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Review: QlikView 11 Connects Comparative Analysis With Social Business Intelligence

User-driven business intelligence goes social in QlikView 11.

Salesforce Launches Enterprise Social Marketing Cloud Suite

Radian6 extends the social enterprise to marketing with monitoring, insights and engagement.

HP Combines Autonomy and Vertica for Big Data

New solution pairs the spoils from HP’s Autonomy and Vertica acquisitions to analyze and process Big Data.

Will IBM Watson Transform Analytics?

New tech trends report looks at how technologies like Apache Hadoop and IBM Watson will change the business intelligence and analytics software market.

TenDigits Puts Microsoft Dynamics CRM on Android Smartphones and Tablets

TenDigits Software continues to extend Microsoft CRM beyond Windows-based mobile devices.

TIBCO Adds Social Collaboration to Spotfire 4.0 Business Intelligence Platform

New release also offers contextual collaboration and integration with Microsoft SharePoint.

SAP Business One ERP Update Extends CRM for Small Businesses

Version 8.82 of the SAP Business One application offers a number of new features requested by small businesses.

IBM Brings Big Data Analytics to the Cloud, iPad

IBM rolls out big data analytics, location mapping for predictive analytics and healthcare analytics software based on Watson technology.

NetSuite Updates OneWorld Cloud ERP

NetSuite OneWorld 2011 boasts new CRM and analytics features.

SAP, Salesforce Invest in Box Cloud Collaboration Service

Box closes on an $81 million funding round for what the company claims is 'one of the fastest-growing enterprise applications of all time.'

QlikTech Makes Business Intelligence Social, Mobile

QlikView 11's annotation, collaboration and comparative analysis features enhances the business discovery process for business intelligence users.

CRM Review: TenDigits Makes Microsoft Dynamics CRM Mobile

TenDigits gives mobile salespeople access to Microsoft Dynamics CRM in the field.

Oracle Adds Call Center, Marketing to CRM as Salesforce Rivalry Heats Up

Oracle's latest cloud CRM release comes amid controversy with rival Salesforce.com.

MicroStrategy Offers Free SaaS-Based Business Intelligence Service

Launched in public beta, MicroStrategy Cloud Personal lets users tap into analytical insight.

SAP Lets Partners Share Custom Business Intelligence Apps

A new PartnerEdge program encourages SAP channel partners to build and sell custom-built analytics applications based on SAP's BusinessObjects technology portfolio.

Vision Critical Unveils Customer Experience Management Platform

New Customer Experience Management (CEM) platform automates the secure collection and integration of all data collected throughout an organization – including social media.

SAP Acquires Crossgate for Business Social Networking

Crossgate's technology lets companies integrate and network with trading partners, clients and suppliers.

Big Money for Big Data and Mobile Business Intelligence

There's no shortage of venture funds for big data, predictive analytics and mobile business intelligence.

OpenERP Review: The Online CRM Module

A look at the hosted online version of OpenERP's CRM software.

SAP to Acquire Right Hemisphere for 3-D Visualization Software

By acquiring 3-D visualization software maker Right Hemisphere, SAP will enable comprehensive visual communication for all SAP customers.

Salesforce.com Invests in ERP, Supply Chain

Kenandy and Infor investments show that Salesforce is keenly aware of back-office software opportunities.

Review: Panorama Necto Socially-Enabled Business Intelligence

Necto combines the consumer model of social media with enterprise business intelligence in the new version of the Necto BI suite.

Workday 14 Offers Embedded Intelligence for Business Processes

The latest version of Workday's enterprise solution for HR and financial management includes more than 140 new features.

Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce.com Dominate Sales Force Automation: Gartner

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online and Zoho make the Gartner Magic Quadrant for sales force automation for the first time.

Microsoft to Release Hadoop Connectors for SQL Server, Parallel Data Warehouse

New Hadoop connectors will provide interoperability between SQL Server, PDW and Hadoop environments.

SAP Expands Business ByDesign ERP with New Feature Pack

The second release this year of the SAP Business ByDesign ERP suite follows recommendations from SAP customers and partners.

Business Intelligence Vendors Put BI in the Hands of Apple iPad Users

New mobile versions of popular business intelligence apps are now available to Apple iPad users.

Few Companies Have Social CRM Strategy: Gartner

Social CRM efforts at companies tend to be fragmented, according to Gartner, which lists the top vendors in its Social CRM Magic Quadrant.

