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Support for Integrations to Help Customers Run Best-in-Breed Applications With Zoom Functionality
Keith Kirkpatrick, Research Director at The Futurum Group covers Zoom’s newly announced Developer Ecosystem Framework, and discusses how it will be used to support current customer application preferences while also setting the table for future platform sales opportunities.
Strong Revenue Growth Driven by Healthy Enterprise Cloud Bookings and Rising ARR
Steven Dickens, VP and Practice Leader and Keith Kirkpatrick, Research Director at The Futurum Group share their insights on OpenText’s Q4 and FY 2023 earnings. OpenText Inc. has reported strong Q4 and FY 2023 performance, driven by significant growth in ARR and cloud bookings. Notably, the company achieved its tenth consecutive quarter of organic growth in constant currency for both cloud and ARR. OpenText also launched a new version of its customer experience management platform, integrating technology from its acquisition of Micro Focus setting a target to return Micro Focus to organic growth in 2024.
Service Management Vendor Also Announces New AI-Embedded SKUs for ITSM, CSM, and HRSD Offerings
Keith Kirkpatrick, Research Director at The Futurum Group shares his insights into ServiceNow’s AI product strategy, covering the announcement of two new generative AI tools for the Now Platform, as well as the forthcoming generative AI-infused premium SKUs to enhance its ISTM, CSM, and HRSD offerings.
New Solution Helps Leaders Better Understand Engagement, Performance, Turnover, and Manager Effectiveness
Sherril Hanson, Senior Analyst at The Futurum Group chats with 15Five and gets insights into the company’s newly released HR Outcome Dashboard, designed to help leaders better understand employee engagement, performance, turnover and manager effectiveness
Open Source Success Means Tying Open Source to Your Core Business at Every Step
Todd R. Weiss, senior analyst with The Futurum Group, shares his insights after talking open source with Intel’s Arun Gupta at Open Source Summit 2023, including what enterprise IT leaders must analyze about how their developers should participate in contributing code to open source development projects.
New Consortium Will Promote Standardization, Development, Evolution, and Growth of 3D Content Industry
Keith Kirkpatrick, Research Director at The Futurum Group, covers the announcement of the Alliance for OpenUSD, a consortium announced to support the development of a 3D content standard and innovation, and discusses the need for such a standard with technology that can be deployed across a plethora of use cases and industries.
Dynamics 3Enterprise and Premium Customers Can Access Copilot Within Their Existing Licenses
Keith Kirkpatrick, Research Director at The Futurum Group shares his insights into Microsoft’s decision to provide Copilot GPT features within the license terms of its Enterprise and Premium versions of the Dynamics 365 family of products, and discusses the benefits and challenges for the company and its customers.
Mediapolis Savings Bank and Salem Five Bank Go Live at Launch of Instant Payment Rail via Fiserv
Keith Kirkpatrick, Research Director at The Futurum Group, focuses on the recent announcement by Fiserv on the launch of FedNow, the Federal Reserve’s instant payment service, and discusses the benefits of real-time payments for customers, businesses, and payment processors.
Daniel Newman and Todd R. Weiss, analysts at The Futurum Group, share their insights as SAP Q2 revenue reaches €7.55 billion, up 5%, as cloud revenue climbs again. SAP’s Q2 revenue came in a bit lower than analyst consensus estimates of €7.6 billion for the quarter, but the company clearly sees progress as it raised its second half earnings guidance for cloud and software revenue and non-IFRS operating profit through the end of fiscal year 2023.
Contextual Learning Guides Include Role-Based and Task-Based Guides
Keith Kirkpatrick, Research Director at The Futurum Group covers the launch of NetSuite Guided Learning, and discusses how the embedded features should help enterprises maximize their software ROI, increase productivity, and decrease training costs.
Latest Release Provides Support for Continuous Planning at Scale
Keith Kirkpatrick, Research Director at The Futurum Group covers Workday’s announcement of Elastic Hypercube Technology (EHT), which provides enterprise workforce planners with dynamic and elastic compute power, enabling them to incorporate more dimensionality and complexity into planning models, while supporting a high number of concurrent users without impacting speed or performance.
Keith Kirkpatrick, Research Director at The Futurum Group covers the general availability of watsonx, including watsonx.ai, which should help enterprises developing AI applications deploy them more quickly and efficiently, improving time-to-value.