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'New' Lawson Software's Transatlantic Extended Enterprise Resource Planning Intentions
The recent merger of Lawson Software and Intentia, two vendors of similar size, but servicing different markets, will complement each other to become the

cloak harry  New' Lawson Software's Transatlantic Extended Enterprise Resource Planning Intentions Event Summary The rapidly consolidating enterprise applications market and the imperative that companies have a greater size and scope, seem to be forcing some unexpected, (and in some cases, ill-suited) parties to look for a marriage of convenience . Early in June, Lawson Software , Inc . (NASDAQ: LWSN), an enterprise solutions provider for service (non-manufacturing) organizations, primarily in North America,

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Market Impact of Lawson-Intentia Merger


The Lawson and Intentia merger might create a much-needed, strong statement for the market, and provide the mid-market with more options. It may also decrease the negative momentum both companies have experienced in the frenzied and rapidly consolidating enterprise applications market.

cloak harry  Impact of Lawson-Intentia Merger Market Impact While we do not indulge in speculating who is likely to merge with whom in the highly tectonic enterprise applications market, we have to admit that the merger of Lawson Software , Inc . (NASDAQ: LWSN) with Intentia International AB (XSSE: INT B) had not crossed our mind before it actually happened. (For details on the merger announcement, see New Lawson Software's Transatlantic Extended-ERP Intentions ). The move was quite a surprise, since both Read More

The Challenges of the Lawson-Intentia Merger


The new company forged from Lawson and Intentia will have to carefully blend their different corporate cultures, which has traditionally been proud of in-house development spawning a limiting "not invented here" attitude.

cloak harry  Challenges of the Lawson-Intentia Merger Challenges The new management team for the company resulting from the merger of Lawson Software , Inc . (NASDAQ: LWSN) with Intentia International AB (XSSE: INT B) will have its work cut out for it. Both companies serve different markets, which will hopefully extend, not cannibalize each other's client base, but combining two companies with financial and revenue growth issues is not exactly a recipe for success. Although recent quarters for both companies have Read More

Addressing Strategy Management and the Balanced Scorecard


Organizations often see a significant gap between their strategic plans and their ability to execute them, and many try to implement scorecards to solve precisely this problem. Unfortunately, most organizations look solely at the warning lights (how close are expenses and revenue to budget) rather than focusing on where they want to go—and how they’re going to get there.

cloak harry  Strategy Management and the Balanced Scorecard Addressing Strategy Management and the Balanced Scorecard If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Infor PM Strategic Management is a unique and innovative solution for implementing management systems that develop, communicate, monitor, and assess the implementation of strategy. It supports a range of methodologies, including the Balanced Scorecard . Source : Infor Resource Read More

Question: When is Six Sigma not Six Sigma? Answer: When it's the Six Sigma Metric!!©


Six Sigma Quality is a popular approach to process improvement, particularly among technology driven companies such as Allied Signal, General Electric, Kodak and Texas Instruments. Its objective is to reduce output variability through process improvement, and/or to increase customer specification limits through design for producibility. I don't like the Six Sigma metric. As you'll see, it fails to pass many of the empirical tests for "good" metrics. In particular, it's neither simple to understand nor, in most applications, an effective proxy for customer satisfaction. And, its definition is ambiguous and therefore easily gamed because th

cloak harry  When is Six Sigma not Six Sigma? Answer: When it's the Six Sigma Metric!!© Six Sigma (6s) Quality is a popular approach to process improvement, particularly among technology driven companies such as Allied Signal, General Electric, Kodak and Texas Instruments. Its objective is to reduce output variability through process improvement, and/or to increase customer specification limits through design for producability (Df p ), so that these specification limits lie at more than six standard Read More

Can Geac Reshuffle the ERP Standings?