Oracle Builds Data Warehousing and Analytics for Financial Services

Oracle says its Financial Services Data Warehouse was engineered for the needs of financial firms.

Oracle Boosts CRM Portfolio with InQuira Acquisition

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

SAP Sets Sights on Mobile Enterprise Apps

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

MicroStrategy BI Cloud Platform Connects Facebook with Enterprises

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

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

Oracle Enhances Business Intelligence with Environmental Accounting and Reporting

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

Avaya Integrates Social Media with Sales and Customer Support

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

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

Omniture Co-Founder Launches New Business Intelligence Venture

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

SAS Analytics Helps Organizations Search and Manage Big Data

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

MicroStrategy Unveils Tool for Mobile Business Intelligence Apps

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

CRM Biggest Market for Software as a Service (SaaS)

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

Sybase IQ Boosts Business Analytics with MPP Technology

Twitter Acquires Social Media Analytics Company

Twitter gets an analytics boost with the acquisition of BackType.

SAP Aims ERP at Small Businesses

SAP focuses on smaller companies with latest Business One starter packages and hosted subscriptions.

CA Integrates Project Management with Salesforce Chatter

CA's new Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) solution combines project management with collaboration.

Business Intelligence Market Led by SAP, IBM and Oracle

MicroStrategy, Panorama Software and QlikTech were other winners in a strong 2010 for business intelligence sales, according to IDC.

Actuate Adds Hadoop to Open Source Business Intelligence

Application developers can now use BIRT 3.7 from the Eclipse Foundation to access Hadoop using Hive Query Language (HQL).

Colleges Aren't Training Enough Students for Business Intelligence Jobs

As big data skyrockets, universities struggle to prepare students in business intelligence.

Review: Nimble Social CRM and Contact Management

Nimble's hosted contact management solution provides small businesses with a single massive inbox to easily manage and monitor client communications and social streams.

IBM Expands Social Networking and Big Data Analytics Portfolio

IBM expands its social networking platform and also announces a new Netezza appliance for big data analytics.

Oracle Acquires FatWire for Web Experience Management

The acquisition will combine web experience management (WEM) with CRM and ecommerce.

SAP Releases HANA In-Memory Analytics, Refreshes Business One ERP

SAP releases its in-memory analytics appliance software and overhauls its ERP system for small businesses.

HP Vertica 5.0 Accelerates Big Data Analytics

The latest version of the HP Vertica Analytics Platform improves real-time performance for demanding business intelligence and analytic workloads.

Pronto Combines ERP and Business Intelligence

Pronto-Xi Dimensions combines enterprise resource planning (ERP) transactions and IBM Cognos business intelligence in a unified solution.

Oracle Exadata Certified for SAP Applications

The Oracle Exadata Database Machine is now optimized for rival SAP customers.

SAS Fraud Management Boosts Detection and Prevention

The latest SAS Fraud Management version provides faster and more accurate enterprise fraud detection.

CIOs Invest in Business Analytics to Tackle Big Data: IBM Study

A new IBM study finds that midmarket CIOs are investing in business analytics to address big data challenges.

NetSuite Adds Demand Planning Features to ERP

Using real-time data, companies can align sales forecasts with inventory replenishment plans.

Oracle Targets Global Markets with Latest Oracle Insurance Release

Oracle Insurance Insbridge Rating and Underwriting 4.5 extends rating and underwriting to international insurance markets.

Pegasystems Adds Analytics to BPM

The latest version of Pega BPM offers predictive and adaptive decision-making components.

Informatica Overhauls Data Integration Platform for Big Data and Social Media

New features in Informatica 9.1 support social media data and Hadoop.

Social Media Can Reshape Customer Engagement Strategies: SAS

Organizations need to ensure that social interactions are handled correctly to improve customer experience and relevance.

VMware Acquires Socialcast for Collaboration

The acquisition of Socialcast advances VMware's vision for a modern end-user computing model.

BPM Market Accelerates, IBM Leads

IBM leads the worldwide business process management (BPM) and middleware market in its recovery from the 2009 slump, according to IDC.

Oracle Offers Prebuilt Analytics App for Retail Merchandizing

Oracle unveils a new analytics application for retail performance metrics.

Survey Says SAP Most Widely Deployed ERP Application

A new Hubspan survey names ERP deployment leaders and highlights implementation issues enterprises face.

