Brian Sommer

Brian is in a unique position to diagnosis the winners and the losers in technology and services. He was the longest running (10 years) and most senior director of Andersen Consulting's (now Accenture's) global Software Intelligence unit - a position that required him to pick the best possible software solutions for hundreds of clients globally. He advised the firm on ERP software market forecasts and helped establish manpower planning estimates by vendor for deployment globally.Brian continues to remain close to technology buyers and sellers. When he left Andersen Consulting, he co-created a dot-com with blogger and former arch-enemy at Price Waterhouse, Vinnie Mirchandani. That firm helped broker efficient services contracts between software buyers and systems integrators. Since then, he's created TechVentive, Inc. - a company that helps technology firms better understand their markets - and Vital Analysis - the research and publishing arm of TechVentive. Brian still travels the world and publishes an impressive number of articles, research reports and blog posts annually to help software and services buyers make better business decisions. He can be reached at: brian @ vitalanalysis.com

Latest Posts

Software Smack Talk Playbook

Software Smack Talk Playbook

You can predict what one vendor will say about another - just look at where each is in their evolution. Trash talk happens all the time in the tech space. See the game plan unfold before you in this satire post. Enjoy...

published June 19, 2012 by

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NetSuite SuiteWorld Part 1: The Big Points

NetSuite SuiteWorld Part 1: The Big Points

So what were the big takeaways from the NetSuite SuiteWorld conference last week? In the first of a three part assessment, see how the new commerce engine may be creating a new for new analytic capabilities within NetSuite's product line.

published May 21, 2012 by

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Buying Cloud Accounting Software?

Buying Cloud Accounting Software?

Accounting software can really change from time to time. Now, with cloud solutions popping up in abundance, the changes are everywhere. What are the key factors to consider? How should these new applications be sourced today?

published April 23, 2012 by

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Business, Social Business and Beyond...

Business, Social Business and Beyond...

There are lots of businesses. Only a few have successfully found a way to be great social businesses, too. Sadly, even fewer still know how to listen to the the process improvement suggestions of their customers.

published April 22, 2012 by

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