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Cap Gemini Eyeing Ernst & Young Business Unit
French integrator Cap Gemini has announced that it may buy the business consulting division of Big 5 firm, Ernst & Young. The deal would create an $8.5 billion

gemini affinitas  Gemini Eyeing Ernst & Young Business Unit Cap Gemini Eyeing Ernst & Young Business Unit S. McVey - December 13th, 1999 Event Summary Number four of the Big Five consulting giants, Ernst & Young LLP announced that it may sell its consulting business to Cap Gemini SA. Although no details of the proposal have been made public, a spokesman for E&Y said the move was designed to eliminate conflicts of interest between the firm's audit and consulting businesses. At roughly $8.5 billion in revenue, the Read More

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Double Trouble for Cap Gemini: Integrator's Problems Suggest A Different Approach to Contracting for Technology Services
IT systems company Cap Gemini has been dropped from some large contracts and is being sued for allegedly refusing to perform on another.

gemini affinitas  Micro Systems sued Cap Gemini America for backing out of a contract to develop custom software. In a published statement Cap Gemini stated that their policy of respecting client privacy would not allow it to comment on most of these matters. The company did confirm that it is engaged in litigation with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over an issue of non-payment of $5.3 million for a system that Cap Gemini built and delivered but which new management at the Chamber no longer wants. However, according to the Read More
Baan And SSA GT Merge To Form A Mid-Market Empire With An ''Iron Side'' Part Four: Market Impact Summary and User Recommendations
SSA GT has many times surprised even the biggest skeptics by turning around seemingly non-viable vantage products (which iBaan and Ironside certainly are not

gemini affinitas  resources wise) to deliver Gemini and OpenWorldX (not to mention SAP 's colossal task to deliver still evolving NetWeaver platform) certainly shows that we are not there yet (see What's Wrong With Enterprise Applications, And What Are Vendors Doing About It? ). It may be interesting to note that SSA GT, although recently acting from a position of strength, yet has to ensure that the erosion of user companies that have already initiated a switchover replacement strategy (either due to lingering bad market Read More
Heads Roll at Consulting Giant in Wake of SEC Investigation
Recent findings by the SEC prompted global management consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP to dismiss a number of its consultants, including five partners

gemini affinitas  it to integrator Cap Gemini (See TEC News Analysis article: Cap Gemini Eyeing Ernst & Young Business Unit December 13th, 1999). Regardless of whether the proposed sale proceeds, the possibility demonstrates the sacrifice firms are willing to make to avoid conflicts of interest. As the Big Five grow even bigger, it is likely that others will take similar steps to preserve ethical standards. User Recommendations The SEC revelation should raise important questions for users who may be evaluating service Read More
An ERP Vendor Poised to Overtake the Services Market
Companies in the services industry need both asset and field services management, but current integrated asset and field services maintenance systems often fail

gemini affinitas  (PBS) group of CAP Gemini in Houston, Texas (US), with Baan Manufacturing and Logistics modules as his main field of expertise. At CAP Gemini, Jakovljevic was involved in system demonstrations, software gap analysis for prospective clients, and Baan implementation assignments. Before joining CAP Gemini, Jakovljevic was employed as a senior consultant for Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group in Johannesburg (South Africa), where he specialized in Baan Manufacturing and Logistics modules, and engaged in the Read More
Resurrection, Vitality And Perseverance Of Former ERP 'Goners' Part Two: Geac & Baan
While not doing as well as Ross and SSA GT, Geac and Baan are certainly on the right track.

gemini affinitas  which is code named Gemini and slated for delivery in September 2003. Although publicly traded, Invensys does not report its parts' P&L statements, but our estimates of Baan revenues in 2002 would be nearing $350 million. Second, during its recent revenue predictions on February 14, Invensys was cautious on its second half of the year results, citing weak demand at Baan, but strengths in other areas. Mixed signals, however, continued with Baan's announcement at the end of February that it had finished Read More
SSA GT to EXE-cute (Yet) Another Acquisition Part Four: Challenges, and User Recommendations
SSA will have its platter full attempting to integrate EXE, as well as its other recent acquisitions while maintaining and improving customer support for EXE's

gemini affinitas  to deliver its next-generation Gemini product and OpenWorldX integration framework, to be rolled into the future SSA GT Enterprise Integrator platform (not to mention SAP 's colossal task to deliver the still evolving NetWeaver platform) certainly shows that we are not there yet (see What's Wrong With Enterprise Applications, And What Are Vendors Doing About It? ). Thus, SSA will have its platter full attempting to integrate EXE, as well as its other recent acquisitions while maintaining and improving cus Read More
Lawson Enforces Its Stronghold Part 2: Market Impact
Now that is it publicly traded, it is poised for reaching over $400 million revenue mark in calendar 2002. Lawson has maintained significant mind and market

