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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

baan gemini  the past three years Baan has made significant investment in its solution offerings including its next generation Enterprise Backbone code-named Gemini' and its modern integration platform, OpenWorldX. Gemini will supposedly be launched this fall at Baan World User Conferences in the US and Europe, with a launch in Asia Pacific planned for the first-half of 2004. Additionally, Baan reportedly gained 52 new name customers last quarter while also achieving record levels of customer satisfaction (albeit when

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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 importantly, its predictably recurring support revenue and consequently larger R&D pool.

baan gemini  the core ERP products, Baan IVc and iBaan 5.0 — with diverse vertical solution extensions, while necessary to keep old customers aboard, will eventually have to be merged into one code set for development and support. To that end, the Gemini product release is to provide a smooth simultaneous migration for customers of Baan IV and iBaan ERP (and optimally of many SSA GT's old product users), given this is an issue that Baan was very aware of and was specifically addressing. Still, without massive migrat Read More

Baan Seeking A New Foster Home -- A Déjà vu Or Not Quite? Part Three: Market Impact and User Recommendations


Baan's focus on discrete manufacturing has not been a close fit with Invensys' plant automation products that have been geared mostly to process industries. To that end, Invensys has had a nightmarish job of trying to rationalize Baan and its process ERP counterparts, Protean and PRISM, development - strategy abandonment has been a catchphrase of late. Thus, while the savvy buyer will obtain much improved technology and large customer base in need for new products, the overriding problem has been the lingering negative sentiment around the company, as viability of the vendor is of utmost importance in the enterprise applications space.

baan gemini  the core ERP products, Baan IVc and iBaan 5.0 — with diverse vertical solution extensions, while necessary at this stage to keep old customers aboard, will eventually have to be merged into one code set for development and support. To that end, the Gemini product release is to provide a smooth simultaneous migration for customers of Baan IV and iBaan ERP, given this is an issue that Baan was very aware of and was specifically addressing. Otherwise, valuable R&D and service & support resources will conti 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).

baan gemini  iBaan 5 customers and Baan IV customers anticipating an upgrade to iBaan 5 may want to postpone their major plans until the new owner successfully launches the Gemini product. Users of iBaan CRM , iBaan SCM and iBaan PLM should assume the same approach. Existing SSA GT customers, particularly former interBiz ones, which have been yearning to rejuvenate their almost outdated technologies in place should welcome the above merger plans and check whether Ironside Solutions and/or the Bann Gemini product, once Read More

Baan Seeking A New Foster Home -- A Déjà vu Or Not Quite? Part Two: Baan Under Invensys


Baan's phase under Invensys, after a turbulent three years that have seen considerable people, market and technology change, and considerable worthwhile investment. Recently-announced technology developments seem to be in sync with the market's trends, and leaning shrewdly towards the requirements of holistic business requirements from engineering design collaboration, to CRM and on to SCM.

baan gemini  its older ERP predecessors Baan IV and iBaan Enterprise , and which is code named Gemini and slated for delivery in September 2003. Although publicly traded, Invensys does not report its parts' P&L statements, but our estimates of Baan revenues in 2002 would be nearing $350 million. Second, during its recent revenue predictions on February 14, Invensys was conspicuously cautious on its second half of the year results, citing weak demand at Baan, but strengths in other areas. In order to stem any further s Read More

Taking Stock of TAKE Supply Chain Solutions - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series introduced TAKE Supply Chain, a supply chain management (SCM) division of TAKE Solutions, Ltd. The parent TAKE Solutions is a global technology solutions and service provider, which focuses on two principal business areas – life sciences and SCM (the company is listed on the Indian Stock Exchange). My first post described TAKE Supply Chain’s

baan gemini  Stock of TAKE Supply Chain Solutions - Part 3 Part 1 of this blog series introduced TAKE Supply Chain , a  supply chain management (SCM)  division of TAKE Solutions, Ltd. The parent TAKE Solutions is a global technology solutions and service provider, which focuses on two principal business areas – life sciences and SCM ( the company is listed on the Indian Stock Exchange ) . My first post described TAKE Supply Chain’s genesis since its inception in 1994 as BPA Solutions , through its Read More

SSA Seeks Support from Synquest


"Extending its portfolio of solutions to the industrial sector, System Software Associates (NASDAQ: SSAXD) today announced a joint marketing and development agreement with SynQuest, Inc. to provide an integrated supply chain solution that will allow SSA customers to drive profitability and lower costs. SynQuest is the latest addition to SSA's offering in the advanced planning and scheduling arena and brings increased functionality in the area of discrete manufacturing to the overall SSA Portfolio offering." Business Wire, 9/28/99.

baan gemini  Oracle, PeopleSoft and even Baan, all of whom are aggressively pursuing the mid-market. J. D. Edwards, though later to market with its own Unix-compliant offering, OneWorld (late 1996), has managed to make some inroads into the Unix market. In the short term, SynQuest is unlikely to derive significant benefits from the alliance as the existing BPCS Unix installed base is very small. If the companies are successful in quickly integrating their products, then SSA gains an advantage only if it can convince Read More

The Name and Ownership Change Roulette Wheel for Marcam Stops at SSA Global Part One: Event Summary


Sometimes, the enterprise applications market can produce many strange twists and turns, in addition to being tough for all and even cruel to some. The tale of Marcam, Baan, and SSA Global, whose paths have crossed, parted, and crossed once again since the early 2000s, might be an object case.

