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What On Earth Is Going On With SSA?
In order to avoid sinking into oblivion following its recent acquisition, System Software Associates (SSA) has recently made decisive moves to put itself back

evaluate ssa  advise potential users to evaluate the product warily even within its automotive, consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical and chemical industries sweet spots. Learning about new features would be beneficial, at least for information and leverage against other vendors. We also suggest evaluating the bells-and-whistles, price, reference sites within your industry, and corporate viability of other vendors before making a selection. For existing SSA clients, we suggest you determine what functionality you're

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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.

evaluate ssa  advise potential users to evaluate this product. We suggest evaluating the features, price, and corporate viability of other vendors instead, before making a selection. BPCS could be used as a bargaining chip against other vendors though (but they should know better than that anyway) if SSA is willing to provide its solution at a low cost, or even free of charge. Should BPCS fit your requirements like a glove, or should your overwhelming sense of adventure prevail, make sure that you have the prerogative 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?

evaluate ssa  advise potential users to evaluate the product cautiously even within SSA GT's automotive, consumer packaged goods, electronics, pharmaceutical and chemical industries sweet spots. Learning about BPCS V8 features would be beneficial, at least for information and leverage against other vendors. We also suggest evaluating the bells-and-whistles, price, reference sites within your industry, and corporate strategy and viability of other vendors before making a selection. Read More

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 be replacement solutions for the BPCS ERP system could be in for a bigger hurdle than expected.

evaluate ssa  and current users to evaluate the product cautiously even within SSA GT's automotive, consumer packaged goods, electronics, pharmaceutical and chemical industries sweet spots. Learning about BPCS V8 features would be beneficial, at least for information and leverage against other vendors, but bearing in mind the product's maturity. There are the indications that the real benefit and maturity of the Lean Manufacturing module will likely come with its next release presumably in version 8.1, scheduled for Read More

SSA Global--The Right Product Strategy


SSA Global's Client Forum has reinforced our impression that the vendor's product strategy is an effective strategy that addresses the realities of today's market. However, the execution is not without challenges. Although we found confusion on the part of a few, customers appeared supportive of the SSA strategy.

evaluate ssa  to listen. Customers should evaluate new releases as they become available and make practical decisions. Are the business benefits adequate to justify the cost of going to the new release? The never sunset policy increases the ability of the customer to focus on business benefit without concerning themselves with old release issues. SSA Global is continually in the process of planning future releases and the convergent product. Customers should communicate with SSA Global about their needs and how Read More

The 13th Vendor Shootout for ERP Software: See How the Vendors Compare


The 13th Vendor Shootout for ERP is a great opportunity for companies looking for a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to evaluate some of the important players. Previous editions featured Oracle E-Business Suite, IFS, Sage ERP X3, SYSPRO, and others. The 13th edition features eight vendors specializing in discrete manufacturing, with one exception (SAP Business ByDesign, which

evaluate ssa  planning (ERP) solution to evaluate some of the important players. Previous editions featured Oracle E-Business Suite, IFS, Sage ERP X3, SYSPRO, and others. The 13th edition features eight vendors specializing in discrete manufacturing, with one exception (SAP Business ByDesign, which focuses on services). The solutions being demonstrated at the 13th Vendor Shootout are as follows: Epicor ERP v.9.05.600 (certified) [learn more about TEC Certification ] Infor ERP SyteLine 8.0 (certified) IQMS EnterpriseIQ Read More

The Name and Ownership Change Roulette Wheel for Marcam Stops at SSA Global Part Two: Marketing By Invensys


IPS was hoping that the early product vision and venerable reputation that Marcam has in the process manufacturing market for providing plant-centric ERP solutions might finally play well to capturing the marketing opportunity.

evaluate ssa  Name and Ownership Change Roulette Wheel for Marcam Stops at SSA Global Part Two: Marketing By Invensys Invensys Forms Process and Regulated Industry Products Group SSA Global announced it has acquired Marcam , a provider of specialized, operational-level enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for process manufacturers, from Invensys plc , the global automation and controls group with headquarters in the UK, and from which SSA Global also bought Baan about a year ago. But then, given early in Read More

Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors Address Lean Manufacturing


Intentia, Fujitsu Glovia, QAD, and SSA Global's solutions supporting lean manufacturing are examined. Which areas the extended enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors excel in depends on their original ERP system's suitability for repetitive versus to-order environments.