BonitaSoft Open Source BPM 5.5 Adds Social and Collaboration Features

The 5.5 release of Bonita Open Solution builds significant new features into BonitaSoft's standalone BPM suite.

AuraPortal Adds BPM to Marketing, CRM

The company improves its business process management (BPM) suite and overall customer relationship management (CRM) functionality with the new Marketing Campaigns module.

Terracotta In-Memory Technology to Fuel Software AG Cloud Computing Offerings

Acquiring Terracotta enables Software AG to offer cloud computing solutions that will boost the performance of its PaaS-based business process management solutions.

IBM Taps Hadoop for Social Media Analytics, Funds 'Big Data' Research

IBM announces new software capabilities to analyze massive volumes of streaming data and commits $100 million to massive scale analytics research.

SAS Speeds Text Analytics and Information Discovery with Taxonomy Kits

The new SAS Industry Taxonomy Rules starter kits improve the speed to value from text analytics and unstructured data.

Openbravo Offers Point-of-Sale (POS) Module for Open Source ERP

The new POS Retail Module extends Openbravo ERP by integrating POS and store management capabilities.

Yammer Adds Social Layer to CRM, HR and Supply Chain Apps

New features lets enterprise networks integrate Yammer social networking and collaboration with their document management systems and business applications.

Analytics Can Change Health Care: Study

An International Institute for Analytics (IIA) research study finds that analytics is critical in the health care and life sciences industries.

SAP, Oracle Lead Supply Chain Management Software Market

Gartner says strong growth returned to the worldwide supply chain management (SCM) software market last year, with SAP and Oracle once again in the lead.

EMC Unveils Hadoop Appliance for Big Data Analytics

EMC's Greenplum HD Data Computing Appliance supports the Apache Hadoop open source software as an enterprise-ready tool for Big Data analytics.

NetSuite Says Cloud ERP Is Ready for Enterprises

Netsuite details its complete ERP cloud business suite and also announces integration with Google Apps, Oracle Exadata and Yammer - and signs on Groupon as a customer.

YouTube Founders Acquire Tap11 for Social Business Intelligence

The Tap11 business intelligence platform will boost AVOS in the enterprise social tools market.

Information Builders and Teradata Combine Business Intelligence, Data Warehouse

The new Rapid Warehousing solution combines data integration, Teradata Data warehouse appliances and business intelligence software.

IBM Strengthens Online Marketing with Coremetrics Analytics Software

New cloud analytics software helps IBM customers create smarter marketing strategies.

Microsoft BI Labs Takes Grassroots Approach to Business Intelligence

The new Microsoft BI Labs portal offers experimental business intelligence projects and applications.

SAP Rolls StreamWork Collaboration into CRM, ERP

The cloud-based enterprise social networking solution now integrates with SAP customer relationship management (CRM), and other apps will follow.

Salesforce Closes Radian6 Acquisition, Combines Social Media and CRM

Salesforce.com completes its acquisition of Radian6 and gains a social media monitoring platform that will bridge the gap between Chatter, CRM and public social conversations.

Magnet Gets Funding from Andreessen Horowitz for Enterprise Social Networking

Magnet Systems says $12.6 million from Andreessen Horowitz will help it change the nature of enterprise collaboration and social networking.

Microsoft Demos PowerPivot Business Intelligence with Calendar Analytics

The Microsoft Business Intelligence team is offering a free download of Calendar Analytics, a new PowerPivot time management application.

Why Half of Business Intelligence Users Are Dissatisfied

A new survey indicates that users blame a lack of IT resources for business intelligence woes.

Epsilon Bolsters Its Marketing Business with Aspen Acquisition

Alliance Data's Epsilon Business will acquire Aspen Marketing, upping its position in automotive, telecom and financial services marketing.

Open Source Activiti BPM Software Released

The Activiti Project is a new Apache-licensed open source business process management (BPM) platform.

Maximizer CRM Live Offers Quick Deployment as Cloud-Based Solution

The new online CRM offering consolidates contacts, business communications and forecasts without the need for a complex hardware infrastructure.

Oracle Adds Financial Reporting, Compliance to Enterprise Performance Management

The latest version of Oracle EPM helps organizations manage complex financial reporting and compliance tasks.

MicroStrategy Business Intelligence 9.2 Offers Visual Insight

New features help business users explore data from across the enterprise to quickly find answers to business questions without the need for IT assistance.

