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Domopalooza 2019 update

At Domopalooza 2019, Domo outlined its core areas of focus for 2019: enterprise performance and scalability; machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data science capabilities; and building its ecosystem and expanding overall footprint. It announced many…

Infor ROI case study: Financial Institution

The financial centers group of a major financial institution deployed the Infor WFM platform to upgrade and modernize its workforce management (WFM) solution. The company realized large productivity increases, moving from a manually created schedule…

Vena Solutions ROI case study: Cumming Corporation

Cumming Corporation deployed Vena Solutions to modernize its accounting and financial close capabilities. The firm was able to overhaul its budgeting and reconciliation processes. Vena Solutions also enabled Cumming Corporation to refine its onboarding and…

SyncHR ROI case study: Huffmaster

Huffmaster deployed the SyncHR platform to move its payroll and benefits off a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) to being managed in-house. The company realized productivity increases from employee self-service capabilities and integrated time and attendance…

Exago users save two hours per week on reporting

Exago is an embedded business intelligence (BI) solution that specializes in reporting and dashboarding, with differentiated capabilities in handling tabular data. Nucleus spoke with several Exago customers, who were deploying the software internally or white-labelling…

Guidebook: Connected planning with Anaplan

Companies are increasingly challenged to make faster decisions and execute them across all pillars of operations. From sales and marketing to inventory, finance, supply chain, human resources, and operations, managers need access not just to…

SAP S/4HANA customers embrace standardization

As SAP customers move from highly-customized on-premises enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions to SAP S/4HANA and standardized business processes, they experience benefits such as improved functionality and up to an 80 percent reduction in their…

Prophix’s flexibility leads to mature deployments

Prophix delivers a corporate performance management (CPM) solution which emulates the familiarity of Microsoft Excel’s user interface (UI) to attract new customers and then expands its use-case within a company to ensure continued user subscription.…

Vena Solutions delivers value with rapid adoption

Vena Solutions provides a robust corporate performance management (CPM) solution which leverages Microsoft Excel as its user interface, combining best-of-breed usability with financial planning and analysis functionalities. Nucleus conducted interviews with customers of Vena Solutions…

Laserfiche focuses on automation and ML

The theme of the recent Laserfiche Empower 2019 users conference was ‘The Future of Work is Here.’ Consistent with that concept, the focus of the conference sessions was centered on process automation and efficiencies, machine…

Guidebook: Visier People

The expense and complexity of people analytics present a challenge for large organizations. To meet their people analytics needs, organizations traditionally take one of two approaches. One, the organization undertakes an information technology (IT) project…

What is driving the success of Power BI

Microsoft brought Power BI, its data analysis and visualization tool, to market nearly 4 years ago and at present it is a market-leading product. Nucleus investigated the factors driving its success in the market and…

Preplanning Drives Smooth Deployment of Cegid

By spending the time to properly organize and layout its specific learning requirements, this Canadian organization was able to reduce its costs and increase employee productivity. By switching to Cegid, the organization was able to…

Zoho’s growth strategy

At Zoho Analyst Day, the company outlined its strategy for expanding beyond its small and medium-sized business (SMB) base to attract larger customers. Given its low price point and competitive feature set, Zoho is well-positioned…

The CRM Integration Challenge

The goal of a 360-degree view of the customer has been around for decades, but few companies have actually attained it. Providing a complete view requires not just integration of sales, marketing, and service data,…

Salesforce Marketing Cloud ROI case study: Piedmont Healthcare

Piedmont Healthcare deployed Salesforce Marketing Cloud to modernize its communications with consumers and physicians, increasing the volume and quality of communications while enabling more personalized targeting. Nucleus found that the project enabled Piedmont to increase…

Digitech ROI business case tool

When Nucleus Research analysts investigated deployments of Digitech System’s Electronic Content Management solutions they found organizations were able to reduce the cost of managing electronic documents while increasing access and productivity for employees. Tight integration…

