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UNIT4 Living in Change: Acquisition With a Human Face?
Yesterday it was widely announced that a private equity firm, Advent International, has reached an agreement with UNIT4 to buy out all UNIT4 shares and take the

corporate merger acquisition  to maintain the existing corporate identity, culture, and brand. In other words, Advent isn’t interested in amending UNIT4’s unique differentiations as a vendor of change-friendly business software. Moreover, according to the company’s press release, Advent is promising to keep existing employees and support long-term UNIT4 projects such as transition to a cloud-based software model, investment in FinancialForce.com, expansion in markets where it already has a presence, and a few others. Finally, I Read More...
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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

corporate merger acquisition  carefully blend the differing corporate cultures of merging parties, both of which have traditionally been proud of their product, with resulting in a not invented here attitude. Further, even at the technology front, where the two vendors have the most in common, they will still have to resolve separately launched initiatives to create a unified next-generation set of software oriented architecture-based products (SOA). For example, while Intentia has rewritten its product in Java, Lawson still has a Read More...
Ardent Software: Will Informix Merger Affect their Success?
With Informix’s completion of its acquisition of Ardent Software, it remains to be seen how effective this marriage will be, and whether Ardent will be allowed

corporate merger acquisition  adjustment to a new corporate culture, and other inevitabilities of a merger, will cause Ardent's release schedules to suffer by as much as 6 months (80% probability). Schedules will suffer further due to attempts to integrate functions from DataStage and Informix's products into each other (80% probability). There will also be a loss of some key personnel in the areas of sales, marketing, product management, and development (50% probability). TEC also predicts that other, smaller ETL and infrastructure Read More...
Unlikely Acquisition Has Insiders Scratching Their Heads
The announcement in September 2006 that Illinois Tool Works Inc. had made an offer to acquire all of Click Commerce's common stock made many market insiders

corporate merger acquisition  marketing efforts, and falling corporate support for the risk-taking and innovation required to maintain a full-fledged enterprise application suite. The software industry requires a more innately adventuresome approach with regards to delivering new products, from concept and ideas, to commercial implementation. Outside desktop office productivity applications, at least, the notion of a cash cow product has not pervaded the enterprise application space. A good example of such a poorly handled Read More...

IFS Defence Ltd., a joint venture between BAE Systems and IFS, recently acquired iSC, a British custom software firm. However, some product integration issues

corporate merger acquisition  and environmental awareness or corporate social responsibility (CSR) and legislation (see Evergreen”—Environmental Regulations for High-tech and Electronics, Chemical, and Oil and Gas Industries ) are encouraging manufacturers to move to preventive and predictive maintenance strategies. In other words, in the past, plant uptime and safety have primarily been internal plant issues (concerns about keeping the plant running and operators safe). But now, however, because of the CSR and environmental Read More...
Strategic Partners or Merger on the Horizon?
3Com Corporation (COMS) and Extreme Networks (EXTR) have entered into a partnership where 3Com customers will be given an enhanced migration path from the now

corporate merger acquisition  Partners or Merger on the Horizon? Strategic Partners or Merger on the Horizon? G. Duhaime -May 8, 2000 Event Summary In March 3Com Corporation and Extreme Networks announced they would be entering into a strategic alliance for all existing 3Com customers to migrate away from the now debunked CoreBuilder 9000 to the more robust BlackDiamond 6800. For existing 3Com customers, this migration path will not only allow them to obtain up to a 70 percent discount on a new BlackDiamond chassis, but also Read More...
Merger Mania At Its Extremes
Other than for the peculiarity of a ‘love triangle’, the merger of SynQuest, Viwlocity and Tilion might be a harbinger of SCEM’s annexation by the realm of SCM,

corporate merger acquisition  working capital and general corporate purposes, and the transaction is expected to be completed by year-end 2002. Viewlocity and Tilion will, through a series of related transactions, merge with and into SynQuest, with SynQuest remaining as the surviving legal entity. The outgoing CEO of former independent Viewlocity, Jeffrey Simpson, will serve as chairman and CEO of the merged company. Following the transactions, the combined company will reportedly market financially focused SCP and adaptive execution Read More...
RedPrairie to Spread Across Europe through LIS Acquisition Part One: Event Summary
A consolidation within the warehouse management systems/ supply chain execution market, which many pundits had long been predicting, but had hardly taken place

