When evaluating an ADSA platform, it is important to look beyond the functionality and consider implementation, services, pricing, ROI, and TCO.
On Demand / SaaS / Cloud
SaaS and cloud technology, it’s impact, implementation, etc.
Oracle OpenWorld 2019 includes SuiteConnect San Francisco, a conference-within-a-conference. Here we share some of the things we learned about Oracle NetSuite, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle Autonomous Database, and more.
NetSuite has seen healthy growth since they were acquired by Oracle. At SuiteWorld, we heard about their strategy to continue to accelerate that growth, leveraging Oracle assets, ongoing micro-vertical focus, use of machine learning in their control tower, launch of Brainyard and benchmarking, and more.
At JDA Focus conference this year, we saw the launch of a major partnership program and innovations in many areas, such as category management and Flowcasting, and many more.
At Inforum, we got a good sense of the energy, innovation, and ability to evolve that is keeping Infor competitive.
At the annual user conference of Epicor Software, aptly called Insights, we saw their strategy for bringing along their customers as they continue to modernize their rich portfolio of mid-market enterprise solutions.
As usual, there was a plethora of thought leadership at Focus, JDA’s annual conference. It seems they also realize thought leadership only counts if people actually implement it. They are increasingly focused on ease of implementation and use and broader adoption & so that all that integrated end-to-end intelligence turns into realized value.
Infor provides a great example of ongoing reinvention of a software firm: taking a collection of decades old applications, leveraging the deep and rich functionality developed and lessons learned over generations of actual on-the-ground use, and migrating all that IP and knowledge into modern cloud/network-based architectures that can compete well against ‘shiny new’ best-of-breed applications.
How Concur is both changing SAP and leveraging SAP’s strengths.
The topic of integration has been considered more of a hindrance, necessary evil, or afterthought in supply chain. Enterprise software companies who once pitched that you would “never need anything else” have also had to admit that, yes, integration is critical to the burgeoning portfolios they sell.
What are the real costs and impacts of delays in technology decision-making? Companies take a long time evaluating software. They brood about ROI. But they rarely think about what it is costing them while they are busy making up their mind–what is the cost of delay. They may be losing sales, expending cash, and continuing to tie up working capital. Our research describes what it costs when you can’t make up your mind.