Tuesday's Tip: Note To Self – Start Renegotiating Your Q4 Software Maintenance Contracts Now!
Labor Day (US Holiday) traditionally marks the end of summer BBQ’s, the beginning of the fall conference season, and yes, the time to begin a review of your software maintenance contacts that expire end of year. As clients prepare for this seasonal ritual, a few trends in 2009 should set the stage for negotiations: […]
News Analysis: Infor Flex Reflects Proactive Maintenance Policy
Infor announced two new maintenance options for its customers today. These actions represent a proactive approach to provide its customers with new ownership models. The key offerings include: Flex Upgrade: customers move to the latest application version, no change to existing maintenance and support costs, little or no license fees POV: Support and maintenance fees […]
News Analysis: Infor Snags SoftBrands for $80M
Infor surprised many software industry veterans this morning with its acquisition of SoftBrands. Why? Well, Infor competitors have been spreading FUD that the company was out of cash, the company was in severe debt, and the company could not execute any more acquisitions. Well, this acquisition puts a kabash on such talk. In fact, having […]
Wednesday's Whispers: The Word On The Street – May 2009
PEOPLE WHISPERS: MOVES, PROMOTIONS, AND MILESTONES* Congratulations to all! Thanks for your emails and alerts. If you’ve got a change or know of a promotion, keep dropping me a line! If you need a referral, don’t hesitate to reach out to me via Linked In. Bronwyn J. Allen became Director, Analyst Relations at Fujitsu America, […]