baan gemini  (Yet) Another Acquisition ), Baan , Elevon , and Ironside Technologies (see Baan And SSA GT Merge To Form a Mid-Market Empire With An ''Iron Side'' ), Infinium Software (see Is SSA GT Betting Infini(um)tely On Acquisitions? ), interBiz , the former e-Business division of Computer Associates (see CA Unloads interBiz Collection Into SSA GT's Sanctuary ), and ICL Max International (see SSA Acquires MAX Hoping To Leap From Its MIN ). As a result, the vendor now has 121 locations worldwide and its product Read More

Baan E-Commerce: a Wing, a Prayer & a Single Platform


Baan hopes e-Enterprise will put them on the e-commerce map.

baan gemini  streamline business processes. The Baan Company has made recent announcements regarding its entry into the e-commerce arena. While the challenges of creating e offerings are great, Baan's are even more substantial. They have suffered loss of market share, mediocre product development, and extended financial loss over the past 24 months. The recent departure of their CEO Mary Coleman, delivers another blow to the already troubled company. In the past 36 months, Baan has made several attempts to expand Read More

'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: SAP AG


SAP AG has seemingly crossed a strategy chasm, from a strict, stodgy, Not-Invented-Here (NIH) approach to software development and delivery, to a seemingly quite open approach of broad development alliances, company acquisitions, Internet portals development, and a deep, new relationship with IBM for both technology sharing as well as bolstering IBM Consulting’s support for SAP’s new multiple mySAP.com™ initiatives. 'Collaborative' and 'SAP' were not two words you might have ever seen in the same article. You’re seeing it now.

baan gemini  was a look at Baan and Invensys . SAP: The History  SAP has long been the kingpin in the ERP world. With probably the most broad set of features, a large marketing machine, and a subsequent reputation as the big solution for the big players, SAP has dominated in the ERP space for large corporations. Rightfully so based on technology. Their downside has always been their approachability, cost, long implementation and training times, and less-than-simple product upgrades. SAP Crosses the Chasm Trying to Read More

Vendors Begin to Round Out Their CRM Suites


Front-office vendors Baan Co. and SalesLogix Inc. round out their customer-relationship management application suites adding new marketing, service, and E-commerce capabilities.

baan gemini  In February, front-office vendors Baan Co. and SalesLogix Inc. rounded out their customer-relationship management application suites adding new marketing, service, and E-commerce capabilities. Their announcements were made at the DCI Customer-Relationship Management Expo in Chicago. Baan, which had emerged as a front-runner in the front-office among enterprise resource planning vendors only to lose that lead because of financial and management turmoil, has finally delivered on some of its original Read More

Baan Resurrects Multi-Dimensionally Part 3: Market Impact


Baan remains one of only a handful of vendors that are capable of providing full application suites on scaleable platforms that can be globally deployed by larger enterprises.

baan gemini  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

Baan Company N.V. - Is the Worst Over?


Year 1999 will be extremely challenging; We predict minor revenue growth (max. 5%). Break-even net income is the most optimistic scenario. Year 2000 and after - Baan will still be a player to be reckoned with, however, the chance that Baan will be one of the Top 3 global ERP vendors has slipped away for good...

baan gemini  Worst Over? Vendor Summary Baan Co. is a leading global provider of enterprise business software. Founded in the Netherlands in 1978 and with dual headquarters in Barneveld, the Netherlands, and Reston, VA, USA, Baan Co. is the fifth-ranked ERP vendor with $736 million revenue in 1998 (approx. 4.5% of the global ERP market). The Company's revenues increased steeply from $216 million in 1995 to $680 million in 1997, with a significant slowdown in 1998 (see Baan Company N.V. Annual Results). Baan Co. Read More

SSA GT Beefs Up BPCS V8 Through Partnerships' Spree Part 2: Market Impact


SSA GT has mostly achieved its most imminent and important goal of enticing existing BPCS customer base to stay on their maintenance contracts. Vendors vying to be replacement solutions for the BPCS ERP system could be in for a bigger hurdle than expected.

baan gemini  GT Regain Lost Ground? Baan Achieves A Speedy Recovery Despite The Tough Times Is Ross Systems Up To A Hat Trick? Nevertheless, one should hold his/her horses in the SSA GT's case. It may seem cynical to object to SSA GT's returning to profits by severely trimming fat and milking revenue from the existing client base only; the fact that the vendor had reached its near extinction point lends its positive results more than mere a psychological gravity. The face value of the indisputably impressive SSA GT's Read More

'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: SAP AG


SAP AG has seemingly crossed a strategy chasm, from a strict, stodgy, Not-Invented-Here (NIH) approach to software development and delivery, to a seemingly quite open approach of broad development alliances, company acquisitions, Internet portals development, and a deep, new relationship with IBM for both technology sharing as well as bolstering IBM Consulting’s support for SAP’s new multiple mySAP.com™ initiatives. 'Collaborative' and 'SAP' were not two words you might have ever seen in the same article. You’re seeing it now.

baan gemini  was a look at Baan and Invensys . SAP: The History  SAP has long been the kingpin in the ERP world. With probably the most broad set of features, a large marketing machine, and a subsequent reputation as the big solution for the big players, SAP has dominated in the ERP space for large corporations. Rightfully so based on technology. Their downside has always been their approachability, cost, long implementation and training times, and less-than-simple product upgrades. SAP Crosses the Chasm Trying to Read More