Debunking SaaS Debunking

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Debunking SaaS Debunking

Businessweek recently published a surprisingly negative article about SaaS, saying that its hype can be largely undeserved for a number of reasons.  Now, I like BS-calling as much as the next guy (maybe a bit more, actually), but I found Gene Marks’s reasoning to be too generalized and all-encompassing. Marks says: Myth 1: SaaS is

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The Intricacies of PeopleSoft Invoice Matching

In our recent newsletter, two of our senior principal consultants wrote a quick bit about the differences in PeopleSoft invoice matching functionality from 8.9 to 9.0.  We get asked about this a lot, and for most users, the differences can be somewhat arcane.  Because of this, I’d like to share the article. Differences in PeopleSoft

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Deal Architect: Full Feeds Please

One of my favorite new business blogs is Deal Architect by Vinnie Mirchandani.  It’s become a daily read for me.  But here’s the thing: I follow over 100 feeds.  I don’t go to any website regularly, even personal favorites like Daring Fireball or kottke.org.  I live my digital life, in large part, in a feed

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It’s Like Pepsi Trying to Trademark "Soda"

Dell, in a brilliant display of PR savvy, has tried to trademark “cloud computing”.  Per The Standard: After witnessing countless corporate attempts to patent common practices or trademark common terms, and seeing the resulting PR fallout, one would think that companies would just stop trying. Dell, however, seems to think that it should be able

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MiPro Unfiltered: The Word Cloud

If you take this blog’s RSS feed and drop it into Wordle, you get a neat word cloud composed of oft-used words found in the feed’s RSS data.  The cloud for Unfiltered looks like this (click to enlarge): Nice idea for a web app, and good design aspects too.  All you need for Wordle to

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MiPro’s Marketing Manifesto

I’d like to share with you page 59 of Andy Sernovitz’s excellent book Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking, because it’s the page that’s worth the entire price of the book. Back when I tried to explain what this blog was all about — and by extension, what our company is

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SaaS Resistance in North America

Here’s an interesting breakdown, because this is a topic MiPro gets asked about constantly.  Even with SaaS maturing and rapidly approaching its commercial tipping point, there is still some resistance out there.  According to Forrester Research, here are the top eight reasons. (via Jason Averbook)

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MiPro Core Values: People

Three-and-a-half years ago, when we started MiPro Consulting, one of the first things we did was define a set of core values. Before our name, before our logo, before even our mission statement, we defined a set of values that would serve as a guide, or compass, for where we took MiPro Consulting. Over the

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