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Ross Systems - A Bright Spot On A Difficult Enterprise Application Landscape
Ross is among a very small group of vendors who have decided to build product exclusively for the process market. The resultant financial success should buy it

baan forest  There are indications that Baan , another example of the comeback success, might have also posted five consecutive quarters. These cannot be confirmed though, as its parent Invensys does not report Baan's separate results. Figure 1: In addition to the financial results released by the company, a clear indication of its health is its record in signing new accounts. Ross signed 14 new customer accounts during the last quarter. This performance has been achieved in an economic climate where most peer

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Thru-Put Announces Features For New APS Release


Internet collaboration is all the rage and SCM vendors are web enabling client/server-based applications in an effort to retain current customers and entice prospective ones.

baan forest  Put Announces Features For New APS Release Thru-Put Announces Features For New APS Release S. McVey - September 19, 2000 Event Summary Thru-Put Corporation, the Supply Chain Management (SCM) division of MAPICS, Inc., has released Thru-Put Manufacturing 5.1, the e-business version of its Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) software for mid market manufacturers. New in this version are Internet collaboration capabilities, access to Capable-To-Promise (CTP) information, and Profitable-To-Promise (PTP) Read More

Ross Systems, Inc.: In Process of Renaissance


Over past two decades, Ross Systems has delivered strong back-office functionality and good customer support within certain industries; it is considered a leader in native process manufacturing functionality. The company has also expanded its online operations through its RenaissanceLink software application portal and its Ross Systems E-Commerce order management software subsidiary. However, its financial position for the last 18 months has eroded due to the combined effects of decreased license revenue and investment in R&D.

baan forest  competitors, e.g., SSA and Baan Deliver more focused and pre-configured vertical solutions for industries, and offer application outsourcing to make iRenaissance attractive to resource-constrained enterprises. Ross must remain committed to new product introductions and/or enhancements and take more decisive steps regarding the CRM and B2B e-commerce vertical applications delivery, preferably through product alliances. Conduct ongoing cost and organization scrutiny and identify opportunities for further Read More

Industrial & Financial Systems, IFS AB: Thriving on Product Flexibility and Incremental Deployability


IFS was one of the first ERP vendors to incorporate concepts of component technology and a high-level of integration with both its own and other vendors' components, all providing for flexibility, modularity and ongoing post-implementation system agility and incremental deployment. The Company supports most of the IT industry-accepted middleware standards and is well poised for future technological developments and requirements.

baan forest  competitors, e.g. SSA and Baan, or acquiring software companies with outdated products but with strong and experienced implementation teams (the EMS acquisition would be a good example to follow). Improve management efficiency within the existing acquisition-inflated organization. The revenue per employee of approximately $0.09 million is one of the lowest within the industry (See Fig. 3 - ERP Vendors' Sales Revenue per Employee), as well as the service revenue per service employee of $0.105 million (See Read More

Job Scheduling Maze in Distributed IT Landscapes - Part 1


We certainly learn new things every day, and sometimes out of pure serendipity. Namely, when I was recently asked by one of my industry contacts (working for a PR agency) whether I would like to have a briefing with and about his client, whose name included the word "batch" as a part, I agreed, thinking it was a process enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor or maybe a manufacturing execution

baan forest  erstwhile experiences as a Baan (now Infor ERP LN ) and SAP R/3 functional consultant, I vaguely recall some task scheduling functions (e.g., setting overnight or weekend material requirements planning [MRP] runs, or performing a trial balance and general ledger [G/L] updates at a certain time). The technical consultants would set up these batch jobs within the Baan Tools or SAP Basis administrative capabilities. Overcoming Individual Systems' Autism However, the problem is that as the number of Read More

The Convergence of ERP and Field Services-One Vendor’s Leadership


Agresso’s experience with people-centric services organizations has led the vendor to design a solution that effectively address these businesses’ need for field services and asset maintenance management. Agresso’s melding of two solutions, and the product’s underlying architecture, support change and tightly couple solution categories.

baan forest  Houston, Texas (US), with Baan Manufacturing and Logistics modules as his main field of expertise. At CAP Gemini, Jakovljevic was involved in system demonstrations, software gap analysis for prospective clients, and Baan implementation assignments. Before joining CAP Gemini, Jakovljevic was employed as a senior consultant for Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group in Johannesburg (South Africa), where he specialized in Baan Manufacturing and Logistics modules, and engaged in the processes of enterprise Read More

Baan And SSA GT Merge To Form A Mid-Market Empire With An ''Iron Side''


Should Baan and Ironside learn from their new senior sibling SSA GT how to consistently produce stellar financial results and profitability while proceeding with the launch of the next-generation product releases and integration platforms that could in turn cater for SSA GT's aged products' technology rejuvenation needs, the market could witness the creation of another enterprise application powerhouse that is focused solely on manufacturing.

