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Baan Yet Another ERP Vendor to Find a Sanctuary Under Invensys’ Wing
On June 1, languishing Dutch ERP vendor The Baan Company finally found a 'knight in shining armor'. British automation equipment maker Invensys has agreed to

baan italia  Sanctuary Under Invensys’ Wing Baan Yet Another ERP Vendor to Find a Sanctuary Under Invensys' Wing P.J. Jakovljevic - June 21, 2000 Event Summary According to Baan's press release, the Boards of Invensys plc and Baan Company N.V. announced the terms of the recommended cash offer to acquire the entire issued share capital of Baan (the Offer ). The Offer will be $2.65 in cash for each Baan share, valuing the entire existing issued share capital of Baan at approximately $709 million. The Offer is due to

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Baan Resurrects Multi-Dimensionally Part 2: Alliances & Support


Baan and IBM have formed an alliance, IONA is certified for the OpenWorld Network Alliance, and Baan has a program for a smooth migration path for existing customers.

baan italia  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 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 italia  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 E-Commerce: a Wing, a Prayer & a Single Platform


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

baan italia  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

Boeing Expands Baan Licensing Deal


On December 16, Netherlands-based Baan Co. said the Boeing Co. has signed an enterprise-wide licensing deal that could expand its use of Baan's business applications.

baan italia  Expands Baan Licensing Deal Event Summary Dutch business-management software maker Baan Co. NV on December 16 said it had expanded the scope of its contracts with Boeing Co. in deals that make Boeing Baan's largest customer. Baan said it would expand existing contracts with Boeing and its Commercial Airplanes Group to cover Boeing's military aircraft and missile systems unit and space & communications unit, its two other business segments. Financial terms were not disclosed. Spokesmen for both 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 italia  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 firms. Backed by nearly USD $14 billion in investment capital, the investment group plans to employ a growth Read More

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.

baan italia  With the Demise of Baan and SSA ERP Belle poque Officially Ended With the Demise of Baan and SSA P.J. Jakovljevic - September 13, 2000 Event Summary Once high-flying ERP vendors, Baan and SSA, have officially ceased to exist as independent companies on the same day. Baan's new owner, a British industrial automation company Invensys, took control of 72% of Baan stock as of August 4, giving it enough leverage to assume management control of the once powerful Dutch ERP vendor. Invensys claims it plans to 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 italia  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

It Is Possible - SAP And Baan Strange Bedfellows


Baan keeps on showing us wonders are still possible. The OEM alliance with its nemesis SAP was all but inconceivable a year ago.

baan italia  Possible - SAP And Baan Strange Bedfellows It Is Possible - SAP And Baan Strange Bedfellows P.J. Jakovljevic - July 19, 2001 Event Summary What may have seemed impossible not so long ago, happened on July 3 - two former ERP foes have entered into an OEM relationship. SAP Portals, Inc. , a provider of enterprise information portals and business intelligence products and wholly owned subsidiary of SAP AG (NYSE:SAP), the leading provider of business software solutions and Baan, the recently resurrected Read More

Ariba to Leave Integration to Specialists


E-purchasing vendor Ariba chooses Tibco Software to integrate back-end programs.

baan italia  SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle and Baan, but according to Ariba VP Dave Rome, the use of specialists such as Tibco will be more efficient. Market Impact Together with recent partnerships agreements with Siebel and InterWorld Ariba is giving every indication of having chosen to focus its resources on its core business, the creation of catalog-based marketplaces. While there is no reason to expect any fundamental changes in Ariba's product capabilities in the near future as a result of this announcement, there Read More

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 chain conference, and they used the opportunity to announce a new suite of supply chain products...

baan italia  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

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


Now in 2001, the catchphrase is 'Collaborative Commerce', where we unite all of the elements of ERP, CRM, E-Procurement, and SCM into one coherent system within and between organizations. This is the stuff system integrators dream of.

baan italia  , J.D. Edwards , Baan , IFS , Oracle , and PeopleSoft . ERP and CRM: Their trademark functionality  Let's review the very high level attributes of both ERP and CRM systems, in order to set us up for evaluating the state of various vendor C-Commerce solutions. ERP Enterprise Resource Planning, which came into its own in the early 90's, is typically comprised of the following key high-level components: Manufacturing and Logistics Finances and Accounting Human Resources and Payroll For a complete Read More

Is Baan Clinically Dead?


On January 4, 2000 Baan, Europe's No. 2 business software company, sank deeper into trouble as its CEO resigned and it forecast a fourth quarter loss of $240 million to $250 million after restructuring. Its shares plunged over 30 percent as analysts cut recommendations on the loss-making vendor, which has yet to name a replacement for Mary Coleman, who is returning to her Silicon Valley home after taking charge only last May.

baan italia  Baan Clinically Dead? Event Summary On January 4, 2000 Baan, Europe's No. 2 business software company, sank deeper into trouble as its CEO resigned and it forecast a fourth quarter loss of $240 million to $250 million after restructuring. Its shares plunged over 30 percent as analysts cut recommendations on the loss-making vendor, which has yet to name a replacement for Mary Coleman, who is returning to her Silicon Valley home after taking charge only last May. Baan had reported a fifth consecutive Read More

Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) Market - Dismal 1999, the New Millennium to bring Relief (for Some)


The worsening plight of most ERP vendors, caused by the market slowdown, which started in the fourth quarter of 1998, continued in full force throughout 1999. The market size for 1999, with the 4th quarter yet to be reported, is estimated at $18.5B-$19.5B (12%-16% growth over 1998), with sales expected to top $55B-60B by 2003, for a CAGR of 28%-32%. ERP software suites will become universal business applications that will encompass front-office, business intelligence, and e-commerce/supply chain management, and ERP will no longer be the acronym sufficient enough to cover it, so we would like to suggest a new acronym - iERP, meaning Inter(

baan italia  Edwards & Company, and Baan Co., account for ~70% of total ERP revenue. Consolidation, mergers and acquisitions are expected to intensify. Over the last two years, the ERP market became stratified into growing and profitable vendors on one side, and stagnating and non-profitable vendors on the other side (See Market Winners, Market Challengers, and Market Losers). We believe that this will become more accentuated, with customers becoming more vendor viability wary. We expect larger ERP vendors to swallow 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.

baan italia  In the days of Baan (Infor LN’s ancestor of sorts), there was no such a thing as being able to standardize on Baan ERP due to the product’s poor global finances and reporting. Infor seems to have not only fixed that shortcoming, but also done many more good things for the product, as Infor LN for Automotive is one of the Infor products with the most new customer wins. Read More