"There's a giant sucking sound emanating from most large enterprise IT departments," writes Marko. "It's called SAP." Marko writes about the SAP money pit--and the importance of the flexible, cost effective SaaS options, like Kenandy.
Enterprise software startups have raised $5.4B in the first half of 2014. Brian Taylor profiles ten of the most promising startups, including Kenandy.
Lynda Partner, Chief Communications Officer at the Redline Communications Group, regards Sandy Kurtzig as her inspiration. Says Partner, "She was tough and determined yet totally feminine..."
In spite of society's apparent bias against motherhood, Lisen Stromberg mentions that many high-achieving women, like Sandy Kurtzig, have been able to incorporate motherhood with their careers.
Vinnie writes about his newly released book, SAP Nation. He includes a story about a Kenandy client who considered SAP before choosing Kenandy.
Bruno Favero discusses Sandy Kurtzig's career as a high tech entrepreneur. (NOTE: The article is in the leading newspaper in Sao Paulo, Brazil, so it's in Portuguese.)
TJ Keitt discusses the benefits of agility, including the lowered business cost of experimentation and faster development of innovations. He mentions Kenandy as one of the companies that has benefited from quick development of innovative applications.
Frank Scavo discusses Kenandy, as well as a few other companies that produce cloud ERP software on the Salesforce Platform. Scavo says that when Big Heart Pet Brands goes lives with Kenandy, they will be the largest company running a cloud-only ERP system.
Kathleen Goolsby visits with many Silicon Valley pioneers to discuss the culture of the area, including Sandy Kurtzig. Says Kurtzig, "I don't think people who were living in the area thought about it much other than they could hire good people out of Stanford and Berkeley."
Chris Preimesberger discusses the release of Wave, Salesforce's new Cloud Analytics application, and mentions Kenandy as one of the Salesforce ISVs participating in the launch. Kenandy presented a demo of Wave at Dreamforce, using data from Kenandy's new Trade Promotion Management application.
Kenandy, Apttus and ServiceMax are the Salesforce native apps that form ForceUnited, a consortium formed by the companies several months ago. Denis Pombriant discusses the value of the consortium, including the way it promotes integration of end-to-end business processes.
Den Howlett writes about the way the 176-year old sewing machine company became a services business--with Kenandy at the core of the transformation.
Chris Premiesberger writes about Kenandy innovations launched at Dreamforce, including Trade Promotion Management. He also mentions that Kenandy was part of the launch of Wave, the new Salesforce Analytics Cloud ecosystem.
Doug Henschen writes about the launch of Wave, including commentary by Sandy Kurtzig: "(Wave) will help our customers see trends among their customers and then make better decisions about demand planning."
Chris Preimesberger writes about the launch of the new Lightning development platform, and includes a comment by Sandy Kurtzig: "Our customers expect to have their app needs met before they know they have a need."
Kenandy will be showcasing new innovations at Dreamforce, which takes place October 13-16 in San Francisco. The innovations include Trade Promotion Management, as well as many new features that make global enterprises more agile and efficient.
Jennifer Reingold talks to Sandy about being the first woman to take a high tech company public, among other topics.
Sandy Kurtzig covers an array of topics on CNBC Squawkbox including the paradigm shift in cloud computing, and Oracle post Ellison as CEO. (NOTE: This is only a segment of the entire clip.)
Tiernan Ray summarizes Sandy's history in tech, and explains why she is excited about cloud computing.
Doug Henschen reports that Ellison is not really "stepping down" but "stepping up." He compares Ellison's non-retirement to other tech giants, like Sandy Kurtzig.
Sandy Kurtzig writes about the impact of not challenging the status quo in enterprise IT, such as slowing down the opportunity to enter new markets, and stifling internal innnovation.
Steve Johnson discusses Ellison's departure from Oracle, including commentary from Sandy Kurtzig: "I predict a rocky road ahead for Oracle as it struggles to reshape itself without its leading figure."
Heather Clancy has a discussion with Sandy on a wide range of topics including why she started Kenandy, why she is careful about choosing customers, and diversity in the technology industry.
China Martens says that cloud vendors are beginning to develop vertical apps. She mentions Kenandy as one of the vendors expanding into verticals, like food and beverage.
Kenandy is one of the winners of Beagle Research's WizKid Awards, honoring vendors producing innovative software on the Salesforce1 Platform.
Kenandy, Inc. announced today that Stephen Cumming has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. Cumming brings more than 20 years of global finance and operations experience to the role.
Patrick Lane writes about the popularity of LinkedIn for recruiters, job seekers, and many others. He interviews Frank Han, Kenandy's Manager of Talent Acqusition, who says that he filled nearly half of Kenandy's recent hires by using LinkedIn.
