Microsoft gets after Salesforce.com with CRM + Office 365 + Power BI

Microsoft gets after Salesforce.com with CRM + Office 365 + Power BI

October 10, 2014 PartnerCompete
Since the big kumbaya moment between them, Salesforce.com has said some nasty things about Microsoft. Microsoft is not talking, it's doing, with a new bundled offering that can create some real difficulty for SFDC. If you didn't catch it, just aft…
Read More
1 week agoMicrosoft gets after Salesforce.com with CRM + Office 365 + Power BI
Dynamics discounts and pressure on ISVs

Dynamics discounts and pressure on ISVs

October 10, 2014 PartnerCompete
We've heard before that when Microsoft offers large discounts on Dynamics it's not always good for resellers who lose software margin on opportunities that were about to close anyway. Related to that, how much pressure does it put on the ISV communit…
Read More
1 week agoDynamics discounts and pressure on ISVs
The joy of being stuck on old technology

The joy of being stuck on old technology

October 10, 2014 PartnerCompete
Here's a bit of a strange argument. In their relationship with Oracle, it's the customers on the old J.D. Edwards, PeopleSoft, and Siebel apps that have the power, not Oracle. They do have some power in the sense that they are sought after by many…
Read More
1 week agoThe joy of being stuck on old technology
Microsoft Dynamics vs. Prophet 21. Still happens.

Microsoft Dynamics vs. Prophet 21. Still happens.

October 9, 2014 PartnerCompete
A partner this week in a competitive scenario we've seen a lot less of since private equity firm Apax Partners acquired Epicor and Activant. Have to go into the way-back machine for some intel on P21. We've seen this scenario about zero times sinc…
Read More
2 weeks agoMicrosoft Dynamics vs. Prophet 21. Still happens.
SAP getting a little thin skinned these days

SAP getting a little thin skinned these days

October 9, 2014 PartnerCompete
Can't tell which is worse for the SAP community, that Oracle ignores it as a application competitor, or that it goes after HANA as a database competitor. A lot of hot air comes out of Oracle. Maybe SAP should just focus on doing its thing. We're p…
Read More
2 weeks agoSAP getting a little thin skinned these days
About PartnerCompete.com: PartnerCompete.com is an independent market and competitive intelligence resource for select members of the Microsoft Dynamics community. The site provides a secure place for Dynamic focused salespeople and marketers to share best practices in competitive sales and marketing tactics. This is an invitation only community. As a general rule, Microsoft Dynamics must be a primary focus of your business in order for you to be considered for membership. For more information email admin@partnercompete.com