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How Much Wisdom Will BRAIN Bring To Agilisys?
Having concluded the benefits of financial backing for both embattled BRAIN and its anxious customers, there is also a chance of the acquisition rationale being

agilisys baan  so distant future, as Agilisys is actively looking to acquire companies that either create depth or breadth in the verticals it is currently in, or to expand into other verticals like in the case of BRAIN. This is Part One of a two-part analysis of the acquisition of BRAIN by Agilisys. Part Two will discuss the Challenges and make User Recommendations. Market Impact In a time when acquisitions are the order of the day, little seems to be surprising. Yet, this acquisition will either be perceived as very

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The Name and Ownership Change Roulette Wheel for Marcam Stops at SSA Global Part Five: Merger Impact and Challenges


Like previous SSA Global's acquisitions, this merger too seems aimed at enlarging the existing customer base, market share, and, more importantly, the predictably recurring support revenue and consequently larger R&D pool.

agilisys baan  these functionalities natively (see Agilisys Continues Agilely Post-SCT ) and Ross Systems, which found an answer with its recent alliance with Prescient Systems for the SCM offering (see Two Highly Focused Vendors Team For Their Markets' Good ) and with Selligent for the customer relationship management (CRM) offering. Moreover, Ross' new parent chinadotcom has also acquired the long-struggling but renowned SCM vendor IMI and CRM vendor Pivotal , which may bode well for products' cross-integration and Read More

Examples Of How Some Mid-Market Vendors Might Remain Within The Future Three (Dozen)? Part Two: Agilisys Market Impact


The most recent merger looks initially like a positive move for both companies and their customers, since Agilisys further enlarges a foothold in the discrete automotive manufacturing (which it has recently started with BRAIN) and solid SCE product modules that it might embed into its own SCM suite and possibly cross-sell into many industries (yet to be scrutinized, though).

agilisys baan  Three (Dozen)? Part Two: Agilisys Market Impact Market Impact While the ongoing consolidation frenzy is by no means the end of smaller vendors, the number of survivors is certainly limited to only a selected few dozen. Amid ongoing seismic consolidation tremors, smaller application vendors are left with only a few choices, such as going (or remaining) private albeit under a wealthy financial backer's wing that is also committed to invest in the acquired technology. Also, there seems to be hope for Read More

How Much Wisdom Will BRAIN Bring To Agilisys? Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations


As long as both Agilisys and BRAIN remain focused on their industries and do not become too distracted with each other’s verticals, everyone should do well.

agilisys baan  possible adversarial competition between Agilisys and BRAIN products and target industries. BRAIN should add diversity in terms of new market opportunities (being rather a thorn in flesh of the likes of SAP , QAD , J.D. Edwards , MAPICS , SSA GT , Baan , PeopleSoft , Geac and the rest of the army of discrete manufacturing vendors), while also expanding functionality and customer base, which has become important possibly more than ever nowadays for all software vendors in a shrinking economy. In other Read More

Adonix + CIMPRO = A Feature-Rich Process ERP Product, But With Challenges


Adonix is fulfilling its promise to bring a full Process ERP offering to the mid-market. The new Adonix X3 Process automates and integrates the complex formula management and planning requirements of process manufacturers, however, the vendor needs to resolve knowledge and experience issues with the existing sales force and partners and any new channel partners.

agilisys baan  Overcome Its Liabilities? ) Agilisys ( formerly SCT's Process Manufacturing & Distribution Business, see Agilisys Continues Agilely Post-SCT ) Ross Systems ( Ross Systems Shows Poise in 'Big Easy' ) Ramco Systems (see Ramco Ships Technology And Products. Is This The Future Of Enterprise Applications? ) SSA GT ( Is SSA GT Betting Infini(um)tely On Acquisitions? ). In addition, traditional Tier 1 one vendors like J.D. Edwards , Oracle, and SAP as well as large Tier 2 vendors like Intentia , IFS , QAD or Read More

Ross Systems Shows Poise in 'Big Easy'


Ross Systems has come a long way as seen by TEC at the recent Rossworld user conference. The company’s progress is impressive, but is Ross attempting to tackle too many requirements at once?

agilisys baan  in order lately (see Agilisys Continues Agilely Post-SCT ), while hinting a strong opportunity, also reveals the internecine war all the players face. Therefore, a pure process enterprise applications player like Ross does need to be able to further differentiate itself from increasing competition both from the larger players, particularly SAP , Oracle , J.D. Edwards , Intentia , IFS , Ramco Systems , Geac , SSA GT and QAD , which have recently made significant in-roads in the relevant sectors, and from Read More

Software Leasing Trend Slams Baan Earnings


On October 21, the Baan Company announced a larger-than-expected loss of $25M. Baan's stock price tumbled more than 10% after the loss more than tripled Wall Street's prediction of losses between $8.2M and $1.4M. Revenue for the quarter was $143M, compared to $195M in the same period last year. Sales of new software fell 59% to $36M for the recent quarter, from last year's $86.6M. Baan cited the market's move toward leasing rather than buying software as one reason for its sagging revenue.

agilisys baan  Leasing Trend Slams Baan Earnings Event Summary On October 21, Baan Co. reported a net loss of $25 million, or 12 cents per share, as well as significantly lower year-on-year revenue for the third quarter ended Sept. 30. Although the business software vendor was able to reduce its third-quarter loss compared with the $40 million in red ink it posted for the corresponding quarter in 1998, revenue fell by roughly 27% to $143 million, down from $195 million in last year's third quarter. Baan cited Read More

