did not compete for."
data  warehouse  gartner  ibm  industry  trends  microsoft  opdbms  operational  dbms  oracle  rdbms  sap  sql  server 
september 2017 by jonerp
News Analysis - Oracle Unveils New Programs that Transform how Customers Buy and Consume Cloud – Gloves Off - by @holgermu
"For the industry, its key to watch how well Oracle can move customers to cloud (or cloud at customer). For Oracle competitors, massive potential could disappear. As Constellation estimates that 30-40% of on premise systems are either Oracle systems, or systems so closely connected to an Oracle system – this is a key development to watch – to determine the overall move of the on-premise load to public cloud (the other one is the VMware / AWS partnership)."
aws  cloud  constellation  research  database  futurist  holger  mueller  iaas  oracle  paas  saas  strategic  advisor 
september 2017 by jonerp
3 Keys to Negotiating Successful Cloud Agreements
"In the SaaS category, vendors such as Salesforce.com have been quite successful in gaining significant market share in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) as organizations and their respective sales branches have often led with CRM to start their journey into the cloud. In the Human Capital Management (HCM) space, vendors such as Workday, SAP (through its acquisition of SuccessFactors), and Oracle (through its acquisition of Taleo) are aggressively pushing their cloud-based offerings to the market."
cloud  ibm  it  sourcing  oracle  salesforce.com  sap  workday  agreements  contract  negotiations  licensing  negotiation  saas 
september 2017 by jonerp
SuccessConnect- a higher calling? - by @dealarchitect
"What was less on display was the software. The sessions were long on slides and words, less on demos. Given that it was my first SuccessConnect, I asked a few “regulars” – analysts who come to the event every year. To a person, they used the word “transition”. SuccessFactors is being transitioned to leverage SAP’s assets."
featured  posts  technology  software  cloud  computing  enterprise  (ibm  microsoft  oracle  saas  sap 
september 2017 by jonerp
Top 10 Excuses to Not Implement Best Practices and 5 Things to do About it
"#1 — Make Failure Real

Companies spend a lot of time studying success stories as a means to derive best practices. This can be a lot like looking at someone’s vacation pictures and it is not evident that the specific best practices identified led to the result. It has been proven that the avoidance of pain is a bigger motivator than the opportunity for pleasure. Exposing the Sr. Executive team to real disasters and having them envision what it might be like for your company will get them asking the right questions (this is the reason they show those DUI crash site movies to kids in driver’s education)."
erp  program  management  it  sourcing  oracle  sap  uncategorized  transformation  leadership 
august 2017 by jonerp
Summer 2017 News Analysis - Oracle invests in IaaS (or at least CAPEX) - by @holgermu
"You can’t build out a cloud in the real world without massive CAPEX investment. Look at the AWS / Amazon, Microsoft Azure and Google numbers. On the flip side Oracle execs are smart enough to not throw good money after bad money – e.g. put CAPEX $s in a non-working cloud infrastructure. So, at any chance given to me since 2014 I asked CEO Mark Hurd – when will Oracle spend more CAPEX? The answer has always been evasive… But at its OpenWorld conference, Oracle unveiled the 2nd generation of its IaaS solution. It now seems to get the CAPEX it needs to get real."
cloud  constellation  research  database  holger  mueller  iaas  nextgen  apps  oracle  strategic  advisor  trusted 
august 2017 by jonerp
So What’s Up with Oracle Cloud? - by @monkchips
"Microsoft has done a stellar job of turning around its reputation. A change of CEO was required to really cement the change, but we don’t expect this at Oracle. Today when we talk to commercial open source software companies they pretty much uniformly say Azure is the best cloud to negotiate and partner with. Oracle is going to need a similar perception change if it really wants to change the game in terms of engineering-led adoption."
clo  aws  azure  google  cloud  platform  kubernetes  oracle  sidecar 
july 2017 by jonerp
SAP Leonardo: The dawn of intelligent applications - by @dealarchitect
"I think SAP is at a crossroads – it needs to get serious about modernizing its industry solutions (think of what in-memory computing can do to turbocharge many of those transaction intensive solutions and how much the processes need to be updated for the new world of AI, robotics and other automation) and it needs to focus Leonardo and its ecosystem on product and revenue-centric processes at its customers."
featured  posts  technology  software  microsoft  oracle  sap  leonardo 
july 2017 by jonerp
Understanding the Long-term Leap to the Cloud
"Cloud vendors are not offering the compelling discounting levels they offered on the initial investments when it comes to additional solutions. Some cloud vendors quickly “disremember” the discounting provided to early adopters and treat each order form independently from the others. This means that the additional solutions executed in the separate order forms could be well below market (e.g., off by 15-30%) when compared to the discounting received on your initial investment."
