The decision to support older releases is like any other business decision, it is all about the money and profitability. If the vendor can make money at providing support for older releases, it is good business for the vendor. The decision may be sugar-coated with pronouncements about doing what is good for the customer, but both the vendor and the customers know that the first consideration must be the money.
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for its recently acquired Baan solutions and also a product roadmap into the future. Incorporating feedback from existing customers, the initiative includes enhancements, extensions, a new thin client user interface (UI) for existing Baan IV and Baan ERP 5 product lines, and a commitment to the delivery of the next generation ERP platform SSA Baan ERP 6 , previously codenamed Gemini . This is the reversal of the decision made by Baan when it was part of Invensys . At this stage, SSA Global raises the bar