Would the start-up world be better off if more of them were started by women? In a far-ranging interview with Peter Cohan, Sandy Kurtzig discusses three traits that make women better entrepreneurs.
McKendrick discusses Oracle's focus on speed and performance, and he concludes that speed isn't just an issue for Oracle's database offerings, but it impacts the ERP business as well. Says Kurtzig, "Traditional ERP models like Oracle's...require costly, extensive customizations. This means that upgrades tend to be...slow."
Michael Miller presents a synopsis of the Fortune Brainstorm Tech Conference, including the panel on the future of work that included Sandy Kurtzig. Said Kurtzig, "This is the age of empowering people" and talked about many benefits, including how automation will give people more time to spend with their families.
Tom Taulli reports from the CIO Innovators Summit that was held on July 16. The companies that participated in the event--Kenandy, ServiceMax, and Apttus--develop their applications on the Salesforce1 Platform, and are very pleased with the technology. Says Sandy Kurtzig, "To be successful today, you need speed and agility. This is what the Salesforce1 Platform brings us."
Steven Norton and Clint Boulton explain why some companies are slow to adopt the cloud for some applications, like ERP. T o counter that stance, he cites Sandy Kurtzig who says that large companies look to cloud ERP when they need to get an acquisition up and running quickly, or want to expand into new markets. Says Kurtzig, "People are talking to us because we have the system that's built for the future, not for the past."
Kenandy is a winner! We placed in the category, B2B--SaaS and Enterprise.
Henschen refers to a recent Gartner report that says enterprise software used to be an engine of growth for the entire IT market, but with the move to cloud computing, those days are gone. He mentions Kenandy as an ERP solution for enterprises that want to react quickly to the market environment.
Apttus, Kenandy and ServiceMax, who recently launched the first consortium of leading software companies built 100% native on the Salesforce1 Platform, announced the final agenda for their inaugural CIO Innovators Summit, which will take place on July 16 in Menlo Park.
Bob Ferrari presents part two of his synopsis of the Gartner Supply Chain Conference. He notes that the conference was "the opportunity for Kenandy to announce its presence" to the supply chain community.
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Clint Boulton says Google has the potential to improve business services, including cloud software running critical applications. He quotes Kenandy President Rod Butters, "By having a robust high-speed backbone, that increases peoples' confidence that they can bet their business on it."
Woolf starts off by mentioning Gartner's prediction, that by 2016, 30% of organizations will move their ERP to the cloud, and by 2017, 70% will be using hybrid ERP systems. He says that Salesforce is becoming a vendor to be reckoned with, with partners like Kenandy.
Sandy Kurtzig discusses the new cloud paradigm at the InformationWeek Conference in Las Vegas. The conference took place in March.
Kamesh lists 50 companies (including Kenandy!) that produce cloud-based software, and meet very specific criteria including: unique value proposition, ecosystem, investors and management team, customers, industry influence and buzz.
Kenandy is one of the sponsors of the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, and will be presenting a session about business transformation on the cloud. The innovations that Kenandy will be showcasing include real-time general ledger and real-time traceability.
Kenandy is a winner! We placed in the category, "On-Demand Software--Business Management Applications."
Recorded on May 9, 2014, just before Mother's Day, Sandy talks about being a CEO and a mom, why she came out of retirement to start Kenandy, and the opportunity on the cloud. (NOTE: This is only a segment of the entire clip.)
Sandy Kurtzig was named one of the most influential women in the Bay Area in 2014 by the San Francisco Business Times.
Conner Forrest writes about seven companies that offer great alternatives to the big incumbents in enterprise apps--and Kenandy is one of the upstarts.
Phil Wainewright discusses the software companies (like Kenandy) that have chosen Salesforce as their development platform--and are thriving as a result.
Mike Fauscette says that one of the challenges that many companies have today is working collaboratively in the face of organizations that are silo'ed. He says that Kenandy helps resolve that because we provide complete business processes, not individual apps that foster silos.
Apttus, Kenandy, and ServiceMax announced the formation of Force United, a group of leading software companies developing applications that are native to the Salesforce1 Platform.
In an extensive interview conducted by Kathleen Goolsby, Managing Editor of SandHill.com, Sandy Kurtzig discusses many topics such as why she started Kenandy, the differences beween starting a company vs starting a company in the ASK days, and her advice for women leaders.
Brian Sommers refutes several claims made by Kirill Tatarinov, EVP for Microsoft Business Solutions, including that "no one has done cloud ERP." He cites Kenandy as living proof that cloud ERP is alive and well.
Reporter Hollie Slade has a candid discussion with Sandy Kurtzig about entrepreneurship, business and work-life balance.