cloud  erp  program  management  ibm  it  sourcing  microsoft  oracle  salesforce.com  sap  licensing  negotiation  on-premise 
july 2017 by jonerp
NetSuite to Leverage Oracle’s Global Resources and Reach - by @erp_cindyjutras
"While Oracle hopes to be the standard at corporate headquarters, NetSuite is trying very hard to establish its OneWorld product as that corporate standard in the operating divisions. But this places an added burden on the local solution to play nicely in a multi-national corporate setting. Mint Jutras has long been a fan of cloud solutions as an enabler of growth, particularly when it comes to expansion beyond national boundaries. And yet cloud alone isn’t enough. Not only might you have multi-language requirements, but also the solution must be localized to meet the tax and regulatory requirements of the new location. And finally, you need special functionality to handle multi- company financial and operational needs once you establish multiple legal entities."
uncategorized  cindy  jutras  cloud  digital  economy  erp  global  globalization  mint  netsuite  oracle  saas 
may 2017 by jonerp
Enterprise Cross-currents observations from this years event season - by @dealarchitect
"We have way too many new-age software products with core finance capabilities or those offering support for services businesses and hardly any for all variety of “books of record” for other industries. Utility billing, retail merchandising, electronic medical records in healthcare, travel reservation engines and countless others have been ignored by most software vendors as they develop their next-gen products."
featured  posts  technology  software  cloud  computing  erp  industry  commentary  microsoft  oracle  saas 
may 2017 by jonerp
Oracle’s Cloud Journey… Accelerated - by @erp_cindyjutras
"However, in order to meet its goal of being the first to reach $10 billion in cloud revenue, it will have to continue its momentum of adding new customers, but will likely need a good portion of that revenue to come from transitioning its own on-premise installed base to the cloud. Before that happens, those customers will need to see the value of the move and be confident that Oracle is the best choice to get them there."
erp  cloud  daas  iaas  larry  ellison  mark  hurd  mint  jutras  netsuite  oracle  paas  saas  software  as  a  service 
may 2017 by jonerp
SapphireNow – is SAP poised to lead the industry again? - by @dealarchitect
"I also did not like Plattner announcing in his keynote S/4 is “basically done” or the fact that he said some bloggers had confirmed to him he was correct. Not this blogger – to me S/4 is where R/3 was in 1995. As we saw over the next decade, SAP (and other ERP) vendors had to expand functionality in CRM, SCM, EAM, BI and many other categories. SAP also had to launch a wide range of IS, industry solutions."
business  featured  posts  technology  software  analytics  big  data  cloud  computing  enterprise  (ibm  microsoft  oracle  saas  sap 
may 2017 by jonerp
Security Debt is an Engineer’s Problem
"She shared four basic security principles for engineers. First, security debt is expensive. There’s a lot of talk about technical debt and she thinks security debt should be included in those conversations.

“This historical attitude is ‘We’ll think about security later,’” Plattner said. As companies grab the low-hanging fruit of software efficiency and growth, they ignore security, but an initial insecure design can cause problems for years to come."
analysis  events  top  stories  bcrypt  oracle  passwords  security  technical  debt  women  who  code  zxcvbn 
may 2017 by jonerp
Software Vendor Implementation Services Not Always Best Choice - by @fscavo
"Choosing the wrong system will lead to almost certain failure. But choosing the wrong implementation team can also kill project success, even if it is with the right system. And, interestingly, many times your software vendor's professional services team is not the best choice. This post outlines the reasons why."
erp  selection  implementation  consultants  microsoft  dynamics  netsuite  oracle 
may 2017 by jonerp
Event Report - NetSuite #SuiteWorld17 - The Suite gets complete and an Oracle boost - by @holgermu
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On the concern side, acquisitions are never easy. It is one thing to plead support and investment into NetSuite – another thing to execute it. There is a reason there is a chasm between large enterprise and SMB offerings – not only in product, but also go to market. Customer need to listen attentively how this will develop for them in the next quarters, as Oracle has to become a little more ‘un-Oracle’ to succeed in SMB."
constellation  research  erp  fow  future  of  work  futurist  hcm  holger  mueller  hr  netsuite  nextgen  oracle  smb 
april 2017 by jonerp
Progress Report - Oracle HCM Analyst Summit 2017 - Oracle HCM stronger and stronger - by @holgermu
"We had the opportunity to attend the Oracle HCM analyst meeting on February 22nd 2017, held at the beautiful Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay. The meeting was well attended with 20 analysts participating."
