CIOs say ERP systems considerably underutilized

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CIOs say ERP systems considerably underutilized

From CIO Insight: A survey of 300 senior IT professionals corroborated something we’ve been seeing for the past few years: most ERP systems are dramatically underutilized in terms of functionality. The survey, conducted by Accenture and targeted at senior IT pros across North America and the UK, yielded some interesting facts: Most organizations use only

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Fumble: How a Botched Software Upgrade Hurt J. Crew’s Bottom Line

What is the cost of a fumbled upgrade?  For J. Crew it was $3MM in unanticipated costs which, according to J. Crew, contributed to their recently announced earnings miss of 4 cents a share.   How did Wall Street respond?  Typical overcorrection seems to be the response with shares trading 15% down in after hour activity.

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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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SaaS Heavy-hitter Leaves SAP for Salesforce.com

Phil Wainewright: Enterprise software giant SAP has lost one of its brightest software-as-a-service stars to SaaS titan Salesforce.com, I can exclusively reveal. Steve Lucas, who spearheaded the development of SaaS at Business Objects, acquired by SAP last year, left the company at the end of June and began work straight away at Salesforce.com, where his

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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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Salesforce.com and Where SaaS Goes From Here (Eventually)

Joshua Greenbaum’s recent article had a few good points that I’d like to reiterate, especially as they relate to Salesforce.com’s (SFDC) struggles to get its growth to the next stage. SFDC is struggling to find the next big thing for itself, and Greenbaum says organic development frameworks/guidelines ain’t cutting it.  Greenbaum, via Cowboy 2.0, suggests

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