Salesforce.com and its partners may not like what I said about AppExchange, but others do. Here's what NetSuite's Zach Nelson wrote me yesterday.
Software as Services
In the best-informed blog on software-as-a-service and on-demand business applications, Phil Wainewright cuts through the vendor spin, analyzes the trends to watch and adds his thought-provoking insights.
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Microsoft's services are weak, under-invested offerings that have to somehow bridge the enormous gap to its installed base of over-engineered servers.
Salesforce.com's AppExchange is neither new nor revolutionary, while the debut of AppForce is no more than a rebranding exercise.
Siebel CRM OnDemand combined with Oracle On Demand looks set to be a powerful force in the on demand sector.
Salesforce.com will launch a new on-demand applications marketplace called AppExchange on Monday ... "an eBay for enterprise applications"
SAP's worst nightmare is an outsourcer that delivers all the benefits of business automation without any of the headaches of software ownership.
With Dynamics not due until 2008, Microsoft's new business applications architecture will reach the market too late to fend off on-demand rivals.
Service providers are to use Reactivity's new appliance to offer secure publishing and consumption of RSS feeds to the enterprise market.
One sign that the on-demand applications sector is thriving is when companies start to prosper on the back of it. One such company is Nsite, which last week announced a new $4 million slug of funding from its existing investors.
iRadeon offers hosted CRM based on the SugarCRM code for nine users at the same price SugarCRM charges for a single user.