Infosys acquires SaaS company Panaya

Infosys announced on Monday the company is acquiring the Israel-based automation technology provider Panaya Inc. The terms include $200 million in cash with the deal being closed before March 31, 2015, once customary closing conditions are satisfied. Infosys, India’s third largest software services company by revenue, has generally been conservative with its acquisition strategies, as Financial Express […]

SAP revamps business suite with ‘biggest launch in over two decades’ (Sponsored)

With the launch of its latest business suite of hybrid-computing products, SAP is responding to the increasingly-crowded financial software market lead by emerging cloud companies. The new business suite of HANA-driven applications is dubbed SAP S/4 HANA, and it is the company’s biggest launch in over two decades. HANA has been the company’s crown jewel for the last […]

Cytegic monitors cyber-security threats in real-time

Say you’re concerned about cyber-criminals hacking into your company’s back end. You’ve run risk assessments before but those reports take weeks to compile. You’re worried those assessments could come too late. What if you could diagnose cyber-security attacks in real-time and be notified immediately of potential solutions? Those are the questions a new Israeli startup will gladly […]

Everything you need to know about Revenue Cycle Management

Cash is king. The issue is collecting it right away. Or as an SAP-sponsored white paper puts it, the primary business challenge remains reducing Days Sales Outstanding (DSO). “Without automation tools, there is no way to sufficiently increase productivity to reduce overhead and improve performance at the same time,” write the authors at PayStream Advisors, […]

Why everyone is talking about Microsoft’s holographic viewing headset

Holograms feels so 80s but now they are enjoying a resurgence thanks to Microsoft’s Windows 10 announcement Wednesday. The tech giant unveiled a headset that will allow users to interact with holographic images, so they can play video games and build 3-D models, for instance. A wireless see-through headset, Microsoft HoloLens can continue to see the physical environment around the wearers, […]

Breaking down the top HR software trends

The world of HR software is busier than ever. Established players have been usurped, or even swallowed up, by upstarts. Technology has shifted its emphasis to cloud-based solutions. Companies have embraced a “Moneyball” approach to managing their human resources, turning increasingly to analytics. As HR software continues to evolve as companies find better ways to […]

How to leverage social CRM for B2B marketing

Social networking has transformed the way businesses relate to their customers. Customer relationship management (CRM) is no longer a monolithic, one-way sales push; it requires meaningful engagement across multiple channels and a 360-degree knowledge of every customer. According to a Pew Research study from January 2014, 74 percent of all online adults use at least […]

Autodesk software now free for all students, academia worldwide

The Bay Area-based Autodesk announced Monday all of its design software will be available to students, teachers and academic institutions free in 188 countries. A press release states “from students as young as 13 years old leveraging Fusion 360 to conceptualize and 3D print prosthetic devices, to college teams developing environmentally sustainable homes using BIM […]

Should SMBs go beyond QuickBooks for their accounting software?

Is Intuit well positioned to maintain its dominance in the small-to-medium business accounting software market in cloud era? Is the company’s long-running QuickBooks franchise still the best option for SMBs? QuickBooks has been around in one form or another for a generation. But over the past few years, cloud-based mobile competitors have been gaining customers […]

Software-defined networking: A primer for non-techies

B2B tech is getting smarter. Back at the dawn of internet time, you had boxes and routers and a network was ‘managed’ by plugging and unplugging things. Each device had its own brain and each component had to be individually managed, and like Christmas lights, an entire network could be dependent on one faulty connection. […]

13 things you need to consider before bringing your business to the cloud

Individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations and schools are heading to the cloud. The innovation in the cloud-computing industry is emphatically transforming the workplace as a greater abundance of data is being stored. Data is being accessed from anywhere and everywhere and the way workers are performing their job duties is evolving. The cloud era is here […]