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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,

baan acquisitions  Functional Strength : The Baan product portfolio, achieved through a number of acquisitions (see Part 1 ), has seen hefty delays and costs that resulted from resolving integration issues and reworking disparate pieces into a single schema/data model. There are still instances of the products having different look-and-feel across the range of the portfolio. The number of acquisitions over the last few years has created a clutter of many different technologies and applications that required integration. Read More...
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Acquisitions Fuel Vendor Growth in the Enterprise Applications Field
Infor cites continued organic growth, license revenue from new customers, and install base cross-selling and up-selling as key growth drivers for the group. The

baan acquisitions  PDM solution stemming from Baan, but admits that the product's low brand recognition has limited it to only the existing install base (and even there it has to contend with best-of-breed PLM products). Conversely, as mentioned earlier, the vendor has become a feared competitor in the supply chain execution (SCE) space, given the successful assimilation of once well-known products such as EXE or CAPS (indications are that the license revenues from these products have quadrupled under SSA Global, compared Read More...
Baan And SSA GT Merge To Form A Mid-Market Empire With An ''Iron Side'' Part Three: Market Impact On SSA GT
Like the previous few SSA GT's acquisitions, this merger too seems aimed at enlarging combined Baan and SSA GT's customer base, market share, and, more

baan acquisitions  long-term strategy to the Baan business, in the manner similar to the incredulous comeback of SSA Global Technologies (SSA GT) ( www.ssagt.com ), incredulous comeback. Very likely the new mid-market manufacturing ERP empire-in-the-making will be spared from any unnecessary controversy and the stalemate that embroils Oracle , PeopleSoft , and J.D. Edwards . One should note that Baan was by no means the only major ERP vendor to succumb to market forces in 2000, given Gores Technology Group (GTG) acquired Read More...
Baan Sinks Deeper into Red Quicksand
On May 3, analysts suggested that Dutch business applications maker Baan faces a takeover bid or a break-up, after the latest tumble in the troubled firm's

baan acquisitions  is going right for Baan these days. Its downward spiral continues after posting declining revenue and a seventh consecutive quarterly loss, a loss that is growing despite divestments meant to bolster its cash flow. The company has struggled to integrate products gained in numerous acquisitions during the last few years. But Baan suffered its most severe blows early this year with the abrupt resignation of its CEO and CFO. The company is still trying to sell off pieces and refocus its energy on e-business Read More...
Is SSA GT Betting Infini(um)tely On Acquisitions? Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations.
User companies will need serious convincing that SSA GT will not 'stabilize' or even discontinue some brands. Moreover, even in the cases where the company has

baan acquisitions  Oracle , Intentia , Baan , QAD , Ross Systems , Geac , MAPICS and many others that offer more unified solutions running on many platforms, and that have strong vertical presence, may therefore give SSA GT's prospects a value proposition that can be difficult to decline. More importantly, except for Cognos , many partnerships, which have certainly served purpose, are either in their infancy or are just another bite at the cherry. For partnerships to solidify and result with a true commitment and solid Read More...
What-if Scenarios for Analyst Firm Mergers and Acquisitions
Now that Gartner is acquiring AMR, we cannot help but wonder what will be the next acquisition or merger in the business software research field. There are not

baan acquisitions  if Scenarios for Analyst Firm Mergers and Acquisitions Now that Gartner is acquiring AMR , we cannot help but wonder what will be the next acquisition or merger in the business software research field. There are not so many companies doing business software research and analysis, so the number of permutations is quite low. Let’s look at some of them and what the end result would be. Gartner acquires Aberdeen and launches The Magic Axis (Magic Quadrant + Aberdeen Axis). If they decide to acquire Read More...
Is SSA GT Betting Infini(um)tely On Acquisitions? Part Two: Market Impact
Like the previous two acquisitions, this one too seems aimed at enlarging SSA GT’s customer base, market share, and, more importantly, its predictably recurring

