Jim Cramer catches up with Sandy Kurtzig at Dreamforce. Sandy talks about why enterprises are ready for cloud ERP--and why legacy systems will soon end up in a museum! Click on the link to hear the lively discussion.
Today salesforce announced the mobilized Salesforce1 platform, which puts a mobile-friendly and API-rich wrapper around everything the company offers. Kenandy is one of the ISVs that participated in the program.
P.J. Jakovljevic writes about Kenandy's current strategy and approach to implementation. He says that 2013 marked Kenandy's turn to the global enterprise, and this turn was validated by sales to firms like Del Monte Foods and Yokohama. At the end of the article, he expands on whether or not Kenandy is following in Workday's footsteps.
Chris Kanaracus discusses the demise of SAP Business ByDesign. He reports that several companies--including Oracle and Kenandy--have come up with programs to lure Business ByDesign customers from SAP.
AlwaysOn announced today that Kenandy is one of the 250 top private technology companies "attacking the innovation challenge with unfettered enthusiasm, providing business management solutions, IT infrastructure, and elegant, stable, applications." Kenandy was a winner in the B2B Applications - SaaS and Enterprise category.
Kenandy, Inc. today announces that it has closed $33 million in Series B financing. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with existing Series A investors--Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, salesforce.com, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati--also participating.
In this interview, Del Monte Senior Vice President Dave McLain discusses a range of topics including the way Del Monte leverages technology. He mentions that Del Monte is moving their legacy systems to multi-tenant cloud applications like Kenandy.
In his article, Drew Robb says Kenandy has built a complete ERP platform from the ground-up that is cloud-ready as opposed to being built on top of legacy apps that have been rigged to run on the cloud.
Cloud ERP gives companies the platform for greater agility. Stewart Florsheim discusses how systems like Kenandy ERP help product companies adapt rapidly to changes in their business as a result of demand volitility, mergers and acquisitions, new business practices, and more.
Cloud ERP solutions are especially well-suited to communities because systems like Kenandy ERP have built-in collaboration. Stewart Florsheim discusses why customer communities are becoming increasingly popular as social business networks.
Sandra Kurtzig launched ASK Computer Systems and her family at the same time. Now, both of her sons are entrepreneurs, and the family is as close as ever. On balancing her business and family, Kurtzig says, "I can't imagine having one without the other."
AlwaysOn announced today that Kenandy was chosen as one of the OnDemand Top 100 companies. The winners are the top emerging firms creating cloud technologies that are disrupting existing markets. Kenandy will be honored at the fourth annual OnDemand summit in Palo Alto on May 20, 2013.
In his insightful article, Brad Peters comments on how Larry Ellison, Mark Hurd and others at Oracle knew they had to jump into the cloud, but they couldn't get the company to execute. Says Peters, "A challenge may be that they lack true cloud DNA at the top that can drive the organizational change needed."
Online communities are becoming increasingly popular as social business networks. Stewart Florsheim discusses how enterprise SaaS solutions, such as cloud ERP, are particularly well suited to communities because systems like Kenandy ERP already have built-in collaboration.
Sandy Kurtzig was selected to be part of a special online exhibit, "From Ideas to Independence: A Century of Entrepreneurial Women." The exhibit is hosted by the National Women's History Museum in Alexandria, VA. Kurtzig is in good company with other notable women, such as Diane Von Furstenburg.
The Salesforce Platform is being used by ISVs to quickly build out products and grow their business. Two examples of ISVs are Veeva Systems, which went from a 2007 startup to an estimated $100M revenue in 2012, and Kenandy, which went from company launch in August 2011 to its first seven-figure deal just 18 months later.
Product companies are facing significant challenges. Complex global supply chains have become the norm. Shorter order runs, compressed innovation cycles, faster decision making, on the spot judgment calls: companies have no choice but to move faster. It's time to rethink your ERP system based on three strategic reasons--the ability to collaborate, greater operational agility and deeper visibility.
In an interview with Sandy Kurtzig, Chris Murphy asks whether or not big companies are ready to move ERP to the cloud. Kurtzig calls ERP "the heart and lungs" of the business, so it may be one of the last tasks moved to the cloud, but big companies are ready. She mentions many of the advantages, such as lower cost, and the ability to collaborate with the supply chain.
Adam Bryant interviews Sandy for The Corner Office, his weekly column with top executives about the challenges of leading and managing. One of the many points that Sandy makes is that executives often make the mistake of running after "shiny objects" when they start a company, like working with the wrong partners.
Michael Miller reports from Technomy, where Sandy Kurtzig; John Donovan, who runs Technology and Network Operations for AT&T; and Steve Felice, President of Dell, were on a panel. The discussion was focused on the question, with all of the new technology coming to market, how do companies of different sizes have to change?
