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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

geac tcm  , Sage/Best Software , Geac , etc., where the strategy of taking a deep breath and reflecting upon how to proactively better serve existing customers, and gradually building upon that with a combined organic growth and growth via acquisitions, seems to be a recipe for success these days. The enterprise applications market is indisputably a mature and fairly saturated field, and all players must accordingly adjust their investment strategies from those of the emerging and growing market in the 1990s. That Read More...
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Great Plains - An SME Market Leader, But At What Cost?
Great Plains has established itself as a global small-to-medium enterprises (SME) market leader. It now derives almost 20% of revenue outside of the US market

geac tcm  unit, announced partnerships with Geac Enterprise Solutions, SOFTRAX Corporation and MAPICS to extend FRx's financial reporting tools to the mid-market customer community (For more information see Geac Trying Its Luck in Partnering ). Market Impact Great Plains has been following through on its projections from over a year ago when it indicated that front-office applications and e-commerce were two strategic areas of focus for the forthcoming period. Great Plains has recently created a great noise and Read More...
Does NavisionDamgaard Merger Mark Further Mid-Market Consolidation?
While the higher end of ERP market has (surprisingly) experienced only limited merger & acquisition activity during 2000 (mainly seen in ERP losers been

geac tcm  (for more information, see Geac Lives By Acquisitions; Will It Die By An Acquisition? and Epicor Delivers On Milestones, But Its Situation Remains Bleak ), the moves of NavisionDamgaard's direct competitors, Great Plains and MAPIS, have gone with smaller hiccups only (for more information, see MAPICS, Inc. to Acquire Pivotpoint, Expanding e-business Offerings for Mid-Sized Manufacturing Establishments , and Will Solomon Finally Satisfy Great Plains' Insatiable Appetite? ). While we believe that this Read More...
A User Centric WorkWise Customer Conference
WorkWise's business model is all about 'loving the customer'. A recent visit to their Customer Conference showed us the business plan in action. Is it time for

geac tcm  User Centric WorkWise Customer Conference The Company WorkWise ( www.workwiseinc.com ) has provided enterprise-wide solutions for make-to-order, engineer-to-order, repetitive, make-to-stock and mixed-mode manufacturers for over 20 years. Their product, WorkWise TCM (Time Critical Manufacturing) is installed in over 500 companies worldwide. With a staff that averages 10 years TCM product experience the company provides extensive consulting and support services including implementation, process Read More...
Baan Releases New Supply Chain Products
November 2, 1999 05:30 PM BARNEVELD, Netherlands and HERNDON, Va., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Baan Company N.V., a global provider of enterprise business solutions,

geac tcm  in SCM functionality is Geac, which still lacks a competitive advanced order promising offering and stands to fall further behind as it diverts attention to JBA integration activities. User Recommendations While Baan is moving in the right direction, users need to consider the maturity of the product in their evaluations and make comparisons to competitive offerings. In addition, users should not be lulled into thinking that new enhancements to a product are new for the rest of the market. For example, Read More...
Has The BI Market Consolidation Been Crystal-Clearly Actuated? Part Three: Competition and User Recommendations.
Users choosing point planning or BI products should consider the integration infrastructure and effort needed to combine these products versus the cost and

geac tcm  acquisition of Nimble Technology Geac and SSA GT have acquired Comshare and Elevon Lawson Software has acquired Numbercraft For a comparison of the consolidations taking part in the BI market versus those among ERP vendors see BI Market Consolidation Compared to ERP Market Consolidation This is Part Three of a three-part note. Part One detailed current acquisitions in the BI Market. Part Two presented the Market Impact. SAS Institute and Other Competitors in BI This brings us to SAS Institute , Read More...
A Demand-driven Approach to BI
The core concept behind the Vanguard solution is that business intelligence (BI) must be demand-driven, which means that the business needs of the user dictate

geac tcm  business intelligence,BI,eDeployment,original equipment manufacturer,OEM,open database connectivity,ODBC Read More...
Lawson Software-IPO and Several Acquisitions After
Lawson Software, almost two years since a successful IPO amid adverse conditions at the time, has had its share of difficulties while rounding up its vertical

geac tcm  with performance management vendors; Geac 's recent acquisition of Comshare being a case in point (see Geac Gets Its Commonsense Share Of Consolidation, With Revolving Door CEOs No Less ). As for tier 1 vendors, they have mostly achieved native capabilities for analytical and financial processes within the supply chain. To that end, Closedloop Solutions' applications also enable organizations to implement more dynamic and responsive financial management processes and encourage collaboration among both Read More...
Analyzing MAPICS' Further Steps After Frontstep Part Five: Challenges and User Recommendations
MAPICS remains a stable company, with a strong financial position, depth of manufacturing knowledge, a strong customer service record, and a developed affiliate

