Software Industry’s Principal Trade Association Embraces Open Source and Adds xTuple Enterprise Resource Planning to Prestigious “Top Ten” List of 2013 Innovators
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) selects xTuple, fast recognized as the world’s #1 open source ERP software, as one of the 2013 “Top Ten” most innovative companies transforming the software and services industry.
All ten of the 2013 SIIA NextGen companies participate in a special showcase, the All About the Cloud conference. Marc O’Brien, Vice President of Business Development, will accept xTuple’s award and sit on the “Next Generation of Cloud” panel at the event. All About the Cloud – the software industry’s most comprehensive independent software vendor (ISV) conference – will be held May 7-9 in San Francisco, California.
“The goal of All About the Cloud, and of our NextGen Program, is to spotlight emerging trends, best practices and innovation in the marketplace,” said Rhianna Collier, Vice President of the SIIA Software Division. “The NextGen companies we’ve selected represent the next step in the evolution of technology. All About the Cloud attendees will get a glimpse at cutting edge technologies, as well as opportunities for investment and strategic partnerships with these innovative businesses.”
Much of the discussion about market disruption has focused on large, brand name businesses, but there is tremendous innovation taking place “under the radar” with smaller companies. NextGen companies – chosen by a Selection Committee comprised of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), venture capitalists (VC) and advisory executives – are young businesses that offer innovative software and services.
We appreciate the ‘innovation’ recognition by SIIA and are very comfortable playing the role of disruptor in a market that has, frankly, drifted away from product quality and customer satisfaction,” said xTuple CEO Ned Lilly. “As a young, self-funded, profitable software vendor in a space dominated by multi-billion-dollar giants, we’re obviously an extreme case of David and Goliath. And this is where open source has helped xTuple to differentiate ourselves.”
“Open source is simply a better way of making a product; the product just happens to be software,” added Lilly. “And commercial open source companies will continue to reap the rewards of a market evolution that rewards quality, transparency and clear alignment of value between software vendors and their customers.” Read the complete SIIA interview with xTuple CEO Ned Lilly.
In addition to xTuple ERP, the 2013 SIIA All About the Cloud NextGen companies are as follows:
Armor5 Inc. solves challenging security and compliance problems in enterprise today – migration of corporate assets from intranet to cloud and increased use of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) into the workplace.
Appnomic Systems provides preventive IT performance management and automation solutions enabling operations to avoid major IT incidents, improve mean time to repair, increase IT staff productivity, and achieve new levels of compliance.
DICOM Grid provides cloud-based medical image exchange, transforming the way healthcare systems worldwide share, manage, and store medical images, solving a critical challenge in diagnostic imaging.
GoSpotCheck provides a mobile solution for retail companies to help improve their field reporting and intelligence to get real-time and structured data from the field, improving the processes and understanding of their operations.
Integrate’s AdHQ offers marketers an end-to-end solution that supports the entire lifecycle of paid media campaigns in one intuitive dashboard.
PlaceIQ is a leading provider of location intelligence, enabling advertisers to reach and define mobile brand audiences at scale for a wide range of marketing activities.
Shopping Cart Elite is a sophisticated shopping cart for online retailers that will completely automate the business into one complete turnkey package.
Techcello is a ready to use application development framework stack for ISVs, new SaaS Product companies, large multi-national enterprises, BPOs, HROs and KPOs to build .NET solutions with a configurable multi-tenant architecture that can be scaled on a Private or Public Cloud.
VoloMetrix’s Social Enterprise Intelligence application applies privacy filters and then analyzes anonymous, real-time information from corporate email, calendar, instant messaging, and social platforms to provide deep actionable insights into the ways teams are spending their time on the most important business priorities.
The 2013 SIIA NextGen Selection Committee included: Mary Beth Borgwing, Founder, Standish Risk Management; Rhianna Collier, Vice President, Software Division, SIIA; Richard Dym, CEO, Bondi Group; Donna Ewart, Chief Executive, Partner, IBM Venture Capital Group, IBM; Heather Gates-Massoudi, Managing Director, Emerging Growth Company Practice, Deloitte; Edy Liongosori, Global Director of Research, Technology Labs, Accenture; and Susan Mason, Founder & General Partner, Aligned Partners.
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to more than 700 leading software and information companies who are setting the pace for the digital age. The SIIA Software Division provides a forum for companies developing the applications, services, infrastructure and tools that are driving the software and services industry forward. For further information, visit www.siia.net/software. Find out more at All About the Cloud.