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Adonix Grows Roots Against The Odds Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations
Adonix often comes ahead of larger global players in terms of functional fit, pricing, and understanding of the local requirements in the distribution area. The

abel  the product. The Groupe Abel acquisition should provide Adonix with strong fixed asset management functionality to supplant its own product, which has not been known for its strength in the particular functional area. This could be of interest to its current customer base. On the other hand, Groupe Abel brings a sizable customer base of 2,500, mostly large organizations possibly needing X3's functional modules beyond fixed asset management. Also, Adonix' stronghold in France should be further bolstered Read More...
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Adonix Grows Roots Against The Odds Part 1
Proving that a lack of size can be compensated with a savvy value proposition, Adonix, until recently a quiet French ERP provider, keeps on delivering pieces of

abel  computer services provider Groupe Abel owned by Guillemot. The transaction has been carried out at a price of 6.0 euro ($5.9) per share, and following the acquisition Adonix should own ~55.4% of Abel's capital and majority (51.3%) of the existing voting rights in the company. Groupe Abel is listed on the Nouveau Marche segment of Euronext Paris. Adonix reportedly plans to respond to future market changes by continuing to improve its X3 application, as it did when it had rolled out the earlier Version 1.3 Read More...
Mid-Market Strategy: International Enterprise Solutions
Adonix marks its strategy with two catchwords:

abel  FORMULA , CIMPRO , ABEL and Meta4 in only last few years. Adonix prefers to buy software companies that have assets that it values, either in geographic coverage and leadership, markets, technologies, functional areas, etc. Some may be behind the curve technically or financially, but will still have something that will work within the Adonix Group. Sometimes the vendor maintains the acquired entity's organization, products, etc., which then continues to run separately from the X3-related business (which Read More...
ERP and Warehouse Management: Technology, Challenges, and User Recommendations
Intense product architecture rejuvenation, functional enhancements cycles, and market consolidation exert pressure on all mid-market vendors offering ERP and

abel  of Gruppo Formula , ABEL , CIMPRO , and others. It will have to evaluate their sales forces, partners, and any new channel partners. To further increase its spread, Adonix should consider attaching a more targeted general market than processing marketing, for example. It should address sub-markets (e.g. bakeries) to gain faster traction and create a greater success profile. User Recommendations Those in Adonix' target market as well as general, multisite and multinational distribution and manufacturing Read More...
BigIdeas 2011: Of BigMachines’ Quantum Leap - Part 1


abel  and former CEO Godard Abel. The practice of installing a professional president after the entrepreneur founder has completed the first successful startup stage is not uncommon by any means. Abel’s run during the company’s first 11 years has been laudable: BigMachines is now a global company with about 300 employees, a growing customer base, estimated 2010 revenues north of US30 million, and a healthy ecosystem of partners – all from an initial idea scribbled on a few napkins. New BigMachines’ Read More...
Adonix Grows Roots Against The Odds Part 1
Proving that a lack of size can be compensated with a savvy value proposition, Adonix, until recently a quiet French ERP provider, keeps on delivering pieces of its strategy to further establish itself internationally, despite a harsh and hostile environment.

abel  computer services provider Groupe Abel owned by Guillemot. The transaction has been carried out at a price of 6.0 euro ($5.9) per share, and following the acquisition Adonix should own ~55.4% of Abel s capital and majority (51.3%) of the existing voting rights in the company. Groupe Abel is listed on the Nouveau Marche segment of Euronext Paris. Adonix reportedly plans to respond to future market changes by continuing to improve its X3 application, as it did when it had rolled out the earlier Version 1.3 Read More...
Will Adonix Provide A Warmer Home To CIMPRO?
After several years of being neglected within many foster homes, CIMPRO might have finally found its welcoming host in Adonix, until recently an anonymous French ERP provider, which, in turn, should be able to make use of CIMPRO’s process manufacturing expertise.

abel  Adonix purchase of Groupe ABEL in September (see Adonix Grows Roots Against The Odds ), the most recent in a series of acquisitions that began seven years ago. Adonix has since acquired four more software vendors for their assets and expertise and has melded the best of their capabilities into an integrated enterprise software framework for mid-market companies. This is Part One of a three-part note. Part Two will discuss Market Impact. Part Three will cover challenges and make User Recommendations. Read More...
Will Adonix Provide A Warmer Home To CIMPRO? Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations
The job of gaining traction will by no means be easy for the merged companies, while the competition will not ease any time soon.

abel   e.g., former Prodstar and ABEL products and older versions of Adonix, and while Adonix is targeting these as well, it is dubious whether the new X3 product can meet the demands of larger corporations among this install base that continue to rely on the legacy applications. The company will thus have to walk on the tightrope of the obscure balance between functional depth and ease of use. And, its focus on mid-market might not fly with these companies, where it will have to overcome the market perception Read More...
Quote-to-order: New Ingredients in the Recipe for Success
Quote-to-order (Q2O) systems can address the increasing demand for personalized and customized products. Complex product specification, quoting, and ordering processes—as well as the software applications catering to those processes—can benefit from the use of the Web, collaboration tools, and lean thinking.

abel  services. According to Godard Abel, chief executive officer (CEO) of BigMachines (to be featured in parts two and three of this series), the same lean thinking can be applied to complex product specification, quoting, and ordering processes, by mapping the steps and identifying those that add value and those that are wasteful. Some of the most apparent examples of wasteful steps include repeatedly clarifying and checking prior work due to incomplete information flow re-entering (re-keying) order data Read More...
Quote-to-order: A Newcomer Causes a Stir in the Market
A crop of next-generation, Web-based, on-demand, startup quote-to-order systems providers has lately flourished, spearheaded by BigMachines, whereas some traditional vendors that once defined the product configuration space in the 1990s have since left the market.

abel  Good Big Time Godard Abel, BigMachines co-founder and CEO, states in an interview published March 17, 2008 that he started BigMachines in 1999 to help industrial equipment companies leverage the latest Web technology to sell complex products. He continues: My family had been running an industrial pump business for 50 years and saw many of the challenges of selling these complex pumps. I left my position with a Silicon Valley software company to capture a huge opportunity to sell Web technology to Read More...

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