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October 29, 2007  9:33 AM

Big personnel change in biz-apps world



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, Reseller channel business development, SMB, Supplier relationship management

It's been an active autumn among top-level business applications execs. First, in a shake-up, Sage Software nuked a big part of its Americas leadership. Ron Verni and channel-and-strategy chief   Taylor MacDonald were gone as first reported  

October 24, 2007  7:05 AM

New MBS support plan could allay ‘Project Green’ worries



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Direct reseller channel conflict, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, SMB, Software as a service (SaaS)

Microsoft hopes to ease concerns about its ERP migration plans by extending minimum support on all four product lines for another five years. "The longer support pledge should put any worries about Microsoft's ERP roadmap to rest, says Barb Edson, senior director of Microsoft Dynamics...


October 23, 2007  7:26 AM

Microsoft cuts ‘Titan’ CRM prices to hosting partners



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Direct reseller channel conflict, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

In its quest to entrench  Microsoft CRM as a popular hosted alternative to Salesforce.com, Microsoft today cut the subscription fees for hosting partners by 40 percent, These partners will now pay...


October 22, 2007  8:48 AM

Intuit officially launches channel program for mid-market



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Direct reseller channel conflict, Enterprise applications, Microsoft

Intuit says its newly launched solution provider program for mid-market companies will make QuickBooks for Enterprise a viable alternative to Sage Software and Microsoft ERP products. The company, long a leader in accounting software for consumers and very small businesses, says there is a huge...


October 16, 2007  4:20 PM

Microsoft pushes next Navision release out a year



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Direct reseller channel conflict, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

The next version of Microsoft Navision ERP (aka Dynamics NAV) has been delayed a full year, the company confirmed today. What was to have been NAV 5.1, due late this year, has morphed into NAV 6, with a slated release date of the fourth quarter 2008. That's calendar year quarter, A Microsoft...


October 7, 2007  10:55 PM

Analytics VARs Take Note: SAP to buy Business Objects



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, Oracle

SAP, the ERP market leader,  is buying Business Objects, another European software power, for about $7 billion. The move by SAP, Waldorf, Germany, to buy Paris-based Business Objects typifies the...


October 2, 2007  8:56 AM

Microsoft addresses Google, Zoho online apps



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, Direct reseller channel conflict, Google, Managed services providers, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

Microsoft let another shoe drop Monday in its "software plus services" take on software-as-a-service First it announced a free service, with the catchy name Microsoft Office Live Workspace. This will let users securely access their stored online documents and files from anywhere. Users can...


September 11, 2007  10:17 AM

BizTalk server debuts RFID, more B2B and vertical-industry support



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Enterprise applications, Microsoft, News

The latest version of Microsoft BizTalk Server is out this week (Monday), complete with radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, more business-to-business functionality and built-in industry-specific support. Those features will make BizTalk Server 2006 R2 easier for Microsoft partners to...


September 10, 2007  7:12 AM

SaaS players in shoving match for partner attention



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Direct reseller channel conflict, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

The next few weeks will be big for the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) category.

Salesforce.com is about to host its DreamForce event. NetSuite's IPO is on its way. SAP will unveil A1S on September 19 in New...


August 29, 2007  10:30 PM

Microsoft buys Parlano to bolster ‘enterprise chat’



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, Microsoft, Server virtualization

Less than two months before it launches  Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft is buying...


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