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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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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  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

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
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

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

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
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

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

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 Read More
Talking to an Unrelenting Cloud Enthusiast - Part 1
During my several years of attending events organized by the cloud computing evangelist salesforce.com, such as Dreamforce and Cloudforce, Xactly Corporation

force.com  was built on salesforce.com’s Force.com   platform as a service (PaaS) .  Already, it has over 200 small to emerging businesses using the offering.  This product was designed from the ground up with SMBs in mind – so it is extremely easy and intuitive to use – even for customers with little or no experience managing compensation. In addition, Xactly Express can be up and running in a matter of hours to days, with no costly hardware or implementation requirements. Xactly has customers with as few 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

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
Conference Note: 2014 HR Technology Conference Takes On HCM Big Data
This year’s HR Technology Conference was all about leveraging big data for improving HR practices, such as talent acquisition and employee retention. TEC HCM

force.com  solution developed on the Force.com platform to Salesforce.com customers seeking an HCM product. As a large portion of Lumesse’s clients come from Europe, this partnership will create a great opportunity for Lumesse to penetrate the North American market. Kronos —will be hosting its annual user conference within a few weeks and therefore was reserved about sharing the most interesting news at HR Tech. However, some interesting details about the SMB solution Workforce Ready were presented (i.e., 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

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
To ERP or Not to ERP, that Is the C-level Question
Whether your organization is looking to take the leap into an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for the first time or seeking to add to the current ERP

force.com  solution framework for you. Force.com (by Salesforce) is one provider taking a lead with this approach. On the Force.com platform, a company can subscribe to the financials component, and then choose to go with the Glovia OM or the Rootstock manufacturing component based on the company’s needs. The Challenges of “Not ERP”ing Though component-based ERP solutions have many benefits to offer companies, “to ERP” with a component ERP system does have its challenges when compared to a Read More
When ERP and CRM Connect in the Cloud
In early 2011 Plex Systems announced that it has integrated its software-as-a-service (SaaS) enterprise resource planning (ERP) product with salesforce.com’s

force.com  Plex developing on the Force.com platform, is it? PF: That''s correct. We are not doing any work on Force.com, which is why salesforce.com didn''t participate in the announcement. This wasn''t a strategic partnership announcement, just a technical integration. TEC: Is the Salesforce Chatter collaboration cloud offering involved here in any way? PF: No, not at this time. TEC: Is this a move by both Plex and salesforce.com to counteract the success of integrated cloud ERP and CRM offerings from, say, NetSuite Read More
Agresso Bucks the Slump (and Fights the “ERP Madness”) - Part 1
Sadly, it is not difficult for so many of us to concede that, except for maybe the historic elections in the US and the successful Olympic Games in Beijing

force.com  build entirely on Salesforce.com’s Force.com platform, CODA2go ,  seems to be progressing well . This strategic endeavor promises a win/win situation for both Salesforce.com and Agresso. Namely, Salesforce.com needs major applications on the Force.com platform to validate and endorse its lofty platform as a service (PaaS) strategy. Having a renowned financials/accounting provider like CODA in its ecosystem helps Salesforce.com compete with traditional on-premise tier-one providers like SAP, Oracle, Read More
Salesforce.com Wants to Help You Transition to a Customer Company
Coincidentally or not, my industry analyst career started at about the same time that salesforce.com was founded, back in 1999. And boy, has the vocal cloud

force.com  for customer/consumer-facing apps and Force.com for employee-oriented apps. Customer Company Offering After nearly 15 years of existence and 25 or so acquisitions, salesforce.com has garnered an impressive product portfolio (Figure 1). The vendor recently launched the next generation of its enterprise social network with social and mobile customer relationship management (CRM) in mind. With the latest iteration of Chatter, salesforce.com is offering new features that let companies access, create, and act 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

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

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