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The first of week of May marked a flurry of news by up-and-coming cloud enterprise applications vendors. During salesforce.com’s Cloudforce event in Chicago, Kenandy, Inc. announced release 2.0 of Kenandy Social ERP, the first cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) system built entirely on Force.com, salesforce.com's social enterprise cloud computing platform. The new release adds

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Mid-market ERP Vendors Leveraging (and Occasionally Outdoing) Microsoft’s “Plumbing” - Part 2


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Silverpop Buy Affirms IBM’s Commitment to Marketing


IBM recently announced its intent to acquire Silverpop, Atlanta-based provider of cloud marketing automation software. The giant software vendor values Silverpop's ability to enable personalized interactions with prospective corporate clients and consumers.

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Tracx Releases Social Leads


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Non-Foods Marketing Selects VAI’s Mobile ERP


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