Tags: Startup

Is there a better time to start a Salesforce consultancy?

Following a Salesforce announcement yesterday this could be the best time to start a Salesforce consultancy. The company announced a $50 million SI trailblazer fund from Salesforce Ventures. It is specifically aimed at accelerating the growth of cloud consulting firms. Salesforce also announced the SI Trailblazer Alliance Initiative. In the same way that Salesforce trailhead…

Sage buys Compass for SME ecommerce analytics

Sage has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Compass. Based in San Francisco Compass provides dashboards with automated management reports and benchmarks for small and medium sized online businesses. With more than 34,000 signed up customers, it helps track business performance across both ecommerce platforms and marketing initiatives. Benchmarks provide companies with the…

Thoughts from a serial entrepreneur

A few weeks ago serial entrepreneur and self-made billionaire Bhavin Turakhia visited London. In partnership with his brother he has launched 11 companies in the last 19 years. In August 2016 the brothers sold Media/Net for $900 million. Turakhia was in London to talk about the UK launch of his latest product, real-time messaging and collaboration…

Business Leader Interview: Paresh Davdra CEO, RationalFX

Paresh Davdra is the co-founder CEO of RationalFX and Xendpay, both are based in London. RationalFX is the UK’s first online foreign exchange service, it has just 108 staff but operates internationally with an annual turnover of over $3 billion. Xendpay is the first Pay-What-You-Want money transfer service with offices in UK, France and Spain.…

Xero delivers on SSP and SMP promise

A blog by Jim Chidester, Director of Product Marketing – Global Payroll, Xero announced they have delivered some new features. These improvements focus on statutory maternity (SMP) and sick leave (SSP), two of the more complex areas for organisations. These updates were promised in an earlier blog that detailed all the other complete and planned…

Let the Unicorn out of your Dinosaur and form a Rhino

The recent Oracle Modern Business Experience event saw attendees challenged by Matthew Guest, Founder of Deloitte Digital Strategy in the first keynote. He delivered a presentation that revealed some interesting details about why organisations fail. He then related a business model that organisations should consider. Are Unicorns always disruptive Guest is fascinated by the success of…

Is Oracle evolving?

Oracle is a company that CIO’s often have strong opinions about. Their sales representatives in the past were often seen as arrogant and their prices beyond reach. The impression was that if you weren’t spending seven figures or more then you were beneath their notice. People using their services said they were professional and got the job done…

Oracle expands startup accelerator program

Oracle has announced that it will extend its startup accelerator program to seven more cities. It has added Bristol, Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Paris, São Paulo, Singapore and Tel Aviv to the existing centre in Bangalore. The obvious omission from this list is a city in the USA. This is surprising as Oracle has already given its…