Nimble Partners With Call Center Software Developer

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Santa Monica-based Nimble , which develops contact management software-as-a-service, has linked up its tools with call center software developer Talkdesk. According to Nimble, the move will automatically pair information from a customer''s contact history to Nimble''s contact records and customer data. integration saas talkdesk software center call nimble

What SAAS Companies Need to Know About Network Management?

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We’ve even created an acronym for these kinds of services: software as a service (SAAS). Usually, a company provides subscription based access to subscribers allowing these subscribers to use software in the cloud. Business Data Development Network Saas Startups

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BlackLine Tops 1300 Customers

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Los Angeles-based finance and accounting automation software developer BlackLine reports this morning that it added 393 new customers in 2015 and now has over 1300 customers around the world. blackline systems growth finance accounting software saas reconcileThe company said that among the new clients it added during the year were Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Malaysia Airlines, Roku and Trivago.

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Mapp Acquires Webtrekk

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San Diego-based digital marketing software provider Mapp announced this morning that it is acquiring German software developer Webtrekk , a developer of marketing analytics and customer intelligence software. According to Mapp, the addition of Webtrekk's expertise in analytics, customer intelligence, dashboards, machine learning, and AI will help complement its existing offerings.

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ServiceNow Wins Colorado Customer

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San Diego-based enterprise IT software developer ServiceNow has signed up a new customer in Colorado, the firm reported today. ServiceNow said that the Colorado Springs Utilities has implemented the company''s cloud-based, software-as-a-service products for managing its IT services. ServiceNow said its tool has eliminated 12 different IT tools that were in use at the utility, including legacy software, homegrown applications, Excel spreadsheets, and Lotus Notes.

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Lifeyo Acquired By SpotOn

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Los Angeles-based Lifeyo , a developer of website development software aimed at small and medium-sized merchants, has been acquired by San Francisco-based SpotOn , SpotOn announced this morning. According to SpotOn, the effort will help it offer up a platform and suite of tools for payment processing, customer engagement and more for small and medium-sized businesses. saas software development website acquisition merger spoton lifeyo

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Nimble Rolls Out Major Upgrade To CRM Tool

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Los Angeles-based cloud customer relationship management (CRM) software developer Nimble rolled out a major upgrade to its sofwtare this week, saying it added major updates to its contact records, added granular activity tracking, contact privacy, and integration with Office 365, Power BI, and Azure. nimble microsoft dynamics azure customer relationship software cloud saas

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MomentFeed Signs Long List of High Profile Customers

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Santa Monica-based location analytics software developer MomentFeed announced Tuesday morning that it has signed on some big brands as customers of the firm. MomentFeed develops software which allows brands to better measure the social media engagement of their users on a local location-by-location basis, applying analytics and management tools to Facebook, Foursquare, and Google to let those brands better manage their locations.

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As Unicorns Multiply, Bootstrapped Tech Businesses Holding Steady

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Founded in 2013 by de Haaff and Chris Waters in the Bay Area, the company announced in July it had surpassed $40 million in annual recurring revenue from the subscribers to its software-as-a-service. Aha makes a program that helps project managers develop new product roadmaps, which are used by others in the customer’s business, from sales. Why do unicorns get all the attention? Brian de Haaff wonders this sometimes, especially as compared to his own tech business, Aha.

Corent Wins MapR Technologies

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Aliso Viejo-based Corent Technologies , which develops cloud migration software, and AI and data analytics software developer MapR Technologies said this morning that MapR Technologies has selected Corent's SurPaaS platform to help customers access MapR's Data Platform for AI. MapR said the use of Corent's software will allow it to better monitor, analyze, and serve its customers, enabling subscription based, flexible, or dynamic pricing models to its customers.

