Brain

About Brain Sommer

Brian Sommer founded Vital Analysis in 2007 based on the market success that accompanied his TechVentive, Inc. launch several years earlier. Brian closely follows what C-level executives think, feel and need. He is also in a unique position to diagnosis the winners and the losers in technology

JobFox – Upcoming Report

Jobfox – A Fox in the Job Board Hen House 

We recently caught a Jobfox launch event in Chicago and were quite impressed with the company, the crowds they attracted and the product. After a trial run of the product, we’ve developed a report on the firm and, hopefully, will […]

Coming Soon: New HR Reports

A Flurry of New Reports Coming Soon

We recently attended HR Week in New York City and met with executives from a number of HR and HR Services providers at that conference. Specifically, we had in-depth discussions with:

Veritude – Kate Donovan and Laura Cleveland – We will update our Fall 2007 […]

NetSuite’s NS-BOS – Part of a Bigger Story

Last week, NetSuite announced its NS-BOS business operating system. Along with this announcement, NetSuite also announced the availability of a new debugging tool.

There is a bigger picture angle to this and its one that escapes other SaaS application vendors. NetSuite’s approach to the mid-market maybe superior to that of […]

NetSuite Earnings

New Report on NetSuite’s 2007 Earnings

Today, 2/14/2008, NetSuite management briefed analysts on the company’s financial performance for the year 2007. Executives also discussed NetSuite’s competition, capital deployment, hiring plans and a recent 1000 user CRM win.

All of these items are discussed in the a special Vital Analysis report. […]

When Event Technology Meets ERP

Progress Apama – An Event Technology That’s Work a Long, Hard Look
We recently had a chance to watch a demonstration of Progress’ Apama product.  Apama is an event-driven technology that has seen market successes in the financial services industry. The demonstration we witnessed was in another industry – Manufacturing […]

SuiteBundler to Propel Innovation Within NetSuite

NetSuite Adds Powerful Tools to its Product Line

Late 2007, NetSuite announced powerful new product line capabilities to its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application product line. We were particularly impressed with the intense new vertical extensions that have been developed by NetSuite resellers using the new SuiteBundler tools.

In the Prognosis section of […]

Workstream’s Talent Center Version 7.0

New Research Report
Workstream had a big product launch of its talent management solution at the Fall 2007 HR Technology show in Chicago. We developed a short research report covering the highlights of this announcement along with our prognosis for the product. Here’s a blurb from the Company/Product Highlights section […]

CyberShift: When Demand Management Meets Time & Attendance

New Research Report
We recently completed a new research report on CyberShift. Here’s a brief excerpt from the Overview section:

“The market for time and attendance systems may seem to some to be somewhat stuck in time (no pun intended). Sure, time clocks have been supplanted with badge readers and other […]

Veritude: – A More Strategic Type of Staffing Firm

Impressive Pedigree, Growth and Market Focus
From the Overview section of this report:

“We see at least three types of firms requiring staff augmentation assistance. At one level, there are highly dysfunctional firms who are undergoing some sort of crisis or time sensitive need for additional staff. For these firms, vacancies […]

Vurv’s 1-2 Punch

New Report Available: Talent Management with Intellectual Property
We recently met with Michael George of Vurv at the Fall 2007 HR Technology show in Chicago. Vurv made a big splash with their talent management solutions. Vital Analysis prepared a short research report based on the new announcements. Herewith is a […]