News: July 2011

Industry and product news on CRM, Business Intelligence, ERP, supply chain management, and other enterprise applications. - Archive for July 2011

Oracle Boosts CRM Portfolio with InQuira Acquisition

July 28, 2011

The acquisition gives Oracle a knowledge-management suite and agent-assisted CRM.

SAP and Google Partner for Geospatial Business Intelligence

July 27, 2011

Location-based business intelligence visualization is the goal of a new SAP collaboration with Google Maps and Earth.

SAP Looks to Partners for Mobility Boost

July 27, 2011

I've been hitting the tablet angle for business intelligence pretty hard, writing about it several times in the past few weeks. But that's …

SAP Sets Sights on Mobile Enterprise Apps

July 26, 2011

SAP's Sybase acquisition is behind the company's push into enterprise mobility apps.

MicroStrategy BI Cloud Platform Connects Facebook with Enterprises

July 25, 2011

The company is offering a new business intelligence cloud service and Facebook Gateway for enterprise customers.

Oracle Releases New Version of User Productivity Kits for IT Project Management

July 25, 2011

New features help organizations to jump-start application development projects and map success with best practices documentation and …

Microsoft's Project Daytona Takes It into the Big Data Space

July 22, 2011

Microsoft announced a set of tools and services built around the Azure platform that will allow researchers to analyze extremely large data …

HUD's CIO Understands Importance of Data

July 21, 2011

In May, I wrote about how data-driven decision making was far from a mainstream practice despite its obvious benefits. A growing …

Microsoft Research Debuts 'Daytona' Azure Analytics Tools

July 19, 2011

The company's research wing readies tools to help scientists process large data sets using Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform.

California ISO Leverages Location-based Solution for Power Grid Management

July 19, 2011

California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO), which manages about 85 percent of California's power load, has incorporated …

Oracle Enhances Business Intelligence with Environmental Accounting and Reporting

July 18, 2011

New Oracle ERP modules track greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental data against corporate reduction targets using existing …

Avaya Integrates Social Media with Sales and Customer Support

July 18, 2011

Avaya's new social monitoring product can help businesses incorporate social media into contact centers to improve customer experience.

OpenText Continues Push in BPM Market with Global 360 Acquisition

July 15, 2011

Global 360 Acquisition helps OpenText continue its quest to combine content management and BPM projects.

Omniture Co-Founder Launches New Business Intelligence Venture

July 14, 2011

New software-as-a-service (SaaS) business intelligence venture launches with $43 million in funding.

Microsoft Plans New CRM, ERP Releases

July 13, 2011

Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference this week included some ERP and CRM product announcements.

SAS Analytics Helps Organizations Search and Manage Big Data

July 13, 2011

New business software from SAS helps analyze big data to reveal insights and improve decision-making.

Oracle Ratchets Up Cloud CRM Battle with CRM On Demand

July 12, 2011

Oracle CRM On Demand 19 offers new native mobile apps for Apple and RIM and new Microsoft Outlook integration.

MicroStrategy Unveils Tool for Mobile Business Intelligence Apps

July 11, 2011

The new Transaction Services feature lets companies create mobile business intelligence applications.

CRM Biggest Market for Software as a Service (SaaS)

July 11, 2011

Gartner expects SaaS to represent nearly 32 percent of the CRM market's total software revenue in 2011.

Amazon Bets Big on Big Data Startup

July 8, 2011

Amazon led the latest round of funding for analytic database vendor ParAccel.