News: January 2012

Industry and product news on CRM, Business Intelligence, ERP, supply chain management, and other enterprise applications. - Archive for January 2012

Salesforce.com Intros Social-Focused Help Desk App for SMBs

January 31, 2012

Salesforce.com introduces Desk.com to help SMBs deliver customer service via social media and mobile channels.

Pentaho Open Sources Big Data Capabilities with Kettle

January 30, 2012

Transforming application data to work with Hadoop and other Big Data frameworks is about to get easier, thanks to Pentaho’s Kettle 4.3 …

SOS Unwraps Cloud-Based Document Sharing Geared to Enterprise

January 30, 2012

SOS Online Backup says its new platform designed for enterprise-grade security and management can help enterprises keep their employees from …

Canonical Brings Apps to Life on Ubuntu Linux Desktop

January 27, 2012

Linux vendor could change the way users interact with enterprise applications with its Heads Up Display. The intelligent HUD interface will …

IBM Debuts Netezza Analytics Appliance Geared to Retail Industry

January 24, 2012

As part of its Smarter Commerce initiative, IBM has released the Netezza Customer Intelligence Appliance, a SQL-based enterprise data …

Infor Introduces Mobile Platform

January 23, 2012

The Infor10 Motion platform is built on the Infor10 ION framework and thus offers the ability to connect to back-office systems like ERP and …

Enkata Updates Architecture for Big Data

January 20, 2012

The provider of cloud-based customer experience analytics and workforce optimization software is using Hadoop and other emerging …

Arcplan Updates Collaborative Business Intelligence Software

January 19, 2012

Version 2.0 of the Engage solution for collaborative business intelligence is integrated with arcplan Spotlight, a self-service tool that …

Former U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra Keeps Disrupting, at Salesforce.com

January 17, 2012

Vivek Kundra, the first-ever federal CIO, has joined Salesforce.com as its executive vice president of emerging markets. Based on his …

SAP Reports Best Financials in 40-Year History

January 13, 2012

In its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2011, SAP beat analyst expectations for revenue and profit to deliver its best ever …

Birst Wants to Democratize Big Data

January 12, 2012

Partnership with ParAccel brings Big Data within financial reach of smaller companies.

IBM Adds Resources to Social Business Initiative

January 12, 2012

Big Blue introduced a series of workshops and consulting offerings to help clients develop the skills, technical support and industry …

Oracle's Big Data Powered by Cloudera's Hadoop

January 10, 2012

Oracle decides to partner for Hadoop-powered hardware.

Tangerine Software Tool Adds Business Intelligence Capabilities to Sage ERP X3

January 10, 2012

Systems integrator says Nectari supports real-time access from Microsoft Excel to Sage ERP X3 and other data sources.

VC Funds Flowing to Social CRM Companies

January 6, 2012

This time it’s Lithium Technologies that attracted venture capital. It raised $53.4 million in a Series D funding round led by New …

Social CRM Provider Nimble Attracts Big-name Investors for Seed Round

January 5, 2012

Nimble gets $1 million in seed funding from investors including Mark Cuban, Don Dodge, Jason Calacanis and Dharmesh Shah.

Infor Gearing Up for Growth in 2012

January 3, 2012

ERP provider reports 17 percent growth in licenses in 2011. New innovation center positions it for more growth in 2012, says its CEO.