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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
 

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SSA GT Beefs Up BPCS V8 Through Partnerships' Spree Part 2: Market Impact
SSA GT has mostly achieved its most imminent and important goal of enticing existing BPCS customer base to stay on their maintenance contracts. Vendors vying to

bpcs  GT Beefs Up BPCS V8 Through Partnerships' Spree Part 2: Market Impact SSA GT Beefs Up BPCS V8 Through Partnerships' Spree Part 2: Market Impact Event Summary SSA Global Technologies (SSA GT) , the reincarnation of the erstwhile high-flying and subsequently bankrupt ERP vendor (see Another One Bites the Dust - SSA Gored to Death ), Systems Software Associates (SSA), has been focusing its internal development and astute partnership striking and/or renewing activities to address collaborative commerce,

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Discrete Enterprise Resource Planning (Discrete ERP) RFI / RFP Template

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SSA: Evolving into systems integrator to survive


SSA's Portfolio strategy is to surround its core ERP products with best-of-breed 3rd party enterprise applications and provide system integration services and support around it. SSA will gradually transform itself into a systems integration provider, as opposed to a pure ERP vendor, within the next 3 years. By that time, we believe service & support revenue will contribute up to 80% of SSA's total revenues.

bpcs  In 1996, SSA developed BPCS version 5.1 for UNIX users, but had very limited success. An improved version of BPCS (6.0) was delivered in the same year, causing SSA's earnings to plunge, due to the combined effect of stalled new license sales and the huge R&D budget overrun. In 1998, the founder Roger Covey stepped down as CEO and was replaced by former president William Stuek. Stuek attempted a few restructuring moves in order to improve SSA's ailing financial situation without success, and the Company Read More

Will V8 Help SSA GT Regain Lost Ground?


The vendor that many have long forgotten seems to be reincarnating. In order to return from oblivion SSA GT has been making strides to put itself back on the global enterprise applications map, primarily through salvaging the relationships with existing customers. Will the latest V8 product vouch for an (incredible) resurrection of a fallen ERP vendor?

bpcs  flagship manufacturing software product, BPCS (Business Planning and Control System). BPCS is installed with more than 6,500 customers in more than 70 countries, and SSA GT's global support group currently supports 3,500 clients. Realigned operations to maximize SSA GT's worldwide sales and marketing, services, and customer care, and adopted a strict cash management approach to insure the company remains on a solid financial footing. Also, appointed Michael E. Greenough, a leader and turnaround Read More

SSA Acquires MAX Hoping To Leap From Its MIN


In order to return from oblivion SSA continues with more decisive moves to put itself back on the global enterprise applications map. Renaming itself as SSA Global Technologies (SSA GT) was one of the moves. It has recently acquired MAX International, a move to expand its offerings into the small and medium enterprise market. Will the market witness another Baan-like resurrection of a fallen ERP vendor?

bpcs  SSA ) and its BPCS product by Gore Technologies . SSA GT has long developed an extensive, worldwide sales channel of affiliates. This channel has been selling the BPCS product to the medium to large segments of selected enterprise applications markets. In a strategy designed to address a market not covered by its BPCS product, on April 2, SSA GT acquired ICL MAX International Limited ( MAX International ) and its product, MAX . This strategy attempts to leverage its existing channel to reach the small to Read More

Another One Bites the Dust - SSA Gored to Death


On April 7, Gores Technology Group (GTG), a leading international technology and management company, and System Software Associates, Inc. (SSA) announced that SSA has agreed to sell substantially all of its assets to a newly formed subsidiary of Gores Technology.

bpcs  gut-wrenching experience in transforming BPCS into a cross-platform and object-oriented product. In 1996, SSA developed BPCS version 5.1 for UNIX users, but it had very limited success. An improved version of BPCS (6.0) was delivered in the same year, causing SSA's earnings to plunge, due to the combined effect of stalled new license sales and the huge R&D budget overrun. Top management upheaval, staff exodus, and affiliate partners' defection ensued. SSA has continually hemorrhaged cash for the past nine Read More

