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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

baan how too  optimistic to believe that Baan will completely regain its old glory, given how much ground the bigger (and even some smaller) competitors have gained since the beginning of its well-publicized troubles in 1999/2000, over the last 18 months Baan has accomplished several remarkable endeavors. It is amazing to see what a company can do, even after it has reached rock bottom. When Invensys acquired Baan, it faced the following major challenges: To curb losses by cutting costs and to become profitable, To

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