Sage ERP X3 has hit a new level of technological sophistication and market relevance. Will the firm put the resources together to help this product line take off in the North American marketplace? A key customer visit adds insight.
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Many writers explore just one tech sector. Brian looks at the entire tech ecosystem to better understand the often conflicted relationships between software vendors, integrators, outsourcers and more.
Brian is currently CEO of TechVentive, a strategy consultancy serving technology providers and other firms. He is also a research analyst with Vital Analysis.
Growth is evident in the cloud financial software space. Recent earnings, customer announcements and other data points continue to reinforce the shift to a new solution style.
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Identified was bought by Workday and Monster acquired Gozaik and TalentBin. Smart market watchers should be asking "Why" these deals were done and what these deals could do to recruiting/HR vendors, competition and the companies that would benefit from re-imagined HR processes.
It's time to cull some of the spreadsheets that finance (and operational) executives are using. Cloud-based solutions can offer the audit trails, one-source-of-truth, collaboration and other features missing in solutions of yore.