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SoftBrands' Recovery Softens the AremisSoft Bankruptcy Blow
SoftBrands believes it has finally repositioned itself for growth going forward by capitalizing on the reputation of Fourth Shift, coming to an arrangement with

fourth shift history  familiar, some may remember Fourth Shift Corporation, a formerly prominent, public, manufacturing mid-market, enterprise resources planning (ERP) provider. Fourth Shift Corporation was one of SoftBrands' previous incarnations (and is still its major pillar; for more information, see Fourth Shift Corporation: Working Overtime to Provide Complete Customer Care ). Some may also recall AremisSoft , another of SoftBrands' former names, as a scandal-plagued company whose top executives are still hiding out in Read More...
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Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) Market - Dismal 1999, the New Millennium to bring Relief (for Some)
The worsening plight of most ERP vendors, caused by the market slowdown, which started in the fourth quarter of 1998, continued in full force throughout 1999

fourth shift history  Great Plains Software, Navision, Fourth Shift Corporation, to name but a few), we will limit our list of market challengers to the four vendors described bellow. They are either already ranked high on the ERP ladder or have exhibited steady growth and expansion in recent years. In addition, they possess attractive product portfolios and innovative technology foundations. Geac has snatched the 5th largest ERP vendor position owing to its acquisition of JBA International. Geac is also the largest Canadian Read More...
Infor Strikes Again (at Long Last): Getting “Soft” While Flexing Its Muscles? - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series analyzed Infor’s latest acquisition of SoftBrands Inc., a company with a somewhat complicated history and lineage, and formerly

fourth shift history  and lineage, and formerly called Fourth Shift and AremisSoft . The post concluded that, from a higher level overview, Infor has a good synergistic opportunity with the SoftBrands Hospitality  solutions but some serious tweaking to do with the SoftBrands Manufacturing solutions. Some issues discussed were the long backpedaled development of the original Fourth Shift product due to SoftBrands’ focus on partnering with SAP for the SAP Business One Fourth Shift Edition   product. Infor’s Opportunity Read More...
Extended Enterprise Resource Planning Vendor Shows Its Lean Side
About two-thirds of SoftBrands' revenue comes from its manufacturing division, which includes evolution, a platform neutral, extended enterprise resource

fourth shift history  Introduction Besides the Classic Fourth Shift and Fourth Shift Edition for SAP Business One solutions (see Classic Enterprise Resource Planning Solution Shifts Over ), SoftBrands Manufacturing 's core products include another extended enterprise resource planning (ERP) product named evolution (formerly Aremis Enterprise ), as well as DemandStream , a lean enterprise automation software system. For details on SoftBrands' recent history, see SoftBrands' Recovery Softens the AremisSoft Bankruptcy Blow . Read More...
Vendor Extends Welcome Mat for Hospitality Industry
SoftBrands Hospitality business supports the enterprise information management needs of hotels and resorts. SoftBrands' range of hospitality software products

fourth shift history  discussion of the Classic Fourth Shift and FourthShift for SAP Business One products, see Classic Enterprise Resource Planning Solution Shifts Over . For a discussion of the evolution and DemandStream products, see Extended Enterprise Resource Planning Vendor Shows Its Lean Side . This is Part Four of the five-part SoftBrands' Recovery Softens the AremisSoft Bankruptcy Blow series. Medallion Medallion is a Microsoft Windows -based PMS designed primarily for small and mid-sized hotels, limited-service Read More...
USWEB Weaves Great Quarter, turns up the heat in the Market Place
USWEB/CKS has announced it fourth quarter results. Its performance is on the money, and continues to drive forward as it goes through expansion by mergers and

fourth shift history  (NASDAQ USWB) announced its fourth quarter results for 1999 on January 25, 2000. The results show strong growth and closely predicted performance, including a clear net profit. As well, USWEB/CKS reports changes in the market place that place it in a position of strength as the market moves from the mid- toward high-end. Market Impact USWEB/CKS is an end-to-end Internet services provider that provides Intranet, Extranet and Web site solutions and services to medium-sized and large companies. The company Read More...
SoftBrands to Institute Fourth Shift for SAP Business One Manufacturing Work-Plan Part One: Event Summary
As the contest for the lower-end of the market intensifies, SAP is further honing a twofold strategy of promulgating its mySAP All-in-One vertical offerings for

fourth shift history  to Institute Fourth Shift for SAP Business One Manufacturing Work-Plan Part One: Event Summary Event Summary At the National Manufacturing Week ( NMW ) event, held February 23-26, 2004 in Chicago, Illinois (US), SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the leading provider of enterprise applications, announced the availability of new industry-specific solutions for small and midsize manufacturing companies with the aim of extending its leadership as a provider of solutions for an even broader range of companies from Read More...
Integrated Security: A New Network Approach Part Two: The Shift Toward Integration
This part describes the key elements and benefits of an integrated security solution in comparison to current security solutions.