evaluate ssa  Customers typically tend to evaluate around thirty days of historical data with thirty days of forecast, but there are multiple methods for determining demand (e.g., historical, weighted, or future demand average). Besides trying to accommodate trends in its target industries through the lean functionality described above, QAD has also been trying to develop Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) support within the confines of lean manufacturing. Its efforts include the separation of duties and security by user, and Read More

New Vendor Acquisition Strategies in the Enterprise Applications Field


The latest acquisitions of SSA Global indicate a new phase in the vendor's acquisition strategy and development cycle, and are furthering its goal to be number three (after SAP and Oracle) in the world of enterprise resource planning vendors.

evaluate ssa  Vendor Acquisition Strategies in the Enterprise Applications Field Analysis of SSA Global's Latest Acquisitions Although its consolidation appetite is not diminishing by any means, SSA Global seems to be showing signs of more deliberation and even restraint, rather than jumping the gun to indiscriminately gain market share. Once seemingly insatiable, SSA Global now admits that growth by acquisition is no longer as straightforward and cheap as it used to be in the early 2000s, due to the increased costs Read More

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Baan And SSA GT Merge To Form A Mid-Market Empire With An ''Iron Side'' Part Two: Market Impact On Baan


Baan is now in a much better company, one that is solely dedicated to the enterprise applications business. In addition to Baan being in a better shape and hardly resembling its 1999/2000 incarnation - this time the vendor was rather a victim of its now ex parent's 'sins' than of self-inflicted wounds, which was the case prior to its Invensys stint.

evaluate ssa  And SSA GT Merge To Form A Mid-Market Empire With An ''Iron Side'' Part Two: Market Impact On Baan Event Summary Baan, once one of the leading independent providers of enterprise application solutions for industrial enterprises, and subsequently part Invensys plc. (London Stock Exchange: ISYS), was sold on June 3 to an investment group consisting of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. and General Atlantic Partners, LLC , two of the world's leading private investment firms. Backed by nearly USD $14 Read More

Is SSA GT Betting Infini(um)tely On Acquisitions? Part Three: Complementary Products


At a first glance, one can even notice that the complementary nature of some SSA GT products and Infinium products may indeed provide a ‘kick for a buck’ proposition. Further, it appears that SSA GT understands and listens closely (via Global Guide Groups) to the needs of conservative ERP customers that are unwilling to ditch a good functional product even at a cost of its technological antiquity. Further, it has a track record of strong functional development that preserves the customer’s current investment.

evaluate ssa  SSA GT Betting Infini(um)tely On Acquisitions? Part Three: Complementary Products Complementary Products On October 28, SSA Global Technologies, Inc. ( SSA GT ), www.ssagt.com , a worldwide enterprise solutions and services provider, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the common stock of Infinium Software (NASDAQ: INFM), www.infinium.com , another like provider, although mainly within different industry segments. In the agreement, each outstanding share of common stock will be Read More

Remote Data Management and Backup Best Practices


Increased risk from unprotected user files and remote data is causing companies to re-evaluate their current remote backup processes. Managing remote data poses unique challenges, especially given the variability of networks, computing platforms, lack of trained IT staff at remote locations, and other issues. What are the issues, requirements, approaches, and best practices for effective remote data management?

evaluate ssa  is causing companies to re-evaluate their current remote backup processes. Managing remote data poses unique challenges, especially given the variability of networks, computing platforms, lack of trained IT staff at remote locations, and other issues. What are the issues, requirements, approaches, and best practices for effective remote data management? Read More

SSA GT To EXE-cute (Yet) Another Acquisition


While SSA GT's intended acquisition of EXE Technologies should enable many of its customers to better execute the operations within their warehouses and supply chains through deployment of the EXceed SCE suite, the market is wondering when SSA GT, whose buying appetite seemingly will not let up any time soon, will exceed its "overstocking" point.

evaluate ssa  GT To EXE-cute (Yet) Another Acquisition Event Summary SSA Global Technologies ( SSA GT ) , a privately-held enterprise solutions provider for process manufacturing, discrete manufacturing, consumer, services, and public companies worldwide, which has lately turned into a famished enterprise applications market consolidator, seems to still be far from satisfying its predatory urge. The vendor, which was once a laughing stock of the ERP market during the late 1990s (see Another One Bites the Dust - SSA Read More