Stories by Chris Kanaracus

CODA beefs up accounting app for

An emerging battle among accounting software vendors for a piece of's 50,000-plus-strong customer base intensified Tuesday, as CODA announced the second version of its CODA 2go application.

Written by Chris Kanaracus08 April 09 06:09

Progress Software names new CEO

Progress Software's co-founder and CEO Joseph Alsop has resigned, and the infrastructure software vendor has named long-time company executive Richard Reidy to replace him.

Written by Chris Kanaracus31 March 09 07:13

Sage aims new CRM appliance at small business

Sage North America on Monday unveiled SalesLogix Today, a new CRM (customer relationship management) software-hardware appliance aimed at small businesses.

Written by Chris Kanaracus24 March 09 07:46

Oracle buying drug-safety software maker

Oracle said Monday it is purchasing Relsys International, a maker of drug safety and risk management software, a move that ties into its ongoing strategy to tap verticals.

Written by Chris Kanaracus24 March 09 08:22

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

Written by Chris Kanaracus24 March 09 08:07

NetSuite opens developer network, app marketplace

NetSuite is taking a cue from rival's playbook with a new developer network and online application marketplace - but NetSuite claims its take on the formula is much improved.

Written by Chris Kanaracus20 March 09 07:35

Oracle offers sourcing software as a service

Oracle on Monday took a step in the direction of on-demand ERP with the announcement of Oracle Sourcing On Demand, a SaaS module for handling the purchase of supplies and services.

Written by Chris Kanaracus10 March 09 08:43

Dynamics users ready to network, solve problems

This week's Microsoft Convergence conference in New Orleans will likely be light on new product announcements but heavy on talk about how the vendor's ERP and CRM software can help companies adapt to change and save money in challenging economic times.

Written by Chris Kanaracus08 March 09 08:23

IBM adds data-warehousing tools to Informix

IBM is trying to make its Informix OLTP (online transaction processing) server a more potent option for BI (business intelligence) and data warehousing through a new optional toolset, the company announced Thursday.

Written by Chris Kanaracus06 March 09 08:05

NetSuite tries to lure Sage customers

On-demand ERP vendor NetSuite is offering Sage Software customers at least 50 percent off their NetSuite fees for the first year if they switch away from its rival's products, NetSuite said on Wednesday.

Written by Chris Kanaracus05 March 09 10:37

Oracle to release major Enterprise Manager upgrade

Oracle is set to unveil Enterprise Manager 10g Release 5 on Tuesday, framing the upgrade as a major step forward for the company's wide-ranging application management platform.

Written by Chris Kanaracus02 March 09 08:18

Could the recession be good for enterprise software?

The recession has companies worldwide scrambling to rein in technology costs with desperate vendors responding in turn, offering deep license discounts, providing low-cost financing and proclaiming ever more shrilly that their products in fact save customers money.

Written by Chris Kanaracus20 Feb. 09 09:12

Web application platform Coghead shuts down

Coghead, maker of a cloud-based enterprise application development platform, is shutting down, according to its Web site.

Written by Chris Kanaracus20 Feb. 09 08:07

Oracle goes up-market with new on-demand CRM apps

Oracle on Wednesday announced a number of new on-demand CRM (customer relationship management) modules, adding capabilities clearly aimed at large enterprises.

Written by Chris Kanaracus19 Feb. 09 02:46