At Techonomy, Dell's president, Steve Felice, urged CEOs to "get social," which includes using tools like Chatter and LinkedIn to listen to what employees and customers are saying. Felice was part of a panel focused on technology trends with Sandy Kurtzig and John Donovan, who runs Technology and Network Operations for AT&T.
Chris Kanaracus discusses Salesforce, and how it has grown into a company much broader in scope than its name would suggest, having moved well beyond its roots in CRM software. He mentions Salesforce's move into the ERP space, with Kenandy as one of the key players.
In this international podcast, Trevor Pinch and Mark Lane banter about the various uses of the term "social"--as in social media and social collaboration. When they talk about social manufacturing, they highlight Kenandy.
Sandy and her sons have the entrepreneurial spirit, with several startups under the family belt. Now Sandy is enthusiastic about her latest venture, Kenandy.
Dave Gehman captures great examples of how social media brings value to industry, highlighting Kenandy as a company that supports social networking for ERP.
Stuart Lauchlan interviews Sandy about returning to Silicon Valley, the Cloud, social enterprise and going up against Oracle and SAP.
Activity in the cloud ERP space heats up and P.J. Jakovijevic does a round-up on all the recent news. He says the recent activity validates the cloud ERP space with Sandy being a force to be reckoned with.
Stuart Lauchlan highlights the second release of Kenandy Social ERP.
Deborah Gage catches up with Sandy on Kenandy's expanding capabilties to serve product companies, the new product name, and her "perfect" timing.
Sarah covers upcoming launch of Kenandy release 2 at salesforce.com's Cloudforce conference. Highlights how cloud provides smaller companies tools to encroach on big-company turf.
Carnes explains how Kenandy meets the needs of today's manufacturers that "require lean, agile, collaborative operations to remain competitive and deliver innovative products."
Cindy Jutras takes a walk down memory lane while noting Kenandy's contributions to the future of ERP.
Kenandy is not yet-another-ERP system. "It's Facebook-meets-manufacturing."
Derek looks at how social media is finding its way into enterprise applications for manufacturing with good results.
Kenandy partner, Terry Floyd, of The Support Group talks social MRP, Force.com, and manufacturing in the cloud.
Josh Greenbaum does a nice job highlighting a few points a customer should consider before undertaking their next Big ERP project in this article from Enterprise Matters.
Cloud-computing start-ups are raising big money and interest in the Silicon Valley, and Kenandy, as recently reported, is one of them.
Kenandy is lifting manufacturing sites onto the cloud with the reliability of a Salesforce.com platform.
Fortune magazine profiles Sandra Kurtzig in its article highlighting 10 female founders who are "Doing it on their own."
Sandra Kurtzig's return the the Silicon Valley as a CEO begs the question, why aren't more women running companies in high-tech?
ERP analyst, Derek Singleton, lists 4 key differentiators that set Kenandy apart from other cloud-based manufacturing vendors.
Salesforce.com is becoming a real threat to established enterprise software vendors with new partnerships targeting ERP markets.
Cloud enterprise applications from Workday and Kenandy go back to basics by simplifying core business functionalities such as HR management and ERP.
Cloud ERP vendors at Dreamforce show Salesforce.com becoming a commanding platform for alternative ERP management.
Legacy platforms with Oracle, Microsoft and IBM are holding back enterprise apps. New, low cost, cloud-based technologies are the future.
Kenandy, a new cloud-based ERP company, emerges from stealth mode and has a new take on traditional ERP platforms
Salesforce.com has invested in Infor and Kenandy, continuing a trend towards the company spread betting on what happens next in the business apps space.
Sandra Kurtzig, chief executive officer of Kenandy Inc., and Ray Lane, chairman of Hewlett-Packard Co., talk about Kenandy's cloud software for manufacturers.
Kenandy offers a new manufacturing application built for the cloud on Force.com, salesforce.com's enterprise cloud computing platform for building applications for the social enterprise
Silicon Valley start-up, Kenandy, essentially takes traditional manufacturing systems that have been built inside a company and extends them outside the corporate borders and into the cloud.
Kenandy delivers its next-generation application by combining the core manufacturing functions for inventory management, engineering, purchasing, production and requirements planning with the mobile and social capabilities of Force.com, salesforce.com's cloud computing platform.
Kenandy offers a new breed of manufacturing management application built for the cloud. Ray Lane, managing partner at KPCB, will also join Kenandy's board of directors.
Kenandy is creating a service that combines the nuts-and bolts of manufacturing software with cloud technology and social media. The company hopes to modernize manufacturing right under the nose of big enterprise resource management software companies.
Stealthy cloud startup Kenandy has raised $10.5 million in Series A funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers with Salesforce.com, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati participating.