baan forest  (no pun intended) happened Baan 's spin-off from the struggling UK-based global automation and controls group Invensys plc. (London Stock Exchange: ISYS), and its subsequent merger with recently more than upbeat SSA Global Technologies (SSA GT) ( www.ssagt.com ), an enterprise solutions provider for process manufacturing, discrete manufacturing, consumer, services and public companies worldwide, which has lately turned into a ravenous enterprise applications market consolidator. Very likely the new Read More

Epicor Releases New Epicor LumberTrack Offering


The announcement on April 1, 2013, entitled “Epicor Announces Newest Release of Epicor LumberTrack,” might have sounded like an April Fool’s joke to anyone unfamiliar with this esoteric offering. But Epicor LumberTrack (formerly from Progressive Solutions) is indeed a comprehensive business software solution for lumber and wood product manufacturers and wholesale distributors (hardwood and

baan forest  Releases New Epicor LumberTrack Offering The announcement on April 1, 2013, entitled “ Epicor Announces Newest Release of Epicor LumberTrack ,” might have sounded like an April Fool’s joke to anyone unfamiliar with this esoteric offering. But Epicor LumberTrack (formerly from Progressive Solutions ) is indeed a comprehensive business software solution for lumber and wood product manufacturers and wholesale distributors (hardwood and softwood sawmills, panel mills, value-added remanufacturers, 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.

baan forest  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

Resurrection, Vitality And Perseverance Of Former ERP 'Goners' Part Four: Challenges


Where these vendors' challenges take more individual tracks would be the state of affairs of harmonizing their installed user base across a controllable number of active software versions. It, however, might indeed take a rocket scientist to figure out how to fully integrate organizational structure where employees are best integrated, service offerings best coordinated and cross-selling opportunities best tracked and pursued.

baan forest  SSA Global Technologies Geac Baan This is Part Four of a five-part note covering these four ERP vendors once considers Goners. Parts One and Two detailed specific vendors. Part Three discussed the Market Impact. Part Five will make User Recommendations. Challenges These vendors are by no means without challenges, which are both common and individually specific. For one, many enterprises will still evaluate these vendors with caution (and sometimes even omit them) due to their past financial Read More

Will V8 Help SSA GT Regain Lost Ground?


The vendor that many have long forgotten seems to be reincarnating. In order to return from oblivion SSA GT has been making strides to put itself back on the global enterprise applications map, primarily through salvaging the relationships with existing customers. Will the latest V8 product vouch for an (incredible) resurrection of a fallen ERP vendor?

baan forest  With the Demise of Baan and SSA ) only to make their comeback bids during much more adverse economic times (see Baan Achieves A Speedy Recovery Despite The Tough Times ). SSA GT seems to have assembled a seasoned management team and to have solid plans to raise itself from the rock bottom. It has removed redundant infrastructure and thereby pared the burn rate down to be in tune with the current company revenue and to result in a positive cash flow. The logical current focus is to retain its extensive ins Read More

DeltaValve Deploys Infor PLM Discrete


Infor today announced that DeltaValve has implemented Infor PLM Discrete, adding to DeltaValve's existing deployment of Infor SyteLine ERP system.  In the discrete product lifecycle management space (PLM) space, Infor is not necessarily a best-of-breed stand-alone solution. In fact, it's quite late to the pure-play PLM party (as opposed to the differentiating capabilities it offers in the

baan forest  the LN, LX, legacy Baan (still a huge base) and BPCS (also a huge base), SyteLine, M3, and Visual ERP systems. If Infor could replicate the level of integration between ERP and PLM that it has achieved in Baan/LN (given that former Baan Co. had acquired PLM capabilities that are the foundation of today’s Infor PLM Discrete, a.k.a. Infor PLM 8), it could relatively quickly amass a $100 million PLM business or more (which is much more than the business of, say, Arena Solutions or Omnify Software), and Read More

Baan Resurrects Multi-Dimensionally Part 4: Challenges & User Recommendations


Baan's viability is no longer an issue. Baan's rejuvenated management team has done a praiseworthy job of bringing the company back to health while concurrently unveiling a new product release that can compete with the other products in the market. Challenges however remain.

baan forest  its erstwhile short-lived glory, Baan , the resurrected global provider of collaborative enterprise business solutions and a unit of the Invensys Software Systems (ISS) division of Invensys plc, the global automation and controls group with headquarters in the UK, has lately blitzed the market with a number of announcements. The most prominent amongst these were: Deliveries of vertically focused solutions for some industries Deliveries of horizontal, cross-industry applications Some high-profile Read More

IBM Aims Renamed UNIX Server at Sun


In the latest phase of its campaign to unseat Sun as the dominant Internet server brand, IBM has released a slew of performance benchmarks for its 'eServer pSeries' UNIX server.

baan forest  assembly orders per hour Baan performance (2) Best Baan performance 11,886 Baan Reference Users (BRU's) Sun has not published HP has not published PeopleSoft performance General Ledger Payroll Best PeopleSoft Performance 15,584,416 journal lines 533,546 transactions per hour Sun has not published HP has not published Sources: (1) www.ideasinternational.com (10/16/2000) (2) IBM News Releases (10/16/2000) One issue which detracts from these figures is the price/performance ratio. This was accomplished with Read More