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Frontstep Ups The .NET Ante
While Frontstep has been tenaciously delivering a broad umbrella of products all under the

frontstep  Ups The .NET Ante Frontstep Ups The .NET Ante P.J. Jakovljevic - September 23, 2002 Event Summary At the end of July, Frontstep, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSTP), a prominent global mid-market provider of business applications and services for discrete, to-order' manufacturers, announced SyteLine 7 , its extended ERP suite architected on the Microsoft .NET platform. With the launch of SyteLine 7, Frontstep is delivering a global, integrated enterprise suite - including Extended ERP, Customer Relationship Management Read More...
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Frontstep Still Awaiting Better Times
While Frontstep reported loses in fiscal 2001, the potential of its well-rounded product/services offering mix as well as the recent downsizing, bodes well a

frontstep  Still Awaiting Better Times Frontstep Still Awaiting Better Times P.J. Jakovljevic - September 17, 2001 Event Summary On August 14, Frontstep, Inc . (Nasdaq: FSTP), a leading provider of business applications for mid-sized distributors and manufacturers, reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended June 30, 2001. Total revenue for Q4 2001 was $29.0 million, an increase of 7% sequentially over the revenue of $27.2 million for Q3 2001, but a 6% drop compared to $31.0 Read More...
Analyzing MAPICS' Further Steps After Frontstep Part Three: Market Impact
Much has changed, while much has remained the same at MAPICS during 2003. With the February finalization of the Frontstep acquisition, MAPICS has become quite a

frontstep  MAPICS' Further Steps After Frontstep Part Three: Market Impact Event Summary For the last several months MAPICS has shown both the signs of significant changes and the persistence of a number of its historically recognizable invariant tenets of operation. Following the acquisition of its former competitor, Frontstep , (see MAPICS To Leap Forward In A Frontstep Way ), MAPICS, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAPX) became possibly the largest global provider of extended enterprise applications for solving the challenges of Read More...
MAPICS To Leap Forward In A Frontstep Way
MAPICS’ acquisition of Frontstep is a real positive given that Frontstep had already spent ~$60 million to deliver its entire product line, which includes ERP

frontstep  Leap Forward In A Frontstep Way Event Summary On November 25, MAPICS, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAPX) and Frontstep, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSTP), renowned global providers of extended enterprise solutions for world-class manufacturers, announced the signing of a definitive agreement whereby MAPICS will acquire Frontstep, formerly known as Symix Systems and headquartered in Columbus, OH. This transaction should create one of the largest providers of extended ERP, CRM and SCM applications that are focused exclusively to Read More...
Analyzing MAPICS’ Further Steps After Frontstep
The former staunch IBM AS/400-based ERP supplier to mid-market manufacturing companies, MAPICS, has become quite a larger vendor and with a wider choice of

frontstep  MAPICS’ Further Steps After Frontstep Event Summary For the last several months, MAPICS, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAPX), possibly the largest global provider of extended enterprise applications for solving the challenges of discrete manufacturers following the acquisition of its former competitor Frontstep (see MAPICS To Leap Forward In A Frontstep Way ), has shown both the signs of significant changes but also a persistence of a number of its historically recognizable invariant tenets of operation. The former Read More...
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

frontstep   IFS , Made2Manage , Frontstep , Navision , etc.). Not to mention Oracle , SAP and PeopleSoft that have unquestionably been further down the CRM road than Baan, and that are occupying high positions in the CRM market measured by the pure CRM revenues. To be fair, Baan's strategy of going after vertical industries, which have been somewhat under-served by CRM vendors, may prove to be beneficial, although mainly to Baan's potential 'greenfield' customers when it comes to implementation from scratch and Read More...
Geac Gets Its Commonsense Share Of Consolidation, With Revolving Door CEOs No Less Part Three: Chall
The rejuvenated management team has done a praiseworthy job of bringing the company back to health while concurrently unveiling a new System21 product that can

frontstep  solution, and with former Frontstep for its SyteLine APS and SyteCenter solutions. By delivering the above-mentioned native enhancements within System21 Aurora , Geac might partially allay some customers' fears that System 21 functionality will increasingly lag that of its major competitors. Still, the tacit stance Geac has assumed while developing the Aurora enhancements over the last few years has come with a cost of lost mind share and a consequent challenge of putting the product back on prospects' Read More...
The ERP Market 2001 And Beyond - Aging Gracefully With The ‘New Kids On The Block’
Although we believe that exorbitant growth rates are a matter of the past, growth will remain the word associated with the ERP market in the 2000’s. ERP will

frontstep  Associates ), Epicor , Frontstep (formerly Symix Systems ), MAPICS , Navision , Infinium Software, American Software , Sage , Ross Systems , Fourth Shift (now part of AremisSoft ), Made2Manage Systems , Lilly Software , ROI Systems , Macola Software (now a division of Exact ), Syspro , Scala , Ramco Systems , Pronto , and several dozens more of smaller or niche ERP players. In the 80's and 90's, businesses were subject to increased global competition, resulting in a pressure to lower production costs, imp Read More...
What's Wrong With Enterprise Applications, And What Are Vendors Doing About It? Part Two: A New Fram
Building replacement products on a new framework is a higher risk strategy. The product functionality still quite matters and, while it is important for

frontstep  , Adonix , and Frontstep (now part of MAPICS , see Frontstep Ups The .NET Ante ) would be only some worth pointing out. Analysis of a New Framework Strategy Nevertheless, building replacement products on a new framework is a higher risk strategy. The product functionality still quite matters and, while it is important for enterprise applications providers to implement the latest computer science quantum leap', there is no guaranteed correlation between first-to-market and the ultimate success in the Read More...
Symix Launches eSyte Supply Chain
Symix Systems, Inc. recently announced an addition to its e-business application suite, eSyte Supply Chain. It offers multi-site capacity and material planning

frontstep  was developed in-house by Frontstep, Symix's independent subsidiary. Market Impact The advent of B2B collaboration has given new relevance to multi-site capacity and material planning. Though many APS vendors developed these types of applications years ago, they had only marginal impact in the marketplace due largely to three factors: 1) multi-site planning algorithms were rudimentary at best and offered little flexibility, 2) technologies for sharing data beyond the four walls of an enterprise were Read More...

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