We are focused on helping people get value from investments in business applications or business application companies.
We divide the world of business applications into four areas:
buy-side (SRM), sell-side (CRM), operations (ERP), and planning (SCM). We cover
the leaders in all four areas. Leaders fall into two classes.
- Companies whose technologies have clearly demonstrated the
ability to return significant value.
- Companies whose innovative technology may be able to provide
significant competitive advantage and transformative value. Alas,
these companies come and go.
For the coverage of proven technologies, we have a newsletter, Short Takes,
which covers ideas, trends, and companies in the application space.
For emerging technologies, we publish alerts to our clients and
Spotlight on our web site.
We are often asked how it is that we can cover all the major
application areas, when other analyst firms assign whole teams
to a specific company. The quick answer is that we have more grey hairs.
When you've been covering PeopleSoft for 8 or 9 years, seen them through
a change of management, talked to any number of customers, and read their
documentation, you don't need to have daily contact with them to know
what they're up to.
When we say we cover an area, we mean that we have published in the area or have done significant
consulting work with more than one company in the area.
We divide our coverage areas into three categories: functions
and processes, software vendors, and industries.
Functions and Processes
Our staff has published articles, spoken at conferences, or done
significant consulting in the following functional and process areas:
Business Process Reengineering
Supply Chain Management
B2B Analysts can fairly lay claim to significant expertise on the
following companies. We routinely issue reports on their new products,
and we will also cover any change that significantly changes their
ability to provide value:
People who work for B2B Analysts have significant work experience
in or have made recognized contributions in the following industries:
Consumer Packaged Goods