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i2’s Aspect Acquisition Not Overpriced
In March, i2 Technologies announced it would acquire Aspect Development Corporation and a smaller vendor, Supplybase, Inc. Though the record offer price – $8.6

acquisition requirements  Not Overpriced i2's Aspect Acquisition Not Overpriced S. McVey - April 13th, 2000 Event Summary Giving analysts less than a week to prognosticate on its new alliance with IBM and Ariba, i2 Technologies announced it would acquire B2B collaboration software makers Aspect Development Corporation and Supplybase, Inc. i2 agreed to pay a staggering $9.3 billion in stock for Aspect, a sum that eclipsed Computer Associates' $4 billion bid for Sterling Software announced less than a month ago. Although the price

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Enterprise Content Management (ECM) System RFI/RFP Template

Content Authoring, Content Acquisition, Content Aggregation, Output and Content Presentation, Workflow Management, Version Control and Management, Development Tool Technical Architecture, Portal Support, Document and Records Management, Search and Indexing Management, Security Management, Digital Asset Management, Reporting and Statistics Management, Performance, Backup, and Recovery, Product Technology 

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Epicor Conducts Its Own ROI Acquisition Rationale


Given the "once bitten, twice shy" adage, one should imagine Epicor has carefully thought out the rationale for the recent acquisitions of ROI Systems and TDC Solutions, so that they are not a knee-jerk, 'me too' impulse owing to the ongoing consolidation craze in the market.

acquisition requirements  , Epicor announced the acquisition of a strategic suite of warehouse management solutions (WMS) from TDC Solutions , a long-time, successful independent software vendor (ISV) partner of Epicor focused on the wholesale distribution industry. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Working together the past five years, Epicor and TDC have developed a strong solution for the distribution industry. TDC's warehouse solutions, marketed under an OEM arrangement as Epicor eWarehouse Data Collection Suite , Read More

Unlikely Acquisition Has Insiders Scratching Their Heads


The announcement in September 2006 that Illinois Tool Works Inc. had made an offer to acquire all of Click Commerce's common stock made many market insiders scratch their heads. However, the real benefits—and the challenges—may lie ahead.

acquisition requirements  be pleased, because this acquisition should center their IT investments inside a larger suite of complementary offerings, and increase their vendor's financial viability and market visibility. Furthermore, Click Commerce's management team is (for now) reportedly going to remain in place, as will most of its employees, which should preserve the autonomy, focus, and culture of the vendor. The new subsidiary should retain its own profit and loss ( P&L) responsibility, maintain control over its product Read More

Acquisition Changes Product Lifecycle Management Landscape


Dassault Systèmes' recent acquisition of MatrixOne could potentially expand its range over a broader set of industry sectors, and may increase its North American visibility. The potential for a joined product suite is considerable, as are the organizational challenges ahead.

acquisition requirements  new to Dassault. MatrixOne Acquisition Should Change Media Perspective MatrixOne has a suite of collaborative PLM software and services for medium-to-large organizations, including companies from the high-tech, consumer product, and medical device industries. While profitability has been elusive of late, the company reported $124 million (USD) in total revenues for the fiscal year ending July 2, 2005. Its installed base of more than 850 companies includes Alcatel , Celestica , GAP , General Electric , IBM Read More

SSA GT to EXE-cute (Yet) Another Acquisition Part Two: EXE


Like the previous few SSA GT acquisitions, this merger too seems aimed at enlarging SSA GT's customer base, market share, and more importantly, its predictably recurring support revenue and consequently larger R&D pool. Both companies have notable customer bases with a wide geographic spread (particularly in emerging markets that have been much less affected by the recession).

acquisition requirements  to EXE-cute (Yet) Another Acquisition Part Two: EXE EXE Background On August 18, SSA Global Technologies (SSA GT) ( www.ssagt.com ), and EXE Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXEE) announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which SSA GT will acquire the embattled global supply chain execution (SCE) provider. Under the agreement, a subsidiary of SSA GT will merge into EXE Technologies and all holders of EXE Technologies outstanding common stock will receive $7.10 per share in cash, which represents an Read More

TEC Joins Forces with EOH Technology Consulting to Assist Businesses Matching Software Choices to Strategic Requirements


TEC Joins Forces with EOH Technology Consulting to Assist Businesses Matching Software Choices to Strategic Requirements EOH Technology Consulting (EOH) and Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) announce the launch of a new alliance designed to assist companies with comparing, evaluating, and selecting enterprise software.

acquisition requirements  Joins Forces with EOH Technology Consulting to Assist Businesses Matching Software Choices to Strategic Requirements TEC Joins Forces with EOH Technology Consulting to Assist Businesses Matching Software Choices to Strategic Requirements Bedfordview, Gauteng, South Africa (PRWEB) October 21, 2005 TEC Joins Forces with EOH Technology Consulting to Assist Businesses Matching Software Choices to Strategic Requirements EOH Technology Consulting (EOH) and Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) announce the Read More

Analyst Reports: Pricing and Requirements Profile


TEC’s Pricing and Requirements Profile report gives you an idea of what your company can expect to pay for a particular type of enterprise software solution. Think of it as a custom buyer’s guide, developed specifically for your organization.

acquisition requirements  Reports: Pricing and Requirements Profile TEC’s Pricing and Requirements Profile report gives you an idea of what your company can expect to pay for a particular type of enterprise software solution. Think of it as a custom buyer’s guide, developed specifically for your organization. Read More

