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News: May 2011

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

Oracle Offers Prebuilt Analytics App for Retail Merchandizing

Oracle unveils a new analytics application for retail performance metrics.

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.

Salesforce, Toyota Build Social Network for Car Owners

Salesforce and Toyota want to friend you and your car.

AuraPortal Adds BPM to Marketing, CRM

The company improves its business process management (BPM) suite and overall customer relationship management (CRM) functionality with the …

Oracle Gets Actionable with Retail Analytics

Lots of organizations want business intelligence to be not just about collecting data and creating reports, but about directly facilitating …

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 …

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 …

eCRM Guide Becomes Enterprise Apps Today

eCRM Guide is getting a redesign and a new name - along with expanded coverage of enterprise applications like CRM, ERP and business …

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.

SAP Unveils Performance Management, ERP and Mobile Apps

It was all about real-time, mobile applications at this week's SAP Sapphire Now conference.

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 …

Red Hat, SAP Partner in Joint Support Deal

Supporting SAP applications on Red Hat Enterprise Linux is about to get easier.

Accountability Is Key to Data Governance

As I wrote last week, citing a recent study by the MIT Sloan School of Management's Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson, there's a …

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 …

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Updates Coming More Frequently

Microsoft says it will update its customer relationship management (CRM) software much more often than in the past.

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 …

Data-driven Decisions a Best Practice, but Still Not Mainstream

Technology itself provides few game-changing benefits. It's all in how organizations apply technology to improve their business processes. …

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 …

YouTube Founders Acquire Tap11 for Social Business Intelligence

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