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Rootstock Software Steps Out on Force.com


One of my recent blog posts talked about the emergence of a few natively cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions that leverage salesforce.com’s Force.com platform. But looks might be somewhat deceiving here—while the products might be brand new and hosted on the latest cloud architectures, their owners and founders have been around the ERP block a few times before. Take

force.com  Software Steps Out on Force.com One of my recent blog posts talked about the emergence of a few natively cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions that leverage salesforce.com ’s Force.com platform. But looks might be somewhat deceiving here—while the products might be brand new and hosted on the latest cloud architectures, their owners and founders have been around the ERP block a few times before. Take Rootstock Software ’s co-founders Patrick “Pat” Garrehy and Chuck Olinger Read More

In Conversation with Rootstock Management


TEC’s recent article Rootstock Software Steps Out on Force.com outlined the genesis of Rootstock Software and its cloud-based ERP offering. Rootstock Software and FinancialForce.com (a joint venture between UNIT4 and salesforce.com) announced a partnership earlier in the year to deliver a comprehensive manufacturing and accounting solution on Force.com. Rootstock is vying for its ERP solution to

force.com  Software Steps Out on Force.com outlined the genesis of Rootstock Software and its cloud-based ERP offering. Rootstock Software and FinancialForce.com (a joint venture between UNIT4 and salesforce.com) announced a partnership earlier in the year to deliver a comprehensive manufacturing and accounting solution on Force.com. Rootstock is vying for its ERP solution to become the standard for manufacturing ERP solutions in the cloud, as discussed in the aforementioned recent blogpost all about Rootstock, Read More

Two Force.com Apps Joining Forces at Dreamforce 2010


One of the major takeaway messages from salesforce.com’s recent Dreamforce 2010 conference was the company’s diversification within the platform-as-a-service (PaaS) space. Namely, during their keynote presentations, the company’s executives admitted publicly to the Force.com platform’s proprietary nature (i.e., the non-mainstream Apex language), which made them decide

force.com  Force.com Apps Joining Forces at Dreamforce 2010 One of the major takeaway messages from salesforce.com ’s recent Dreamforce 2010 conference was the company’s diversification within the  platform-as-a-service (PaaS)  space. Namely, during their keynote presentations, the company’s executives admitted publicly to the Force.com platform’s proprietary nature (i.e., the non-mainstream Apex language), which made them decide recently to decouple the application development layer from  the database Read More

Assessing FinancialForce.com’s Early Years


FinancialForce.com, the offspring of an established best-of-breed provider of accounting and project-based applications and a cloud computing pioneer, aims to help companies align finance, sales, and service for profitable growth through its accounting, billing, and professional services automation (PSA) applications. Tom Brennan, FinancialForce.com’s vice president of product marketing, discusses the company’s successes.

force.com  system) on top of Force.com , the famed cloud computing platform by salesforce.com. FinancialForce.com’s applications include accounting, billing, and professional services automation (PSA), with the goal to help companies align finance, sales, and service in a way that enables profitable growth. Social Accounting The Salesforce CRM (a.k.a. Sales Cloud ) offering is about growing the top line, while FinancialForce.com focuses on the bottom line. By combining those systems and aligning those business Read More

Rootstock Software


Rootstock Software® provides powerful manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain solutions built on the Force.com cloud computing platform. The Rootstock solution enables real-time management of manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain operations from front to back, anytime and anywhere. The company's cloud-based apps integrate out-of-the-box with native sales and accounting apps by salesforce.com and FinancialForce.com. Rootstock offers a reliable way to plan and execute required activities, deliver essential information to all parts of the organization, and improve timely and informed business decision-making.

force.com  solutions built on the Force.com cloud computing platform. The Rootstock solution enables real-time management of manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain operations from front to back, anytime and anywhere. The company''s cloud-based apps integrate out-of-the-box with native sales and accounting apps by salesforce.com and FinancialForce.com. Rootstock offers a reliable way to plan and execute required activities, deliver essential information to all parts of the organization, and improve timely and Read More

Cloud ERP Wars Intensifying in Full Force(.com)


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

force.com  system built entirely on Force.com , salesforce.com''s social enterprise cloud computing platform. The new release adds financials and order management to Kenandy''s manufacturing management core, specifically for product companies. The first time I heard about Kenandy was at Dreamforce 2011 last summer, when the company presented its initial release on the expo floor. Sandra (Sandy) Kurtzig, who as CEO of ASK Computer Systems first pioneered the enterprise software market with famous MANMAN manufacturing Read More

A SaaS Start-up Cautionary Tale: The Makana Experience (Or: How You Can Create a Great Product and Still Hit the Wall)


Great products and a growing customer base are not enough to succeed in the SaaS ICM marketplace. Find out why Makana, a startup SaaS vendor, found it difficult to reach profitability.

force.com  catalog. Built on the Force.com platform, Makana Motivator is still available for demonstration and deployment . In March 2008, Makana announced via press release the availability of “new capabilities that enable subscribers to even more easily model incentive costs without the time-consuming and cost-prohibitive implementation of a compensation administration system.”   Product Challenges In addition to the challenge of low brand recognition and the fledgling install base that comes with a start-up Read More

Accounting Seed


Accounting Seed Financial Suite is an accounting and ERP application that is native to the force.com platform and fully integrated into Salesforce CRM. The application was designed by a team of certified public accountants, Force.com developers, and business process consultants. Accounting Seed Financial Suite is a horizontal offering providing all industries with a back-office accounting suite that includes project accounting, ERP, and robust financial reporting.  

