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Battery Ventures' Consona Tenure: Everybody Wins?
Battery Venture's investment in Consona Corporation was one of the last decade's best returns on investment (ROIs) by any private equity firm investing in

battery ventures consona  Consona Tenure: Everybody Wins? Battery Venture's investment in Consona Corporation was one of the last decade's best returns on investment (ROIs) by any private equity firm investing in enterprise software. And there has been a vehement denial of any presumed trade-off between Consona’s research and development (R&D) investment and making money. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic takes a look at how this deal might’ve been a winning proposition for all parties. Read More

ERP for the Oil and Gas Industry (Upstream)
The model of ERP systems for the upstream oil and gas sector addresses the particularly specialized business model of this industry. It is common practice for companies, individuals, and government...
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Consona’s CEO Clearing the Air (about Compiere) - Part 1
In early June Consona Corporation’s analyst relationship (AR) contact forewarned me about the company’s upcoming acquisition of a “leading open-source and

battery ventures consona  Under private ownership by Battery Ventures and Thoma Bravo , Consona has quadrupled in size to about US$130 million since its inception in 2003 (at the time called Made2Manage Systems ). For more information, see  my recent exhaustive article on the company . In his aforementioned  ERP Graveyard blog post, Ned Lilly called Consona an Infor wannabe and Tognoni vehemently disagrees with that assertion. Sure, both Infor and Consona have been acquisitive since the early 2000s under their respective Read More
What's in a Name? or Enterprise Systems' Reincarnations (Part I)
Well, the ERP Graveyard blog might sometimes be slightly deceiving, since not all enterprise resource planning (ERP) products necessarily die there. Some of

battery ventures consona  Two private equity groups, Battery Ventures and Thoma Cressey Bravo , jointly own Consona. As for the current company's organization and integration of disparate parts, the holding company consists of three divisions, whereby each division has a defined target market with dedicated products and services, a general manager with full profit & loss (P&L) responsibility, and dedicated teams for sales, product management, product development, professional services, support and education. Shared corporate Read More
CDC Software + Consona = Aptean (Or: New Bottles for Old Wines)
August 2012 started with the announcement of the merger of Consona Corporation and CDC Software under the name Aptean. The new brand, announced on August 7

battery ventures consona  On the other hand, Battery Ventures and other investors have put so much cash into Consona over the years that unloading it was the only way out in this economy (some might even be wondering whether they broke even on the deal). Somewhat ironically, Onyx and Pivotal CRM products are apparently meant to be together after all (you might remember the unsuccessful hostile Onyx Corporation takeover saga by CDC Corporation several years ago). Merger of Two Equals? Although most of the Aptean management team Read More
Rootstock Software Steps Out on Force.com
One of my recent blog posts talked about the emergence of a few natively cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions that leverage salesforce.com’s

battery ventures consona  Consona and its backer Battery Ventures ), Garrehy and his team evaluated options for new business ventures. In late 2007 they concluded that software as a service (SaaS)/cloud computing was going to be the dominant method for delivering enterprise applications to business in the coming years, and founded Rootstock. The NetSuite Episode Rootstock’s initial cloud offering was built on NetSuite ’s SuiteCloud platform and was seamlessly integrated with NetSuite’s own application products. The Read More
E = Excellent Value in the ETO Landscape: How Global Shop Solutions Excels for ETO Industry Challenges
The needs of the changing business, economic, and technology landscapes have given organizations that manufacture precision and complex products an added

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Gates Previews Pen-Based Computer
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates used Comdex to present his next hardware solution, a pen-computing tablet-sized PC code named, amazingly enough, the Tablet PC.

battery ventures consona  systems that require long battery life. In addition to the battery life issue, Crusoe utilizes Mobile Linux , a scaled-down version of the increasingly popular Linux OS, and something Transmeta calls Code Morphing software, which allows the processor to be compatible with x86-based applications. Microsoft does not expect the Tablet to ship until 2003 Market Impact This is interesting on a number of levels. If these products ever become a reality, they could conceivably take market share from notebooks. Read More
Getting Beyond the Development Stage
Now that you’ve validated your product or service concept, how do you avoid hemorrhaging money during expansion?

battery ventures consona  Beyond the Development Stage Business Issue New startups and new ventures in mature companies face significant business and technology challenges as they emerge from proving their concept to proving their ability to deliver. Foremost on many new entrepreneurs and venture capitalists minds are: Getting beyond the development phase mentality Developing the set of Business Capability Requirements for the production expansion phase Translating requirements into necessary business processes, Read More
SaaSy Discussions (Part Ia)
Part I of this blog post introduced the common software deployment models and Consona CRM's approach in that regard. To the end of enabling Total Customer

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Transmeta to Intel/AMD: Eat Our Dust
Transmeta’s CEO says his company has a five-year lead on Intel’s and AMD’s technology. Reality or hype? And does it matter?

battery ventures consona  resulting in much longer battery life for notebooks and other similar battery-powered computing devices. Current notebooks usually run out of power after 3-4 hours; Transmeta claims Crusoe-based notebooks can run up to eight hours without recharging. This extended life will (theoretically) allow cross-country fliers to work (or play Quake) for the entire flight. Market Impact Although we understand Mr. Ditzel's reasoning, we think he is being a little too optimistic, relative to the actual lead Transmeta Read More
Consona/AXIS Computer Systems
AXIS is the leading developer of enterprise resource management solutions for the metals, wire and cable industries.The AXIOM® family of software products

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Antidisintermediation
The mantra of most e-commerce ventures is usually “Change the way that business is done.” eSprocket thinks that the way business is done is just fine, thank

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How to Compare Leading ERP Vendors
Simply use TEC's ERP comparison reports to compare any one of these solutions against two other ERP solutions of your choice.

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Credit Accounting Firm with E-procurement Initiative
Top accountant and auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers creates an E-purchasing marketplace and portal.

battery ventures consona  Accounting Firm with E-procurement Initiative Event Summary As a $17 billion company, privately held PricewaterhouseCoopers has tremendous leverage when it goes to the marketplace to make purchases. Now the company is offering to share that leverage by creating a purchasing consortium. Its new e.conomy marketplace will offer members the ability to purchase products, services, travel and software. It will also cover best practices, contract negotiation, and other content areas. The marketplace was lau Read More
SAP Moving into the Right Hemisphere of the CAD and PLM World


battery ventures consona  Moving into the Right Hemisphere of the CAD and PLM World My recent article Has SAP Become a PLM Factor to be Reckoned With?  concluded that while SAP PLM can be a system of record in most departments within enterprises, it has yet to win the hearts and minds of engineering departments for lack of its own  computer-aided design (CAD)  system. But the article concluded with SAP’s stated vision of providing  3D visualization  and communication capabilities for all asset- and product-related Read More

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