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Integration is the Name of the Game in Software Systems
This article, originally published in Engineering Times, on how companies are employing ERP is based on an interview with Ben Spencer, TEC’s Senior Director of

full name of baan  manufacturing world's evolution toward full lifecycle management and maintenance by the original service provider, industry watchers say. In the manufacturing sector, decreasing margins on manufactured products and price competition from globalization are driving this trend, says White. The Whole Shebang    In the AEC arena, not only do [customers] want firms to engineer buildings on the site, but they want them to build it and finish the interior. And when it comes to maintenance, they would like the

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Baan Yet Another ERP Vendor to Find a Sanctuary Under Invensys’ Wing


On June 1, languishing Dutch ERP vendor The Baan Company finally found a 'knight in shining armor'. British automation equipment maker Invensys has agreed to pay $2.65 per share for Baan. The deal is valued at approximately $709 million.

full name of baan  at Baan and the full suite of Baan products it may not be good enough for disconcerted customer base. Invensys should promptly address customers' concerns by unequivocally stating its more detailed product strategy and timeframe for its delivery. Also, it is very important that the company explain why it believes impending layoffs will not jeopardize future product development and/or service & support. The market should expect a slew of Baan's direct competitors preying on its large, perturbed customer b Read More

Baan Achieves A Speedy Recovery Despite The Tough Times


Baan might be showing us that miracles are still possible. Will in 2001 the market witness the textbook-case of turning around the previously badly mismanaged company?

full name of baan  returned to profitability a full six months ahead of schedule, it has also recently been a better performing part of its parent company and then savior, Invensys. Baan added more than 200 new customers since the acquisition, and several of these deals were over $1 million. Not many vendors have been able to boast about numbers like these recently. Invensys' acquisition of Baan has long been consummated, and Baan has since focused on rebuilding market confidence because there was a lot of bad publicity Read More

What's in a Name? or Enterprise Systems' Reincarnations (Part I)


Well, the ERP Graveyard blog might sometimes be slightly deceiving, since not all enterprise resource planning (ERP) products necessarily die there. Some of them might even be resurected under a different name and ownership. To that end, Infor might even seem like old news today. It's been five years since its formation (no pun intended here, given its subsequent acquisition of former Formation

full name of baan  a general manager with full profit & loss (P&L) responsibility, and dedicated teams for sales, product management, product development, professional services, support and education. Shared corporate services include administrative things like finance & accounting, human resources (HR), information technology (IT) department and marketing. Consona executives provide management oversight on development, services, support and education, whereas centralized functional organizations bring economy of scale and Read More

Baan - What Will The Future In Invensys’ Stable Bring? Part 2: Evaluating Baan


Baan, once a leading global provider of ERP software hopes its adoptive parent, Invensys, will put it back on the enterprise software applications map. However, we believe Baan’s path to full recovery will be quite thorny. Part 2 examines Baan’s strengths and challenges and makes specific bottom line recommendations.

full name of baan  at Baan and the full suite of Baan products may not be good enough for a disaffected customer base. BOTTOM LINE Vendor Predictions Fiscal 2000 and 2001 will be very challenging, with revenues dropping more than 80% compared to revenues in 1998 (70% probability). We do predict a return to profitability during 2002 (60% probability). While remaining among the Top 5 enterprise applications vendors is not a likely scenario within the next three years (30% probability), Baan will retain its position among the Read More

In Search of Clarity: Unraveling the Complexities of Executive Decision Making


Decision making is at the core of all business activity, as executives set strategy and manage operations by weighing a vast array of factors to arrive at the desired balance of risk and reward. But enormous growth in a company’s size and operations adds complexity to decision-making processes. Learn about the five ingredients of good decision making, according to the responses of 154 executives in a global survey.

full name of baan  helping employees to make full use of them. Such tools must also be easy to use. There is no point in spending on new technology if people do not use it. 3. Sound judgment Decision-making processes, whether formal or not, need to leverage the strengths of human intuition. Data does not run companies; people do. 4. Trust To gain employees’ confidence in management decisions, establishing transparency and trust is at least as essential as a good track record. 5. Flexibility Approaches to decision-making, Read More

Eco-mode: Benefits and Risks of Energy-saving Modes of UPS Operation


Many newer uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) systems have an energy-saving operating mode known as “eco-mode” or by some other descriptor. Nevertheless, surveys show that few data centers actually use this mode, because of the known or anticipated side effects. Unfortunately, the marketing materials for these operating modes do not adequately explain the cost/benefit tradeoffs. This paper shows that eco-mode provides a reduction of approximately 2% in data center energy consumption and explains the various limitations and concerns that arise from eco-mode use. Situations where these operating modes are recommended and contraindicated are also described.

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SAP Remains One Of The Market’s Beacons Of Hope


On April 19, SAP announced upbeat results for Q1 2001, contradicting thereby the current market malaise. However, flat currency adjusted license revenue in the US and expected cascading economic slowdown from the US to other markets, may feel like a cutthroat competition, a loss of market share and the fact that not all troubles have been overcome.

full name of baan  flat. The number of full-time equivalent employees at March 31, 2001, was 25,218, a 14% increase over the number at March 31, 2000. Since December 31, 2000, SAP has added more than 1,000 new employees. In the quarter, SAP announced it intention to acquire TopTier Software, an SAP partner that has market leading technologies and know-how in creating enterprise portals (for more information, see SAP Acquires TopTier To Further Broaden Its Horizons ). SAP will create a new company, SAP Portals, dedicated to Read More

Baan Resurrects Multi-Dimensionally Part 2: Alliances & Support


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Survey of SMB Manufacturers: Results Show ERP Contributes to Success


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Best-of-Breed Versus Complete CAD-PLM Suites: The Debate Rages On


The PLM world is currently witness to fervent debate on the most appropriate type of PLM/CAD software. Best-of-breed solutions offer the needed capabilities and hence integrate the necessary software modules as per the customer’s needs, whereas all-in-one CAD/PLM suites attempt a “one size fits all” approach. In his report, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic provides his view on the intricacies of these two approaches.

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Point of Sale: To Stand Alone or Not?


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full name of baan  associates to give their full attention to properly serving the customer, since processing a sale would then only require them to scan in the barcode and to ask the method of payment. Price management : The price management component allows a store manager or store employee to modify the retail price of an item. POS systems should allow modification of a retail price for different reasons, such as discounts on damaged items, discounts after negotiations, or competitive price matching. The price Read More