fourth shift history  Security: A New Network Approach Part Two: The Shift Toward Integration Integrated Security: A New Network Approach Part Two: The Shift Toward Integration Featured Author - Eric Winsborrow - December 10, 2002 The Shift Toward Integration According to Computer Economics, the worldwide financial impact of malicious code was $13.2 Billion in 2001 alone. With nearly 400 computer security vendors offering solutions spanning the spectrum from antivirus to firewalls, content filtering to intrusion Read More...
Desire2Learn’s Shift to a Learner-Centric Learning Ecosystem
In 2001, Computerworld’s Kym Gilhooly wrote that a learning management system (LMS) “goes beyond basic content delivery to offer course administration

fourth shift history  Shift to a Learner-Centric Learning Ecosystem In 2001, Computerworld’s Kym Gilhooly wrote that a learning management system (LMS) “goes beyond basic content delivery to offer course administration, registration, tracking, and reporting and skills gap analysis.” This description of LMS underlines the fact that not all that long ago, LMS functionality was modeled around the course entity. Since then we have witnessed the social revolution, which placed an enormous amount of control Read More...
Small Businesses Propel Intuit (and the Vendor Reciprocates)
We don’t typically comment on vendors’ individual quarterly earning reports, but Intuit’s recently announced fourth-quarter 2013 earnings are worth discussing

fourth shift history  Intuit ’s  recently announced fourth-quarter 2013 earnings are worth discussing owing to the big year of its small business group . QuickBooks Online represents the biggest growth engine for Intuit’s Small Business Group , especially globally. Demandforce led revenue growth for the group in Q4, followed by the former Financial Management Solutions group ( now Small Business Financial Solutions , after the recent reorganization ), which Includes QuickBooks Online. Q4 highlights included the Read More...
Is Baan Clinically Dead?
On January 4, 2000 Baan, Europe's No. 2 business software company, sank deeper into trouble as its CEO resigned and it forecast a fourth quarter loss of $240

fourth shift history  bad profit news. A fourth quarter revenue forecast of $140 million to $150 million from Baan also failed to impress, looking flat after its third quarter revenue of $143 million slid from $195 million in the third quarter of 1998. Baan's third quarter loss at $24.7 million was already below market forecasts, but its chief financial officer Jim Mooney said in November that the company planned to get back in the black in 2000, even allowing for a shift in its product pricing. I'm really surprised by Read More...
Digital Business Service Providers Series: Market Overview
Today’s Digital Business Service Provider (DBSP) market is a complex of interrelated services and provider capabilities. This article traces the history of the

fourth shift history  when, during USWEB's 1999 fourth quarter results telecast, he stated the blurring of B2C and B2B is happening; you can't really do the whole thing without understanding the whole scenario. Mid 1990's to 1998 Though established business was waking up to the possibilities of the Internet, the Y2K issue consumed most of their resources and energies. Rightly or wrongly, the web became the haunt of the newcomer, and 'dot-com' companies arose as online sales opportunities seemed to explode with each passing Read More...
Baan Posts $236 Million Loss and Sells Off Coda for Nearly $40M Less Than It Paid
On February 3, Baan Co. posted a fourth-quarter loss of $236 million, and on February 8, Baan sold its Coda financial applications unit to UK firm Science

fourth shift history  license revenues in the fourth quarter to $49 million vs. $25.6 million in the same period of 1998. Pierre Everaert, the interim chief executive, said the company's reorganization would cut costs by up to $25 million per quarter to help provide us with the financial resources to maintain our investments in research and development and customer support capabilities. He said he was encouraged by the more than 700 licensing deals achieved in the quarter with new or existing customers. Baan's cash and Read More...
Driving HR Forward: A Practical Guide for Making the Shift from Administrator to Strategic Advisor
This e-book draws on the insights of independent researchers, Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) product and industry experts, and Oracle HCM customers. It

fourth shift history  HR Forward: A Practical Guide for Making the Shift from Administrator to Strategic Advisor This e-book draws on the insights of independent researchers, Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) product and industry experts, and Oracle HCM customers. It aims to provide both inspiration and practical roadmaps to simplify workforce management, build the best talent, and help HR leadership make a major contribution to their companies’ overall success. Read More...
Classic Enterprise Resource Planning Solution Shifts Over
About two-thirds of SoftBrands' revenue comes from its manufacturing division, which includes the Classic Fourth Shift solution and Fourth Shift Edition for SAP

fourth shift history  Bankruptcy Blow series. Classic Fourth Shift Classic Fourth Shift is SoftBrand's core manufacturing product aimed at manufacturing SMBs. Fourth Shift software, which is built on a Microsoft platform, was introduced in 1985 as one of the first personal computer (PC)-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Its comprehensive extended ERP suite facilitates critical business functions, including manufacturing, engineering, operations (order entry, purchasing, and shipping), financials and Read More...

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