One on One With the CEOs of Business Objects and Epicor | AMR Research
One on One With the CEOs of Business Objects and Epicor
by Bruce Richardson
I recently spent a few days traversing the Golden State of California. While there, I met with the CEOs of Business Objects, E2open, Epicor, and Intellicorp as well as executives from four other interesting software and technology firms. Because of time and space limitations, our analysis will be distributed over the next few weeks.
During the meeting with Business Objects’ John Schwarz, my first question was: “What’s it like to be part of SAP?” My last question was a request for a sneak preview of his product plans for the next 12 months. You can read his answers and get all of our analysis at the First Thing Monday blog: Life With SAP: My Conversation With Business Object’s John Schwarz.
As for Epicor, this was my first meeting with Tom Kelly. He was named president and CEO of this midsize ERP vendor last February. Our meeting focused primarily on the impending release of Epicor 9. In my view, his company has done what Microsoft and Oracle once dreamed of: melding the best of their multiple offerings into a single, brand-new code base. For a closer look, we have the full story on our blog: Epicor 9: The Accomplishment That Eluded Microsoft and Oracle.