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The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the discrete manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including manage...
 

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EAI Market Consolidation Continues With Peregrine Acquisition of Extricity
Peregrine Systems, Inc. a provider of Electronic Market Enablement and Infrastructure Management solutions, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire

eai vendors evaluations  the EAI space, since EAI could (perhaps arguably) be considered the 2 in B2B. Perhaps less time should be spent by vendors in the marketing of amorphous solutions, and more time spent explaining actual functionality to the market and prospective customers. User Recommendations Companies contemplating application integration technology selections should first pay careful attention to the financial health and stability of any vendor that they include on a long list of candidates. If a product shows

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Baan Resurrects Multi-Dimensionally Part 4: Challenges & User Recommendations


Baan's viability is no longer an issue. Baan's rejuvenated management team has done a praiseworthy job of bringing the company back to health while concurrently unveiling a new product release that can compete with the other products in the market. Challenges however remain.

eai vendors evaluations  Similar partnerships with renowned EAI companies such as WebMethods, or BEA would be an additional endorsement of Baan technology that would help its traction in the market. Baan should also keep in mind its 'Achilles' heel' vulnerability due to dependence on SAP Portals for its portal technology (see It Is Possible - SAP And Baan Strange Bedfellows ). Given SAP's recent unimpressive partnership track record (see Gosh, They Kill Partnerships, Don't They? ), Baan might be deprived of its crucial Read More

Has The BI Market Consolidation Been Crystal-Clearly Actuated? Part Three: Competition and User Recommendations.


Users choosing point planning or BI products should consider the integration infrastructure and effort needed to combine these products versus the cost and functionality issues of choosing an integrated CPM product suite (if still possible to find). Mission-critical issues like scalability, reliability, manageability and ease-of-use go without saying.

eai vendors evaluations  is analogous to the EAI market, since in larger corporations, customers still may prefer integration vendors with renowned product strength, vertical expertise, financial viability and savvy in XML-based B2B integration, multi-platform integration and workflow management. The current CPM leaders also offer the advantage of superior analytics and planning capability, but, like in the case of the SCM and CRM markets, these advantages will diminish as the ERP vendors continue to improve their analytic 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.

eai vendors evaluations  similar to J.D. Edwards' EAI strategy. To that end, Geac must develop standard, common components that will be readily available within its product portfolio. Geac acquired System 21 through its acquisition of JBA International. In spite of the fact that Geac, which is a large software company with a track record for profitability and growth, has significantly enhanced System 21 by embedding acquired CRM and SCE products for the apparel industry, Geac has been unable to be successful in marketing its Read More

BI Market Consolidation Compared to ERP Market Consolidation


The BI market is ripe for consolidation, but not necessarily for the reason of capturing the scarce remaining market share like in the ERP case, but more likely for the reasons of garnering the most complete CPM portfolio.

eai vendors evaluations  is analogous to the EAI market, since in larger corporations, customers still may prefer integration vendors with renowned product strength, vertical expertise, financial viability and savvy in XML-based B2B integration, multi-platform integration and workflow management. The current CPM leaders also offer the advantage of superior analytics and planning capability, but, like in the case of the SCM and CRM markets, these advantages will diminish as the ERP vendors continue to improve their analytic Read More

Mid-Market ERP Vendors Doing CRM & SCM In A DIY Fashion Part 2: Market Impact


Tier2/Tier 3 vendors are prepared to endure the onslaught of the likes of SAP, Oracle, and PeopleSoft, as well as of proverbial mid-market leaders such as J.D. Edwards, Baan, Intentia, QAD, IFS and Epicor, and newly formed mid-market juggernauts like Microsoft Great Plains, Best Software (formerly Sage Software), and Navision, to name some. Frontstep and the Syspro Group lead the way.

eai vendors evaluations  Market ERP Vendors Doing CRM & SCM In A DIY Fashion Part 2: Market Impact Market Impact The erstwhile frenzy of enterprise applications software company mergers and/or acquisitions was not exactly a big surprise, as consolidation is normal to almost every industry. The Y2K-problem caused a market slump in 1999 and the current protracted global economic slowdown has been particularly hard on the smaller vendors, which have the same need to expand their offerings but much scarcer resources at their Read More