Cornerstone OnDemand Wins ResCare

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Santa Monica-based talent management software developer Cornerstone OnDemand announced today that it has scored a win with ResCare, which the company says is the nation's largest provider of services to people with disabilities. Cornerstone OnDemand said that ResCare will use its software to hire and train thousands of employees each year. cornerstone ondemand rescare talent management software customer training learning onboarding hiring saas cloud

Parasoft Links With Electric Cloud On Software Testing Support

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Monrovia, California-based Parasoft , which develops software testing tools, said today that it has linked with Electric Cloud , a provider of cloud-based software testing services, to integrate their technologies. The two said the link would integrate Parasoft''s service virtualization tools and Electric Cloud''s software automation technology. parasoft electric cloud saas paas testing software development

Nimble Adds Sync Features for Microsoft Dynamics 365

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Santa Monica-based customer relationship management software developer Nimble is further enhancing its integration with the suite of products from Microsoft, saying on Thursday that it has added automated data synchronization and "data enrichment" for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, as well as Office 365. nimble microsoft dynamics sync syncronization relationship software saas cloud contacts

Rexter Launching New Product At Microsoft Accelerator Demo Day

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Pasadena-based customer relationship management (CRM) software developer Rexter is launching a new product, later today, at the Microsoft Accelerator Demo Day in Seattle. rexter microsoft accelerator digital work incubator demo launch customer relationship management saas software

Mapp Acquires Marketing Analytics Developer Webtrekk

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San Diego-based Mapp , a developer of cloud-based digital marketing software, has completed its acquisition of European marketing analytics software developer Webtrekk , the company said this morning. According to Mapp, Webtrekk will continue to offer up a stand-alone solution for marketing analytics and customer intelligence, although the two will combine their services into one, fully integrated package aimed at marketers.

Cornerstone OnDemand Signs Italian Fashion Brand

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Santa Monica-based human capital management software developer Cornerstone OnDemand has signed on Italian luxury menswear brand Canali as its newest customers. Cornerstone OnDemand said Canali is implementing its talent management software to better recruit, develop, and manage its people. Financial impact of the customer win was not announced. csod cornerstone ondemand italy italian canali saas software human resources capital management

K1 Investment Management Buys Digital Pharmacist

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor K1 Investment Management has acquired Digital Pharmacist , a software development firm which helps pharmacists manage refill reminders and other marketing. According to Digital Pharmacist and K1, K1 is investing over $100M in Digital Pharmacist to help it with accelerating growth and product development. digital pharmacist digitalpharmacist merger acquisition private equity pharmacy software saas

Chrome River Wins Sonoco

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Los Angeles-based cloud-based expense and invoice management software developer Chrome River Technologies has signed on Sonoco Products Company as a new customer, the company said today. Financial details of the customer win were not announced, however, Chrome River said the deployment has it supporting expense reports for 20,000 employees across 34 countries. chrome river expense management saas software invoice

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Central Desktop Certifies With NetSuite

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Pasadena-based project management and collaboration software developer Central Desktop said today that its SocialBridge SuiteApp software has been given "Built for NetSuite" verification. The certification means that the software meets NetSuite''s development standards and other requirements for working with NetSuite''s systesm. central desktop project management software netsuite cloud saas

BlackLine Opens Office In Germany

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Los Angeles-based accounting automation software developer BlackLine announced this morning that it has opened up a new office in Germany, as part of an expansion effort in Europe. BlackLine develops software to automate financial close, account reconciliation, and other parts of the accounting process. BlackLine says it already has more than a 100 customers in the countries covered by the new office, including Kempinski Hotels and Trivago.

Cornerstone OnDemand Lands Maersk

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Santa Monica-based cloud software developer Cornerstone OnDemand has signed on shipping and transportation giant Maersk has its newest customer, the company reported this morning. Cornerstone OnDemand's tool will be used for learning, development, and compliance efforts at Maersk, across 130 countries. cornerstone ondemand maersk learning compliance software saas cloud

ServiceNow Wins Tommy Bahama

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San Diego-based enterprise IT software developer ServiceNow reported a win today with Tommy Bahama. According to ServiceNow, Tommy Bahama is using its software-as-a-service to consolidate multiple IT systems. Financial impact of the customer win was not announced. servicenow tommy bahama retail software management cloud saas

