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Rethinking Business Process Reengineering in the Cloud – A Guest Blogpost in E-Commerce Times

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16th October

Nearly 25 years ago, Michael Hammer and James Champy coauthored one of the most influential business books of the period, Reengineering the Corporation: A Manifesto for Business Revolution, anticipating some of the important changes that lay ahead.

The corporate world was trying to cope with the growing pressures of globalization and the advent of personal computing. The public Internet was not yet upon us, but the need for businesses of all sizes to rethink how they operated was becoming imperative.

Those ideas became known as “business process reengineering.”

Those pressures have intensified in the new era of the Web, e-commerce and mobile devices, and the cloud has become the latest source of refuge for organizations trying to revamp their business operations.

Click here to read THINKstrategies‘ perspectives in E-Commerce Times about how the cloud is enabling a growing number of organizations to reengineer their business … Read More »



Can Salesforce Einstein Catch the Next AI Wave? A Guest Commentary in TechTarget

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14th September

Salesforce is betting big that the long-promised attributes of artificial intelligence are ready to go mainstream and can help fuel the company’s next chapter of unprecedented growth. With a spate of acquisitions during the past eight months and analytics tools built into its platform, Salesforce wants to bring new systems of intelligence to customers.

The company’s goal: to embed artificial intelligence (AI) into every aspect of its operations and offerings, under the name Einstein.

The vendor’s marketing team is already stoking its PR engine to create plenty of buzz around the idea of the new Salesforce AI platform powering a fresh generation of smart services that will challenge IBM’s Watson’s analytic capabilities. The steady stream of news reports, interviews with CEO Marc Benioff and behind-the-scenes briefings are helping to build anticipation for Salesforce’s annual Dreamforce conference in October.

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Nvoicepay Wins THINKstrategies’ Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Award

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13th September

THINKstrategies, Inc. announced today that Nvoicepay has been named a winner of the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Award. This program promotes the measurable business benefits delivered by today’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions.

The BoSS Awards is an ongoing program administered by THINKstrategies’ Cloud Computing Showplace to recognize SaaS companies that are delivering measurable business benefits to specific user organizations. These benefits can include increased sales, lower costs, higher customer satisfaction, faster operations and greater profitability.

Nvoicepay is transforming the way AP departments pay suppliers by leveraging the unique benefits realized from cloud computing combined with a customer-centric model of administering payment services. Nvoicepay delivers payment automation software enabling enterprises to pay 100% their accounts payable invoices electronically instead of writing paper checks. More than 2,500 customers rely on Nvoicepay to deliver the simplicity, visibility, flexibility and innovation of consumer payments into the … Read More »



Deconstructing the Software Business – Guest Commentary in E-Commerce Times

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12th September

The disruption of the IT and software industry by the rapid rise of cloud and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) continues to take a toll on the biggest players in the business. In their latest round of desperate moves to reposition themselves in the radically changing marketplace, the major companies of the past have been willing to relinquish many of their software assets to refocus their efforts on new market opportunities.

Unfortunately, the divestiture of these software businesses may be a classic, shortsighted “throwing the baby out with the bathwater” tactic that could have a detrimental long-term impact on their competitive position as strategic sources in the enterprise market.

Click here to read THINKstrategies’ views in E-Commerce Times re: the market implications of these trends.



LawGeex Wins THINKstrategies’ Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Award

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10th August

THINKstrategies announced today that LawGeex has been named a winner of the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Award. This program promotes the measurable business benefits delivered by today’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions.

The BoSS Awards is an ongoing program administered by THINKstrategies’ Cloud Computing Showplace to recognize SaaS companies that are delivering measurable business benefits to specific user organizations. These benefits can include increased sales, lower costs, higher customer satisfaction, faster operations and greater profitability.

LawGeex is a contract review platform using artificial intelligence to help businesses save hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars reviewing legal contracts. It combines AI machine learning algorithms, text analytics and the knowledge of expert lawyers to deliver in-depth contract reviews efficiently and quickly. LawGeex highlights which clauses may be unusual, problematic, or missing, and provides statistical benchmarks which simplify the decision making process across the business for standard … Read More »



The Maturation of the Cloud ERP Market – A Guest Commentary in E-Commerce Times

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5th August

Oracle’s acquisition of NetSuite is a clear indication that the rapid adoption of cloud alternatives to traditional on-premises applications is shifting from front-office customer relationship management to back-office enterprise resource planning solutions.

Now, the question will be whether Oracle can buy its way into a leadership position in this emerging marketplace.

Click here to read THINKstrategies’ perspectives in E-Commerce Times regarding the market forces which are driving CFOs to adopt Cloud-based financial management and ERP solutions, and how these trends are reshaping the competitive landscape.



Rethinking Software Development in the IoT – A Guest Commentary in Datamation

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12th July

Nearly five years ago, Marc Andreessen famously proclaimed that “software is eating the world,” and he is probably surprised how much of the world is actually influenced by software today. Nowhere is this more true than in the brave, new world of the Internet of Things (IoT).

No matter which market forecast you read, the commonly held view is that nearly every product and service will be connected over the next decade. And these connections wouldn’t be of much value unless there is software in place to determine what data points should be captured and what actions should be taken in response to the information being collected.

Given that IoT’s business benefits must be measured in improved products and better customer support, as well as higher sales at lower costs, the software development process must be more inclusive than the past. DevOps … Read More »



Leveraging the IoT to Redefine Your Business – A Guest Commentary in E-Commerce Times

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8th July

While most businesses are focusing their efforts to capitalize on the Internet of Things (IoT) in areas that will generate immediate cost-savings and operating efficiencies, a number of IoT pioneers are already leveraging a new generation of connected products to fundamentally change their business models.

As more organizations recognize the strategic impact IoT can have on their business, you’ll see many more leverage IoT to reposition themselves in a rapidly changing marketplace.

Click here to read THINKstrategies‘ latest commentary in E-Commerce Times about three companies that are moving down the path of redefinition in the IoT today.



Demandware E-Commerce Acquisition Puts Another Arrow in Salesforce.com’s Quiver

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21st June

The recent Salesforce.com acquisition of Demandware is but one in a spate of buyouts this year. According to data from financial services firm UBS, the first half of 2016 has witnessed a frenzy of software acquisitions, with 22 in total, and there are no signs of a slowdown.

With the Demandware e-commerce technology purchase, Salesforce has positioned itself to do battle with other enterprise rivals, such as Oracle, SAP and IBM, all of which have filled out their offerings with e-commerce technologies. Technologies like Demandware are designed to unify the customer experience — regardless of the communication channel in which consumers initiate a transaction — and interact with other customer data repositories such as customer account information, marketing data and so on.

Click here to read THINKstrategies’ perspectives in TechTarget’s SearchSalesforce regarding the market implications of Salesforce’s acquisition of Demandware.



Redefining the Vendor-Customer Relationship in the IoT – A Guest Commentary in E-Commerce Times

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21st June

The advent of a brave new world of connected products and services in the Internet of Things (IOT) is forcing organizations of all sizes across nearly every industry to reconsider how they will interact with their customers in the future.

As a consequence, a growing number of companies are thinking about how they have to redefine their businesses to better serve their customers going forward.

These ideas were showcased at the recent PTC LiveWorx conference in Boston. The event drew approximately 5,000 attendees from a wide array of enterprises worldwide to demonstrate how previously standalone technologies and applications now are converging to enable the idea of IoT to become a reality.

Click here to read THINKstrategies’ views in E-Commerce Times regarding how building connected products is becoming an essential strategy for restructuring the vendor-customer relationship in the IoT.






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