Gathering Requirements for Recruitment and Staffing Enterprise Software


TEC’s 2011 Focus on HCM, Talent, and Recruiting Over the last several months, I have been working on revamping TEC’s Human Capital Management (HCM) Evaluation Center to ensure that it includes the vast variety of human resources (HR) and related enterprise software solutions available on the market today. My current research initiative is to develop a recruitment and staffing space for our HCM

acquisition requirements  Requirements for Recruitment and Staffing Enterprise Software TEC’s 2011 Focus on HCM, Talent, and Recruiting Over the last several months, I have been working on revamping TEC’s Human Capital Management (HCM) Evaluation Center to ensure that it includes the vast variety of human resources (HR) and related enterprise software solutions available on the market today. My current research initiative is to develop a recruitment and staffing space for our HCM Evaluation Center. This new space will Read More

Baan Acquisition Expands Product Set and Integration Issues


Baan Co. NV announced on August 31 the acquisition of fellow Dutch business software producer Proloq Holding BV. The week earlier, Baan hosted their supply chain conference, and they used the opportunity to announce a new suite of supply chain products...

acquisition requirements  Acquisition Expands Product Set and Integration Issues Event Summary In a move aimed at strengthening its position in vertical markets, Baan Co. NV announced on August 31 the acquisition of fellow Dutch business software producer Proloq Holding BV. Baan and Proloq already have a history of jointly producing and supplying industry-specific enterprise applications, primarily for the cable and wire, pulp and paper, and metal industries. Under the terms of the agreement, Proloq becomes a wholly owned Read More

Major Vendors Adapting to User Requirements


SAP and Microsoft have finally realized that their products will increasingly be evaluated by how well they interconnect, how flexible they are, and how intuitive their user interfaces are. However, these trends have already been incorporated by lesser-known vendors.

acquisition requirements  Vendors Adapting to User Requirements SAP and Microsoft Meet Halfway in Mendocino It is small wonder that the market leaders and largest players have recently had a sudden epiphany concerning user requirements. They have finally realized that they will increasingly be evaluated by how well their products interconnect and interoperate, how intuitive their user interfaces are, and how easily new enterprise-wide business processes (workflows) can change to meet the needs of ever changing working Read More

Food and Beverage Industry: Overview of Software Requirements


The food and beverage industries have very special needs, many of which are externally regulated. Read on to discover some of the unique challenges and software requirements for these industries.

acquisition requirements  and Beverage Industry: Overview of Software Requirements Introduction The basic features and functions common to enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) software will only be briefly discussed herein. It is assumed that the reader already has a good understanding of these capabilities relative to process manufacturing. However, if this is not the case and you want more information in this regard, please see my article entitled, Process Manufacturing Software: A Primer . Read More

Getting Business Requirements Right: Fixing the Highest-leverage Stages in the System Development Life Cycle


The later in the system development life cycle (SDLC) major errors are discovered, the more expensive it is to fix them. In fact, errors in released software are up to 80 times more expensive to fix than defects in the specification stage. That’s why you should adopt a methodology that brings the early stages of the SDLC up to a high level of maturity, in a way that’s consistent, proven, and optimized for success.

acquisition requirements  Business Requirements Right: Fixing the Highest-leverage Stages in the System Development Life Cycle The later in the system development life cycle (SDLC) major errors are discovered, the more expensive it is to fix them. In fact, errors in released software are up to 80 times more expensive to fix than defects in the specification stage. That’s why you should adopt a methodology that brings the early stages of the SDLC up to a high level of maturity, in a way that’s consistent, proven, and Read More

SAP NetWeaver and Globalization: Meeting Local and Global Requirements


Rapid changes in international markets—and mounting pressures to reduce costs and improve quality—make globalization a key issue for most organizations today. Worldwide company reorganizations, acquisitions, mergers, and spin-offs affect the structure of an enterprise, demanding immediate action. Globalization requires that companies enable core business processes on a global basis, while providing ease of use for local user communities.

acquisition requirements  today. Worldwide company reorganizations, acquisitions, mergers, and spin-offs affect the structure of an enterprise, demanding immediate action. Globalization requires that companies enable core business processes on a global basis, while providing ease of use for local user communities. Read More

MrTed Version 9 - Talent Acquisition in the Cloud


Recently, I had a briefing with Jerome Ternynck (MrTed’s chief executive officer [CEO]) about the company and Version 9 of its product TalentLink. One key statement that Jerome made on talent acquisition was that before you manage talent, you need to make sure you acquire the right people for your company. Many human capital management (HCM) vendors have talent acquisition functionality as part of

acquisition requirements  Version 9 - Talent Acquisition in the Cloud Recently, I had a briefing with Jerome Ternynck ( MrTed’s chief executive officer [CEO]) about the company and Version 9 of its product TalentLink. One key statement that Jerome made on talent acquisition was that before you manage talent, you need to make sure you acquire the right people for your company. Many human capital management (HCM) vendors have talent acquisition functionality as part of their offering, but MrTed specializes in this first and Read More

Study Reveals Top 10 Requirements for Improving Event Resolution in IT


A survey of existing IT event resolution processes suggests organizations are unsatisfied with current processes, despite the importance of ensuring that severe service outages do not occur. In fact, over 75 percent of participants identified significant gaps in existing processes. However, it is possible to identify the components of an effective interactive event notification platform to mitigate current process gaps.

acquisition requirements  Reveals Top 10 Requirements for Improving Event Resolution in IT Study Reveals Top 10 Requirements for Improving Event Resolution in IT If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. AlarmPoint delivers instant notification, freeing up on-duty personnel to focus on more value-added projects. If you are considering any of the following best practice initiatives, AlarmPoint's event notification and resolution solutions will deliver Read More