Leaving Payroll for Zenefits Full Suite

Payroll is at the core of Human Resources (HR). Because of this, it is typically the first and largest investment that small organizations make in Human Capital Management (HCM) software. Yet once this initial investment…

Microsoft Dynamics 365 with analytics returns $21.31 per dollar spent

Nucleus found that customers successfully deploying Microsoft Dynamics 365 for CRM and an analytics technology solution can receive combined benefits of $21.31 per dollar spent. This means that beyond the $16.97 per dollar that customers…

Acumatica shows no signs of slowing

At its recent annual conference, Acumatica Summit 2019, Acumatica discussed the progress it has made over the last year and what customers can expect from the vendor moving forward. After surpassing the 5,000-customer mark in…

Content management returns $8.55 per dollar spent to SMB customers

Nucleus found that for small to medium businesses, investing in content management returns $8.55 in benefits per dollar spent. The key value drivers for these solutions are increased user productivity and cost savings from redeployed…

Salesforce.org Philanthropy Cloud ROI business case tool

Nucleus found Salesforce.org Philanthropy Cloud provided a single, turnkey solution for company giving and community service that could be turned on as quickly as any cloud application. Philanthropy Cloud aligned a company’s social responsibility goals…

Azuqua TCO analysis tool

Azuqua enables SaaS companies to deliver integrations with other applications more quickly and completely than building integrations natively into the product. With Azuqua, you can scale your solution instantly across more than 250 SaaS applications…

CPM Technology Value Matrix 2019

The corporate performance management (CPM) market is finally showing signs of life. The benefits of purpose-built planning software are now readily available to customers of all sizes and pocketbooks. This accessibility has gradually led to…

Nearmap ROI case study: Massport

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) subscribed to Nearmap to modernize its use of aerial imaging services, improving access to detailed visual data and base maps through Nearmap’s cloud-based service. Moving to the service offering has…

When are embedded analytics valuable

When considering analytics technology, buyers are faced with the dilemma of choosing either an embedded or standalone solution. For standard insight surfacing and reporting, embedded solutions are often the most feasible option because they can…

CPM returns $2.15 for every dollar spent

Nucleus analyzed case studies from nine corporate performance management (CPM) software deployments to identify key financial metric averages. Project data shows consistent returns across several markets, with an average of $2.15 in benefits received for…

Blackbaud ROI case study: Fellowship Bible Church of Northwest Arkansas

Fellowship Bible Church of Northwest Arkansas implemented Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT to refresh its accounting and budgeting processes.  Moving from a legacy system on-premises to a cloud-deployed software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, the church gave its users…

The state of the Analytics market: 2019

Driven by the cloud, 2018 was the year where artificial intelligence (AI) engulfed the analytics market. By now, all leading vendors in the space are investing heavily in AI and customers have realized legitimate ROI…

Investing in Analytics returns $9.01 per dollar spent

With digital transformation being top-of-mind for many modern businesses, leaders are looking at the way their companies handle and leverage data to guide operations and generate value. Nucleus analyzed 10 analytics software ROI case studies,…

PTC Returns 2.18 dollars for every dollar spent

Nucleus analyzed case studies from six Windchill deployments to identify key financial metric averages. Project data shows consistent returns across several markets for PTC’s PLM software, with strong customer feedback and high returns. Benefits derived…

Salesforce ROI case study: Financial Institution

A financial services firm upgraded Salesforce Marketing Cloud and integrated it with Salesforce Service Cloud to streamline its marketing campaign process and ensure compliance with new regulatory requirements for financial advisors. Nucleus found that the…

The value of cognitive computing

One of the loudest buzzwords going into 2019 in the analytics space is cognitive computing. Companies love to brand their latest machine learning product as modeled after the human brain (“cognitive”), however most are simply…

