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Baan - What Will The Future In Invensys’ Stable Bring? Part 1: About Baan
Baan, once a leading global provider of ERP software hopes its adoptive parent, Invensys, will put it back on the enterprise software applications map. However,

baan utilities  Bring? Part 1: About Baan Baan - What Will The Future In Invensys' Stable Bring? Part 1: About Baan P.J. Jakovljevic - November 29, 2000 Executive Summary Baan Co. once a leading global provider of enterprise business software has gone from an independent force in the ERP market to being part of the Invensys Software Systems Division. It is not dead, as some feared would be the case by now, because it has begun to win new major contracts. Since the acquisition, Invensys seems to be determined to capitaliz

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ERP for the Utilities Industry

Utilities (gas, water, electricity, and energy) software is typically built off customer billing systems encompassing a suite of modules covering fleet management, maintenance management, GIS, AMR, financials, and human resources, among others. 

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Oracle Co. - Internet Paradigm Boosts Applications Growth


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baan utilities  in manufacturing functionality (SAP, Baan, J.D. Edwards); projected release of new enhanced supply chain suite for the end of 1999 could be significantly late to market (70% probability). Fig. 3 Vendor Predictions Steady annual Oracle applications growth (20%-30%) in 1999, higher than those of main competitors, however, toppling SAP's ERP market share remains very tall order (10% probability within 5 years time). CRM and strategic procurement will be significant contributors to Oracle Applications sales r Read More

PeopleSoft - Are Business Intelligence and e-Commerce Enough?


PeopleSoft is currently developing the PeopleSoft Business Network (PSBN), which should incorporate business transactions, knowledge and analytical tools within and beyond enterprise boundaries. PSBN and EPM initiatives have the potential to increase revenues, however the coveted 50%+ annual growth is not achievable without strong product offerings in CRM and manufacturing area...

baan utilities  behind main competitors (SAP, Baan, J.D. Edwards) in manufacturing functionality; acquisition of Red Pepper supply chain product has been very poorly exploited so far. Fig. 3 Vendor Predictions 1999 will be very challenging; We predict significantly reduced annual revenue growth (max. 15%) with break-even or minimal profit margin (max. 10%) as the most optimistic scenario (75% probability). Reviving top-line revenue growth primarily through license revenue growth is of utmost importance in order to pree Read More

New Vendor Acquisition Strategies in the Enterprise Applications Field


The latest acquisitions of SSA Global indicate a new phase in the vendor's acquisition strategy and development cycle, and are furthering its goal to be number three (after SAP and Oracle) in the world of enterprise resource planning vendors.

baan utilities  offerings for users of Baan or the Applix add-on on the business planning and control (BPCS) side. However, concern remains that the two companies have thus far not had much of a common market focus. Namely, while SSA Global is oriented toward business-to-business (B2B) applications (primarily in the realm of manufacturing), Epiphany has largely focused on the aforementioned B2C markets in service industries. These install bases naturally have separate functional and support requirements, and only time Read More

PeopleSoft Building Muscles To Overcome The Rough Patch Part 3: Target Markets, Alliances, & Competition


In PeopleSoft’s case, the fact remains that it is still the best-attuned offering (in terms of pricing, vertical extensions, customizability, professional service approach, etc.) to the needs of large, service-oriented enterprises, or for ‘greenfield’ sites. However, to put things in the right perspective, one should bear in mind that PeopleSoft’s license revenue in 2001 was still less than the corresponding revenue in 1998, back when the company was only a HRMS/ERP player.

baan utilities  such as SAP , Baan or IFS , which natively provide similar functionality, and against Siebel and i2 , which recently respectively partnered with PTC and EDS for similar purposes. The arrangement should position PeopleSoft better in its tackling of the discrete manufacturing market, partly by possible penetration of Agile's accounts and by both parties' focus on high-tech OEM and contract manufacturers. The above spate of product lifecycle management (PLM) functionality blending with other enterprise Read More

TEC Helps Utilities Company Select Best-fit Financials and Human Resources Systems


South Coast Water District (SCWD), an independent provider of high-quality water services based in Laguna Beach, California (US), was experiencing some of the common problems utilities companies face with inefficient IT systems. The company recently discovered that its paper-based processes—such as purchasing and procurement—were not only producing volumes of waste paper, but also creating extra work for its finance and human resources staff. SCWD decided to define its process requirements internally in order to select an appropriate financials system with integrated human resource (HR) functionality so it could operate more efficiently and eliminate the need for paper processes.

baan utilities  Helps Utilities Company Select Best-fit Financials and Human Resources Systems TEC Helps Utilities Company Select Best-fit Financials and Human Resources Systems Environmentally conscious water district adopts TEC’s impartial methodology for business process modeling Montreal, QC, January 18, 2010 – South Coast Water District (SCWD), an independent provider of high-quality water services based in Laguna Beach, California (US), was experiencing some of the common problems utilities companies face Read More

Composing Collaborative Financial Applications


With its short term ownership under Baan all but forgotten, CODA has been doing well, owing to its astute offerings tailored to the preferences of each regional market, coupled with some recent appetizing acquisitions.

baan utilities  then divested by former Baan to Science Systems , and then in early 2000, CODA changed its name to CODASciSys. (See Baan Posts $236 Million Loss and Sells Off Coda for Nearly $40M Less Than It Paid ). The group offers a broad suite of products and services designed to meet the needs of financial and accounting departments. Its offerings range from financial, accounting, and procurement systems linked to a complementary suite of applications that support finance, reporting, and analytic processes across Read More

DeltaValve Deploys Infor PLM Discrete


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baan utilities  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

AnyDocINVOICE Helps Northeast Utilities Conserve Energy When Processing Invoices


A combination of manual data entry processes and the sheer volume of invoices it received every day was causing Northeast Utilities major backlogs in processing—as well as added payroll expense. To automate its processes and free up its staff resources, the company adopted AnyDocINVOICE. Since its implementation, Northeast has reduced its backlog by more than 90 percent and saved $240,000 (USD) in labor costs.

baan utilities  Helps Northeast Utilities Conserve Energy When Processing Invoices A combination of manual data entry processes and the sheer volume of invoices it received every day was causing Northeast Utilities major backlogs in processing—as well as added payroll expense. To automate its processes and free up its staff resources, the company adopted AnyDocINVOICE. Since its implementation, Northeast has reduced its backlog by more than 90 percent and saved $240,000 (USD) in labor costs. Read More

Oberfield Architectural Precast Selects Rootstock Cloud ERP


Oberfield Architectural Precast has selected Rootstock Software’s cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to replace a legacy system that has run its course and especially for its scheduling features.

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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 utilities  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

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 utilities  (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 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 utilities  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

SSA GT to EXE-cute (Yet) Another Acquisition Part Three: Impact on SSA GT


Even in the cases where the company has been showing close attention to its customers' wish lists, its crucial tenet of operation is profitability and setting realistic goals. The return on investment (ROI) justification works for the vendor, particularly when its CEO has a strong accounting background. It does not appear very realistic to expect the equitably due attention to over a dozen products, though, as only the enhancements that will result in marketing value to SSA GT will pass.

baan utilities  of Warehouse BOSS and Baan (which has traditionally partnered with many WMS vendors, particularly with LIS and MARC Global ). Like the previous few SSA GT acquisitions, this merger too seems aimed at enlarging SSA GT's customer base, market share and, more importantly, its predictably recurring support revenue and consequently larger R&D pool. Both companies have notable customer bases with a wide geographic spread (particularly in emerging markets that have been much less affected by the recession). 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 utilities  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