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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Companies

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Tesla to Abandon Salesforce for Proprietary CRM System

Tesla recently announced plans to replace Salesforce with a proprietary Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system it calls the “Tesla Operating System” say insider sources...

Capital

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PR Software Giant Cision Goes Private With Platinum

Large companies swell and decline and when management loses the ability to see clearly how to approach an upcoming segment of the company lifecycle, it sometimes turns to private equity. Public markets can be fickle and when investors keep tabs on quarterly earnings, company boards can be somewhat fearful of missing financial targets. Such short term performance pressures can cause companies to lose sight of the long term...

Leaders

Top Education Software CEO: Tim Vipond of Corporate Finance Institute

Tim Vipond built his first website in high school, using nothing but HTML and Notepad. Back in 1998, the internet didn’t seem...

Features

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Software Engineer Retention, Art and Science

Good management skills in large part is about retaining people while attracting new talent. And when those people work in an environment that can be conflict-prone and stressful due to the complexities of the projects being undertaken, the ability to find the right people that fit well with the organization is critical. And in the software industry, engineers can operate in a unique manner...

Popular Articles

The Top 50 SaaS CEOs of 2019

We are pleased to announce The Software Report’s third annual Top 50 SaaS CEOs awards.  In 2019, we received an astounding number...

Top 25 Cybersecurity Companies of 2018

The SaaS Report (now The Software Report) is pleased to announce The Top 25 Cybersecurity Companies of 2018. A four month process was run...

Top 50 Tech Services CEOs of 2019

The Software Report is pleased to announce the awardees for 2019's Top 50 Tech Services CEOs.  Awardees were selected after extensive review of hundreds of nominations and...
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Servant Leadership In Software Organizations

The concept of ‘servant leadership’ has experienced a resurgence in recent years and in our most recent nomination process for top women leaders in SaaS of 2019, the term appeared numerous times to describe the means by which a particular nominee had profound positive impact on her organization. Software tends to be an industry comprised of analytical, focused and high-achieving individuals, and while many thrive in autonomous work environments, what we seem to have uncovered is that the experience of collaborating with a servant leader can leave an indelible mark. The most effective servant leaders exhibited four key characteristics...

Workday, An Exceptional Enterprise Software Case Study

In March 2005, two former PeopleSoft executives set out to redeem themselves and their team from the nightmare of a transaction experience they went through during their Oracle takeover. David Duffield, then vice chair of PeopleSoft and Aneel Bhusri, head of product strategy, used that experience to fuel their drive to outcompete in the world of enterprise software...
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Top Performers Define Winning In Great Detail

Over the past three years, we have collected over 10,000 nomination submissions on the top executives and leaders in the software industry. Parsing the data we find some common themes of what makes for a high performing professional in the industry. In a series of articles, we will provide helpful strategies, in what we like to call ‘All In’ insights, to optimize effectiveness in whatever position or role you may be playing within your organization. Our view is that leadership is not confined to executives and managers but is a skill anyone regardless of position can practice and develop...

Top 25 Women Leaders in Cybersecurity of 2019

The Software Report is pleased to announce the Top 25 Women Leaders in Cybersecurity of 2019. Hundreds of exceptional women were...

Avast Founder, A Software Billionaire From An Unlikely Place

Building a software company is no easy feat, but it takes someone truly special to persist, survive and overcome the most severe political, economic and competitive forces, and come out the other side a billionaire. Pavel Baudis founded his company in the 1980s in Czechoslovakia under stifling conditions, namely the Soviet regime. He was a chemist by training but realized his natural inclinations where not in science but in computers...

Top 25 HR Software of 2019

The Software Report is pleased to announce the awardees for Top 25 HR Software of 2019. We ran an extensive process to...

Coupa’s Hammoud Succeeds Through Authentic Leadership

Despite a very humble start in life, Raja Hammoud, the senior vice president of product at Coupa, beat the odds to become a senior executive at a NASDAQ-listed company. Growing up in Lebanon with wars breaking out seemingly every year, it was a wonder Hammoud was able to survive, let alone thrive in life...