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  • Report Grow Your Revenue Stream With Customer-Centric Finance Technology

    Recalibrate Your Finance Technology Strategy To Grow Revenue, Increase Customer Value, And Transform Your Business
    May 19, 2017 | Paul D. Hamerman

    Costs, controls, and compliance — the three C's of finance — are essential but do not strategically align to growth and innovation in your business. A fourth C — the customer — is a strategic key...

  • Report Brief: Early Customer Adoption Of SAP S/4Hana Finance Shows Promise

    S/4Hana Finance Seeks To Enable Finance Transformation For The Digital Economy
    July 6, 2016 | George Lawrie

    SAP S/4Hana Finance is a collection of business applications that uses SAP Hana in-memory computing architecture and targets the CFO's line of business. S/4Hana Finance's core accounting component...

  • Report Ground Applications Strategy In Business Imperatives

    July 15, 2015 | George Lawrie

    This report outlines the role of business strategy in Forrester's solution for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals working on business applications strategy. Large firms are...

  • Report Brief: SAP To Acquire Concur For $8.3 Billion

    With Its Largest SaaS Acquisition To Date, SAP Looks To Dominate Corporate Travel And Expense
    September 23, 2014 | Paul D. Hamerman, Andrew Bartels

    SAP made a bold move on September 18, 2014 to acquire travel and expense (T&E) market leader Concur for $8.3 billion, its largest software-as-a-service (SaaS) acquisition to date. This deal...

  • Report Selecting A Services Provider For Your Oracle Fusion Applications Project

    June 8, 2012 | Liz Herbert

    Oracle's long-awaited Fusion Applications are still very much in their infancy, which means that buyers have many questions about how they can take advantage of this emerging Oracle product line...

  • Report ERP Adoption: The Year Ahead

    May 18, 2011 | China Martens

    From: Forrsights Software Survey, Q4 2010; Enterprise and SMB Software Survey, North America and Europe, Q4 2009

  • Report Trends 2011: Financial Processes And Applications

    Planning, Reporting, And Compliance Drive Financial Apps Strategies
    February 18, 2011 | Paul D. Hamerman

    Investment in financial management applications — including accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, and forecasting — will improve along with the economy in 2011. Compliance mandates act as a...

  • Report CRM Solutions For The Utilities And Telecommunications Industries

    Solutions To Support Key Customer-Facing Business Processes
    January 21, 2011 | William Band

    Forrester reviewed 24 CRM suite solutions to understand their strengths and weaknesses to support eight key cross-functional processes in the utilities and telecommunications industries: 1)...

  • Report Do CIOs Care About IT Management Tools?

    May 17, 2010 | Tim DeGennaro, Sharyn Leaver

    CIOs are constantly working to run IT like a business — focusing on business orientation through capabilities like IT planning, portfolio management, and IT investment optimization. A myriad of...

  • Report Align Your Enterprise Apps Investment Plans With Industry Trends

    Business Data Survey Results Show That Activity Persists, Despite Recession
    April 21, 2010 | Paul D. Hamerman

    Business process and applications professionals can use our survey-based enterprise applications investment planning data and adoption patterns to help rationalize their 2010/2011 investment...

  • Report Trends 2010: Financial Processes And Applications

    Economic Prospects Appear Brighter, But More Regulatory Oversight Looms
    December 29, 2009 | Paul D. Hamerman

    Macroeconomic forces and ongoing regulatory changes will have significant impacts on how the office of the CFO carries out its mission-critical responsibilities. Lingering effects of the recession...

  • Report Untamed Business Processes: When Even The Best Of Intentions Go Awry

    August 21, 2009 | Craig Le Clair

    A business process — at its highest level — is any activity that helps an enterprise achieve its goals. Packaged and industry-specific applications form the transactional backbone for most critical...

  • Report Market Momentum: Business Application Software, H2 2008

    Software Supermajors Set The Trend For Integrated Solutions
    July 7, 2009 | Holger Kisker, Ph.D.

    Various prominent mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in early 2008 significantly changed the face of the business application software market, leading to the rise of the software supermajors. In the...

