Four years in, #SAPJam hits the 34 million subscriber mark

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The news hit the wires this morning that SAP Jam, the flagship cloud collaboration product in our portfolio has just clocked 34 million subscribers. This represents a 70% year over year growth. Almost exactly four years ago we started this journey to transform how work gets done. Back then we formed a clear hypothesis for […]

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Welcome to community-powered Commerce

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The need for customer engagement is clear. They buy more: “Fully engaged customers represent an average 23% premium in terms of share of wallet, profitability, revenue and relationship growth.” (Gallup) They expect it: “70-90% of the buyers journey is complete prior to engaging a vendor.” (Forrester Research) And they need it: “45% of buyers require person-to-person contact […]

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Why Collaboration Fails

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Three years ago I joined SAP / SuccessFactors to lead products and go-to-market for its collaboration business. 3 years in and over 18 million subscribers later, we’ve learned a lot about how to build high velocity, meaningful cloud products that drive tangible performance for our customers.  I was privileged to do a guest post on CMS Wire […]

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Chit chat with Dennis Howlett on #SAPJam’s 17M subscriber growth

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Dennis and I talk mostly about the culinary craft, these days. But he and I have been talking about the business of software for 8 years now. We’ve even rebutted opposing view points back and forth on our blogs back in the day (my all time favorite lob and volley).  And he was kind enough […]

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Who said giant bubbles in tech are a bad thing? SAP / Successfactors named leader by IDC!

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IDC just announced that Successfactors is a leader for Worldwide Social Technologies specifically related to its Integrated Talent Vendor Assessment. This one meant a lot as it directly put to test our stated product and go-to-market promise and singular focus on solving core functional KPIs, with purpose built collaboration software. Back in 2012 we entered the cloud collaboration […]

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Observing Americana. And Why Silicon Valley needs to get out more

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This past week I was with my family in Orlando, mostly bouncing from Beedo to Hagrid. Universal Studios is an extremely good random sample of mainstream Americana for Silicon Valley tech. Some observations that jumped out at me: Self-health tech need to er..stretch more: America is overweight and fitness bands haven’t really made a dent in mainstream America. I […]

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Why Facebook entering the world of work is an advertising goldmine. #facebookatwork

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So, Ingrid Lunden at TechCrunch announced that Facebook has finally entered the world of work. As far as the consumer market goes, think about it: Facebook is worth 212 billion dollars by having a strong hold on our actions, interests, and preferences from 5pm to 9am and some fraction of your work day. If only it could […]

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