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QAD Pulling Through, Patiently But Passionately Part Two: Company Background
QAD, a notable player in the upper middle of the discrete manufacturing market, embarked a few years ago on reinventing itself by delivering applications that

baan scm china  , SAP , SSA GT/Baan , IFS , Intentia , MAPICS , Epicor and so on, and it belongs to the top ten global manufacturing-oriented ERP vendors. QAD went public in 1987 and currently trades on NASDAQ. Responding to Competition However, the entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm of its founders/owners and an early-mover advantage could not entirely and indefinitely make up for its finite resources. As a result, during mid and late 90s, many above-mentioned and high-flying ERP competitors outpaced QAD both in the

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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Ambitious Plans and Promises: An Enterprise Software Provider Keeps Its Word


With its numerous new software license sales, new product deliveries, and its dedication to complicated technological rejuvenation (namely, an ambitious open service-oriented architecture strategy), Infor's position and image in the market these days are at an all-time high.

baan scm china  Infor ERP LN (formerly Baan ), with the next generation of featured home pages to be delivered in mid-2008. Infor has conducted its own research, and the vendor realizes that users want to deploy thin clients and browser-based user access with the flexibility to use many user interface (UI) technologies, including mobile ones. Infor is thus pursuing a flexible, zero-footprint UI solution, using state-of-the-art technologies such as AJAX, Flex, and other open standards. Infor's UI strategy is also Read More

The Name and Ownership Change Roulette Wheel for Marcam Stops at SSA Global Part Three: Last-Ditch Effort by Invensys


Under Invensys, Marcam has seen things change frequently including reorganizations, management changes, strategy changes, and the loss of many employees with deep domain knowledge.

baan scm china  Invensys Production Systems , Baan Process , and so on. Until SSA Global likely renames it under its banner, the name has now temporarily settled back to its starting point, Marcam. While discussing the new name with previous Marcam executives at the time several months ago, we learned that things appeared to be slowly moving in the right directions in other areas as well. Namely, in the fall of 2003, Marcam presented yet another refined plan to regain some of its lost luster, and by early 2004 it had Read More

Will 2001 Be The Year Of Baan’s Miraculous Comeback? Definitely Maybe.


December 2000 was the month of increased press release activity at Baan. In 2001, will the market witness a remarkable comeback of this once almost written off vendor?

baan scm china  On December 15, 2000, Baan Company , once a leading enterprise applications vendor, announced it has signed contracts with more than 100 new customers around the world since being acquired by Invensys plc in August 2000. New customers include major aerospace organizations such as DARA in the UK (for more information, see Is Baan Showing Signs of Life After Death? ), manufacturers such as ABB in Australia and Selcom in China, and e-Business companies such as 2BeSource.com , the Singapore-based textile and Read More

Software Giants Make Courting A Small Guy Their "Business One" Priority Part Two: Market Impact


Mid-market and the SMB segment are the next frontiers and a promised land for all the enterprise vendors, small and large alike.Still, the willingness of smaller IT departments to go for more sophisticated technology beyond the all-too-common dispersed islands of information on Excel spreadsheets, Access-based reports and queries, or even managers’ pocket paper-pads and post-it notes, does not guarantee any vendor an easy ride.

baan scm china  SYSPRO , Agilisys , Baan , IFS , Intentia , Lawson Software , MAPICS, Ross Systems , to name only some. The latest upbeat results and future outlook from many of these may speak in regard of Tier 1 vendors' limited success in their space. Small enterprises, like their bigger brethren, need some differentiation means in the market, and that will not be achieved by implementing a cut-and-dried business solution in a cookie cutter', me too' deployment approach. Thus, the part of the mySAP All-in-One Read More

PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part One: Recent Anouncements


Hiring the former APICS president to head its manufacturing industry efforts a year ago, the high profile acquisition of renowned manufacturing ERP provider J.D. Edwards this summer, and most recently, the acquisition of demand flow and lean manufacturing software solutions from JCIT, might indicate that PeopleSoft has finally gotten its manufacturing creed. Will these moves finally and lastingly establish it as a serious contender in the manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) space?

baan scm china  Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part One: Recent Anouncements Event Summary In our relatively recent article about the still ongoing consolidation in the market (see What Does Vendor Consolidation Mean To The End User? ), we mentioned that the market will not stop short at the eventual Big Few or so many leading largest vendors. Namely, we expect the market for application software to further segregate into two tiers. The first group will be a limited number of very large vendors, Read More

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


There are two ways to build enterprise application solutions: link together disparate, best-of-breed solutions, in which vendors embrace open architectures and inter-application messaging protocols, or find a one-stop-shop with all the software, functionality, and interoperability one could ever ask for. Oracle insists the latter is the best way, and it is their way. But is it best for Collaborative-Commerce? Is their vision of C-Commerce and interoperability yours as well?

baan scm china  Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: Oracle 'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: Oracle R. Garland - November 22, 2001 Introduction  In the early 90's, ERP came of age. Everyone had to have the functionality ERP packages promised. Since then, as Web and Internet technologies have matured, CRM packages on the front end, and e-Procurement and Supply Chain Management packages on the back end, these packages have come into their own. Read More

Intentia's Movex for Food and Beverage: Gaining a Foothold in North America Part Two: SCM and Other Functions


The SCM features of Movex should assist you in streamlining your operations to make them more efficient and cost-effective. Movex has meanwhile expanded its hardware base and has long added customer relationship management (CRM) modules.

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PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Two: Market Impact


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baan scm china  objectives by acquiring,,for example, Baan , QAD , Epicor , IFS , Intentia , or i2 Technologies for only a fraction of J.D. Edwards' price tag (provided, of course, these vendors' shareholders were keen on a prospective sale). Why then this significant and quite pricey acquisition that possibly prompted Oracle to join the slugfest? In addition to the joy of finally vaulting over its formidable foes, Siebel Systems and Oracle , there were many cultural similarities between PeopleSoft, J.D Edwards and Read More

Pronto Xi Dimensions: Supply Chain Management (SCM) Competitor Analysis Report


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IBS-Slow but Steady (and Demand-Driven) May Win the SCM Race


IBS, a conservative Swedish enterprise resource planning and supply chain management, seems to be making right moves to remain the leader within its selected segments. However, the road to becoming uniformly globally recognized player will not be smooth.

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baan scm china  SCM Perspective: 2009 in Review-and What You Can Do to Weather the Storms of 2010 In spite of the 2009 recession, some SCM vendors were able to create traction in the supply chain space this year. From an industry landscape perspective, three events from 2009 will have a more far-reaching impact than any other in this space, primarily because they’re priming the conditions for still more vendor competition and industry volatility in the year to come. News item: Oracle announced its launch of Fusion Read More

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