  • Report TechRadar™ For BP&A Professionals: Financial Management Applications, Q2 2009

    Essential Business Needs Drive High Levels Of Value And Adoption
    June 30, 2009 | Paul D. Hamerman

    Financial management applications range from essential and ubiquitous tools for accounting and financial reporting to specialized solutions for optimizing process efficiency and cash flow....

  • Report Vendor Snapshot: Boardwalktech Applies Collaboration And Controls To Spreadsheets

    February 12, 2009 | Sheri McLeish

    As collaboration and enterprise 2.0 vendors promote the latest must-have innovations to improve information worker productivity, Silicon Valley startup Boardwalktech turned its focus to something a...

  • Report Topic Overview: ERP Applications 2008

    Forrester's Reference Guide For Navigating The Ever-Expanding World Of ERP
    June 24, 2008 | R "Ray" Wang, Paul D. Hamerman

    Enterprise applications suites, commonly known as enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, represent the transactional backbone for most enterprises and comprise a variety of applications for...

  • Report The EIPP Market Is Ripe For Consolidation

    Demand For Applications To Streamline Buy-Side Invoice-To-Pay Processes Will Continue To Grow Rapidly
    October 22, 2007 | Duncan Jones

    Most invoices start life in order management applications and end up in accounts payable (AP) products, yet almost all must first become paper, processed by expensive, slow, and error-prone human...

  • Report SAP Is On A Roll In Business Performance Solutions

    The Forrester Wave™ Vendor Summary, Q4 2007
    October 10, 2007 | Paul D. Hamerman

    SAP narrowly missed the Leader classification in business performance solutions (BPS) as it works to integrate a strong set of acquired capabilities with its business intelligence (BI) middleware...

  • Report SAS Institute Has Arrived As A Leader In Business Performance Solutions

    The Forrester Wave™ Vendor Summary, Q4 2007
    October 10, 2007 | Paul D. Hamerman

    Not a prominent player in business performance solutions (BPS) in the past, SAS Institute has, somewhat surprisingly, made a great deal of progress lately with a renewed focus on performance...

  • Report Applix Has Strong Appeal As A Flexible Business Performance Platform

    The Forrester Wave™ Vendor Summary, Q4 2007
    October 10, 2007 | Paul D. Hamerman

    Applix is a Strong Performer in Business Performance Solutions (BPS) on the strength of its modeling flexibility, integrated analytics platform, and customer reference ability. Over the past few...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Business Performance Solutions, Q4 2007

    Oracle, Cognos, And SAS Institute Lead, Business Objects And SAP In Hot Pursuit
    October 10, 2007 | Paul D. Hamerman

    Forrester assessed 10 leading business performance solutions (BPS) vendors across 83 criteria in a product evaluation. Cognos, Oracle, and SAS Institute were found to lead the category with overall...

  • Report Business Objects Assembles A Leading Product Set In Business Performance Solutions

    The Forrester Wave™ Vendor Summary, Q4 2007
    October 10, 2007 | Paul D. Hamerman

    Business Objects has demonstrated its commitment to be a leading player in business performance solutions (BPS) with two significant acquisitions within the past year, ALG Software and Cartesis....

  • Report Clarity Systems Excels In Planning And Budgeting

    The Forrester Wave™ Vendor Summary, Q4 2007
    October 10, 2007 | Paul D. Hamerman

    Clarity Systems is a Strong Performer in business performance solutions (BPS) largely on the strength of its best-in-class planning and budgeting solution functionality. As a pure-play specialist,...

  • Report Oracle Leads In Business Performance Solutions Following Its Hyperion Acquisition

    The Forrester Wave™ Vendor Summary, Q4 2007
    October 10, 2007 | Paul D. Hamerman

    Oracle is a Leader in our Business Performance Solutions (BPS) evaluation based primarily on its strength in the financial process solutions of planning and financial reporting. Its acquisition of...

  • Report Microsoft Is Making Its Move In Business Performance Solutions

    The Forrester Wave™ Vendor Summary, Q4 2007
    October 10, 2007 | Paul D. Hamerman

    Microsoft's visionary approach and massive market presence make the September 2007 launch of Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 a significant event for the Business Performance Solutions...

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