The ERP Market 2001 And Beyond - Part 3: Rating The Vendors


We generally believe that, in the long run, market winners will be those vendors with an established large customer base and with huge financial and human resources that would make them more responsive to any future challenges such as sudden market trends and/or technology paradigm shifts.

agilisys baan  ERP Market 2001 And Beyond - Part 3: Rating The Vendors The ERP Market 2001 And Beyond Part 3: Rating The Vendors P.J. Jakovljevic - October 9, 2001 Executive Summary  Enterprise resource planning (ERP) integrated software solutions have become synonymous with competitiveness, particularly throughout the 1990's. ERP systems replace islands of information with a single, packaged software solution that integrates all traditional enterprise management functions (transactions) like financials, human Read More

Baan - What Will The Future In Invensys’ Stable Bring? Part 2: Evaluating Baan


Baan, once a leading global provider of ERP software hopes its adoptive parent, Invensys, will put it back on the enterprise software applications map. However, we believe Baan’s path to full recovery will be quite thorny. Part 2 examines Baan’s strengths and challenges and makes specific bottom line recommendations.

agilisys baan  - What Will The Future In Invensys’ Stable Bring? Part 2: Evaluating Baan Baan - What Will The Future In Invensys' Stable Bring? Part 2: Evaluating Baan P.J. Jakovljevic - November 30, 2000 Executive Summary Baan Co. once a leading global provider of enterprise business software has gone from an independent force in the ERP market to being part of the Invensys Software Systems Division. It is not dead, as some feared would be the case by now, because it has begun to win new major contracts. Since Read More

Baan And SSA GT Merge To Form A Mid-Market Empire With An ''Iron Side'' Part Four: Market Impact Summary and User Recommendations


SSA GT has many times surprised even the biggest skeptics by turning around seemingly non-viable vantage products (which iBaan and Ironside certainly are not) and/or ailing vendors (which Baan has been, and Ironworks will have likely become).

agilisys baan  And SSA GT Merge To Form A Mid-Market Empire With An ''Iron Side'' Part Four: Market Impact Summary and User Recommendations Market Impact Summary Baan , once one of the leading independent providers of enterprise application solutions for industrial enterprises, and subsequently part Invensys plc. (London Stock Exchange: ISYS), was sold on June 3 to an investment group consisting of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. and General Atlantic Partners, LLC, two of the world's leading private investment Read More

Coficab Group Standardizes on Infor LN for Automotive


Infor recently announced it has signed a contract with Coficab Group, one of the biggest worldwide suppliers of wires and cables for the automotive industry, involving a comprehensive multinational, multi-site implementation. Infor LN for Automotive is designed to facilitate the standardization of systems and easier reporting throughout Coficab Group.

agilisys baan  Group Standardizes on Infor LN for Automotive Infor recently announced it has signed a contract with Coficab Group , one of the biggest worldwide suppliers of wires and cables for the automotive industry, involving a comprehensive multinational, multi-site implementation. The contract will see Coficab standardize on the enterprise resource planning (ERP) application Infor LN for Automotive , which will be implemented first in Portugal and then in Mexico, Morocco, Tunisia, Romania, and the United Read More

Invensys Production Solutions - Can Historic Strengths And The 'Protean Boost' Overcome Its Liabilities? Part Two: Liabilities, Strategy, and User Recommendations


Invensys must communicate its successes and strategy to the marketplace, and must aggressively invest in customer satisfaction, marketing, and sales. IPS must convince customers and prospects that it is here to stay; while the functionally rich products are great advantages, many other considerations make some customers and prospects perceive these solutions a risk.

agilisys baan  these functionalities natively (see Agilisys Continues Agilely Post-SCT ) and Ross Systems , which will have found an answer with its recent alliance with Prescient Systems for the SCM offering (see Two Highly Focused Vendors Team For Their Markets' Good ). Even within Invensys, the group has continued with the lingering period of financial distress and also limited product investments. While its products have deep functionality, many of the must have's of today's market are thus belatedly being added Read More

Process ERP Market Loses PRISM and Protean


Wonderware is reducing the staff dedicated to the ex-Marcam PRISM and Protean products from approximately 400 to less than 100. They will also cease to offer these products, but have indicated a transition to a new product. What impact will this have on existing customers and the Process ERP marketplace?

agilisys baan  ERP Market Loses PRISM and Protean Process ERP Market Loses PRISM and Protean P. Catz - December 7, 2000 Event Summary In early October Wonderware , a division of Invensys , announced to employees and customers that it was significantly cutting the headcount and discontinuing marketing and sales efforts for the PRISM and Protean product lines. These products, part of the acquisition of Marcam Corporation in 1999, address the ERP needs of process companies with the majority of the install base being Read More

The (Perhaps Not So Sudden) Change of CEO at Epicor


Joseph (Joe) L. Cowan has been appointed President and CEO of Epicor, a provider of enterprise software for multiple industries with 4,800 employees and 20,000 customers in more than 150 countries, surprising the market. Cowan, who brings extensive executive management experience in software and technology to Epicor, succeeds Pervez Qureshi, who is "stepping down to pursue new opportunities

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ERP Belle Époque Officially Ended With the Demise of Baan and SSA


Once high-flying ERP vendors, Baan and SSA, have officially ceased to exist as independent companies on the same day in the first week of August thereby marking the end of the golden era of traditional ERP.

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