Acumatica, now 9 years old, is a cloud ERP teenager on a growth spurt. How are they doing? We got an up close look at the Acumatica 2017 R2 launch event. This week, cloud ERP vendor Acumatica held an analyst event in Boston that was immediately followed with a product launch. Specifically, the company was announcing the contents of its new 2017 R2 release. Acumatica does two major releases annually. This one contained an abundance of new capabilities.
The only thing some tech buyers care about is cost. That’s a mistake as long-term changes in vendor company ownership and/or management can be disconcerting and expensive. What’s a company to do? When a technology user discovers one of their ‘strategic’ technology vendors has been sold, divested and/or experienced a material change of leadership, it’s rarely a cause of celebration. It’s often an anxiety-producing event that foretells a series of reduced customer experiences. In short, it’s a bummer.
All the analytics and engagement software in the world won’t make any difference if a company has a bad culture that’s reinforced by clueless executives. An analyst meeting at OC Tanner provides needed insights. Quick trivia question: Who is the oldest HR technology company around? Answer: By my reckoning, the correct answer is OC Tanner – they were founded in 1927. That’s 90 years for those with deficient STEM skills. OC Tanner has been in the rewards/recognition business for all this time.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".