Dennis Howlett

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Dennis Howlett has been providing comment and analysis on enterprise software since 1991 in a variety of European trade and professional journals including CFO Magazine, The Economist and Information Week. Today, apart from being a full time blogger on innovation for professional services organisations, he is a founding member of Enterprise Irregulars and an investor in a European start-up. Prior to, Dennis was technology and tax partner in a British firm of Chartered Accountants for 10 years. Prior to that held various senior finance roles across a broad range of industries.

Dennis Howlett is committed to maintaining the independent and opinionated stance that his writings are well known for and does not enter into contracts that would limit his freedom of expression in any way. However it is important in the interests of full disclosure to inform readers of those relationships so they can form their own judgment. This page therefore lists all Dennis Howlett's current business relationships. Dennis's consulting arrangements occasionally bring him into direct or indirect business relationships with some of the companies about which he writes, and/or their competitors. Where such a relationship exists, it is disclosed at the end of any article that references the company concerned. Dennis owns AccMan, an independently produced blog covering the professional services market, primarily focused on Europe. It is currently sponsored by selected TextLink Ads and named sponsors in the 'Sponsored Content' block. Dennis maintains relationships with a range of end user organizations and in all cases is subject to non-disclosure agreement. He has no current 'paid for' relationships with ITC vendors except as disclosed above although certain vendors comp travel and expenses claims. For the benefit of doubt, T&E reimbursement is a common practice among European-based writers. It is often the only way we can attend important events. Even so, it doesn't impact our analysis of what vendors have to say. If you believe otherwise then feel free to ignore what is written here. Except as mentioned above, Dennis has no other investments in any company. This page last updated 2nd October, 2012.

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Where are the expense management startups and Dirty SaaS?

Where are the expense management startups and Dirty SaaS?

My Irregular chums have been fiercely debating the need and merit of a sensible expense management solution that combines the best of online purchasing with accounting and the ability to re-bill (where appropriate.) It all started when there was a discussion around Concur and Rearden Commerce as two companies acquiring to flesh out their offerings and take strong positions in the market.

August 3, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

MindTouch Deki: Kilen Woods release

MindTouch Deki: Kilen Woods release

Today, MindTouch Deki announces Kilen Woods, its latest and biggest release. In conversation with co-founder Aaron Fulkerson I learned that Deki is rapidly transforming itself from being a smart wiki into what Fulkerson calls the 'connecting tissue' between applications.

July 23, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

Wetpaint goes social

Wetpaint goes social

Wetpaint has added a slew of social networking features to its drop dead easy to use wiki. Amont the new features are:Friends Network: Wetpaint users can now connect with one another through friend invitationsCustom Member Profiles: Each site can have its own custom profile templates for members to share interests and information with the community.

March 9, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

Zoho Marketplace: awesome

Zoho Marketplace: awesome

Awesome is not a word I use often but when I saw Zoho Marketplace, the sound of my jaw hitting the desk was audible in the next street. What better way to get its collection of services working as the hub for other services that might build from Zoho products?

September 30, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

SocialText moves the collaboration goalposts

SocialText moves the collaboration goalposts

 I caught up with Ross Mayfield, president of SocialText today to discuss its new products, SocialText Dashboard and SocialText People. Ross believes that wikis are the foundation for collaboration within the enterprise and that Dashboard and People represent the next iteration in the way people will work.

April 17, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

Trade show horrors

Trade show horrors

The global sales VP of an enterprise software company once told me that 70% of his salesforce are D-graders the company had to constantly winnow. Tip up at a trade conference and you'll see them in abundance.

November 4, 2008 by in Enterprise Software