Panorama Social Business Intelligence Platform Puts Focus on Relevancy

The Necto Business Intelligence (BI) platform introduces the concept of true relevancy.

IBM Unveils Unified Business Process Management (BPM) Platform

IBM has unveiled new software and services aimed at helping organizations transform their business processes.

Oracle Adds Supply Chain Management, Financials to PeopleSoft

PeopleSoft 9.1 is shaping up to be Oracle's most successful PeopleSoft release.

Heritage Announces $3 Million Healthcare Analytics Contest

The Heritage Health Prize will award the most accurate predictive algorithm for reducing healthcare costs and improving care.

SAS, EMC Team Up for High-Performance Analytics

The two companies will use the EMC Greenplum Appliance to analyze large amounts of data.

SAP Unveils Rapid Deployment Applications for Quick Gains

Easily deployed offerings in CRM, ERP, business intelligence, supply chain and other areas give businesses software and predefined services at a set price.

Salesforce.com CRM Spring 11 Release Reviewed

With new Chatter and Jigsaw integration, Salesforce.com has once again redefined online customer relationship management (CRM) with its Spring 11 release.

Mobile CRM Review: Sugar Mobile for iPhone

The latest version of Sugar 6 CRM software offers a new look, a simplified multitasking environment and a native iPhone application.

A Closer Look at Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Online

Microsoft rolls out the online version of Dynamics CRM 2011 and a new Marketplace for CRM apps. Does the new version live up to all the pre-launch hype?

Data Mining and Predictive Analytics Software For Microsoft Excel

11Ants Analytics turns Microsoft Excel into a data mining and predictive analytics tool for even the most non-technical users.

CRM Review: CRM Software for the Smallest Businesses

Do home users really need a small business CRM solution? ContactMe thinks so. Its new offering has the basic CRM features to suit small or micro business needs for less than $10 per month.

CRM Review: VegaPort Free CRM and Email Marketing Software

VegaPort is free CRM software that gives a small business access to customer data, email marketing and a detailed overview of what's going on in your business from a single Web-based dashboard.

Google Apps Review: Applane Enterprise CRM

Applane CRM uses role-based access to provide users with immediate access to only the data they need at any given time. Plus it offers full integration with Google Applications and is enterprise-ready.

ClickTale Offers Customer Heatmaps, Form Analytics

ClickTale's customer experience analytics package goes beyond bounce rates and pageviews to track and analyze a customer's on-page behavior.

Mobile BI Review: MicroStrategy Puts Business Intelligence on Your iPhone

MicroStrategy Mobile offers native support for the Apple iPhone and iPad. It also packs a lot of business intelligence data in a small screen.

Five Ways to Sell Digital Goods Online

We highlight the features, pricing and process for five affordable digital goods selling services.

E-Mail Marketing Tips for December

Cyber Monday's over and we're officially in the count-down to the holidays. We provide five timely tips for e-mail campaigns, among them, target those tardy male shoppers.

Tealeaf Offers Insight to Mobile Customer Behavior

For e-commerce business owners who want to capitalize on the m-commerce trend, Tealeaf offers analytics for the growing mobile shopper base.

Five Timely Tips for Holiday E-Mail Marketing

Last month, holiday e-mail campaigns were all about segmentation, not blasting. This month it's time to grow your list, build loyalty and capture new subscribers. We show you how.

SalesGenius: E-Mail Marketing that Leverages Your Web Site

E-mail marketing service SalesGenius offers an affordable way to base campaigns on real-time customer behavior.

Letting Shoppers Have Their Say: Adding Customer Reviews

We outline three affordable scripts you can use to incorporate customer reviews into your Web shop site.

iStorez Ties E-Mail Marketing to Social Shopping

This new company pulls products from your e-mail marketing campaigns and puts them into customized storefronts showcased at its shopping portal.

Three-for-All: Affordable Selling Services for Digital Goods

If you sell digital downloads and have just been booted from eBay auctions, don't fret. We review three alternative marketplaces for new media merchants.

Six Holiday E-Mail Marketing Tips

Even if you're new to e-mail marketing, it's not too late to kick off a campaign to harness the holiday sales hoopla.

Catch and Release Tips for E-Mail Marketing

E-mail marketing is an affordable way to turn browsers into buyers. We outline tips for building a subscriber list and creating a newsletter that's not only profitable, but fun to read.

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