Stories by Heather Havenstein.

Web services drive BI evolution

Faced with growing enterprise demand for seamless, real-time access to transactional data, BI (business intelligence) vendors are increasingly turning to Web services technologies.

NetLedger unveils advanced CRM

NetLedger, makers of the Oracle Small Business Suite, unveiled new advanced CRM features Monday in its NetCRM and NetSuite products designed to allow enterprises to more effectively run their front- and back-office operations.

Feature: Repackaging apps

Enterprise application vendors are casting off traditional tactics of marketing monolithic suites, and are instead focusing on selling more affordable pieces of their offerings architected for specific business processes and designed to more easily integrate with disparate systems.

SAP weaves new net

SAP AG is taking the high road in the enterprise computing platform battle raging between Microsoft Corp.'s .Net and Sun Microsystems Inc.'s J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition) with the announcement Thursday of its new NetWeaver platform that will support IBM Corp.'s WebSphere and Microsoft's .Net.

E.piphany integrates with BEA WebLogic, IBM WebSphere

E.piphany Inc. announced Monday that it will now offer its application integrated with IBM Corp.'s WebSphere and BEA Systems Inc.'s WebLogic application servers to allow enterprises a single-source J2EE customer relationship management suite.

Business Objects upgrades integration platform

Business Objects SA will unveil the latest version of its data integration tool Monday designed to conquer the Holy Grail of business intelligence: integrating data from disparate systems in real time so that it can be leveraged to affect company operations.

Oracle updates financials app

Oracle will unveil a new version of its Financials package next week designed to boost data visibility so companies can monitor financial risk in real time.