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News: July 2012

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

Oracle's CRM On Demand Rolls on with Release 20

Oracle revamps CRM On Demand with a focus on industries, despite the arrival of the company’s Fusion CRM platform.

Birst Brings Data Warehouse to the Desktop

Birst introduces Distributed Business Analytics, a tool it says gives users access to a centralized data warehouse with no need for IT to …

SAP Hacked at Black Hat (Again)

This time attackers use a mix of old protocols and new techniques to find holes in SAP security.

QuestBack Intros Listen & Act Social Engagement Tool

Software integrates with existing CRM systems, enabling companies to more actively manage their social interactions.

HANA, Cloud Uptake Drive Record Q2 Revenues for SAP

The HANA in-memory analytics platform and SAP's SuccessFactors buy help the software giant book record revenues.

Adaptive Planning Introduces Data Visualization App

With Adaptive Discovery, Adaptive Planning becomes the latest business intelligence company to add data visualization capabilities to its …

Microsoft Addresses Security Concerns about Cloud CRM Data

By posting detailed privacy, security and compliance information in its Dynamics CRM Online Trust Center, Microsoft hopes to ease the …

Microsoft Closes Yammer Acquisition

Yammer officially becomes a Microsoft property less than a month after the two companies announced the acquisition.

Big Data-Fueled Social Startup 33Across Raises $13 Million

Deal making in the social marketing realm shows no sign of slowing down as one East Coast startup attracts millions in VC funds to grow its …

Ubuntu Linux Brings Web Apps to the Desktop

Web or native desktop enterprise applications? It doesn't really matter anymore, with initiatives like Canonical's Ubuntu WebApps.

Actiance's Salesforce Connector Helps Monetize Social Media Interactions

Actiance integrates its Socialite social media enablement platform with Salesforce.com to bring social interaction to the sales cycle.

Alteryx Embarks on User-Friendly Analytics Software

In response to the Big Data skills shortage, Alteryx sets out to "humanize" business intelligence with a new software update.

SAP Analytic App Helps Reveal Supply Chain's Hidden Costs

SAP Net Margin Analysis analytic application helps companies identify indirect costs produced in business-to-business ecosystems, creating …

Oracle Grabs Involver, Its Third Social CRM Startup in Two Months

Both Oracle and rival Salesforce.com are acquiring social CRM startups at a blistering pace.

Kana Bolsters Customer Experience Management with Ciboodle Buy

CRM provider Kana Software makes its second acquisition in less than three months, this time grabbing Ciboodle, a provider of contact center …

Salesforce Buying Social CRM Startup GoInstant

Salesforce is paying $70 million for online customer engagement startup GoInstant, the latest of several social software acquisitions that …

SAP Offers Partner Incentives to Further Boost HANA Adoption

SAP is counting on its sales partners to help it satisfy burgeoning customer demand for HANA, its in-memory data platform.