In a wide-ranging interview with Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn, Sandy Kurtzig discusses her new venture, Kenandy, and how cloud ERP will help transform businesses.
Cindy Jutras discusses why Kenandy qualifies as next generation ERP. Her criteria include: new ways of engaging with ERP; custom configuration without programming; more innovation; better integration.
Amina Elahi has a candid conversation with Sandy Kurtzig about women in technology. Says Kurtzig, "I'm not into Lean In (referring to Sheryl Sandberg's book). The most important thing is for women to decide what they want to do."
Helix Linear Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nook Industries, went live on Kenandy Cloud ERP. Helix integrated Kenandy with their website, their CAD engine, and Salesforce to facilitate their order-to-cash process.
Stewart Florsheim writes about the benefits of customer communities, including the ability to collaborate, to be more producitve, and to build better products.
Kenandy announed today that John Wookey, EVP of Social Applications at salesforce.com, joined the Kenandy Board of Directors.
Chris Murphy says it's time to ask the uncomfortable questions about digital business! One of his questions is about the new wave of enterprise IT, and he mentions Kenandy as one of the disruptors. (Sandra Kurtzig will be part of the Digital Disruptors panel at the InformationWeek Conference in Las Vegas on March 31.)
Consumer Goods Technology reports that Del Monte Foods implemented Kenandy at a recent acquisition, Natural Balance Pet Foods. Says CIO Dave McLain, "One of the many reasons why Del Monte selected Kenandy was because we wanted a system that's flexible--one that can easily adapt to business changes such as new acquisitions, while offering enterprise-class capabilities."
Rob Curls discusses why cloud computing is changing the way companies do business. He cites cloud expert Sandra Kurtzig in her recent column in Information Week, where she talks about the benefits of the agile enterprise.
Chris Kanaracus cites a report from Gartner that explains how today's highly customized on-premise ERP systems are looking a bit "long in the tooth." He mentions Kenandy as one of the cloud ERP options.
Del Monte CIO Dave McLain discusses his success with Kenandy ERP. Says writer Jessica Twentyman, "The project has been so successful that Del Monte is now in the process of transitioning the rest of its substantial pet food business, including brands such as Miaow Mix, Milke Bone, and Nine Lives, over to Kenandy."
Even though the latest jobs report was weak, Chris Rugaber reports that hiring improved in several sectors, including information technology. He interviewed Sandy Kurtzig, who said that Kenandy expects to double its nearly 100-person staff this year, after doubling it in 2013.
Frank Scavo talks about the benefits of Kenandy, as compared to three other companies that provide ERP-related software on the cloud.
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff promoted the "Internet of Things" at the Salesforce1 World Tour in New York City, focusing on the products manufactured by his customers. He also promoted several of his partners, including Kenandy. As Sandy Kurtzig came on the main stage, he called her "a legend in the industry." You can see a video of Sandy at Marc's keynote.
As businesses develop an international presence, they need an ERP system that can support global features such as multicurrency and multi-language. Blue Clover chose Kenandy for that reason, as well as several others, including the ability to manage all their business operations with one system.
Sandra Kurtzig says that manufacturers need to respond to ever-quickening business events like new acquisitions, changes in demand, new products, and different kinds of supply chains. The cloud provides an excellent "architecture for change" because of elements such as multitenancy, point-and-click customization, and open APIs.
Charlie Burns groups Saugatuck's predictions into 3 main categories: platforms and verticals, performance and architecture, and governance and risk. When he writes about performance and architecture, he gives Kenandy as an example of an innovative solution that benefits from integrated social networks.
Cindy Jutras reports that Kenandy on the Force.com platform has the qualifications necessary to be considered as a next-generation ERP: new ways of engaging with ERP, custom configuration without programming, more innovation, better integration.
In this blog, The Strategic Sourcerer says that being able to access the right kind of information is integral to supply chain optimization. They reference Sandy Kurtzig's recent article in InformationWeek where she talks about the value of real-time data. Says Kurtzig, "An ERP system has to offer continuous visibility. The agile manufacturer needs to respond quickly when requirements change."
In this column, Bowman acknowledges that more and more software segments are leveraging cloud advancements, and ERP vendors are now following suit. One of her readers asked if there are any good cloud ERP alternatives to NetSuite, and she mentioned Kenandy as one of three comprehensive solutions that companies should consider.
In this column, Sandy Kurtzig says that manufacturing companies need to change their worlds because the world around them is changing. With that, she explains how the cloud provides agility, and agility is one of the key features that manufacturers need today to stay competitive.
Jim Cramer reports that the new holy trinity of tech is social, mobile and the cloud, and that only a few companies are embracing this shift in technology. Kenandy is among the companies, along with other firms like Salesforce, Workday and Veeva.
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.