Ellison speculated that not only would Oracle catch up with partner/rival Salesforce.com next year -- but that it would eventually surpass the CRM giant in the cloud market.
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Oracle will likely pitch its database, content management tools and analytics packages to Front Porch customers such as A&E Television, BBC, Discovery and Nascar.
The CRM software company marked the 10th anniversary of its incorporation on July 4, a milestone not afforded to every startup that sets up shop in the tumultuous turnover zone of Silicon Valley.
Here are some thoughts on how I see the CRM market moving and various tech companies and projects that I think you'll find to your liking.
Australian skin care company Jurlique has recently converted to an integrated service system, moved on the cloud, and upgraded its Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, as part of of a move to improve its deliver a better service for its customers.
Zoho and others have ended integration with LinkedIn after the business social media company decided on two developer partners in the CRM industry: Microsoft and Salesforce.
Microsoft is bringing the third of its four ERP suites to the Windows Azure cloud by spring of next year. The company also is rolling out immediately CRM apps for iPhones, Android phones and Windows Phones.
Paychex used to take phoned or mailed-in timesheets and cut checks. Now it's a software company. So, does it compete with ADP or Oracle PeopleSoft?
For years I couldn't resolve how and why Oracle approached the market so differently than other major apps providers. Finally I have. They aren't truly an apps provider - at least not primarily.
Oracle supports OpenStack as the interface to manage cloud infrastructure and launches a bevy of new services primarily aimed at HR and CRM.
Following Salesforce's lovefest with Oracle, the company is showing Workday some integration love.
The enterprise CRM company also said it added approximately 600 new customers during the second quarter.
The U.S. company is chipping away at Oracle, IBM and SAP.
The world's largest gold mining company has signed up for a multimillion-dollar two-year Oracle Managed Services contract.
Recently named U.S. partner of the year by the giant software developer, the company is also aligned with EMC, Google, IBM, Oracle, Salesforce and TIBCO.
Oracle has a multi-front war going and a few technology shifts to navigate. It will take a few years to determine how the company ultimately fares.
Oracle touted its cloud strategy as well as its hardware products, but the sales miss won't do much to allay concerns that the company is having trouble battling companies like Workday and Salesforce as well as open source databases.
Social career development and recruitment site Glassdoor, a midsize company with about 170 employees, has used the cloud CRM app for four years. Here's how it makes the most of the Salesforce application ecosystem.
The company, which provides third party support for Oracle and SAP applications, saw revenue and bookings surge in the first quarter.
This is now truly the final post for the 2013 CRM Watchlist. It consumed 4 months of my life and thus, if you read my stuff, 4 months of yours. But it ends on a really good note. Today we look at the smaller impact players, two who affect particular markets. That would be Solvis Consulting and The Pedowitz Group. I'll make you read it to find out which markets they impact. Have fun and see you around.
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