corporate merger acquisition  to Spread Across Europe through LIS Acquisition Part One: Event Summary Event Summary The long predicted consolidation within the warehouse management systems/ supply chain execution (WMS/ SCE) market finally seems to be happening. However, it has started by an unexpected route. Instead of a direct intra-market consolidation, some public SCE/WMS vendors and smaller, even profitable but undercapitalized and undervalued WMS/SCE vendors have found shelter under wealthy, more visible parents with Read More...
Dead Heat: Corporate Buyers Gain Analysis Tools in Leading e-Procurement Products
Commerce One has partnered with Sagent Technology to add analytic tools to its enterprise e-purchasing application. Also, Ariba has partnered with Informatica

corporate merger acquisition  Heat: Corporate Buyers Gain Analysis Tools in Leading e-Procurement Products Dead Heat: Corporate Buyers Gain Analysis Tools in Leading e-Procurement Products D. Geller - July 20, 2000 Event Summary Ariba and Commerce One have each enhanced their buyer-wide products with analytic capabilities. Commerce One and Sagent Technology, Inc. have announced the immediate availability of the BuySite Business Intelligence Kit. This add-on to Commerce One's BuySite provides corporate buyers with information about Read More...
Enterprise Resource Planning Vendor Gains Connectivity through Acquisition of Plant Intelligence Provider
SAP has gained connectivity to virtually any source on the plant floor and analytical functionality through its acquisition of Lighthammer's products for plant

corporate merger acquisition  forays (see Business Intelligence Corporate Performance Management Market Landscape ). Furthermore, a high percentage (over 85 percent) of Lighthammer's approximately 150 clients are also SAP clients, a fact which should help SAP manage these clients' expectations. In addition, the improved plant-level functionality should make SAP more competitive in non-SAP environments as well. In particular, SAP's existing non-Lighthammer manufacturing clients should benefit, because they should gain greater Read More...
Will Recent Acquisition Catalyze Catalyst's Strategy? Part Four: Market Analysis, Challenges, and User Recommendations
Existing customers should be comforted by the backing of a financially stable parent company with money to invest. Although this acquisition sounds like a very

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Intentia Prepares for Merger with Lawson
Before merging with Lawson, Intentia already had initiated cost-cutting measures on its products, target markets, and sales channels. This, corporate cultural

corporate merger acquisition  waste. The solution also incorporates the shelf life of each product, regardless of whether the products are stored under room temperature, chilled, or frozen conditions. During the stock build optimization process, the solution evaluates the cost impact of alternative manufacturing processes, production costs, and stock holding costs to ensure that all possibilities are explored. Maximum and minimum stock levels and the days' coverage of stock are taken into account during the stock build process. In Read More...
Microsoft 'The Great' Poised To Conquer Mid-Market, Once and Again Part 1: Recent Acquisition Announcement
Having garnered cash amounting to the GDPs of many developed countries, software giant Microsoft has treated itself with another 'billion plus' acquisition of

corporate merger acquisition  Business Solutions division. Navision's corporate headquarters in Vedbaek, Denmark, will become the center of development and operations for Microsoft Business Solutions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and will become Microsoft's largest product development center outside the United States. Current Navision co-CEOs, Jesper Balser and Preben Damgaard, will reportedly remain deeply involved with the business. Once the acquisition is completed, Balser will be Director of global strategy and Read More...
Jive Announces Acquisition of Meetings.io and Producteev
Seeking to incorporate real-time communication and social task management into its social business platform, Jive Software has acquired Meetings.io and

corporate merger acquisition  and Producteev Seeking to incorporate real-time communication and social task management into its social business platform, Jive Software has acquired Meetings.io and Producteev . Meetings.io's platform facilitates human interaction with its capability to create video and chat connections instantly, through a web browser. In addition, the platform can be accessed from anywhere across the world without sign ups or downloads. Producteev has developed a cloud-based social task management solution Read More...

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