Louis Columbus

Louis Columbus

Louis Columbus has a diverse background that includes business strategy, marketing, product management, industry analyst, sales and technology leadership roles in start-ups and large-scale enterprises. He’s also an active member of the Enterprise Irregulars, a group of enterprise software analysts, bloggers, and executives. Louis also teaches graduate-level courses in business strategy and marketing at Webster and Loyola Marymount universities. He is a regular contributor to the Forbes.com as Enterprise Software Strategist and his own Software Strategies blog. Louis has published 16 books on a variety of operating system and software topics and spoken internationally on many aspects of cloud computing and enterprise software.

Tableau vs. QlikView vs. Microsoft Power BI

If you’re evaluating Tableau vs. QlikView vs. Microsoft Power BI, read on. We highlight the key pros and cons of each of these vendors.  Plus, we included a comprehensive business intelligence software leaderboard, showing how each stacks up across 20 key business and functional requirements.

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How to Compare Manufacturing ERP Software

The worldwide market for manufacturing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is valued at $7.3B in 2016, growing to $7.9B in 2018, attaining a compound annual growth rate of 2.5%. Cloud-based ERP systems are the fastest growing segment, projected to reach a 5.5% growth rate per year through 2018 according to International Data Corporation.

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Enterprise Accounting Software Recommendations

Financial information is the fuel that keeps every business growing and moving forward.

A core part of any accounting system is the general ledger, which captures and categorizes the many different types of transactions a business engages in daily. General ledger transaction entries are diverse and cover the core areas of any company’s business. Financial data reported in general ledgers include revenues generated from sales, service and licensing fees, along with the different classifications of expenses, assets, liabilities and forms of equity.

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Comparing Cloud ERP Systems: Who’s Winning & Why

  • The cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) market size is estimated to grow from $18.52B in 2016 to $29.84B by 2021, at an estimated Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 10.0% according to Research & Markets.
  • Gartner predicts the global Cloud ERP software and services market will reach $34.5B in 2017, growing at a 9% CAGR through 2021.
  • By 2020, 40% of large organizations will have at least 60% of their ERP applications in the public cloud according to a recent IDC FutureScape webinar.
  • Investment in cloud-based ERP systems more than doubled in 2016, reaching $78B in global software and services revenue according to PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The consultancy predicts that traditional ERP software spending will decline by more than 30% to less than $15B.
  • Cloud ERP systems are now over 20% of all ERP systems sold and deployed based on the consensus estimates from industry analysis firms including Apps Run The World, IDC, Forrester, Gartner, and others.
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