force.com  is native to the force.com platform and fully integrated into Salesforce CRM. The application was designed by a team of certified public accountants, Force.com developers, and business process consultants. Accounting Seed Financial Suite is a horizontal offering providing all industries with a back-office accounting suite that includes project accounting, ERP, and robust financial reporting. Read More

Consona’s CEO Clearing the Air (about Compiere) - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series talked about Consona Corporation’s recent acquisition of leading open source and cloud computing enterprise resource planning (ERP) provider Compiere. After reading a slew of speculative blog posts (including the one from TEC’s free and open source [FOSS] buff and advocate Josh Chalifour), I had an incisive briefing with Consona’s CEO Jeff Tognoni, to

force.com  (e.g., Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, Force.com , etc.). Moreover, Compiere features a functional and device-independent Web browser- and  Ajax -based  user interface (UI)  that leverages the versatile  Google Web Toolkit (GWT)  without the need to hard-code every window. Perhaps most important is the fact that Compiere might have the most modern architecture of any ERP product, as its on-demand offering is a brand new product (incepted only about 18 to 24 months ago). The product was built from the ground Read More

AribaLIVE 2012: What Was Jolly Good (and What Could Improve) - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series analyzed the positive impressions from my attendance of the AribaLIVE 2012 user event. Still, while it might appear that Ariba is firing on all cylinders, as is typically the case, Ariba is not all things to all people and no company is without issues. Thus this post will discuss some challenges and related rooms for improvement. To date, Ariba has been

force.com  For its part, the Force.com -based contract management solution, Ariba Contracts on Force.com , is admittedly experiencing slower traction than expected. The reason is that it is not a low-touch solution, i.e., it requires some services and channel drive after all. Salesforce CRM is really tailored for simplicity and flexibility, whereas automated payments and user connectivity must be rigid by default. The trick is again in finding a good balance between providing enough customization work for a Read More

S-Drive Storage for Salesforce Security Whitepaper


S-Drive has been built on Salesforce.com as a managed application and is delivered exclusively via the AppExchange marketplace. It is a native AppExchange application, meaning that it is built to run in the cloud with multi-tenancy and scalability in mind. S-Drive uses Amazon Simple Storage Service as its file storage platform, whereas the Salesforce.com is used as the application platform as well as the file information database. Besides Salesforce.com and Amazon Web Services, SDrive does not use any other servers or infrastructure that may introduce security vulnerabilities.

force.com  has been built on Salesforce.com as a managed application and is delivered exclusively via the AppExchange marketplace. It is a native AppExchange application, meaning that it is built to run in the cloud with multi-tenancy and scalability in mind. S-Drive uses Amazon Simple Storage Service as its file storage platform, whereas the Salesforce.com is used as the application platform as well as the file information database. Besides Salesforce.com and Amazon Web Services, SDrive does not use any other Read More

Deltek and Maconomy: Gearing Up for the Global Service Economy?


Both the “old” Deltek (pre-2005) and “new” Deltek (from 2005 on) have not been strangers to acquisitions, but these were largely well thought-out and appetizing (“nip in”) purchases of smaller companies that had either an attractive piece of technology or install base (or both). However, in early June 2010, immediately after its Insight 2010 user conference, Deltek

force.com  built natively on the  Force.com  cloud platform and called PS Enterprise . Since its launch in 2009, PS Enterprise has garnered over 10,000 professional service employees as subscribing users. The product  features Salesforce Chatter and Google Apps extensions for real-time collaboration and the service company’s ability to follow its people, customers, projects, and relevant transactions . Another  case in point would be OpenAir , a NetSuite company, with nearly 1,500 corporate customers. Read More

Meet the New (Revolutionized) Progress Software


According to TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic, some solid, growing, and profitable software companies never get the respect they deserve. Progress Software is one such company. Its OpenEdge platform is now fully enabled for business process management and for the cloud, and it has a winning team of acquisitions. Has Progress finally found the right balance of revenue streams and diversification to be more than the sum of its parts?

force.com  an apparent challenge to Force.com and Heroku and their exuberant proponents at salesforce.com. Indeed, I cannot imagine a vendor that wants to develop, say, a slaughterhouse and meat-packing solution in emerging markets opting for Force.com or Heroku. But to be fair, I cannot really imagine companies developing Facebook- or Twitter-like social applications or interactive e-commerce Web stores using OpenEdge either. Progress Beyond OpenEdge To provide some historical context, for the last 15 years or so Read More

Breathing Open Air at NetSuite


It has been almost two years since NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N) went public and my analysis of that blockbuster initial public offering (IPO) event. Needless to say, much has happened at the bullish software company since.   NetSuite positions itself as “a leading vendor of on-demand (or cloud computing) integrated business management software suites for midsized

force.com  platform and  Salesforce.com’s equivalent Force.com platform  (as well as between NetSuite’s  SuiteApp marketplace  and Salesforce.com’s  AppExchange directory ), there are some different approaches too. For one, although named  SuiteScript , NetSuite’s multi-tenant development language  is basically  JavaScript  versus  Salesforce.com’s proprietary Apex code. In addition, while Salesforce.com is still largely betting on the  law of large numbers  (LLN)  and free-for-all (survival Read More