Zeevi Michel

The Next Social Enterprise Application And Who Will Bring Us There

Yes — it’s the time to be social inside the enterprise. In the past couple of years we see more and more companies adopting different social elements to their stack of software to be used by different departments. It’s no secret that the top five enterprise software companies (Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, IBM and SalesForce) are doing all in their power to stay relevant in this high-powered social enterprise game.  How do we know that? By simply looking at the recent acquisitions’ landscape:

In the Human Resources area:

In the Marketing area:

In the Customer Support area:

And we should not forget the recent Microsoft acquisition of Yammer for $1.2B. What does all of this tells us? — Each of the big five companies is building a suite of social programs offerings for their customers since they each understand how valuable it is now — and in the future. The big question is what is next? Which department will start getting the attention of the big players to put them on top of the social revolution? And what new companies will appear on the social enterprise horizon? My money is on the Service department. Social project management programs like Asana and SalesForce’s Do.com already are changing the way companies manage their projects. The $7B market for professional services software is certainly ready to join the game. With an eye to the future, there is no doubt we will see new social enterprise companies trying to disrupt the professional service market. Specific solutions will be introduced to the market and, as before, the companies that use these products first, will be the market leaders. If you are interested in seeing more, stay tuned to the new “Senexx SolvePath” launch set for mid-September.

Learn more about SolvePath


About Zeevi Michel

Zeevi has completed a B.Sc at the Technion in IE&M, Economics and Finance, finishing Summa Cum Laude - first in his class. Currently he's the Co-founder and CEO of Senexx a smart Q&A engine for Enterprises that uses NLP and AI algorithms. Zeevi was the Co-founder and CEO of SircleIT, an online Q&A forum for social and enterprise networks. During college he co-founded and was the first president of the Technion Investment Finance Club. Throw his leadership the IFC became the largest student interest organization at Technion with bi-weekly meeting that consistently attract over 200 people and the participation of top Israeli finance houses. Zeevi is a Grinblat Scholar in performance research and has a diverse background in operations issues from an internship at Applied Materials in Silicon Valley and from his leadership in the Call Center of the IEC and the Israeli Defense Force. Zeevi was the lead TA for 7 different undergraduate finance courses and 2 MBA courses, therefore he was invited to help create the first Technion Financial Laboratory.