Startups and a Common Misunderstanding in Agile Software Development

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They didn't feel they had visibility into timelines and costs for development of their software. Investors and early customers were becoming worried about the ability of the founder to deliver. In two cases many of these were coming from customers using early releases.

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

Startup Software Development – Do Your Homework Before You Develop Anything

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I just had an all-too common conversation with the founder of a startup who had spent more than a year working with a software development company who had produced a mess. The mess really comes from a developer who was willing to get started on a product that was not fully thought out. If I’m being asked to do startup software development, I’m going to push fairly hard on key questions that the startup needs to have answered before they develop anything.

Software Development Companies in Southern California

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This is a private group of CTOs who are responsible for software development within their companies. They are generally the senior most person responsible for custom software development, database design, database administration, web development, etc. But where do the software development companies in Southern California congregate? I've helped organize the Los Angeles CTO Forum for almost 10 years.

AppOnboard Signs Customers For Mobile App Demo Technology

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Los Angeles-based AppOnboard , the developer of mobile app demo technology led by Jonathan Zweig, says that it now has such app developers as FoxNext Games, Game Insight, Superheart Studios, Jam City, Huuuge Games, and Simple Habit using its tools. According to the startup, those cutomers are some of the developers who are using its tools to enable Google Play Instant apps via its "App Store Demos" product, which it launched in August.

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SAIC Gets $300M Software Development Contract

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According to the firm, it will provide software development services for developing applications for the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA), a provider of federal and government-guaranteed funding for students. SAIC has approximately 44,000 employees serving both the Federal Government and some commercial customers

Yardi Wins Customer In Louisiana

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Santa Barbara-based property management software developer Yardi reported a win in Louisiana this morning, with Weinstein Nelson Management. Weinstein Nelson Management, which is based in Baton Rouge, is using Yardi's software for reporting, lead tracking, and renewals for its properties. yardi louisiana customer property management real estate realestate software

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Yardi Wins Customer In London

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Santa Barbara-based property management software developer Yardi continues to add to its long list of customers, saying late last night that it has added a new customer in London. Yardi said that Triple Point Social Housing will use its Yardi Voyager software for property management, including leasing, tenant services, and accounting operations. yardi london property management software

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RightScale Adds New Customers

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Santa Barbara-based cloud deployment software developer RightScale said Thursday that it has added three new customers, bringing its total number of software-as-a-service providers to more than 100. The firm said that Progress, Pearson Education, and Resumator are using its products to deploy and manage their software-as-a-service applications for customers in cloud environments. rightscale cloud computing software deployment customers

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Yardi Wins Customer In Singapore

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Santa Barbara-based software developer Yardi has signed on a customer in Singapore, which will use the company's property management and accounting software. has adopted its software to automate its financing and leasing efforts. According to Yardi, Soilbuild Group Holdings Ltd. Financial details of the win were not announced. Soilbuild has more than 4 million square feet of property under management. READ MORE>>.

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Yardi Wins Customer In Vancouver

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Santa Barbara-based real estate management software developer Yardi reports a customer win in Vancouver, British Columbia, saying that it has signed up Wesgroup Properties to its web-based property management and accounting platform. Yardi said Wesgroup Properties is using its Yardi Voyager 7S software, and was already a Yardi client. yardi vancouver software real estate management accounting

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Yardi Wins Australian Customer

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Santa Barbara-based property management software developer Yardi reported a win late Monday afternoon in Australia, with Australian property investor DeMartini Fletcher. yardi australia property management software internationalFinancial details of the win was not announced. Yardi said DeMartini Fletcher has selected its Yardi Voyager 7S as its new property management and accounting platform. READ MORE>>.

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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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QAD Wins Customer In The UK

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Santa Barbara-based enterprise resource planning software developer QAD says this morning that it has signed up a new customer in the UK, Snell Advanced Media (SAM), to manage its business processes company-wide. SAM is headquartered in Newbury, United Kingdom, and has more than 550 employees; the company develops technology products used in broadcast media, image processing, and related areas.

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LogicMonitor Migrates Citrix GoToAssist Customers

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Santa Barbara-based infrastructure performance monitoring software developer LogicMonitor announced this morning that it has been named the "preferred" IT performance monitoring platform by Citrix, which is decommissioning its GoToAssist Monitoring product. LogicMonitor said the move will help it offer its platform to former Citrix GoToAssist customers. logicmonitor citrix gotoassist performance monitoring software

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Signal Sciences Signs Up New Customer

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Culver City-based Signal Sciences , the web defense software developer led by Andrew Peterson, said on Thurday that it has signed up a new customer, One Medical. Financial details of the customer win were not announced. medical security software cybersecurity defense sciences signalAccording to Signal Sciences, One Medical will use its Web Protection Platform (WPP) for threat protection and security for its cloud applications.

