Press for Software, Systems and Services

Black Duck Software, a leading global provider of products and services for accelerating software development through the managed use of open source software, today announced that SAP (NYSE: SAP) has selected to implement the Black Duck™ Suite. The comprehensive suite provides a platform for managing the use of open source software in a multi-source development process. It will help development teams at SAP improve productivity by further automating the company's open source approval processes. SAP is the world's leading provider of business software(*).

In the July 2010 issue of CLO Magazine, the chairman of Brandon Hall Research named OutStart TrainingEdge.com as one of Five Emerging LMSs to Watch. More than just an LMS, OutStart TrainingEdge.com is a complete, integrated learning system that includes a fully-functional LCMS, a comprehensive LMS and a collaborative social software platform. Further, TrainingEdge.com is a SaaS solution that can be implemented in days, unlike most industry solutions which can take weeks to deploy. For more information on OutStart TrainingEdge.com watch the OutStart webinar Creating a One-Stop Learning Environment or request a demo.

ITA Software, Inc., a leading provider of innovative solutions for the travel industry, today announced the launch of its airfare shopping mobile app, OnTheFly™, for the Apple iPhone® and iPod touch®. Airlines and travel distributors can license and integrate OnTheFly into their branded mobile products and booking platforms to take advantage of this new sales and service channel. Travelers can also download the shopping-only version for free from the App Store to search for optimal fares and itineraries.

As we wrote last week, the most common mistakes that SaaS providers make often involve errors made while balancing the incoming subscription receipts with the need to go out and spend some money to acquire new subscribers.  Dharmesh Shah, CTO and founder of HubSpot, recently blogged his thoughts on a similar topic: the insights he's gleaned from the B2B SaaS startup. Describing these as "non-obvious SaaS startup lessons," Shah's blog post contains a list seven important observations.