ReachLocal Expands Reporting Tools

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Woodland Hills-based online marketing services and software developer ReachLocal , which offers up its services to local businesses, said today that it has added a number of analytics and reporting tools to its platform. The company said the new tools will give customers information on ROI of their various online marketing efforts. reachlocal reporting software saas marketing local business

Procore Releases Two New Cloud Products

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Carpinteria-based construction software developer Procore Technologies has launched two, brand new cloud-based software products to the market, Procore Construction Financials and Procore Quality & Safety , according to the company. The new set of offerings also includes a public API for plugging in third-party applications and custom integrations, and more. procore technologies construction cloud software saas marketplace

ServiceNow Ties With Hitachi On Japanese Expansion

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San Diego-based enterprise IT management software developer ServiceNow reported this morning that it is expanding into the Japanese market, via a deal with Hitachi Solutions , a unit of Hitachi Group. ServiceNow said that Hitachi Solutions is its first business partner in Japan, and will provide its software-as-a-service to the Japanese market. Hitachi Solutions will provide implementation, training and first-level support for Japanese customers for ServiceNow.

Chrome River Extends Reach In Europe

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Los Angeles-based expense management and invoice processing software developer Chrome River is expanding its footprint in the EMEA, with a new alliance with a London-based consulting firm, Meridian Global Services. The two said they already share a number of corporate customers across the UK. chrome river saas expense management invoice software london international emea expansion

Chrome River Claims Big User Growth

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Los Angeles-based enterprise software developer Chrome River , which develops cloud-based expense management and supplier invoicing software, says it grew its user base by 82 percent, year over year. The company said it had record growth in 2015, and now has over 430 enterprise customers and more than 1 million users. chrome river saas software expense management cloud invoice supplier growth revenues

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How MakeSpace Recently Closed $30 million in New Funding

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In the early days this is expensive because the logistics & warehouses are amortized over a small customer base but with scale this infrastructure and the technology that drives it becomes a powerful moat and hard for new entrants to compete. years of software development.

NationBuilder Loses Co-Founder

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Los Angeles-based software developer NationBuilder , which develops an online system to help political campaigns create websites, organize, coordinate volunteers, fundraise, and more, has just lost its co-founder and President, Joe Green. nationbuilder executive founder politics marketing campaign management software saas

The Power of “In Person” – Why Distributed Teams are Less Effective

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In the era of Skype, web conferencing tools and collaboration software conventional wisdom says that distributed startup teams can be just as effective as those that are in person. He gossips with the office manager who tells 3 software developers.

Lead Developer to CTO at a Startup

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I've previously addressed the role of a CTO in early-stages in my post Startup CTO or Developer. for a Lead Developer: How much will it cost to build what we need to build? How can I control costs but effectively get stuff developed? How can we phase development to balance cost, features, risk, etc? What existing systems will we leverage, what programming languages, software development methodologies, web application frameworks, revision control systems, etc.?

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Eric Futoran: From Scopely To Embrace.io, The Challenges Of Mobile Development

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The world of mobile apps has added serious challenges for software developers, who don't just have to deal with crashes�they have to deal with slow performance, strange hangs, multiple carrier networks, and more. We spoke with Eric Futoran , the CEO of Embrace.io, who also was co-founder of Scopely, to learn more about the company's software. Software is a different beast in the mobile environment. How are developers doing this today?

The Startup Guide To SXSW Panel Picking

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Software Labs: Petri Dishes for Tech Innovation. Bootstrapping process, product development, Prototyping. . Bootstrapping development, team management. . Your Web Developer Thinks You're an Idiot. Bootstrapping development, Startup, Website content. .

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Interview with Zareh Baghdasarian, 15desks

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I worked as a software and hardware engineer, and did lots of software development for networking and telecom firms, mainly networking. They have developed this from a need. They were at UCSB, which needed a tool like this, and after they had developed it, they were trying to see what next steps to take. In the meantime, I was getting frustrated with the software being used at my son's school.

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