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Microsoft appoints new Business Solutions head

Antony Savvas

Microsoft has replaced the head of its Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) division, as the company continues to build up its share of the enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management market.

Corporate vice-president Satya Nadella has been selected to succeed Doug Burgum as leader of MBS. For the past five years, Nadella has been responsible for MBS research and development (R&D) worldwide.

Microsoft business division president Jeff Raikes said Nadella had helped to ship 10 major software releases since 2001, spanning Microsoft Dynamics ERP, CRM and Office small business product lines.

Microsoft seriously entered the ERP market in 2001 after acquiring Great Plains, and has now carved out a growing share of the ERP and CRM market, particularly with mid-sized companies.

 

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