FloQast Connects With Oracle, SAP, Microsoft

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Los Angeles-based FloQast , which develops software to help accountants manage closing their books, has connected its software to Oracle, SAP, and Microsoft with a new software product. According to FloQast, its new Robotics Process Automation (RPA) connectors provides "near real time" access to Oracle, SAP, and Microsoft, and helps automate the currently manual aspects of running and uploading reports for month-end close.

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Roambi Connects To Oracle

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San Diego-based MeLLmo , the developer of the Roambi business application for the iPhone and iPad, said this morning that it has integrated its software with Oracle's Business Intelligence (BI) suite. Roambi allows users to monitor various enterprise products via their mobile device. The Oracle support comes on top of existing support for SAP, IBM, and Microsoft products.

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How This Startup Kicked Oracle’s A$$

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How did a small, open source software company from Finland capture billions in market share from Oracle? Marten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus Systems , knows the answer and he delights in telling the story of how MySQL ate Oracle's lunch and dinner.

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TigerText Poaches Oracle VP As Sales Chief

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Santa Monica-based secure texting and messaging provider TigerText has bolstered its enterprise sales expertise, saying this morning that it has hired Justin Nelson, most recently a VP at Oracle, as its new Chief Sales Officer. tigertext oracle enterprise sales messaging text health texting executive

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Sophoi Acquired By Oracle

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Los Angeles-based Sophoi , a developer of media IP mananagement software, has been acquired by Oracle, Oracle said Monday. Oracle said that Sophoi's products will become available as Oracle Media Intellectual Property Management. Sophoi's product was used for intellectual property management at media and entertainment companies. Sophoi was backed by Oracle which had funded the firm to the tune of $17.5M

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Relsys International Acquired By Oracle

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Irvine-based Relsys International , a developer of drug safety and risk management software for the health care industry, has been acquired by software giant Oracle. Oracle said this morning that it has agreed to acquire Relsys, which will become part of its Health Sciences Global Business Unit. Relsys' products are used for adverse event reporting, risk management, and data analysis for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, contract research organizations and medical device companies.

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Marketing Crushes Customer Experience through Data. DUN dun dun!

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As a first-timer at Oracle OpenWorld , I’ve been quite impressed by the sheer number of people thronging Howard Street, Moscone Center and the local San Francisco area in business-suits and professional attire.

Congrats To All The Winners and Thanks To Our Speakers at #REACHNeXT!

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Verizon , Monster Products , MerchLabs , HIRED , Instart Logic , Zeel , Shootly , Move Loot , Microsoft , American Laser Company , Zirx , DoorDash , Drizly. Green Way Labs develops high-performance cleaning products that are 100% non-toxic. We did it folks!

nVerge 2018

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Thursday, October 11, 2018 -- nVerge 2018 is a one-day technology conference focusing on uncovering maximum value from current business technology, sharing new trends and discussing future possibilities for solutions ranging from ERP, CRM, business intelligence, collaboration, and productivity. Key areas of exploration include solutions from Microsoft, Oracle NetSuite, and Salesforce, with additional emphasis on the related technology ecosystems.

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Data Collective | New Dawn for Big Data Entrepreneurs

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A 2011 McKinsey Global report says Big Data is the next frontier for innovation,competition and productivity, this could be reason the seasoned investors and executives believe these are big data days. A tweet by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer on August 9th caused a stir in the tech scenes.

Ingram Micro Buys Grupo ACAO

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Grupo ACAO is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and carries products from IBM, Oracle, Red Hat, EMC and VMware. Irvine-based Ingram Micro announced Tuesday that it has acquired Grupo ACAO , a Latin American value-added distributor. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. The company serves Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Uruguay and Ecuador. Ingra Micro said the acquisition will contribute more than $300M in annual revenues to the company. READ MORE>>.

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Velocify Steals Away COO From ZEFR

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Velocify said Goyal will lead the company's product, technology, and client success teams. Goyal also has served at OpenX, where he was SVP of Engineering, and also has been at Hewlett Packard, Oracle, and EMC. Los Angeles-based Velocify , the developer of sales automation software which is led by Nick Hedges, has snagged ZEFR Chief Technology Officer Manoj Goyal as its new Chief Operating Officer, the company said this morning.

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ESET Names Sales VP

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He also has served at Oracle and Microsoft. ESET has more than 200 people in San Diego, and more than 1,000 worldwide developing its Internet security software products. San Diego-based ESET , the developer of Internet security software, said Thursday that it has named Gerald C. Choung as its new Vice President of Sales. Choung is the former Senior Director of Channel Strategy and Sales for Qualcomm (now Omnitracs).

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BeyondTrust Names VP

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Carlsbad-based BeyondTrust , the developer of identity management and security software, said today that it has named Subbu Sthanu as Vice President, Product Management. and Oracle. Sthanu joins the firm from Novell, and had also served at NetIQ, Vignette Corp., BeyondTrust said that Sthanu will be responsible for driving the growth of its Server and Infrastructure business. READ MORE>>. beyondtrust executive identity management software

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Zumasys Buys jBASE Database

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Irvine-based Zumasys , a developer of cloud computing products for the business market, said today that it has acquired the jBase database product from Temenos. jBase is a cloud-based, database product which connects applications built on the Pick operating system with SQL Server, Oracle, and the cloud. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

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Interview: Mark Douglas, President & CEO, SteelHouse Media

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In this interview, Mark discusses how his experiences at Oracle, eHarmony and the Rubicon Project contributed to the creation of his latest venture, SteelHouse Media. 4) Did I read correctly that you were part of the original development team for Oracle Financials?

