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

exactium acquisition  former Israel-based CRM vendor Exactium for its product configuration module. The subsequent sell-off move to Pivotal (now part of CDC Software ) in 2000 (see What Is IFS Up To in the CRM Arena? ! ) represented IFS’s tacit concession that it had gone beyond its means with its too-ambitious product scope and geographic expansion. IFS aimed at further expansion in the 1990s: hoping to gain a fast US beachhead by converting its customer base from the Time-Critical Manufacturing (TCM) product to its own Read More
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IFS Continues Its Reinvention through Pruning Part Three: Market Impact and User Recommendations
By selling CAD and payroll applications, IFS may not only control potential damage but also

exactium acquisition  former Israel-based CRM vendor Exactium for its product configuration module in the late 1990s. The subsequent sell-off move to Pivotal in 2000 (see What is IFS Up To in the CRM Arena?! ) represented IFS tacitly conceding that it had gone beyond its means with its too ambitious product scope and geographic expansion at the time. Also in the late 1990s, IFS purchased a US-based enterprise resource management (ERP) vendor Effective Management Systems ( EMS ), hoping to convert its customer base from the Read More
Industrial & Financial Systems, IFS AB: Thriving on Product Flexibility and Incremental Deployability
IFS was one of the first ERP vendors to incorporate concepts of component technology and a high-level of integration with both its own and other vendors

exactium acquisition  majority of shares of Exactium Ltd., the Israeli front office software components manufacturer; EMS Inc., the American ERP and Manufacturing Execution System (MES) systems supplier; and Diamo Dataaktiebolag, the Swedish sales force automation supplier. Sales, implementation, and support of IFS Applications are performed through an international organization of wholly owned and jointly owned companies, as well as through a network of distributors in 34 countries. In fact, IFS derives 60% of its revenue Read More
IFS Far Cry From Running Out of Breath
In May, IFS reported results for Q1 2000. It generated revenue of $57.0 million, a 21% increase compared to a year ago. License revenue grew 73% quarter over

exactium acquisition  that IFS' shareholding in Exactium was divested to US-based Pivotal Inc, which became a significant e-business partner at the same time. The sale generated a capital gain of $23.5 million. Figure 1. Our license sales are progressing favorably, said Bengt Nilsson, president of IFS. At the same time, in the first quarter, typically the slowest for enterprise applications, earnings are linked to the trend toward slower growth in consulting time due to the millennium shift. In March, we already saw an Read More
What is IFS Up To in the CRM Arena?!
On April 12, Industrial & Financial Systems, IFS AB announced the signing of a definitive agreement for Pivotal Corporation to acquire its division Exactium Ltd

exactium acquisition  IFS' 69% ownership in Exactium to Pivotal. Consideration will consist of $9.4 million in cash, with the balance paid in common shares of Pivotal. As part of the transaction, Pivotal and IFS have established a broad alliance agreement whereby IFS will license and sell Pivotal's award winning e-business relationship solutions. The acquisition of Exactium establishes Pivotal as the unrivalled leader in Microsoft-based Internet solutions in two mission-critical areas: intelligent eSelling and eBusiness Read More
A CRM System Needs A Data Strategy
A customer relationship management (CRM) system is inherently valuable for supporting customer acquisition and retention by gathering data from each contact

exactium acquisition  CRM System Needs A Data Strategy Introduction An underutilized customer relationship management (CRM) system - or one that cannot match its owner's expectations - will reflect poorly on both the vendor who sold it and the IT manager who authorized the purchase and installed it. Both, however, can help successfully manage such expectations (and add value to their respective roles) by wisely counseling about the strategic context into which a CRM system must function. Simply put, the market includes plenty Read More
SSA Global finds Little Known SCM Gems in Filling Out its Solution Portfolio
SSA Global's strategy to grow both organically and through acquisition while developing an end-to-end suite of applications with one open platform architecture

exactium acquisition  Global finds Little Known SCM Gems in Filling Out its Solution Portfolio Background The stages of SSA Global 's continued success over the past five years are well documented by the media and analyst communities. With financial year (FY)2005 revenues of $712 million (USD), up 12 percent over FY2004, a net income of $8.9 million (USD), and 3,700 employees in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, SSA Global's recent performance is considered exemplary relative to the overall software Read More
Analysis of Active Voice's Acquisition of PhoneSoft, Inc.
Active Voice will integrate all of PhoneSoft's functionality into their existing

exactium acquisition  of Active Voice's Acquisition of PhoneSoft, Inc. Event Summary SEATTLE, /PRNewswire/ - Active Voice Corporation (Nasdaq: ACVC), a global provider of unified messaging and computer telephony software solutions announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held PhoneSoft Inc., a leading provider of true unified messaging solutions for Lotus Notes/Domino. Market Impact PhoneSoft, Inc. is a privately held company that focuses on unified messaging solutions (UM), including email, Read More
Resistance is Futile: Computer Associates Assimilates yet another Major Software Firm
Once again, Computer Associates is executing the largest software acquisition in history, eclipsing its Platinum Technology buyout of 1999, which was the

exactium acquisition  is Futile: Computer Associates Assimilates yet another Major Software Firm Event Summary ISLANDIA, NY and DALLAS, TX, February 14, 2000 -Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE: CA) announced an agreement to acquire Sterling Software, Inc. (NYSE: SSW), extending its arsenal of software and services to build, deploy, manage and secure eBusiness solutions. The $4 billion stock-for-stock acquisition, which would be the largest ever in the history of the software industry, has been approved Read More
Exact Acquires Vanguard Solutions Group
With the acquisition of Vanguard, Exact Software expects to more tightly integrate Exact Business Analytics with its existing product family, and develop

exactium acquisition  Acquires Vanguard Solutions Group Exact Acquires Vanguard Solutions Group Along the lines of enhancing products possibly by acquiring companies for specific products and capabilities, in October, Exact Software announced that the company completed the acquisition of Vanguard Solutions Group , a Glen Ellyn, Illinois-based (US) provider of enterprise business intelligence (BI) solutions. The acquisition should enable Exact Software to better address the growing need for comprehensive business analytics Read More
Talent Mobility
Successful talent mobility programs yield substantial enterprise-wide benefits, including lower talent acquisition costs, stronger leadership teams, and better

exactium acquisition  Mobility Successful talent mobility programs yield substantial enterprise-wide benefits, including lower talent acquisition costs, stronger leadership teams, and better financial performance. Learn how internal mobility programs can help drive an organization's greatest asset—its employees. 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

exactium acquisition  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
Oracle Buys SelectMinds
Oracle announced the acquisition of SelectMinds, a company that developed a cloud-based social referral engine. SelectMinds' tool was

exactium acquisition  Buys SelectMinds Oracle announced  the acquisition of SelectMinds, a company that developed a cloud-based social referral engine. SelectMinds' tool was designed to leverage the social connections of current and former employees to generate referral applications .  The addition of  SelectMinds to Oracle's recruitment and talent management solutions aims to ensure high-quality referrals to organizations interested in benefiting from the social intelligence of their employees. This Read More
Epicor Conducts Its Own ROI Acquisition Rationale Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations
Despite notable functional and technological initiatives, the challenge for Epicor and its affiliate channel also remains the management of multiple flagship

exactium acquisition  Conducts Its Own ROI Acquisition Rationale Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations Challenges On July 9, Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC), announced that it has completed the acquisition of ROI Systems , a privately held competing ERP provider of manufacturing software solutions for approximately $20.7 million in an all cash transaction. And, on July 15, in a fashion similar to its fierce competitors, Microsoft Business Solutions and Best Software , Epicor announced the acquisition Read More

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