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News: April 2012

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

Intuit Gains Expanded CRM Presence with $420 Million Demandforce Purchase

Intuit parts with big bucks for a shot at the hot cloud and social CRM markets.

Pentaho 4.5 Visualizes Big Data Analytics

Open source business intelligence vendor Pentaho aims to make it easier to get a grip on Big Data by offering user-driven data visualization …

IBM Seeks Big Data Domination with Vivisimo Buy, Cloudera Support

IBM feeds its relentless hunger for all things Big Data with an acquisition and newly-announced Cloudera support.

Yammer Positions Its Social Software as Intranet Replacement

Yammer enhances search and content sharing capabilities in its latest software release. It also announced integration with Microsoft's …

SugarCRM Credits Open Source for Growth, Intros Software Updates

SugarCRM integrates the open source Lucene search engine into the latest version of its software to offer users a Google-like search …

Teradata Debuts In-Memory System for SAS Analytics

Teradata targets SAS environments with pre-configured systems that feature massive RAM stores.

W2O Group Buys Ravel in Big Week for Big Data Startups

W2O group takes Austin-based Big Data startup Ravel off the market as Splunk's IPO lights up Wall Street.

eXo Software Promises Social Intranets Made Simple

Company says the cloud-based service integrates social business and enterprise collaboration features in an on-demand offering.

IBM Raises 2012 Expectations as Software Biz Booms

IBM is growing its software business, though hardware isn't moving as fast. Big Blue now expects earnings per share of at least $15 for …

10gen Aims to Increase Enterprise Adoption of MongoDB NoSQL Database

10gen, the lead commercial sponsor behind MongoDB, last week announced two partnerships designed to help get the open source NoSQL database …

Genesys Links Mobile Apps with Contact Center Agents

Genesys Mobile Engagement helps companies offer improved service to the growing numbers of consumers using their smartphones for customer …

IBM Acquires Varicent for Sales Data Analytics

Big Blue targets sales organizations as it snaps up another business intelligence and analytics specialist.

SAP Acquires Syclo for Mobile App Momentum

Syclo buy strengthens SAP's mobile apps strategy as it puts its ambitious enterprise software plans in motion.

SAP Unveils Ambitious Plans for Database Market

SAP is ramping up its HANA and Sybase database efforts to enable a new era of real-time data.

CDC Releases Pivotal CRM for iPad

CDC Software joins the iPad CRM app club with new software for Apple's white-hot tablet.

arcplan Enterprise 7.2 Ready for Big Data

The new release from arcplan supports in-memory appliances used to analyze Big Data from SAP and Kognitio and also offers enhanced …

Dell to Make Old Apps New Again, and Cloudier Too, with Make Technologies Buy

Dell is acquiring Make Technologies to help its customers modernize aging business apps and find new homes for them in the cloud.

inContact Refreshes Cloud Contact Center Software

New features aim to break down communication silos in the call center and streamline workflow to enhance agent effectiveness and boost …

SugarCRM Completes $33M Financing Round

Provider of open source CRM applications hopes cash infusion will help it add more enterprise customers in 2012. It turned in a strong …

Sonoma Partners Introduces Mobile Dynamics CRM App for iPad

Customizable Mobile Sales Kit application offers integration with Microsoft's SharePoint and built-in analytics for field sales teams.