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  • Giving Enterprise Software a Social Makeover Attracts Users

    When it comes to developing enterprise applications, organizations are increasingly realizing that user experience is as important as functionality. In response, vendors are taking a more agile approach to building those apps in order to better meet users' needs.

    Written by John Moore16 April 13 14:25
  • Business growth driving Specsavers' move to Google Apps

    Specsavers is migrating its 2,500 staff across the world to <a href="http://www.cio.co.uk/article/3257491/twenty-companies-to-watch-in-2011/">Google Apps</a> in an effort to ramp up the pace of <a href="http://www.cio.co.uk/article/786/specsavers-goes-global-cio-michel-khan-explains-his-vision/">expansion into new markets</a>.

    Written by Julian Goldsmith26 Jan. 11 05:38
  • What to do with CRM systems after a merger

    Extensive academic research shows that the majority of mergers fail to increase shareholder value, often because the integration of acquired business units takes longer than anyone planned. So the ability to effectively integrate the information systems of merged business units is a key success factor for any acquirer.
    Even though there are a lot of corporate integration consultants, the execution of their strategic plans seems to go awry...particularly when it comes to CRM systems.

    Written by David Taber24 March 10 23:00
  • Tips for enterprise software licensing negotiations

    For any business today, purchasing enterprise software ( ERP, CRM, BI and supply chain apps) is probably unlike any other corporate activity.
    &quot;Of all the assets that an enterprise acquires, enterprise software brings with it the most unusual, onerous and restrictive set of constraints,&quot; notes Forrester Research VP and principal analyst Ray Wang, in a brand-new report on software licensing best practices.

    Written by Thomas Wailgum08 July 09 22:00