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The Market Impact of Two Powerhouses
This is an analysis of the equivalent moves of two superpowers to secure the lower-end of the market, also known as the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) market segment. One is Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS), the other is UK-based the Sage Group.
The Market Impact of Two Powerhouses The Market Impact of Two Powerhouses P.J. Jakovljevic - August 25, 2005 Read Comments Market Impact This is an analysis of the equivalent moves of the two superpowers at the (perhaps even more promising) lower-end of the market, also known as the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) market segment. One player is Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) , who underwent two major, well-publicized acquisitions in the early 2000s (see Microsoft Keeps on Rounding up Its Business
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 share in the service industries sector, and is a recognized competitive force to keep the likes of PeopleSoft, Oracle and SAP on their tiptoes.
Stronghold Part 2: Market Impact Lawson Enforces Its Stronghold Part 2: Market Impact P.J. Jakovljevic - May 6, 2002 Read Comments Announcement Summary Lawson Software , Inc. (NASDAQ: LWSN), a provider of Web-based business applications for selected service industries, has gone past a successful IPO to continue to win new business and to corral more products for its focused offering. It is part of the elite enterprise application vendors that have seen license revenue growth and profit during these times
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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 the negative momentum both companies have experienced in the frenzied and rapidly consolidating enterprise applications market.
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Data Mining: The Brains Behind eCRM
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Cincom Sticks to CONTROL of ETO and MRO Part 2: Market Impact
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J.D. Edwards Finds Its Inner-Self Within Its 5th Incarnation Part 3: Market Impact
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Incarnation Part 3: Market Impact J.D. Edwards Finds Its Inner-Self Within Its 5th Incarnation Part 3: Market Impact P.J. Jakovljevic - October 4, 2002 Read Comments Market Impact This is yet another example of what difference a year can make, and of a vendor taking advantage of a given second chance. A year ago, J.D. Edwards was in a rather self-loathing mood amid sagging sales, massive layoffs and restructuring, and with rumors of a possible buyout abounding as well, all making existing customers quite
JDA Portfolio: For the Retail Industry -- Part Five: Analysis of Market Impact
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Smaller Vendors Can Still Provide Relevant Business Systems Part Two: Market Impact
ERP and other enterprise applications products will thus demonstrate deep industry functionality and tight integration with best-of-breed 'bolt-on' products in a particular vertical, which also means adding sector-specific, fine-grained capabilities.
Systems Part Two: Market Impact Smaller Vendors Can Still Provide Relevant Business Systems Part Two: Market Impact P.J. Jakovljevic - January 25, 2005 Read Comments Smaller Vendors Can Still Provide Relevant Business Systems Part Two: Market Impact P.J. Jakovljevic Market Impact We expect the market for application software to further segregate into two tiers. The first group will be a limited number of very large vendors, while the second group will be a large number of small, highly focused vendors.
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