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Bonfire Ventures Adds New Venture Partner, Brett Queener

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Queener had served as VP of Field Operations, SVP Operations, SVP Products, EVP/GM of Data Cloud, and EVP/GM of Marketing Cloud at Salesforce, among other titles. He also has served at Siebel Systems (now Oracle). Los Angeles-based early stage investment fund Bonfire Ventures said Monday morning that it has added a new Venture Partner to the firm, Brett Queener.

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Central Desktop Names New Board Member

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Vora is the CEO of Acrolinx, and also had served as entrepreneur-in-residence at Foundational Capital, as well as a VP at Oracle and Adobe. Vora also founded Oblix, which was acquired by Oracle, and sits on the boards of Get Satisfaction and NextPrinciples, among other positions. Central Desktop provides a cloud-based, project management and collaboration product specifically aimed at marketers and agencies.

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Saviynt Secures $40M

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and international field operations, to build out its ecosystem of technology and system integration partners, for its product roadmap, and customer service. Savyint's product work with such third party systems as SAP, Oracle, Salesforce, EPIC, and Workday, and are used to manage access to those systems as companies go through re-roganizations, mergers and acquisitions, process changes, and more.

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MindTouch Picks Up $12M For Customer Self Service Software

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MindTouch, which was founded by Steve Bjorg and Aaron Fulkerson back in 2005, said the funding will go to increase its integration with software such as Salesforce, SAP, and Oracle, and grow its marketing, business development, sales, and engineering teams. MindTouch's software provides customer support search tools, product information, and more to end users.

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MeLLmo Expands In China

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MeLLmo's Roambi Analytics and Roambi Visualizer App products are both now available in Chinese. Roambi said the new office will be headed by Sean Luangrath, who has previously served at Apple, PeopleSoft, and Oracle. San Diego-based MeLLmo , the developer of the Roambi mobile business analytics software, said today that it has opened up an office in Shanghai, to support the Greater China market.

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NativeTung Takes On Translation, Localization

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According to NativeTung, it has developed a product which helps companies translate websites into other languages, and helps them to manage the entire translation process. The firm's founders come from Oracle, Yahoo!, Los Angeles-based NativeTung , a startup developing software for managing translation of web sites into multiple languages, is unveiling itself at the DEMOfall conference today in San Diego.

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The Coming Shift in Enterprise Software

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Part I, Team) Tact was founded by Chuck Ganapathi , who was formerly the SVP of Products at Salesforce.com having led initiatives like their chat product, CRM and mobile.

Inktank Partners With Citrix

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Citrix CloudPlatform is a software product, commercially supported by Citrix, used for cloud orchestration. The Citrix product is based on the open source Apache CloudStack software. CloudStack is a set of software that allows users to deploy and manage very large networks of virtual machines, including those running on VMware, Oracle VM, KVM, XenServer and Xen Cloud Platform.

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MeLLmo Raises $10M More

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MeLLmo said the new round will go towards product innovation and go-to-market strategy. MeLLmo's Roambi app allows users to access business data from their mobile phone, connecting those phones to IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Endeca, Google, and Salesforce data visually. San Diego-based MeLLmo , maker of the Roambi mobile business application for the iPhone, said this morning that it has raised an additional $10M in funding. Names of the investors were not disclosed.

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One of the Biggest Mistakes Enterprise Startups Make

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While I have some sympathy with not investing too heavily in sales people until the product has properly been tested and commercialized in the enterprise environment, in the end it’s a fact that it takes sales people to move product through large organizations.

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The Power Of Mouth To Mouth Marketing

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One way to do so is to ensure that when your customers share their experiences with your products and solutions, they do so with the passion and intensity of a soulful kiss. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes.

Helping Startups Understand Salespeople & the Sales Culture

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Most technology startups seem to be funded by product people or business people. They like a solid product, well defined pricing, good references to sell against, a clear quota and well defined competitors. Sales people often blame the product. That stuff is for Oracle or IBM.

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You Can Compete with Free-and Win

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A good product is always more valuable than the free alternative, even when you sell yo-yo upgrades. In the end, the best product wins. Focus on building a truly great product and offer it to your customers with great service to back it up.

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Analytix On Demand Gets Funding

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According to the firm, its software-as-a-service product pulls data from applications such as Salesforce, QuickBooks, Microsoft Excel, Oracle, and SAP for business intelligence reporting. Irvine-based Analytix On Demand , a provider of business intelligence software, said this morning that it has raised a round of mezzanine funding. Amount of the funding was not disclosed, but came from Private Equity Management Group.

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Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

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We had to buy Oracle database licenses, UNIX servers, a Sun Solaris operating system, web servers, load balancers, EMC storage, disk mirrors for redundancy and had to commit to a year-long hosting agreement at places such as Exodus.

What Jonah @Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed, Sees in the Future of Digital Media

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https://medium.com/media/cc969482e7abf6b75d3c0958c8ee409d/href I moved to Los Angeles in 2007 and as a VC who had built his career as a programmer, database designer, program manager, CEO then VP Products at Salesforce, I wanted to build a portfolio of software investments. BuzzFeed.

How to Acquire Customers by Marketing “Heroes”

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Many of you have read or at least know the primary thesis of “ Crossing the Chasm &# the seminal book on marketing your products to mainstream consumers by Geoffrey Moore. We like to use new product and gain benefits before our peers. People like you use this product.

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Startup Sales – Why Hiring Seasoned Reps May Not Work

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This is probably because many founders are product or technology people. The problem is that in an early stage business there probably isn’t a perfect fit between your early product and a customer’s needs.

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Understanding How The Innovator’s Dilemma Affects You

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Let me start with Professor Christensen’s definition: “An innovation that is disruptive allows a whole new population of consumers access to a product or service that was historically only accessible to consumers with a lot of money or a lot of skill.&#.