Browsing All posts tagged under »PeopleSoft«

Oracle And SciQuest: When Market Need And Timing Trumps Corporate Development Models by Jon Hansen

July 13, 2015

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Big corporations are constantly on the hunt for smaller startups that can fill a void. They not only look for innovative solutions but also companies that already have a strong presence and have scaled. – Innovation: Small Businesses Live It, Big Businesses Buy It by Mike Templeman, Inc. Magazine One of the most interesting aspects of […]

Throwback Thursday: The Origins of Failure for ERP – Jon Hansen on the Coupa Cabana

April 24, 2014

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Keeping within the spirit of the social media world’s Throwback Thursday practice – I have used an old photo from my days as President of a publicly traded software company to comply with the image requirement – I thought that I would share the following article that was posted on the Coupa Cabana blog back […]

Revised Forrester Wave Report confirms what I have been saying since 2007 . . . eVA is tops in public procurement by Jon Hansen

April 4, 2014

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From my very first Yes Virginia posts (Part 1 and Part 2) in September 2007, I have believed without any uncertainty that the Commonwealth of Virginia’s eVA eProcurement platform is a model that governments around the world should emulate. This is especially true given the fact that the vast majority of initiatives in the public […]

Did industry analysts turn a blind eye to long-standing problems? by Jon Hansen

June 25, 2013

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BPM estimates the dollar loss at “tens of billions” each year as a result of obsolete, redundant and unused software . . . The court fights that preceded word Monday that Oracle and PeopleSoft finally agreed to merge shed some light on software companies’ knowledge of enterprise software’s failings. The gems unearthed include this Microsoft […]

Oracle acquisition of PeopleSoft rated as one of the top 10 hostile takeovers of the decade

December 19, 2010

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You have to love the oblivious nature of Enterprise Resource Planning “ERP” vendors who seem to operate in a world of their own without much regard for the clients they serve . . . or don’t serve given the high rate of implementation failures. Take for example Oracle, in which an August 28th, 2009 CIO […]

TomorrowNow Lawsuit Underlines the Fact that to SAP and Oracle, Customers are Nothing More than Chess Pieces in A Wall Street Game

November 9, 2010

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TomorrowNow was founded in December 1998 by Andrew Nelson and Seth Ravin, to provide upgrade and technical service to PeopleSoft licensees with large, complex environments. In March 2002, the company changed its business to focus on providing third-party maintenance and support service to companies licensing enterprise software. In January, 2005, TomorrowNow was purchased by SAP […]

SPONSOR NEWS: Marlin Equity Partners Invests in Emptoris (Beyond the Headlines Commentary)

January 22, 2009

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Los Angeles, CA, January 20, 2009 – Marlin Equity Partners is pleased to announce that it has made a significant capital investment in Emptoris, Inc., a leading global provider of enterprise supply and contract management software.  Headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, Emptoris’ software and service solutions are used by Global 2000 companies in more than 75 […]

Moving Procurement Practice Beyond Adjunct Complexity (COUPA Profile)

September 18, 2008

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“Organizations that already have a technology driven program in place or have just recently implemented one still surprise me with their significant interest in the dramatic changes in procurement methodologies and practices.  But rather than focusing learning on new and emerging technologies, today’s procurement professionals seek insights into the actual processes that drive their enterprises.  […]