Yardi Wins Customer In The UK

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Santa Barbara-based property management software developer Yardi said it has signed up a customer in the UK. According to Yardi, it has been selected by Westcourt Group, a regional property development company based in the town of Harrogate North Yorkshire. yardi property management software westcourt international realestate real estate

Yardi Signs Customer In The UK

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Santa Barbara-based property management software developer Yardi reported a win in the United Kingdom this morning, with boutique property and asset management company Rivenhall Real Estate Limited. The financial impact of the customer win was not announced. yardi property management software cloud international

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Custom Software

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 -- Custom Software. For many companies, custom software provides the edge they need. Improved productivity and efficiency leading to cost reductions, easier to use services leading to increased customer satisfaction and retention, a new needed product or service that is not available anywhere else. Custom developed software can provide all that and more. Techbiz Connection.

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BlackLine Trumpets Revenue Growth, Customers

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Los Angeles-based financial automation software developer BlackLine said Thursday that its Q3 revenues were up over 50 percent, as a result of customer growth at the company. BlackLine said that it now has over 100,000 users of its software, which is used by companies for automating their financial close processes. The company said it added such new customers as Applied Materials, Cloud Peak Energy, La-Z-Boy, Louisiana Pacific Corp.

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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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Yardi Adds Customer In The UK

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Santa Barbara-based software developer Yardi , which develops real estate property management software, says it has signed up a customer in Leeds, UK. Yardi said that Moorgarth Property Management Limited will managei ts office, industrial, and retail portfolio with Yardi's Genesis2 software. yardi software property management realestate real estate

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Engineer.ai Links With DigitalOcean

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Los Angeles- and London-based Engineer.ai , a developer of artificial intelligence software aimed at creating software for SMBs, said today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with DigitalOcean, a provider of cloud services for the development community. According to the company, the partnership will help SMBs build affordable, custom software. engineerai digitalocean software development strategic partnership

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ServiceNow Buys SkyGiraffe

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Santa Clara- and San Diego-based ServiceNow said on Wednesday that it has acquired San Mateo-based SkyGiraffe , a developer of a mobile software development platform. ServiceNow said the buy will help its customers easily deliver "consumer-like" mobile experiences for applications build on its Now Platform. servicenow skygiraffe merger acquisition mobile software development

Do Not Obsess On Names – Obsess On Delivering Awesome Customer Value

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Instead, expeditiously pick a reasonable moniker and then get back to work delivering value to your customers. Cisco” is descriptive of nothing, offering no hint as to the company’s initial router design and development proficiency. Microsoft – Initially descriptive of the company’s software developed for the “micro” computer market, it quickly became less relevant as the “personal” computer market matured.

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Nimble Opens API

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Santa Monica-based Nimble , the developer of web-based, customer relationship management (CRM) tools, said today that it has launched a new application programming interface (API) and application marketplace. The firm said the new API makes it easier for developers to connect any sales, marketing, customer service, or accounting platform with Nimble. nimble software developer customer relationship

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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OpenX Announces Customer Numbers

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Pasadena-based OpenX Technologies , which develops ad serving software used by online publishers, is reporting this morning that it has added more than 8,000 publishers since it launched its product in October of 2008. The software developed by OpenX is used by online publishers to serve up Internet advertising. According to OpenX, the new customers are using both its downloadable software, as well as a hosted version of its product.

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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.

Solekai Systems Merges With Fairway Technologies

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Two, San Diego-based software development and integration companies-- Solekai Systems and Fairway Technologies --said this morning that they have merged into a new company. Fairway had focused on custom software development, business technology integration, and said its expertise has been in such areas as mobile computing, cloud computing, data analytics, AI and machine learning, and open source.

Nimble Launches Upgraded Android App

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Santa Monica-based customer relationship management (CRM) software developer Nimble has launched a newly upgraded Android version of its app, saying on Wednesday that its new Mobile CRM 3.0 The developer of CRM tools said its newly upgraded tools gives access to email, calendar, and social contact history; access to detailed dossiers on customers and prospects; ability to scan business cards; management of multiple sales pipelines; and much more.

Bridg Aims At Restaurants With New CRM Software

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Los Angeles-based software developer Bridg said this week that it has launched a new customer relationship management (CRM) software product specifically aimed at restaurants. According to the company, it is using information from point-of-sale (POS), email, loyalty, online ordering, and other areas to help give restaurants a single, unified view of their individual customers, and helps those restaurants identify growth opportunities based on that data.

Nimble In Distribution Deal With Microsoft

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Santa Monica-based customer relationship management (CRM) software developer Nimble said today that it has signed a global distribution agreement with Microsoft , which will create a bundle of Nimble's CRM tools with Microsoft's Office 365. Nimble offers up cloud-based, customer relationship management software which lets users keep track of sales prospects, customers, and others.

Yardi Gets Win In Dubai

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Goleta-based property management software developer Yardi has signed up a new customer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with property development and real estate services firm Deyaar Development PJSC. Yardi said that Deyaar is using its Yardi Voyager 7S software to perform lease and property management across its project portfolio. Financial details of the customer win were not announced.