Category: Business Applications

BrightInfo: Helping SMBs Make the Most of Their Digital Content

Laurie: In this SMB Spotlight I’m talking to Boaz Grinvald, CEO of BrightInfo. BrightInfo just launched a B2...

BI and Analytics for Mid-Market Businesses: My Podcast with SAP

I recently participated, with Paul Clark from SAP, in a thought leadership podcast on the topic of Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Business Intelligence(BI) and Social Analytics for Midmarket companies. Brief Overview: We discuss the various aspects and uses of Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Business Intelligence (BI), and Social Analytical tools within...

Sage’s Rebranding: More than a Name Change

Love it or hate it, the first results of Sage North America’s brand transformation strategy have started rolling out in North America. Sage North America CEO Pascal Houilon announced the rebranding initiative last year, which aims to strengthen Sage’s brand--especially in North America (link to last years blog). The initiative is designed to address the fact that while many ind...

Tech Tidbits for SMBs: AnyMeeting, Desk.com and Xero

All too often, I don’t have the time to write a full-fledged post on many of the SMB solutions that vendors brief and demo for me. Which is a shame, as many of these come from smaller vendors that you might not know about, but could provide just what you’re looking for. So, I thought it might be helpful to at least serve up the ones that seem really useful and/or interesting in bite-size porti...

Host Analytics’ New Twist on an Old Problem: Connecting CPM and Siloed Data in Midsize Companies

Host Analytics, which provides cloud-based corporate performance management (CPM) software, recently launched Business Analytics, a new business intelligence toolkit designed to give finance departments in midsize companies a more comprehensive view of their businesses--without having to deploy an enterprise BI suite. With this announcement, Host Analytics is giving companies a new, pragmatic ...