TEC Certification-Ensuring that End Users and Vendors Speak the Same Language


In perusing Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC’s) Vendor Showcase, you’ve likely noticed the TEC logo next to certain software solutions. For those of you new to our Web site, you may not be aware that this represents vendors that have successfully completed the TEC Certification Program.  For a solution be to TEC Certified, our research analysts work in conjunction with the vendor

eai vendors evaluations  Certification-Ensuring that End Users and Vendors Speak the Same Language In perusing Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC’s) Vendor Showcase , you’ve likely noticed the TEC logo next to certain software solutions. For those of you new to our Web site, you may not be aware that this represents vendors that have successfully completed the TEC Certification Program .   For a solution be to TEC Certified, our research analysts work in conjunction with the vendor to review and verify the vendor’s Read More

A Software-as-a-service Primer for Independent Software Vendors


Unlike many over-hyped technology trends of the past, software-as-a-service (SaaS) is producing real business benefits for organizations of all sizes across nearly every industry. This primer outlines how independent software vendors (ISVs) must respond to these realities in order to meet the changing needs of their customers, employees, and business partners; and ensure their long-term viability and competitiveness.

eai vendors evaluations  Software-as-a-service Primer for Independent Software Vendors Unlike many over-hyped technology trends of the past, software-as-a-service (SaaS) is producing real business benefits for organizations of all sizes across nearly every industry. This primer outlines how independent software vendors (ISVs) must respond to these realities in order to meet the changing needs of their customers, employees, and business partners; and ensure their long-term viability and competitiveness. Read More

Federal Contract Management and Vendors' Readiness Part One: Entry of Small Vendors into Federal Contracts


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eai vendors evaluations  Contract Management and Vendors' Readiness Part One: Entry of Small Vendors into Federal Contracts Event Summary In the market for application software there is a large number of small, highly focused vendors. The business model for these vendors focuses on a relatively small, tightly defined market with specific requirements that cannot be met with more generic products. These specialists, boutique, or niche vendors (neither of these terms is meant in a derogatory manner) will compete by having Read More

ETO Manufacturers Issue a Challenge to ERP Vendors


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eai vendors evaluations  Manufacturers Issue a Challenge to ERP Vendors Perhaps you may have not heard the term engineer-to-order (ETO) before, but perhaps your business is one of thousands that designs and builds custom equipment that is very precise, adheres to very specific tolerances, is highly technical, and produces low volume and, generally speaking, expensive products. Some examples of such products include ships, aircraft, production machinery, etc. The typical ETO organization reflects a unique style of Read More

Vendors Jostle and Profess Economic Stimulus Readiness - Part III


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Vendors Jostle and Profess Economic Stimulus Readiness - Part IV


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ERP Vendors Moving to Aerospace and Defense Markets


Market research shows that enterprise software and service markets are crossing market lines to witness strong growth in the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industry.

eai vendors evaluations  Vendors Moving to Aerospace and Defense Markets ERP Vendors Moving to Aerospace and Defense Markets P.J. Jakovljevic - February 21st, 2000 Event Summary According to new strategic research conducted by Frost & Sullivan, North American Aerospace and Defense Enterprise Software and Service Markets,' total market revenues totaled $1.33 billion this year, an increase of 7 percent over 1998. As the Aerospace and Defense industry redefines business dynamics, enterprise resource software and service markets Read More

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Examples Of How Some Mid-Market Vendors Might Remain Within The Future Three (Dozen)?


While the ongoing consolidation frenzy is by no means the end of smaller vendors, the number of survivors will certainly be only a few dozen. Amid these ongoing seismic consolidation tremors, smaller application vendors are left with few choices: going private under a wealthy financial backer’s wing that is also committed to invest in the acquired technology, or snatching some prominent mid-market players within its market segment.

eai vendors evaluations  Of How Some Mid-Market Vendors Might Remain Within The Future Three (Dozen)? Event Summary Amid extensively reported controversial takeover bids & counter bids, lawsuits & counter lawsuits tug-of -wars amongst the three renowned Tier 1 application vendors, Oracle, PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards (see Frantic Merger-Mania Spiced Up With Vendettas Leaves Customers Anxious ), almost unnoticed or only briefly reported by market observers have been recent moves of some much smaller and less visible Read More