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Epicor ERP project sparks customer lawsuit

A stone-and-tile company is suing ERP (enterprise resource planning) vendor Epicor over a system it says never worked as intended or promised, according to documents filed last month in U.S. District Court in Connecticut.

Written by Chris Kanaracus19 May 09 04:23

SAP: BI tool will help create 'clear enterprises'

Companies must achieve "clarity" to navigate out of the global recession and SAP intends to help them with its BI (business intelligence) and ERP (enterprise resource planning) software, co-CEO Leo Apotheker said during the opening keynote of SAP's Sapphire conference in Orlando Tuesday.

Written by Chris Kanaracus13 May 09 08:39

SAP: BI tool will help create 'clear enterprises'

Companies must achieve "clarity" to navigate out of the global recession and SAP intends to help them with its BI (business intelligence) and ERP (enterprise resource planning) software, co-CEO Leo Apotheker said during the opening keynote of SAP's Sapphire conference in Orlando Tuesday.

Written by Chris Kanaracus15 May 09 09:16

Salesforce Integrates Service Cloud with Twitter

Salesforce.com is working to integrate its Service Cloud customer-service platform with the popular messaging service Twitter, the company announced Monday.

Written by Chris Kanaracus14 May 09 15:39

Oracle aims to differentiate with BI application releases

Oracle on Wednesday announced Business Intelligence Applications Release 7.9.6, which includes improvements and integrations with other Oracle software, as well as a pair of new programs, Project Analytics and Loyalty Analytics.

Written by Chris Kanaracus07 May 09 04:23

SAP executive: Business ByDesign ramp up not imminent

It's no accident that only a handful of sessions at SAP's upcoming Sapphire conference feature Business ByDesign, the company's entry into on-demand ERP (enterprise resource planning) software for the midmarket, according to a top company official.

Written by Chris Kanaracus01 May 09 09:51

Jigsaw launches CRM data updating service

Contact-information vendor Jigsaw on Tuesday announced Data Fusion, a cloud-based service that ties Jigsaw's database with CRM systems such as Salesforce.com and automatically matches and updates contact records.

Written by Chris Kanaracus29 April 09 05:29

SAP and Teradata deepen data warehousing ties

SAP's NetWeaver Business Warehouse software will soon run natively on Teradata's database for high-end data warehousing and BI, the vendors announced Monday.

Written by Chris Kanaracus28 April 09 05:39

Obama pledges 3 percent of GDP for research

President Barack Obama on Monday announced a goal of ensuring 3 percent of the country's gross domestic product is spent on scientific research and development.

Written by Chris Kanaracus28 April 09 05:43

Are price hikes in store for Sun software support?

Oracle's pending purchase of Sun Microsystems may not have an immediate effect on what customers currently pay to use Sun software, but changes are likely coming, observers said this week.

Written by Chris Kanaracus24 April 09 03:21

Study: IT skills pay drops slightly overall in Q1

A new study shows that pay for IT skills fell by 0.5 percent overall during the first three months of this year, but also that some 46 skills rose in value.

Written by Chris Kanaracus20 April 09 09:19

Sun unveils MySQL update as Oracle deal looms

Sun Microsystems on Tuesday unveiled an early look at MySQL 5.4, the next version of its open-source database, one day after Oracle said it is buying Sun for $US7.4 billion.

Written by Chris Kanaracus22 April 09 05:28

SAP adds Polestar search tool to midmarket BI suite

SAP on Tuesday announced Business Objects Edge BI 3.1, an upgrade to its midmarket BI suite that includes Polestar, a tool that makes it easier for nontechnical workers to tap BI.

Written by Chris Kanaracus08 April 09 06:57
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