Compiere Repots itself for Growth

It seems that open source ERP provider, Compiere, is prepping itself for a lot of new growth. Today it announced (hot on the heels of bringing in Andre Boisvert as its Chairman of the Board and Chief Business Development Officer) that it would be moving its corporate headquarters to California’s Silicon Valley and at the same time that it secured a nice little VC nest egg of $6 M (USD). The company’s press release (linked above) has CEO, Janke, stating “…the market’s demand for our product ha … Continue Reading →

Verifying an RFI

Today, I had a conversation with a consulting firm that works with TEC‘s decision support tools and knowledge bases (KBs) on enterprise software. In this case, they were engaged in an ERP selection project. The consulting firm was asking me about the data accuracy (in our KB) regarding the functionality of some of the vendors they’d shortlisted. TEC researches and provides immense amounts of information on software products so it is an incredibly tricky task for us to ensure that the data is accurate and t … Continue Reading →

On the Subject of Learning, Tools for LMS Purchasers

Niall at NetDimensions Insights wrote up two nice pieces pointing out a few ways that people seeking a learning management system can use low-cost tools to compare the different offerings out there. He mentioned both the Brandon Hall feature comparison document as well as the LMS RFI templates that Technology Evaluation Centers offers–this is what caught my attention. Niall comments that Use of this template does not mean that you do not need to perform a thorough analysis of your organization’s learning m … Continue Reading →

The Start

I needed a place to post some thoughts on things taking place in the IT world and I didn’t want my other sites to be mixed with those issues, hence my newest blog. Blogs appear to be a communication necessity now (sort’ve wonder if they may someday be able to replace e-mail, we could use them with private sections and private trackbacks). I’ve experimented with blogs in a number of ways for the past several years but it wasn’t until I recently read Robert Scoble and Shel Israel’s book, Na … Continue Reading →