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Industri-Matematik Faces Uphill Climb
Wracked by negative earnings, shifting infrastructure, and pending litigation, Industri-Matematik International Corporation (NASDAQ: IMIC) faces a difficult

1st easter  S. McVey - November 1st, 1999 Vendor Genesis Founded in 1967, Swedish supply chain execution (SCE) software vendor Industri-Matematik began as a custom software development and consulting services organization. The company developed and delivered its first distribution logistics software in 1974, its first UNIX-based version in 1984 and its first Oracle-based client/server version in 1991. In 1993, the company introduced System ESS, which was designed to meet the needs of multinational manufacturers, dist

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Sendmail Matures


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1st easter  anti-spam utilities by the 1st quarter of 2001. (Probability 80%). Vendor Recommendations Sendmail is taking the right steps. It is building strong strategic business partnerships with leading vendors in the Internet Application space, with more announcements expected shortly. Sendmail has already improved the graphical user interface and has made installation simpler while expanding its offering to include a version tailored to Windows NT and to Linux. One recommendation would be to increase educational Read More

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1st easter  the Cleaners December 1st, 1999). Informatica's push into business analytics through their acquisition of Influence Software should give them a chance to compete with other product suites . Informatica has ambitious plans for eBusiness, and will have to work hard to realize them in a completely cohesive product. Vendor Predictions We predict that Informatica will improve their market share to at least 20 percent in the next year (60% probability). Informatica's stability compared to the other two major Read More

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1st easter  not end on December 31st and restart on January 1st. The forecast timeframe should extend out two to eight quarters, depending on business volatility. Planning should be an ongoing process with frequent opportunities for managers to view the company’s latest internal and external performance data. They should be able to alter plans based on new information coming from sources such as other managers, monthly actuals, and to top-down target revisions. Finance should be able to quickly consolidate plan Read More

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1st easter  S. McVey - December 1st, 1999 Event Summary Descartes Systems Group recently announced its financial results for the third quarter ended October 31, 1999. Revenues were $10.5 million (USD), a decrease of 16% from the same period in fiscal 1999. License revenues rose 27% to $4.8 million in Q3 FY00 from $3.8 million in Q2 FY00. Descartes also reported that 80% of license revenues were derived from e-commerce, an increase of 33% over last quarter. Net loss for the quarter was $4 million or ($0.11) per share Read More

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