Resurrection, Vitality And Perseverance Of Former ERP 'Goners' Part One: Ross Systems & SSA Global Technologies


While an increasing demand for services and incremental purchases of new extended-ERP functionality from existing client base, with a modest ooze of new accounts and even a notable influx of new accounts for distinguished some, may not put the revitalized former ERP losers back on top of the enterprise applications charts, they will likely remain around and not necessarily just to impede mid-market forays of both Tier 1 brethren and the likes of Microsoft.

bpcs  the immediate availability of BPCS ( Business Planning and Control System ) version 8.2 . The enriched functionality of BPCS V8.2 reportedly supports specific business needs and requirements for a variety of industry sectors, including automotive, consumer packaged goods (CPG), electronics, food and beverage, general manufacturing and pharmaceutical. The new functionality in BPCS V8.2 is market-driven and includes core ERP and industry-specific enhancements that should enable SSA GT customers to improve Read More

Contributing to the Rejuvenation of Legacy Systems in the Enterprise Resource Planning Field


With its focus on service-oriented architecture, SSA Global appears to be sticking to its pledge to protect the user's investment as much as it can, while still modernizing the users' applications.

bpcs  languages from Baan and BPCS AS/Set technology), iSeries, and others. This is a good example of SSA Global's ability to leverage commodity technologies, since Eclipse IDE is an open source tool (originally developed by IBM, but then donated to the open source community) which is freely available to SSA Global and its customers. While IBM has provided a number of free plug-ins to support different languages, SSA Global has been providing its own plug-ins to enable developers to use a common development env Read More

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 acquisition of Formation Systems and Geac can only fuel Infor growth.

bpcs   which stem from both BPCS and the former Marcam 's Protean and PRISM products (see The Name and Ownership Change Roulette Wheel for Marcam Stops at SSA Global ). For the same reason, Infor will also likely remain in the hunt for more solutions, in order to round out its PLM, EAM, and product configurator capabilities. The Optiva strategy is to develop tier one applications in modeling, vendor collaboration, compliance, and portfolio management, and also to increase its open integration capabilities. This Read More

MAPICS XA Expands BI Offering Through Partnership With Vanguard


MAPICS XA expands its Business Intelligence (BI) offerings via a partnership with the Vanguard Solutions Group. With GPS, MAPICS has taken a critical step forward in creating value for its customers.

bpcs  JDE, MAPICS, PRISM and BPCS. In the fast moving BI market, Vanguard should continue to invest in GPS to maintain its competitive position. About the Author Olin Thompson is a principal of Process ERP Partners. He has over 25 years experience as an executive in the software industry with the last 17 in process industry related ERP, SCP, and e-business related segments. Olin has been called the Father of Process ERP. He is a frequent author and an award-winning speaker on topics of gaining value from Read More

Global Software


Established in 1981, Global Software, Inc. is a privately owned company located in Raleigh, North Carolina (US). Their analytics suite, which includes Spreadsheet Server, Executive DASH, Cost Analyzer, and Budget Manager, is compatible with enterprise resource planning packages such as BPCS, Infinium, MOVEX, Oracle®, SAP®, Jack Henry, and J.D. Edwards, and runs on iSeries/AS/400, Oracle®, SQL Server, and Microsoft Access DB. With over over 1,000 customers and 3,500 installations worldwide, Global Software’s products are used in 39 countries. Global's European headquarters are in London, UK, and they have distributors in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Italy, Spain, Mexico, New Zealand, Germany, Switzerland, France, Denmark, and Israel.

bpcs  planning packages such as BPCS, Infinium, MOVEX, Oracle®, SAP®, Jack Henry, and J.D. Edwards, and runs on iSeries/AS/400, Oracle®, SQL Server, and Microsoft Access DB. With over over 1,000 customers and 3,500 installations worldwide, Global Software’s products are used in 39 countries. Global's European headquarters are in London, UK, and they have distributors in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Italy, Spain, Mexico, New Zealand, Germany, Switzerland, France, Denmark, and Israel. Read More