Baan's focus on discrete manufacturing has not been a close fit with Invensys' plant automation products that have been geared mostly to process industries. To that end, Invensys has had a nightmarish job of trying to rationalize Baan and its process ERP counterparts, Protean and PRISM, development - strategy abandonment has been a catchphrase of late. Thus, while the savvy buyer will obtain much improved technology and large customer base in need for new products, the overriding problem has been the lingering negative sentiment around the company, as viability of the vendor is of utmost importance in the enterprise applications space.
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ERP vendor (for more information, see ERP Belle poque Officially Ended With the Demise of Baan and SSA ). It would even be spooky to see Baan acquired by its former brother in arms', although SSA GT's current bullish posture might bode well for Baan's future, regardless who the buyer happens to be. What the Buyer Will Get However, Baan's suitor will still have work cut out for itself to regain the former Baan glory, since Baan, still has a lot of housekeeping to do given it admits that nearly 70% of its