Stories by Chris Kanaracus

SAP offers 'free' CRM for ERP buyers

SAP said this week that midsize companies that purchase the Business All-in-One suite or SAP ERP will also receive its CRM (customer relationship management) application.

Written by Chris Kanaracus28 Sept. 09 10:30

NetSuite adds ERP support for iPhone

NetSuite on Wednesday plans to unveil a new native application for the iPhone and iPod Touch that lets users of its on-demand ERP (enterprise resource planning) suite tap a number of key capabilities while on the go.

Written by Chris Kanaracus25 Sept. 09 08:05

Oracle to ramp up cost-cutting, according to SEC filing

Oracle is planning to escalate cost-cutting activities during the remainder of its fiscal year 2010, which began in June, according to a filing the company made Monday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Written by Chris Kanaracus23 Sept. 09 00:41

License audits: Preparing now can ease the pain

Oracle licensing consultant Eliot Arlo Colon still remembers the enormous global publishing company that was "so darn confident" it would breeze through an upcoming software license audit unscathed.

Written by Chris Kanaracus21 Sept. 09 06:03

Oracle profits rise but sales fall in Q1

Oracle's first-quarter net income rose by 4 percent year-over-year to $US1.1 billion, but revenue fell by 5 percent to $US5.1 billion, the company said Wednesday. Earnings per share were $US0.22.

Written by Chris Kanaracus17 Sept. 09 06:41

CA buys NetQoS for $200M

CA said Monday it has reached a US$200 million deal to buy NetQoS, a maker of software for tracking network and application performance. The transaction is scheduled to close before the end of the year.

Written by Chris Kanaracus15 Sept. 09 05:45

IBM takes aim at midmarket with new BI tools

IBM on Monday will announce a BI (business intelligence) and planning suite aimed at midsized companies that need more insight into their business than a spreadsheet can provide, but not the complexity of an enterprise-level product.

Written by Chris Kanaracus15 Sept. 09 05:32

UN document details $300 million ERP mega-project

An early-stage planning document for the United Nations' ongoing global ERP (enterprise resource planning) project calls for a budget north of US$300 million and provides a detailed look at the challenges the effort must overcome.

Written by Chris Kanaracus04 Sept. 09 01:57

Oracle 11g R2 makes its debut

Oracle on Tuesday is launching version 11g Release 2 of its database, about two years after the initial version hit the market.

Written by Chris Kanaracus01 Sept. 09 22:07

Open-source BI vendor Pentaho pushes migration deal

Add open-source BI (business intelligence) vendor Pentaho to the list of vendors rolling out financial incentives to lure customers during the global recession.

Written by Chris Kanaracus31 Aug. 09 13:08

Oracle demands information from Rimini Street

Oracle wants Rimini Street, provider of third-party support for enterprise applications, to reveal the details of its business model in connection with Oracle's ongoing intellectual-property litigation against rival SAP, according to documents filed last week in U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

Written by Chris Kanaracus28 Aug. 09 04:04

Forrester: SAP, others will make analytics acquisitions

IBM's recently announced plans to buy SPSS, maker of specialized analytics software, will result in a wave of further consolidation in the space, according to a new Forrester Research report.

Written by Chris Kanaracus21 Aug. 09 02:11