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News: May 2013

Industry and product news on CRM, Business Intelligence, ERP, supply chain management, and other enterprise applications. - Archive for May 2013

IBM Aims Big Data Analytics at HR Function

IBM rolls out new Smarter Workforce analytics services to help HR execs boost productivity and retain talent.

Salesforce Guns for Corporate Intranets with Company Communities

With its new social- and mobile-enabled offering, Salesforce hopes businesses will say good-bye to their stale corporate internets.

Pronto Furthers BI for Everyone Mission with Xi 710

Improved mobile support, Office integration and “hundreds of improvements” help put business intelligence into practically every …

Big Data App Startup WibiData Raises Millions

Big Data application development company aims to usher in the next generation of big scale enterprise software.

Splunk, Hortonworks Team for Big Data BI

Splunk and Hortonworks seek to help businesses more readily put their Big Data stores to productive use. In addition, Hortonworks introduced …

IBM Watson Brings Big Data Smarts to Customer Service

Watson is venturing beyond trivial pursuits. IBM's Big Data analytics powerhouse now powers a cloud-based customer service solution.

Alteryx Raises $12M to 'Humanize' Big Data

Hot on the heels of its Alteryx Strategic Analytics Platform 8.5 release, the Big Data analytics company raises additional funds to make Big …

G2 Crowd Shakes up Enterprise Software Buying with Peer Reviews

A startup called G2 Crowd wants to help enterprises streamline and improve their software buying processes by offering a service based on …

Jive Delivers Social Inbox with StreamOnce

Jive's social collaboration platform gains a new unified inbox, thanks to a social startup's newly-acquired technology.

SAP Fiori: Consumerization of Enterprise Software Comes to ERP

iPads welcome. SAP's ERP slate gets new modern, user- and mobile-friendly apps to help keep workers productive.

IBM Consolidates Analytics Apps with Blue Insight

IBM is now using its own software to help build a smarter enterprise

Twitter Buys Big Data Analytics Startup Lucky Sort

Another Big Data startup gets swept up by an industry bigwig. This time social media giant Twitter comes calling.

Crafter Open Source CMS Goes Solo

New standalone organization created to support the open source Crafter content management system.

Oracle Intros In-Memory JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Apps

In pursuit of the real-time enterprise, Oracle gives JD Edwards project management and sales apps the in-memory treatment.

SAP Unveils HANA Enterprise Cloud

Blistering in-memory app performance meets cloud delivery in SAP's latest offering for enterprises, HANA Enterprise Cloud.

SalesFUSION 8 Blurs CRM and Marketing Automation

Business software firm extends popular CRM platforms by deeply integrating sales and marketing workflows and capabilities.

Citrix Adds IM, Video Chat to Podio Collaboration Suite

Podio users will be able to initiate chats and hold video calls with their colleagues, as Citrix expands its collaboration platform.

Salesforce Communities Shakes up Customer Service

Salesforce is signaling the end of old-school customer forums with a social offering that pulls customer interactions directly into Chatter.

Cloudera Accelerates Big Data with Impala GA

Hadoop isn't just for batch processing of Big Data queries anymore. Cloudera introduces an open source project that enables real-time …

Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning Help Skytree Land $18M

UPS and Sun's former CEO bet that a machine learning software company can open new, business-friendly frontiers in Big Data analytics.