constellation  research  fusion  hcm  futurist  holger  mueller  hr  technology  nextgen  oracle  cloud  strategic  advisor 
february 2017 by jonerp
Adaptive Intelligent Applications - by @denispombriant #oracle
"Oracle jumped into the AI and machine learning space for its CX products (a.k.a. CRM) and other applications like HCM at OpenWorld with an interesting difference—a huge data store to help educate the algorithms that work for you. Now we’re waiting for products to be delivered this year."
crm  ai  machine  learning  oracle  adaptive  intelligent  apps. 
february 2017 by jonerp
Event Report - Acumatica Summit - Acumatica grows and expands portfolio- by @holgermu
"But overall it is clear Acumatica has something going in the SMB market. With the largest and longest term player in the market with NetSuite now being part of Oracle – Acumatica is ready to take advantage, should NetSuite show any signs of weakness. Stay tuned – we will be watching."
acumatica  constellation  research  e-commerce  field  service  holger  mueller  netsuite  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps  oracle  smb 
february 2017 by jonerp
New Customer-Facing Systems Extend the Reach of Small, Midsize Businesses - via @fscavo
"We recently wrote how cloud systems are leveling the playing field for SMBs in leveraging big data analytics. In the same way, this new generation of customer-facing systems promises to give SMBs the tools they need to compete with larger organizations for customers internationally through multiple channels.

One word of warning is due, however. Because these new systems are built from the ground up, they may not have all the capabilities that SMBs may need to do business internationally. For all the problems with legacy systems, many of them have been developed over many years and have fairly mature functionality, although they typically lack the ease-of-use that this new generation of systems promise."
crm  selection  erp  cloud  e-commerce  intacct  kenandy  microsoft  dynamics  netsuite  oracle  plex 
january 2017 by jonerp
Does Oracle’s Acquisition Mean More, More, More for NetSuite? - by @erp_cindyjutras
"While there may have been some initial trepidation, particularly from NetSuite customers who specifically chose not to purchase a solution from Oracle, it would appear that Oracle is intent on allaying those fears. By operating the acquired company as a global business unit, it preserves the perceived value of NetSuite as a pioneering SaaS vendor."
uncategorized  cindy  jutras  cloud  erp  mint  netsuite  oracle  saas  smb 
january 2017 by jonerp
Briefing Notes: Oracle IaaS - by @krishnan
"Even though they are late by close to a decade, Oracle has moved into the public cloud space. They are clearly disadvantaged at this point in terms of richness of developer and other higher order services on top of their IaaS. But we expect them to fill the gap through acquisitions and compete hard with AWS."
briefing  notes  amazon  aws  azure  baremetal  cloud  infrastructure  containers  google  google+  ibm  microsoft  oracle 
january 2017 by jonerp
Q4 2016 Future of Work Developments & Trends Shootout - by @holgermu
"In a close finals match Oracle ekes out the win over SuccessFactors. While the IaaS decision for SuccessFactors for Azure will impact many SAP customers, Oracle has shown an overall push across the Oracle HCM suite, and most importantly acknowledged and shared that it is re-building the Taleo Recruiting capabilities on the Oracle Cloud technology stack, whenever Oracle completes that - it will be the most complete suite from a functionality perspective on a single platform."
constellation  research  fow  future  of  work  google  holger  mueller  kronos  kronosworks  microsoft  openworld  oracle  hcm  sap 
january 2017 by jonerp
Musings - Quo vadis Twitter? Who could, should buy Twitter - and what is Twitter really? - by @holgermu
"It is fascinating to see Twitter grow to its current usage level and still struggle with monetization, turning to a profit. There are many assets inside of Twitter that can be of value for an acquirer – but they are all not easy to unlock, leverage. To me Google makes the most sense – but not sure if the vendor has the appetite to such a large investment."
acquisition  constellation  research  facebook  google  holger  mueller  microsoft  musings  oracle  salesforce  sap  twitter 
october 2016 by jonerp
Microsoft snatches HP CRM and service business from rivals Salesforce and Oracle - by @ron_miller
" In what has to be characterized as huge win for Microsoft, it announced this morning it had secured a 6-year deal with HP, Inc to run Microsoft Dynamics’ customer relationship management (CRM) and service software. What’s more, it grabbed this deal at the expense of its rivals."