In July, Geac Computer Corporation Limited, the largest Canadian business applications software vendor and an aspirant for a leading ERP vendor position, announced its financial results for fiscal 2000. Earlier, on June 26, Geac solidified its enterprise systems presence in North America by consolidating its various North American ERP operations into one business unit - Geac Enterprise Solutions.

cloak harry  Geac Reshuffle the ERP Standings? Can Geac Reshuffle the ERP Standings? P.J. Jakovljevic - August 9, 2000 Event Summary According to the press release from July 13, Geac Computer Corporation Limited, the largest Canadian business applications software vendor, announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended April 30, 2000. Sales for the three months rose 27.8% to $265.4 million from $207.6 million in the prior year (See Figure 2). Sales for the year grew 26.5% to a record $990.1 Read More

Geac Trying Its Luck in Partnering


After a slew of acquisitions in the past, which have resulted with varied outcomes, Geac, a Canadian supplier of enterprise management software, seems to be turning to partnerships to expand its product offering and to convince the market about its commitment to further develop attractive product offering.

cloak harry  Trying Its Luck in Partnering Geac Trying Its Luck in Partnering P.J. Jakovljevic - September 21, 2000 Event Summary According to a press release from August 21, Applix, Inc., a global e-business solutions company, and Geac Enterprise Solutions, a division of Geac Computer Corporation Limited, a Canadian supplier of enterprise management software, have partnered to deliver a global, Web-based iCRM solution to customers. Geac will distribute Applix's iCRM solution on a worldwide basis as both a Read More

Let Your Hard Drives Tell You Where they Are!


Dogs, books, dolphins, and khakis are all being tracked. What about those hard drives at Los Alamos?

cloak harry  Your Hard Drives Tell You Where they Are! Let Your Hard Drives Tell You Where they Are! L. Taylor - July 13, 2000 Event Summary In the wake of the Los Alamos hard drive mishap, one wonders how one of this nation's most purportedly secure and sophisticated technological labs could misplace some hard drives containing nuclear secrets. Given the fact that we are humans, let's say that we decide to lower our expectations of security enough to expect the fact that such mishaps are bound to occur. How do Read More

CRM Testing Throughout Implementation


In terms of strategic partnerships, the acquirer is responsible for judging how well customer relationship management (CRM) software will function on the equipment and at the site, and with staff, customers, and third-party applications. Acceptance testing involves three basic flavors: user acceptance, operational acceptance, and contractual acceptance. While it is not the only step involved when implementing a CRM system, testing is a fundamental way of finding information and will help you judge a system’s returns and pitfalls.

cloak harry  Testing Throughout Implementation Introduction You've selected your vendor and ordered your customer relationship management (CRM) system. Someone uttered the magic words strategic partnership . Now contracts have changed hands, and there's a dialogue going on about your company's deep secrets, and, perhaps, money has started to move. No matter how strategic your partnership, as an acquirer, you have a different set of values and desires than your supplier. This article is written mainly for those of Read More

RFID Case Study: HP and Wal-Mart


HP is making strides in complying with Wal-Mart's RFID mandates. This article describes the key lessons learned.

cloak harry  it certainly beats the cloak and dagger approach, which has proven to be disastrous. Making RFID Work with Metals and Liquids Much has been made of the difficulties of getting accurate and consistent reads using RFID with products containing metals and liquids, which interfere with the RF signal. HP has been confronting these challenges in their Chester, VA plant in the tagging of their inkjet cartridges, which contain both liquid and metal and are wrapped in foil. By experimenting with the placement of t Read More

6 Steps for Linking Corporate Strategy to the Budget


Ask any three people in an organization why they budget and you’ll get three different answers. But no one says they budget in order to direct the way in which their organization will achieve its strategic goals—the intended purpose of the budget. For budgeting to become the relevant process it was meant to be, this gap must be fixed.

cloak harry  Steps for Linking Corporate Strategy to the Budget 6 Steps for Linking Corporate Strategy to the Budget If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Infor is the world's third largest business software company. We develop and acquire proven software products that have rich, built-in functionality. Source : Infor Infor's software and products Infor is successfully helping more than 70,000 customers around the world be more enterprisi Read More