Software as a Service

Google boosts its enterprise chops with Apps for Work partnerships

Google Apps for Work continues to forge ahead, with the company revealing Tuesday today that 2 million businesses are now paying to use some part of its online productivity suite.

The service, which includes a business-specific version of Gmail and a version of Google Drive that lets employees work together, competes against established players like Microsoft as well as newcomers like Dropbox and Quip.

Dropbox woos large businesses with new Enterprise offering

Large enterprises have a new Dropbox product tailored for them that the company unveiled at its user conference in San Francisco on Wednesday.

SAP unveils SaaS analytics platform

SAP is aiming to redefine analytics with a new SaaS (software as a service) offering that rolls up BI (business intelligence), planning, and predictive analytics into a single service built on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

"Really it's about simplifying access to a public cloud analytics experience that customers can trust," says Nic Smith, senior director of Marketing for Analytics at SAP.

Google for Work thriving by dumping the ‘enterprise’

Google Enterprise became Google for Work a year ago. The company opted for the name change because “enterprise is old business,” says Amit Singh, president of the division at Google. Singh reflected on Google for Work’s accomplishments since the rebranding in a blog post.

Box's future lies in developer tools

For a decade, Box has built its business on selling cloud storage services, but the company is now making a move in a slightly different direction.

IBM-Box enterprise deal yields new content tools


IBM and Box have started to deliver on a partnership they announced in June to help enterprises users share content and collaborate.

The companies want to combine IBM's back-end smarts with Box's user experience in new tools for both local and cloud data. The ultimate aim is to help usher enterprises into the cloud era of content management.

Google takes another swing at Excel with Sheets update

Google launched an updated version of its Sheets web app for spreadsheet editing, adding new capabilities that could help lure people away from Microsoft Excel.

Pilotage des fonctions fiscales : Cegid acquiert Altaven

Avec le rachat d’Alteven, l’éditeur lyonnais Cegid monte sur la verticale des métiers dédiés à la gestion de la fiscalité en entreprise.

Cegid procède à l’acquisition d’Altaven pour un montant non communiqué.

Ce qui permettra de renforcer son catalogue de solutions de gestion fiscale à destination des grandes entreprises et des groupes.

Office 365 customers pay Microsoft up to 80% more over long haul

When Microsoft turns a customer into a subscriber, it gets 1.2 to 1.8 times the revenue compared to old-school licensing.


Moving a corporate customer from "transactional" purchases of Office -- the once-traditional practice of purchasing one-time, perpetual licenses that let workers use the suite as long as their firms want -- to Office 365 rent-not-buy subscriptions results in almost a doubling of revenue for Microsoft.

RingCentral Adds Cloud Contact Center to Its Portfolio

RingCentral, a cloud-based business communications provider, has added contact center capabilities to its portfolio. The new RingCentral Contact Center is powered by inContact; inContact is a third-party provider of cloud contact center software that has deployed over 2,000 cloud contact center instances. The new contact center features are integrated with RingCentral Office.

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