cloud  enterprise  tc  microsoft  hp  salesforce  oracle  crm  service 
september 2016 by jonerp
Progress Report - IBM Alliances Insights - Deep Plans, now it is execution time - by @holgermu
"On the concern side, IBM now needs to execute on these plans, without falling back to traditional ‘professional services’ roots and deliver the more IP based, productized offerings. IBM has the DNA, resources and people to do that, but they need to come together at the right time. The Rubicon that the services business has to cross is not to only leverage existing product commitments from a services perspective, but to create lasting IP or even product offerings that create a flywheel effect between its services and these new products."
constellation  research  futurists  holger  mueller  ibm  cloud  microsoft  oracle  partnership  sap  softlayer  strategic  advisor  watson 
august 2016 by jonerp
Platform as a Platform (PaaP) - by @denispombriant
"All vendors know they have to provide an elegant approach to integrating whatever is on a customer’s site. Of course, this goes double for the legacy systems every business runs. The legacy systems might have analogs on every vendor’s platform but legacy systems also go by the name of foundation systems, responsible for a business’s bread, butter, and profits. Businesses are thus naturally cautious about upsetting the apple cart so integration is a critical need."
crm  microsoft  oracle  paap  platform  salesforce 
august 2016 by jonerp
Oracle and NetSuite: Separate Fact from Speculation - by @erp_cindyjutras
"So… what do I think is the motivation behind this acquisition? I think it is mostly about cloud market share. Of course, this is my opinion, but Larry Ellison’s stated goal of being the first company to reach $10 billion in cloud revenue is a pretty good hint. A secondary factor may very well be the cloud DNA, so to speak, that would come with a company and solution born in the cloud."
erp  uncategorized  acquisition  cindy  jutras  cloud  m&a  mint  netsuite  oracle  saas 
august 2016 by jonerp
Oracle Acquisition of NetSuite Is a Mixed Bag - by @fscavo
"Oracle took another step in its strategy of growth by acquisition by announcing a bid for NetSuite. But apart from helping Oracle in its race with Salesforce.com to get to $10 billion in cloud revenues, what are the benefits of the deal to Oracle? How does it help NetSuite, and what does it mean to the broader marketplace? Looking at the big picture, there are certainly benefits, but there are also several concerns."
crm  selection  erp  acumatica  business  one  cloud  financialforce  intacct  netsuite  oracle  rootstock 
august 2016 by jonerp
Market Move - Oracle acquires NetSuite - Oddly consolidation means more options for customers - by @holgermu
"This is likely not going to affect Oracle Cloud customers. Oracle has been a serial acquirer, the company knows how to do acquisitions, though this is the 2nd largest acquisition Oracle has done. And NetSuite has more overlap with many Oracle products than Peoplesoft had – e.g. NetSuite brings working CRM and Manufacturing applications to Oracle (something Peoplesoft did to a lesser extend). So Oracle will have to be very clear on where it sees the sweet spot for either product and what customers can expect to use depending on their size and use case"
acquisition  constellation  research  erp  futurists  holger  mueller  netsuite  oracle  strategic  advisor 
july 2016 by jonerp
Integrating the Commerce Experience: Salesforce to Acquire Demandware - by @mfauscette
"To compare the platforms from SAP, Oracle and Demandware then, you can see on the Grid the relative positions. While SAP Hybris and Oracle have a higher MP score, which shouldn’t be surprising, Demandware, the smaller company by itself, has higher satisfaction overall. If you compare the 3 products in the “compare” view you can see the overall star rating and the 7 satisfaction metrics like this."
acquisition  analysis  oracle  salesforce.com  sap  software  technology  commerce  demandware  digital  ecommerce 
june 2016 by jonerp
Penthouse, Poorhouse, or Courthouse: Where Will Your Project Take You? - by @micdoane
"One of the saddest aspects of the work of an expert witness for a failed IT software project is reading tales of woe in various depositions and realizing how so much heartache and wasted money could have been avoided if only people had spoken up about the reasons for the rift between the client team and the service provider team."
accenture  asap  deloitte  ibm  litigation  methodology  oracle  project  failure  management  projects  quality  assurance  sap 
may 2016 by jonerp
Event Report - Oracle HCM World - Innovation around the Core - by @holgermu
"On the concern side Oracle needs to address two major issues, which are growing year over year, the first glance user interface is not up to speed with 21st century best practices. The irony is that the Oracle HCM user experience gets better as you drill down, with all other vendors it usually degrades. And then Oracle runs Recruiting on the Taleo platform, getting this key functionality on the overall Oracle cloud platform (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS) is something the vendor needs to tackle sooner than later."
