Research Reports

Oracle SMB Coverage


Oracle’s Accelerate Strategy

There’s been a flurry of press releases and announcements re: Oracle and their re-doubled partner program in the SMB (small-medium business) space. We recently spoke with Jeff Abbott, Vice President Global Accelerate Strategy of Oracle, about the program and its new momentum.

Here’s a quote from […]

Futurestep Coverage

Futurestep – A Global Provider of RPO and More

We meet with executives of Futurestep, a Korn Ferry International firm, at the recent HR Week show in New York City. We received a fairly complete briefing and developed a research note on the firm and its offerings.

Here is an excerpt […]

Varicent Coverage

                         Sales Performance Management Vendor: Varicent

We spent time at the HR Week conference with an executive of Varicent and received a brief product demonstration of their Sales Performance Management solution.

We developed a summary report on their offerings and the company. An excerpt from the Prognosis section of the paper states:

“We believe […]

Emportal – New Sales

                                                       Emportal Gaining Momentum

We were already preparing this report based on the HR Week show in NYC recently: Emportal Update Report. The key theme of this update was that Emportal had acquired a number of new clients. Now, Emportal has released details on their new market success (see: […]

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 […]