NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / April 13, 2018 / Shares of Zuora popped on Thursday as the cloud software company joined Wall Street. The stock opened at $20, well above the expected range. Shares of Oracle also saw a slight gain but were mostly unaffected by rival Zuora making its debut.
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ZUORA INC shares closed up 42.86% on nearly 13.1 million shares traded on Thursday. The cloud software company was one of the biggest traders yesterday as it made its debut on the NYSE. Zuora raised $154 million in its initial public offering which came in above expectations. On late Wednesday the company had priced 11 million shares at $14 and they opened at $20 the next day. The company has a subscription software service that "enables any company in any industry to successfully launch, manage, and transform into a subscription business." According to Zuora, the "shift in business models is creating a unique opportunity to disrupt the current enterprise software landscape." CEO Tien Zuo said in an interview yesterday, "Everyone is going to ask why Amazon can't crush you. They were really worried about that in the prep." The company however does not reference the e-commerce giant as a rival and said that instead Oracle and SAP are competitors.
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Oracle Corporation shares closed up a modest 0.59% on Thursday with nearly 14 million shares traded. The stock traded fairly flat considering that rival Zuora made its debut in the market yesterday. Zuora, a cloud software company that helps subscription-based companies manage their finances and billing, soared in Thursday trading and rose 43% to $20. Oracle had its own good news recently, unveiling new additions to Oracle Customer Experience Cloud Suite (known as Oracle Infinity and Oracle CX Audience) as well as launching Oracle Loyalty. Oracle Infinity enables marketers to customize marketing experience by furnishing marketers with effective insights on customer interaction while Oracle CX Audience will capture, manage, integrate and enhance enterprise data such that they gain actionable insights. Shashi Seth, the senior vice president at Oracle Marketing Cloud stated, "Existing data analytics solutions are incredibly limited as they can't scale or provide real-time insights on every single user. This prevents marketers from taking advantage of data to increase ROI or inform ideal customer experiences. To unleash this data requires a completely new approach to customer data analytics, which is exactly what we are introducing with Oracle Infinity and Oracle CX Audience. With these innovative new solutions, we are putting very rich and timely behavioral data in motion to help organizations deliver a customer experience that is highly relevant and in context.?
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