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The sky is NOT falling – all that happened was Swiftpage sold Saleslogix to Infor – one of the LARGEST Private digital products companies in the world ($3billion/year).
Short story – (TRUE) – A customer of mine told me they had received a call from a former Saleslogix bp (who does Salesforce) and (in so many words) told him the sky was falling and suggest they should consider switching to SF from Saleslogix. Well.. my customer DID NOT SWALLOW THAT STUPID LINE!
A friendly message/warning to ALL Saleslogix customers – The “Vultures are circling”. This ALWAYS happens when a company is bought/sold. It’s a big “marketing ploy” – DON”T FALL FOR IT! If you have questions, then call your BP asap.. or call the team at Saleslogix in AZ.
A few points:
A – Yes.. Saleslogix’ CRM will become Infor CRMTM
A – Existing Saleslogix BP’s will become Infor (crm) BPs
B – Infor (ERP) BP’s are not going to be selling/servicing Infor CRMTM – NOTE: remember the big mess Sage caused by allowing the ERP/Accounting BP’s to get into the Saleslogix crm business.. total failure!
C – An immediate DOUBLING of the R&D budget to speed up the (Saleslogix) Road Map implementation
D – The Windows/LAN fat client is still part of the product
E – SData is and will remain the integration (access) point for Saleslogix
F – The R&D budget is being DOUBLED asap to speed up the road-map installation
G – The sale will be finalized in a couple of weeks (probably Sept 1st because it starts a new quarter).
H – The Nov Customer & Partner Conference will still happen in Scottsdale. IMHO the “Swifties” will probably not be there and the Infor team will be.
Some of you may not be aware but Google just experienced a situation where a significant number of email accounts were wiped out. What is disturbing is Google can (and probably already has) restored these accounts BUT says the actual email is lost forever!
We know in the past that SalesForce also has had “cloud problems” but has appeared to left that in the dust.
How may other “cloud providers” have experienced these kinds of things? Were these caused by equipment or software “failures” or were they the results of criminal hackers?
Do we really want to run business applications in this (cloud) environment?
Most business (and individuals) have been using Cloud based applications for some time now. Some of the most common types are Email services (ex: Gmail), Blogging apps (ex: WordPress), Community Forums (ex: Community.SageSalesLogix,com), etc…
We have also seen the introduction of enterprise applications which are normally on premise (Exchange, CRM applications, ERP/Accounting, Project Planning and Management, etc) showing up in the Cloud.
The BIG question is: “.. How do we integrate these applications?…”
Some cloud vendors have provided their own solutions when all the applications are theirs BUT in reality, we are all using applications from a mixed bag of providers.. AND just does not work (in the long run). Toss in “on-premise” applications now you really have a challenge!