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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

invensys baan acqui  (now a division of Invensys ), GEAC Software Corporation, SCT Corporation , Intentia , Microsoft Great Plains , Lawson Software, QAD , IFS , SSA Global Technologies , InterBiz (division of Computer 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 , Read More
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Process ERP Market Loses PRISM and Protean
Wonderware is reducing the staff dedicated to the ex-Marcam PRISM and Protean products from approximately 400 to less than 100. They will also cease to offer

invensys baan acqui  were part of the Invensys acquisition of Baan in the spring of 2000. Market Impact With the withdrawal of these products from consideration, the market for Process ERP products from vendors dedicated exclusively to that market has shrunk to very few options. This move, combined with the recent financial problems at Ross Systems , means that only SCT of Malvern, PA is left as a healthy Process-only vendor. Several non-process vendors do offer versions of their products that are aimed at the needs of Read More
Recommendations for Users of Acquired Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
The added value of both SSA Global and Infor is that existing users of relatively small and dubious ERP products should now gain the benefits of synergistic

invensys baan acqui  for Users of Acquired Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Added Value The added value of both SSA Global and Infor is that existing users of relatively small and dubious enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers should now gain the benefits of synergistic software developments from other ERP siblings. This is Part Six of the six-part series The Enterprise Applications Arms Race To Be Number Three . This article is part of a comparative analysis of SSA Global and Infor, two contenders Read More
The Name and Ownership Change Roulette Wheel for Marcam Stops at SSA Global Part One: Event Summary
Sometimes, the enterprise applications market can produce many strange twists and turns, in addition to being tough for all and even cruel to some. The tale of

invensys baan acqui  wrong between Baan and Invensys (see Baan Seeking a New Foster Home—A Dj vu Or Not Quite? ). Although Marcam will have meanwhile been given a few more chances by Invensys, many similarities with the Baan failure have continued with Marcam too. In a nutshell, Invensys, with its ambitious 'Sensor to Boardroom' product strategy, seemed once determined to provide manufacturers a solution that would satisfy all their needs, from shop floor measuring devices and process control to cyberspace supply chain Read More
ERP Belle Époque Officially Ended With the Demise of Baan and SSA
Once high-flying ERP vendors, Baan and SSA, have officially ceased to exist as independent companies on the same day in the first week of August thereby marking

invensys baan acqui  powerful Dutch ERP vendor. Invensys claims it plans to continue investing in development of Baan products and looking after its large customer list, which includes such big names as Boeing. At the same time, Gores Technology Group (GTG), a leading privately held international acquisition and management company, announced that it successfully acquired Systems Software Associates Inc. (SSA). The company plans to continue investing in SSA products and supporting SSA's huge installed base of approximately Read More
Will 2001 Be The Year Of Baan’s Miraculous Comeback? Definitely Maybe.
December 2000 was the month of increased press release activity at Baan. In 2001, will the market witness a remarkable comeback of this once almost written off

invensys baan acqui  portal solution. Since the Invensys acquisition, Baan has made solid progress in filling its order pipeline, said Laurens van der Tang, Baan Company president. We've seen particularly strong market acceptance of our expanding portfolio of E-Business software, demonstrating our capability to successfully integrate solutions across the value chain - from the supplier, through the manufacturing process, to the customer. Our strength in linking complex supply chains to real-time, build-to-order shop floor Read More
Baan Sinks Deeper into Red Quicksand
On May 3, analysts suggested that Dutch business applications maker Baan faces a takeover bid or a break-up, after the latest tumble in the troubled firm's

invensys baan acqui  Sinks Deeper into Red Quicksand Baan Sinks Deeper into Red Quicksand P.J. Jakovljevic - May 25, 2000 Event Summary On May 3, analysts suggested that Dutch business applications maker Baan faces a takeover bid or a break-up, after the latest tumble in the troubled firm's stock price. Baan shares fell as much as 34% in morning trading, taking their year-to-date slide to 85%. Analysts suggested that the decline might threaten a $135 million debt-for-equity swap with Bear Stearns, which, with a series of Read More
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

invensys baan acqui  is the Name of the Game in Software Systems Introduction    For a manufacturer seeking better communication between its engineering and manufacturing wings, as well as a design-build engineering firm trying to expand its profit margins, a business process streamlined across the entire enterprise is a valuable commodity. Companies are using enterprise resource planning (ERP) software tools at an increasing rate to help smooth the rough edges of their business practices. ERP attempts to Read More
Resurrection, Vitality And Perseverance Of Former ERP 'Goners' Part Three: Market Impact
By being back from edge of the cliff, on a comeback trail under rejuvenated management, and with pruned but also more viable product sets, these vendors have