geac tcm  , now part of Geac ) had entered into specific R&D and licensing agreements with Symix to gain access to its former SyteAPS product. However, the MAPICS ERP for iSeries' current supply chain planning (SCP) module, an expansion of the planning application originally developed by Thru-Put , which MAPICS acquired when it bought Pivotpoint , might also be integrated with SyteLine. While it might be contested that different approaches to APS technology (i.e., different APS algorithms) are applicable in Read More...
CA Unloads interBiz Collection Into SSA GT's Sanctuary Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations
The varied product portfolio now under the SSA GT banner will take serious pondering and soul-searching and may likely act as a distraction from SSA GT's

geac tcm  in their respective niches. Geac , Epicor , Ross Systems , and SCT Corporation are recent examples of companies where this strategy has failed: all have had to resort to divestiture and to a focus on core competencies. The management's rhetoric might even suggest that SSA GT is banking its future mainly on its installed client base. The possibly insufficient revenue stream might, therefore, require some additional downsizing in the future as well as the R&D programs cutbacks. Any attempt to increase Read More...
Market Impact of Lawson-Intentia Merger
The Lawson and Intentia merger might create a much-needed, strong statement for the market, and provide the mid-market with more options. It may also decrease

geac tcm  merging with a recovering Geac or being acquired by SSA Global . There were other indications that deflected any indication of an Intentia-Lawson merger, such as Intentia's recently lost bid for MAPICS , which instead was awarded to Infor Global Solutions . Moreover, as mentioned in Intentia Prepares for Merger with Lawson, Intentia has been revamping its sales channel strategy, and, prior to the Lawson announcement, Intentia had not been secretive about the fact that it earmarked some of the $85 million Read More...
IFS Bucking the Trends - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series analyzed the current upbeat state of affairs of IFS, a public business software company (listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange

geac tcm  Bucking the Trends - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series analyzed the current upbeat state of affairs of IFS , a public business software company (listed on the  Stockholm Stock Exchange ) founded in 1983 with its headquarters in Linkoping, Sweden. The company develops, supplies, and implements IFS Applications™ , an integrated and component-based extended  enterprise resource planning (ERP)  suite built on  service oriented architecture (SOA)  technology [ evaluate this product ]. The article Read More...
Acquisitions Fuel Vendor Growth in the Enterprise Applications Field
Infor cites continued organic growth, license revenue from new customers, and install base cross-selling and up-selling as key growth drivers for the group. The

geac tcm  of Formation Systems and Geac . This is Part Five of the six-part series The Enterprise Applications Arms Race To Be Number Three . Parts One to Four were published April 24 to April 27. This is part of a comparative analysis of SSA Global and Infor, two contenders in the fierce ongoing competition to be number three (after SAP and Oracle ) in the world of enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors. See The Enterprise Applications Arms Race To Be Number Three for background information and a Read More...
Big ERP Players Courting Government Agencies
There has been significant activity in the public sector, with all major players winning important new federal contracts for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

geac tcm  Lawson Software, J.D. Edwards, Geac and others all have been busy delivering or have already delivered similar capabilities. CRM and additional analytic and reporting requirements are another big issue. Each of these players will bet on creating an offering addressing e-government with a strong backbone ERP component. Meeting the public sector's needs will also require ERP vendors to improve ease of installation, ROI, interoperability, and service support networks. Moreover, escalating competition in the Read More...
More Than 600 Customers Live on J.D. Edwards OneWorld. Dot.Com and Brick & Mortar Customers Alike Select J.D. Edwards to Achieve E-Business Agility
On November 12, J.D. Edwards & Company, a leading provider of agile E-Business solutions, announced that more than 600 customers around the world are using J.D.

geac tcm  ERP vendor position to GEAC, who recently acquired JBA International. Second, the Company is still in for a great deal of painstaking integration effort, both with its above-mentioned recently acquired products and with products of its partners, like Siebel, Ariba, and Synquest. User Recommendations As a summary of our recommendations in TEC's note on J.D. Edwards on September 1, 1999 (See TEC Technology Research Note: J.D. Edwards - Creating OneWorld of Mid-sized ERP Users September 1st, 1999), we ge Read More...

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