hcm  helpdesk  hr  learning  nextgen  oracle  cloud 
april 2016 by jonerp
News Analysis - Oracle Unveils First Data Protection Solution with Seamless Cloud Tiering - by @holgermu
"The cloud has brought new life to many areas of the technology stack that have lived a more quiet life in the recent decade. Storage is one of these areas, where suddenly a well understood, on the path to commoditization IT offering, has become strategic (again). All of the 7 next generation application use cases Constellation Research has identified and that enterprises are evaluating, building and looking to procure, show how strategically important storage is."
agility  cloud  hybrid  nextgen  apps  nextgenapps  oracle  storage 
march 2016 by jonerp
Future of SAP and SuccessFactors Consulting 2016 – SAP HCM (Part 1) - by @sap_jarret
"Given that, it should come as no surprise that SAP is leading with SuccessFactors HCM Suite for all new customers, in most regions worldwide. There has always been a delicate balance within the SAP HCM Consulting market and this major shift over the last few years of HR customers moving to the cloud (with SuccessFactors and to competitors) has had a huge impact on the traditional SAP HCM consulting market. In the SAP HCM market, I am seeing a very little opportunity, billable rate compression, layoffs and it is not a place you want to be longer term."
sap  sapmentor  cloud  hcm  successfactors  erp  human_capital_management  analytics  sap_business_suite  oracle  payroll  hr 
february 2016 by jonerp
Progress Report - Oracle Cloud - More ready than ever, now needs adoption - by @holgermu
"Oracle remains the only cloud vendor stressing DaaS – Data as a Service capabilities. The future of enterprise applications is more than running software, but also allowing access to data sources that power next generation applications. Oracle has been adamant of DaaS being part of xaaS – right from the first cloud summit 2 years ago."
daas  iaas  nextgen  apps  hcm  nextgenapps  oracle  cloud  paas  saas 
january 2016 by jonerp
SAP vs. Oracle vs. MS Dynamics vs. Infor: Lessons from the 2016 Clash of the Titans Report - by @erickimberling
"Most clients we work with either evaluate or implement the four leading Tier I ERP vendors in the market. This week, we released our 2016 Clash of the Titans Report, which compares actual results from over 500 different SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics and Infor implementations across the globe."
erp  software  selection  system  clash  of  the  titans  sap  vs.  oracle  report  vendors 
january 2016 by jonerp
2016: The Start of the Third Act? - by @lcecere #scm
"In the market there is a clearer understanding that the software planning functionality by Oracle and SAP does not meet today’s business requirements. Oracle and SAP have not been able to bring enough domain expertise to solution development to stay current with the market requirements."
supply  chain  insights  community  leadership  elemica  logility  oracle  research  sap  technology  trends 
january 2016 by jonerp
Two Layer CX - by @denispombriant
"Even with advanced, intelligent systems, some customers will still need to speak with you or otherwise interact directly (via chat, email, social) with a human. How easy we make that transition says a lot about how we deal with the second tier of CX"
crm  customer  experience  journey  cx  map  oracle 
november 2015 by jonerp
Event Report - Oracle Openworld 2015 - Top 3 Takeaways, Top 3 Positives & Concerns - by @holgermu
"Oracle keeps executing along the vision of the 'IBM of the 21st century' - the single stop for everything an enterprise needs - on premises and in the cloud. The cloud viability has been notched up by significant degrees with the product progress shared at this OpenWorld. Good for customers, as they will get stronger and richer products."
cloud  database  fusion  middleware  nextgen  apps  hcm  openworld  oracle 
october 2015 by jonerp
Oracle v. Rimini Street Verdict Clarifies Ground Rules for Third-Party Maintenance - by @fscavo
"Earlier this month, the jury reached its verdict in the Oracle v. Rimini Street lawsuit, a closely-watched case involving third-party maintenance (3PM) in the enterprise software industry. Assuming the jury’s verdict stands up against potential appeals, the case sets an important precedent for how 3PM providers should operate to ensure they are not violating the intellectual property rights of the software owners. We expect customer use of third-party maintenance will increase as a result of this verdict."
erp  selection  implementation  consultants  it  strategy  oracle  rimini  street  sap  third  party  maintenance 
october 2015 by jonerp
News Analysis - Workday completes Talent Management with Learning - Finally - or too late? - by @holgermu
"Earlier today we learnt that Workday announced that it will create a Learning, a new application in its portfolio of HCM applications. The announcement is key as it completes the Talent Management portfolio offered natively by Workday – with Recruiting, Onboarding, Performance Management, Compensation and now Learning."
cornerstone  elearning  learning  nextgen  hcm  oracle  platform  sap  social  successfactors  talent  management  workday 
september 2015 by jonerp
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