invensys baan acqui  Vitality And Perseverance Of Former ERP 'Goners' Part Three: Market Impact Event Summary Event Summary Although encouraging, it might also be quite ironic that, during these days of general lethargy of the market, the rare good pieces of news, in addition to some usual suspect' software giant's upbeat financial reports due to their certain large oligopolies' heritage, have been coming from these reformed traditional ERP vendors, which, not long ago provided ammunition to some pundits to announ Read More
IBM Aims Renamed UNIX Server at Sun
In the latest phase of its campaign to unseat Sun as the dominant Internet server brand, IBM has released a slew of performance benchmarks for its 'eServer

invensys baan acqui  Aims Renamed UNIX Server at Sun IBM Aims Renamed UNIX Server at Sun R. Krause - November 2, 2000 Event Summary [Source: IBM] 10/16/2000 IBM has introduced the eServer pSeries 680 - and announced it will ship the UNIX-based system to customers beginning Nov. 17. Code-named Turbo, the pSeries 680 has captured eight major performance benchmark records using up to 24 copper microprocessors with IBM's Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) technology. (See IBM Continues RS/6000 Performance Focus .) Additional 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

invensys baan acqui  enterprises, and subsequently part Invensys plc. (London Stock Exchange: ISYS), was sold on June 3 to an investment group consisting of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. and General Atlantic Partners, LLC, two of the world's leading private investment firms. Backed by nearly USD $14 billion in investment capital, the investment group plans to employ a growth oriented, long-term strategy to the Baan business, in the manner similar to the incredulous comeback of SSA Global Technologies (SSA GT) ( Read More
Aspen’s Step Backward in the First Quarter Part of Familiar Dance
First quarter results tend to be Aspen Technologies’ weakest of the year and 1Q 2001 is no exception. There are signs that suggest the process manufacturing

invensys baan acqui  was taken over by Invensys plc, the same software clearinghouse that bought troubled ERP vendor Baan last summer. Formerly a significant threat to Aspen, SSI's impact in the market has wavered since the Invensys acquisition and Invensys itself is now rumored to be on the auction block. Honeywell, which competed with Aspen in process control software, announced recently that it would be acquired by GE. The uncertain future of vendors like Honeywell and SSI/Invensys has had an indelible effect on user Read More
SSA GT to EXE-cute (Yet) Another Acquisition Part Three: Impact on SSA GT
Even in the cases where the company has been showing close attention to its customers' wish lists, its crucial tenet of operation is profitability and setting

invensys baan acqui  niches. In addition to Invensys , Geac , Epicor , Ross Systems , and SCT Corporation would be relatively recent examples of companies where this strategy has failed: all have had to eventually resort to divestiture and to a focus on core competencies. SSA GT is showing more of an appetite to acquire more vendors in light of impending large-scale consolidation (see Frantic Merger-Mania Spiced Up With Vendettas Leaves Customers Anxious ), before even putting these recent mergers well behind, it might be Read More
Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) Market - Dismal 1999, the New Millennium to bring Relief (for Some)
The worsening plight of most ERP vendors, caused by the market slowdown, which started in the fourth quarter of 1998, continued in full force throughout 1999

invensys baan acqui  factory automation division of Invensys Plc., a global electronics and engineering company with headquarters in London, UK for the price less than a half of its annual revenue ($60 million). Strengths: Protean, PRISM, and Avantis niche functionality and plant-level features, product flexibility and ongoing post-implementation system agility, tight process manufacturing focus, cross-platform product. Challenges: Poor financial performance, dubious ERP strategy, confinement to process manufacturing, weak Read More
Coficab Group Standardizes on Infor LN for Automotive
Infor recently announced it has signed a contract with Coficab Group, one of the biggest worldwide suppliers of wires and cables for the automotive industry

invensys baan acqui  Group Standardizes on Infor LN for Automotive Infor recently announced it has signed a contract with Coficab Group , one of the biggest worldwide suppliers of wires and cables for the automotive industry, involving a comprehensive multinational, multi-site implementation. The contract will see Coficab standardize on the enterprise resource planning (ERP) application Infor LN for Automotive , which will be implemented first in Portugal and then in Mexico, Morocco, Tunisia, Romania, and the United Read More

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