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Acquisitions Fuel Vendor Growth in the Enterprise Applications Field
Infor cites continued organic growth, license revenue from new customers, and install base cross-selling and up-selling as key growth drivers for the group. The

become ibm approved vendor  of these solutions will become the foundation of a complete offering of financial performance management applications. Geac's ISA businesses (commercial systems division, libraries, local government, public safety, and restaurants) will form a second business unit under Extensity, and will continue to target their current industries; each ISA business will remain independent from the others, similar to the structure existing within Geac today. Ken Walters, president of Infor, has been named chief

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Baan And SSA GT Merge To Form A Mid-Market Empire With An ''Iron Side''


Should Baan and Ironside learn from their new senior sibling SSA GT how to consistently produce stellar financial results and profitability while proceeding with the launch of the next-generation product releases and integration platforms that could in turn cater for SSA GT's aged products' technology rejuvenation needs, the market could witness the creation of another enterprise application powerhouse that is focused solely on manufacturing.

become ibm approved vendor  existing product portfolio and become important components of SSA GT's customer relationship and supplier relationship strategies. Customers that have already gained benefits from implementing SSA GT and Ironside solutions include Tyco Plastics & Adhesives, Mother Parkers Tea and Coffee and ESAB Cutting and Welding . Potential synergies between the two companies should include a complementary client base, industry expertise and technology platform, since SSA GT and Ironside target mid-market Read More

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Software giant Microsoft treated itself with a $1.1B Christmas present; it announced an agreement to acquire its long-term partner Great Plains Software, a business application provider for the low-end of the market. Will this move alienate Microsoft from a slew of other partners competing in the same space, even as the rumors of yet another antitrust legal action abound?

become ibm approved vendor  completed, Great Plains will become the Great Plains Division, reporting jointly to Jeff Raikes, Microsoft Group Vice President, Productivity and Business Services group, and David Vaskevitch, Senior Vice President, Business Application Division. The Great Plains Division will continue to develop, market and support its award-winning business management solutions. Down the road, the division is envisioned to provide new capabilities that complement Microsoft's online service for small companies, bCentral Read More

Acquisition Changes Product Lifecycle Management Landscape


Dassault Systèmes' recent acquisition of MatrixOne could potentially expand its range over a broader set of industry sectors, and may increase its North American visibility. The potential for a joined product suite is considerable, as are the organizational challenges ahead.

become ibm approved vendor  This may in fact become the case, especially in the Americas. Challenges Exist, Much Work Remains to be Done Significant challenges remain to be addressed in order for the benefits of this merger to come to fruition. The most notable challenges will be rationalization of the product suites, research and development (R&D) unification, MatrixOne product service continuity, as well as rationalization of organizational structures. Merging organizations is never easy, and an awkward Read More

ACCPAC -- Being Much More Than Meets The Eye Part Two: Announcements Continued


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become ibm approved vendor  it has not yet become effective. These securities may therefore not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. During the past year ACCPAC has announced the following: Acquisition of AGS Software, Inc. for point-of-sale software (POS) (see Part One ) Acquisition of eWare Limited for CRM software (see Part One ) Acquisition of manufacturing software from Lahey Software (see Part One ) Release of ACCPAC Advantage Series version 5.0 for a 100% Read More

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IBM Moves into Enterprise Application Integration


International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM) has announced a new release of MQSeries Integrator that should help businesses integrate their applications and improve e-business architectures. IBM’s leadership in message oriented middleware with MQSeries should allow them to take a leadership role in the market in short order.

become ibm approved vendor  Solaris and AIX will become available later this year. Market Impact IBM will be a strong competitor in the Enterprise Application Integration market. Message Oriented Middleware (MOM) is a crucial component of EAI, and IBM's MQSeries is the strongest product offering in the MOM arena. This gives IBM a strong leg up on the competition. In addition, their partnerships with NEON and Extricity make this product offering a powerful contender. Any software that reduces the necessity for custom programming at Read More

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become ibm approved vendor  number of verticals and become very good at serving those customers. If a vendor does not pick between these two strategies, the vendor will end up as a collected company, owned by one of the big five. End-Users - We suspect that most end-users organizations will weather this storm. The larger the install base for the products they are using, the safer they are. End-user companies should track the financial health of their vendors to see if the vendor will be a collector or one of the collected. If the Read More

Science, Data, and Social at Heart of New IBM Smarter Workforce/Kenexa Talent Suite


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