Unit4 doubles down on usability

Unit4’s Insight Webinar delivered year-end announcements for 2018, with usability updates and tax functionality advancements for its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution, Business World. Unit4 started the year with a roadmap for automated ERP and…

Ultimate UltiPro ROI case study – Tax Preparation Service

This tax preparation service deployed Ultimate UltiPro to improve the onboarding, offboarding, and scheduling of their seasonal workforce. By switching to Ultimate UltiPro the organization was able to lower its overall software spend, while also…

Kinaxis stays the course at Kinexions

Kinaxis continues to bring practical applications of technology to its RapidResponse platform.  Many vendors in the supply chain planning space have touted where their technology is going and the kinds of capabilities customers can expect…

HireVue Delivers on the Promise of AI Recruiting

While there are many new companies now claiming to offer Artificial Intelligence (AI) recruiting, most of them are delivering false promises. The vast majority of “AI” recruiting applications are actually using “if-then” rules-based technologies. Rules-based…

Hitachi Solutions Extended Field Service ROI business case tool

Hitachi Solutions Extended Field Service takes Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Field Services to a new level, with prebuilt functionality to help manufacturers streamline service operations, connect field and customer processes, and capitalize on IoT, augmented…

Domo differentiates with connectors and collaboration

Domo is an analytics and business intelligence (BI) platform provider that is succeeding in a market with diminished preference for standalone tool vendors by embracing collaboration as differentiators. By including tools for chat, user profiles,…

Datawatch ROI case study: Pentagon Federal Credit Union

Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) deployed the Datawatch Monarch platform to modernize its data management and analysis capabilities. The company realized dramatic time savings with one team saving over 200 hours in a year from…

Guidebook: Increasing student engagement with Salesforce.org Education Cloud

Higher education institutions are increasingly challenged to meet the changing needs and expectations of students while nurturing alumni and donor relationships. In an era of increasing Higher education institutions are increasingly challenged to meet the…

Deltek reinforces focus at Insight 2018

At its recent user conference, Deltek Insight 2018, Deltek previewed some enhancements that it is bringing to its project-centric enterprise resource planning applications.  In addition to a new user interface as part of its professional…

Host Analytics drives greater usability

Host Analytics’ Fall18 product update brings new functionalities to its Corporate Performance Management (CPM) software which improve data integration and empower financial workers to do more value-add tasks. This ability to quickly draw insights from…

Guidebook: Zenefits

The expense and complexity of HR remain a problem for small and medium size businesses (SMBs), who often view an HR subscription as a necessary evil. For the smallest of businesses, HR takes up time…

Host Analytics ROI case study: ACI Brands

ACI Brands deployed Host Analytics to modernize its financial reporting and budgeting processes.  In addition to improving the productivity of the finance department personnel, the company was able to gain better visibility over its customers…

Talent Management Technology Value Matrix 2018

In the competition for talent, companies are increasingly finding that their technology can be a competitive advantage when recruiting and retaining employees. The challenge is in shifting top-down human resources processes, such as performance reviews…

Salesforce High Velocity Sales

The latest updates to Salesforce Sales Cloud include a component called High Velocity Sales, designed to help managers build customized activity workflows for inside sales teams directly within Sales Cloud. Using the High Velocity Sales…

Dreamforce Highlights

This year’s Dreamforce focused on the themes of trust, innovation and artificial intelligence (AI), equality and climate, personal empowerment, and inclusive capitalism. Key announcements included a new partnership with Apple, Salesforce Customer 360 to provide…

QAD ROI case study: Imperial Tobacco

Imperial Tobacco shifted its existing QAD production environment to the cloud rather than upgrading and refreshing its on-premises infrastructure, reducing its project costs by over seven million pounds.  With its current environment reaching its end-of-life,…

Guidebook: Tensorflow on AWS

Deep learning (DL) may be one of the most common buzzwords in artificial intelligence (AI) today, but until recently it has been mostly conceptual and experimental in nature. Deep learning is a subset of machine…

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