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Monday, January 20, 2020

Companies

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Microsoft’s Outstanding 2019 Performance, The Nadella Factor

Microsoft continues to impress investors after stock prices climbed 55 percent in 2019 – the company’s best performance in a decade. Since becoming CEO six years ago, Satya Nadella has successfully led the software giant through leadership changes, corporate reorgs, and strategy realignments...

Capital

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Odoo Takes On Business Management Software Space

Fabien Pinckaers remembers when he was a bright, young computer science graduate. He wanted to fight the good tech fight, and SAP was the first billion-dollar firm he was to bring low. The Belgian-native wished to liberate the enterprise management market from the shackles of proprietary software and intended to do so by championing an open-source movement...

Leaders

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Bret Taylor’s Star Rises as Salesforce’s New COO & President

In a recent announcement, Salesforce named rising star Bret Taylor as its new chief operating officer and president. Well known for his ability to see the possibilities and finding pragmatic solutions for problems, Taylor is hailed as an innovator with a keen business savvy...

Features

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IRS Competes In Tax Software Space

Intuit has been forced to cede significant ground in a recently renegotiated agreement with the IRS, and it may only be the beginning for the beleaguered firm. The Internal Revenue Service amended its Free File deal with the tax software industry, and the government agency makes no promises that it won’t compete with private sector companies...

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...

The Top 50 Women Leaders in SaaS of 2019

The Software Report is pleased to announce The Top 50 Women Leaders in SaaS of 2019. These awardees are some of...

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...