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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 for 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 are 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

Vana Workforce Launches Vana HCM Release Update 9


Today, Vana Workforce introduced Vana HCM Release Update 9, developed on the Force.com platform. Available stand-alone or through integration with salesforce.com, Version 9 includes new human resources and talent management features delivered in the cloud and accessible via mobile devices. Key features include new Candidate Search, Offer Builder, and Onboarding modules, which can be

force.com  , developed on the Force.com platform. Available stand-alone or through integration with salesforce.com, Version 9 includes new human resources and talent management features delivered in the cloud and accessible via mobile devices. Key features include new Candidate Search, Offer Builder, and Onboarding modules, which can be used by organizations to manage the recruitment lifecycle—from sourcing and recruiting, through hiring, to onboarding new workers into the organization. In addition, Vana HCM 9 o 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, look Read More

SAP to Acquire Ariba, Expand Cloud Presence - First Impressions


SAP and Ariba apparently have good poker faces, since during their recent user events, AribaLIVE 2012 and SAPPHIRE NOW 2012, there was no inkling of this development. At first glance, this is a good fit, as a plethora of large SAP customers use both Ariba Network and Ariba’s procurement, sourcing, contract management, e-invoicing, etc. software (in fact, in the early 2000s, the name Ariba was

force.com  partners and for the Force.com -based Ariba Contracts offering, but SAP would be smart not to kill the possibly golden goose. Time will also tell how SAP''s relationships with IBM and Capgemini will unfold in light of these consulting companies'' acquisitions of Emptoris and IBX respectively. Look for more articles on this merger by me as I fully gather my thoughts after having attended both AribaLIVE 2012 and SAPPHIRE NOW 2012. Until then, your comments and thoughts are customarily welcome. See also : Read More

Do You Want Your Apps to Talk Back to You (as a Chatterbox)? - Part 1


Let me start this blog series with one disclaimer: I am not an early adopter and I do not easily fall for any vendor’s slick marketing. At a recent large user conference, a vendor’s staffer asked me why I wasn’t already using an iPad tablet computer. That question cracked me up, since I still use an Apple’s discontinued iBook notebook (besides the fact that I might only

force.com  Sites ), IdeaForce , or Force.com  at the time (and who knows what other force  has come out of the Saleforce.com’s tireless marketing department)? Mission (Accomplished): Cloud Computing Driver, Catalyst and Evangelist Lately, however, the self-promoting  software as a service (SaaS)  and public  cloud computing  leader with the slick marketing has finally managed to convince me of its substance and product delivery as well. In hindsight, the company’s decade of existence begins to make per Read More

Reinventing the Business Workspace


A new, connected way of working is breaking down the old, functional silos of activity that kept workers isolated in their desktop cubicles. Rippling across the modern, web-enabled workplace, it links people wherever they work and collaborate—in workplaces, virtual spaces, meeting rooms, and mobile devices. Learn how on-demand applications can combine to create productive, adaptable information sharing and workflow.

force.com  ethos of the underlying Force.com platform allows partners and enterprises to add customized business functionality into the Salesforce for Google Apps workspace. With this capability, you can link information and workflow to other on-demand applications or develop your own custom applications. Avoiding the custom development dead-ends of conventional software, Force.com stores customization as changeable metadata rather than rewriting the underlying program code. In the on-demand model, these customized Read More

Cornerstone OnDemand—SaaS Products, But Well Grounded


In this post, TEC research analyst Raluca Druta highlights talent management specialist Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD). Get a close-up look at the CSOD’s SaaS offerings and some of the benefits customers can expect from the customer-focused vendor.

force.com  was built native on force.com and is probably the only force.com sales-enablement product—delivering training to sales organizations directly through salesforce.com. The company will continue to invest in this product and based on its success consider inserting CSOD into other platforms. Read More

Inside Look at the Success of Cloud Field Service Provider ServiceMax-Part 1


TEC’s recent article on IFS’ recent success in the field service management (FSM) market by no means implies that other FSM players are not prospering. Indeed, one of those players is ServiceMax, which is garnering quite a bit of attention in the field service market, and more than doubles its revenues, receivables, pipeline production, and bookings each year. It also provides one of the most

force.com  service module on the Force.com platform. When the project was completed early and under budget, the Maxplore team knew they were onto something. They proceeded to build a fully functioning field service application (from contract entitlements to scheduling and workforce optimization, to inventory and parts logistics, and real-time customer and partner portal access) and listed it on the AppExchange in 2007. Later that year, they entered the solution in the “AppExchange Challenge” at the Dreamforce 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

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of May 7th, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONS AND GO-LIVESLos Angeles County selects SAS to provide analytics services and applications Industry tags: BI/business analytics "Los Angeles County will use SAS predictive analytics and data mining solutions as well as SAS BI solutions to fight organized fraud within the Department of Public and Social Services. Uncovering more than 200 probable fraud cases = BI and business

force.com  and accounting solution on Force.com Industry tags: ERP, discrete manufacturing Also at Cloudforce Chicago, Rootstock Software and FinancialForce.com (a joint venture between UNIT4 and salesforce.com) announced a partnership to deliver a comprehensive manufacturing and accounting solution on Force.com. While this alliance can be seen as a direct response to Kenandy''s emergence, it might even have more ramifications for NetSuite, whose SuiteWorld 2012 conference is just a week or so away. Namely, Read More

CRM and BPM: “We Goes Together Like Peas and Carrots”


In 2009, I attended two Gartner Summit events: the Gartner Business Process Management (BPM) Summit in March in San Diego; and Gartner Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Summit in September in Scottsdale. I not only saw a number of same vendors at both events, but both events also had many similar themes, such as customer service, workflow automation, business processes

force.com  be embedded within the Force.com cloud platform, given its collaborative social CRM, workflow/BPM, content management, and search features ? With the just-released Force.com Visual Process Manager , customers can visually design complex business processes with an intuitive, visual design tool, and instantly run it in the cloud. Along similar lines of Chatter (and perhaps even more) is the on-premise Exact Synergy collaborative platform . Where to Start Using BPM for CRM? As pointed out at the beginning, Read More

Getting an Update from BigMachines at Dreamforce 2010


Many recent TEC articles have talked about quote-to-order (Q2O) or configure, price, quote (CPQ) solutions that facilitate business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) sales, thus helping companies sell more products and services faster. A number of thriving vendors provide on-demand product configurator, pricing and quoting, proposal generator, and B2B

force.com  for XML)  technology. Getting Force.com Religion As seen from the above list of enhancements, most followed the simplification theme for both end-users and administrators. BigMachines admits that the product’s complexity (or at least the perception of it) and its premium brand pricing might be the only remaining competitive hurdles in some selections. Sometimes, the true  multi-tenancy software as a service (SaaS)  discussion can come into picture as well, given that most of BigMachines users have Read More