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Banks dragging their feet on automated feeds

November 1, 2012 |

UK banks provide integration capabilities. Unfortunately, the proliferation of 'standards' makes this tough work for SaaS accounting vendors wanting to take advantage of the data to autoupdate accounting records.

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The Yammer thing

November 1, 2012 |

Established vendors are struggling with making over solutions so that they provide the same user experience as the consumer web. Yammer is the latest to come under scrutiny but it's not alone.

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The licensing nightmare

November 1, 2012 |

Vendors who try and stifle resale markets like Oracle attempted to do are finding the EU a distinctly unfriendly place as courts push back.

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A tough week for outages

November 1, 2012 |

Last week was a tough one for cloud players. Both Salesforce.com and Amazon had problems of varying severity. Needless to say, the inter webs were full of well meaning 'advice.'

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The ins and outs of SAP BusinessByDesign

November 1, 2012 |

SAP Business ByDesign is now at its 4th revision - what does it mean and how is SAP's fledgling cloud ERP faring? To me it looks like another reboot and that's a pity because by now, BYD should be hitting its stride. 

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Cloud finance on a roll in large enterprise?

November 1, 2012 |

The last few weeks there have been a steady stream of apparently unrelated announcements that suggest to me one of the last bastions of cloud resistance is crumbling. That would be the finance office. Here are some data points.

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