gemini affinitas  with CSC and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young for the healthcare industry) should additionally bode well for the company's continued market success. These partnerships might be the sign that Lawson has begun to address its system integration partnerships as strategic rather than opportunistic. Also, the partnerships with renowned middleware/EAI, infrastructure and applications management vendors (e.g., IBM , BEA Systems ) will provide Lawson with readily available toolkits for making deeper functional Read More
IMI Hopes Vivaldi Plays Well for Reverse Auctioneer
In signing CoShopper.com, European e-fulfillment vendor Industri-Matematik opens a passage to its least penetrated corner of the globe, the Far East.

gemini affinitas  and Europe (e.g., Cap Gemini and Andersen Consulting) and maintains a customer support center in Australia, but does not have an appreciable service and support network in Asia, an issue that may present a problem for some businesses in the region. IMI does support double-byte characters in its AOM product, but has not yet extended this functionality to its WMS and CRM applications. The company is working to homogenize the multi-language capabilities of its suite and is also adopting the Unicode standard Read More
Clarity of Vision: Clarify Sold to Amdocs by Nortel
Amdocs Management Limited announced that it reached an agreement with Nortel Networks to acquire the assets of Nortel’s Clarify business for US $200 million

gemini affinitas  of Accenture and CAP Gemini that Amdocs expects to be able to take advantage of in its business moving forward. Mr. Naor made clear the notion that the key reason for acquiring Clarify was to enhance Amdocs' position as a leading software vendor to the Communications industry. He also made pains to state that there would be both communications-specific versions of Clarify modules that would be fully integrated with Amdocs modules, as well as standalone Clarify CRM modules that would continue to be Read More
J.D. Edwards On The Mend; This Time Might Be For Real Part 3: User Recommendations
In anatomic terms, J.D. Edwards has been showing some muscles on top of its solid but unexciting ERP skeleton and XPI-based connective tissue, chords and

gemini affinitas  Accenture, Arthur Anderson, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young) to co-develop the strategic industry solutions should also help. Still, as the indirect channel works well in the mid-market and may offer much broader offering than a mere system implementation (e.g., the change management consulting), time will only tell who is right J.D. Edwards or SAP given the companies' differing SI partnership strategies (see SAP Farms More Business Out Amid Its Staff Reductions ). Therefore, J. D. Edwards, more than its direct Read More
Baan Seeking A New Foster Home -- A Déjà vu Or Not Quite? Part Two: Baan Under Invensys
Baan's phase under Invensys, after a turbulent three years that have seen considerable people, market and technology change, and considerable worthwhile

gemini affinitas  which is code named Gemini and slated for delivery in September 2003. Although publicly traded, Invensys does not report its parts' P&L statements, but our estimates of Baan revenues in 2002 would be nearing $350 million. Second, during its recent revenue predictions on February 14, Invensys was conspicuously cautious on its second half of the year results, citing weak demand at Baan, but strengths in other areas. In order to stem any further speculations about its own and Baan future, Invensys had long Read More
Descartes Plots A Record Course In New Millennium
Waterloo, Ontario based Descartes Systems Group reported record revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2001 ended April 30, 2000. Focused on building its

gemini affinitas  (Ernst & Young, Cap Gemini, Intermec, and Symbol Technologies). User Recommendations Users in consumer-direct businesses characterized by volatile demand whose customers place high value on prompt delivery of goods should place Descartes on any short list. Home delivery is a major market for Descartes, whose DeliveryNet solutions are used by customers in Europe and North America, including Europe based Star's Services, LM Solutions, and U. S. based Webvan. Descartes also numbers many e-commerce startups Read More
The Empires Strike Back - Part II: The Likes Of IBM, EDS, And CSC In E-Business
In the past year the traditional consulting houses have executed major initiatives to counter the challenges of the pure play and fringe market invaders. Being

gemini affinitas  A.T. Kearney), CSC, Cap Gemini, and even smaller players like Lante and Osprey. The large companies, focused on their legacy businesses, have largely been cautious in their approach to the Internet as a market. Most have not reacted until the past year when it became clear to them that the Internet was not a flash in the pan. In one year, since that realization, these legacy giants have taken a number of actions that have reshaped their companies and begun a more entrepreneurial stance. The impact of Read More

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