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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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

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...
A Semi-open Source Vendor Discusses Market Trends
A response to trends in the open source software market comes this time from relative newcomer provider xTuple. This vendor’s footprint isn’t entirely in the

force.com  platform (e.g., Salesforce.com ''s Force.com or the new Microsoft stuff along similar lines), but a real leapfrog of the current ERP status quo. [Editor''s note: the vendor states that lots of these initiatives were done in the 3.0 release. ] Further, and on a somewhat negative note, in addition to a still-fledgling install base, brand recognition, and global presence, xTuple ERP—a relatively young product—has a number of functional gaps when compared to its much older ERP peers. For one, MPS Read More...
To SaaS or Not, Is That a Question? - SaaSy Discussions (Part IIb)
The first part (Part II) of this blog series described the opportunities for software as a service (SaaS) or on-demand applications, especially in the current

force.com  SaaSGrid from Apprenda , Force.com from Salesforce.com , Google App Engine , Bungee Connect , Facebook''s Platform , Apple ''s iPhone Platform , pieces of Microsoft ’s still upcoming Azure Cloud Platform , and so on. In the case of Salesforce.com, there are three main ways that ISVs can partner with the vendor as a platform: build, market, or sell . Force.com is designed for those that want to build applications (without bothering with porting, integration, security, hosting, infrastructure, etc.), while 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 applicationsIndustry tags: BI/business analytics

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...
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...
Waking Up to a “New Day” at Infor
Moving away from the relentless acquisitions of the past, Infor is waking up to a brand new day, marked by innovative product development that will change the

force.com  new Inforce applications. These Force.com -based solutions by Infor bring the power of the back office to the front office, and throughout the social enterprise—to help customers collaborate and drive growth. In addition, salesforce.com made a multi-million dollar investment in Infor as part of the agreement (and Infor’s endorsement of Force.com). The three new Infor-salesforce apps, dubbed Inforce apps, have a strong focus on collaboration. The first one, Inforce Everywhere , brings ERP data into Read More...
Is Kenandy Turning into a Manufacturing Workday?
In anticipation of the upcoming Dreamforce 2013 mega conference by salesforce.com, we recently had an intro briefing with Kenandy’s top brass. The new company’s

force.com  at the Core The Force.com platform (part of the overall Salesforce platform, see Figure 3) is the “secret sauce”, as Kenandy doesn’t have to reinvent the wheel regarding security and other automatic facilities such as global search, adding fields, workflow framework for any transaction, drill-down/drill-around, Salesforce Chatter , mobility, etc. Kenandy users can work on iPad/iPhone, Android, and Blackberry platforms. The aforementioned social networking tool Chatter provides shared access that is Read More...
Progress Exchange 2013 Part One: What''s the Current State of Progress?
By P.J. Jakovljevic (see bio) and Bob Eastman (see bio)As it has been excruciatingly painful for die-hard Boston Red Sox fans to watch their moribund

force.com  the Salesforce Platform ( Force.com and Heroku ), Zoho , and Google AppEngine have made the veteran platform even less attractive. However, while Progress’ offloading of assets may have some scratching their heads, there was likely a method to their madness—while Sonic, Actional, Savvion, etc. were decent enterprise class IT tools with large enterprise deals, they demanded a direct sales force at Progress and/or large consulting partners, which clashed with the company’s traditional OpenEdge sale Read More...
Infor''s Inforce Opportunity
Infor and salesforce.com have joined

force.com  Inforce Opportunity Infor and salesforce.com have joined forces to offer several brand new collaborative applications. The first joint product offered by Infor and salesforce.com, Inforce, connects Infor ERP with Salesforce CRM and adds new functionality to Salesforce that enables the sharing of information and business processes between Infor ERP and Salesforce CRM. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reviews the SMB CRM solution and outlines what the product has to offer and how it compares to Read More...

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