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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

baan acquisitions  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 subsidiary of Baan, the company said. On August 23 Salomon Smith Barney (SSB) announced an upgrade in their Read More...
Will Sage Group Cement Its SME Leadership with ACCPAC and Softline Acquisitions? Part Seven: Challenges
The major quandary for Sage/Best will be whether to base the long-term strategy on leveraging ACCPAC's technologically superior product into and overriding a

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Descartes Systems Group: Small Company With Large Ambition
In the increasingly competitive supply chain management marketplace, corporations either advance or are trodden underfoot. Descartes' acquisitions over the last

baan acquisitions  Bakerstreet, and CAPS Logistics (Baan), although many of its applications overlap its former SCE area. Vendor Strengths Product functionality: Descartes DeliveryNet is more advanced than competitive products in the areas of Internet enablement, wireless mobile communications compatibility, and supply chain visibility. In addition, the flexibility afforded by e-Frame is a welcome innovation in the mass of more restricted, off-the-shelf applications in the supply chain management marketplace. Strong Read More...
Lawson Software-IPO and Several Acquisitions After Part Five: Challenges and User Recommendations
Lawson has yet to show that its strategy and technology can

baan acquisitions  Software-IPO and Several Acquisitions After Part Five: Challenges and User Recommendations Challenges While we believe that the strategy of Lawson Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: LWSN) has been sound, many may wonder why the vendor has experienced recent troubles. The reasons are multiple. First, it appears that sectors such as health care, the public sector, and professional services have not been less recession-sensitive amid the overall market malaise. Second, one should never discount fierce competition Read More...
Is the Ongoing Marketing Software Arms Race Justified?
Given the slew of marketing software acquisitions by a number of big players, TEC's principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic rightfully asks whether the vendors

baan acquisitions  the Ongoing Marketing Software Arms Race Justified? Oracle recently acquired Responsys shortly after acquiring Eloqua , paying steep and multiple times these companies’ respective annual revenues. Along similar lines was salesforce.com ’s multi-billion dollar acquisition of ExactTarget , while Adobe wasn’t a slouch either when it acquired Neolane , years after the Omniture acquisition, to bolster Adobe Marketing Cloud . IBM did its share of marketing automation software acquisition via Unica, Read More...
Successful Mergers and Acquisitions
With the frenetic pace of global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) showing no sign of abating, nearly every chief information officer (CIO) today must at some

baan acquisitions  Mergers and Acquisitions With the frenetic pace of global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) showing no sign of abating, nearly every chief information officer (CIO) today must at some point grapple with the enormous challenges of integrating acquired companies. But too often success eludes the merged companies—with IT getting part of the blame. Find out how to avoid common M&A pitfalls and achieve rapid, highly effective post-merger integration. Read More...
Oracle's Product Future: What Can the Past Tell?
Oracle does not have a history of major acquisitions, let alone experience with the subsequent integration efforts. Run by a management team that has never

baan acquisitions  s Product Future: What Can the Past Tell? Oracle's Acquisition History Oracle 's decision to acquire PeopleSoft , which finally came to fruition in December with a plum offering of approximately $10.3 billion (USD), was a bid to become the second biggest business applications provider in the market. However, Oracle, does not have a history of major acquisitions and has never faced the massive integration effort needed to be leverage its new asset. Moreover, Oracle is run by a management team that Read More...
New Vendor Acquisition Strategies in the Enterprise Applications Field
The latest acquisitions of SSA Global indicate a new phase in the vendor's acquisition strategy and development cycle, and are furthering its goal to be number

baan acquisitions  some CRM capabilities with Baan (via the acquisition of Aurum and subsequent in-house developments), these were inconsistent and lacked sophistication, so that the customer demand and mind share for the SSA CRM suite have always been very low. On the other hand, SSA CRM 's native strengths lie in sales configuration, order management, and field service functionality, which are not areas that Epiphany covers. Once the integration is complete (some time in 2007 at the earliest), the SSA CRM offering should Read More...

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