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The Name and Ownership Change Roulette Wheel for Marcam Stops at SSA Global Part Three: Last-Ditch Effort by Invensys
Under Invensys, Marcam has seen things change frequently including reorganizations, management changes, strategy changes, and the loss of many employees with

invensys marcam  customers and their needs. Invensys had managed the Marcam business with a series of executives and policies that were well suited for Invensys' traditional plant-centric business, but did not always do the correct thing for ERP products. SSA Global, conversely, is a well-managed extended enterprise applications business that understands the needs of customers and the dynamics of the ERP software business. The motivation of the buyer vendor will have come from the strengths of Marcam's install base

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Invensys Production Solutions - Can Historic Strengths And The 'Protean Boost' Overcome Its Liabilities?


Invensys has created a new group within its Production Management Division called Invensys Production Solutions. The group includes the PRISM and Protean process ERP products plus the resources of Invensys Validation Services group. While the unit should have much strength, it also has certain liabilities that must be addressed.

invensys marcam  ERP products coming to Invensys through Marcam and Baan acquisitions: Baan IV Process, Baan Dimensions, PRISM, Protean, and Baan Cable & Wire. The announcement was a departure from rewriting all the products into one core iBaan ERP product the unit was not going to provide an integrated solution any longer, but would rather provide combined applications capabilities via an integration framework. Finally, given Invensys has recently yet again put all its assets/investments under the magnifying glass, it Read More

The Name and Ownership Change Roulette Wheel for Marcam Stops at SSA Global Part Two: Marketing By Invensys


IPS was hoping that the early product vision and venerable reputation that Marcam has in the process manufacturing market for providing plant-centric ERP solutions might finally play well to capturing the marketing opportunity.

invensys marcam  Part Two: Marketing By Invensys Invensys Forms Process and Regulated Industry Products Group SSA Global announced it has acquired Marcam , a provider of specialized, operational-level enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for process manufacturers, from Invensys plc , the global automation and controls group with headquarters in the UK, and from which SSA Global also bought Baan about a year ago. But then, given early in 2003 Invensys yet again put all its assets and investments under the Read More

Invensys Production Solutions - Can Historic Strengths And The 'Protean Boost' Overcome Its Liabilities? Part Two: Liabilities, Strategy, and User Recommendations


Invensys must communicate its successes and strategy to the marketplace, and must aggressively invest in customer satisfaction, marketing, and sales. IPS must convince customers and prospects that it is here to stay; while the functionally rich products are great advantages, many other considerations make some customers and prospects perceive these solutions a risk.

invensys marcam  plus the resources of Invensys Validation Services group ( www.vtc-usa.com ), a Montreal, Canada-based provider of regulatory compliance, validation, and consulting services encompassing the entire validation project life cycle and a range of validation services for the regulated supply chain. This is Part Two of a two-part note. Part One presented Invensys's background and the strengths of the PRISM and Protean products. Liabilities Incidentally, the company might still be burdened by its past baggage Read More

Marcam Solutions: Shifting its Focus to MES


The envisioned integration with Wonderware's FactorySuite 2000 will allow Protean users to solve shop floor problems with all production data collected and made instantly available. We believe that within the next 4 years Marcam will gradually shift its focus to plant integration and operations applications, while de-emphasizing its financial and order management components and relying on interfaces with other ERP vendors.

invensys marcam  factory automation division of Invensys Plc., a global electronics and engineering company with headquarters in London, UK. Vendor Strengths We believe that PRISM, Protean, and Avantis are leading core ERP products for the Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SME) market segment, particularly due to their deep respective niche functionality (process manufacturing and asset management), low total cost of ownership (TCO), and speed of implementation. Marcam was one of the first mid-market ERP vendors to 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 Marcam, Baan, and SSA Global, whose paths have crossed, parted, and crossed once again since the early 2000s, might be an object case.

invensys marcam  ERP products coming to Invensys through Marcam and Baan acquisitions: Baan IV Process , Baan Dimensions , PRISM, Protean, and Baan Cable & Wire . The announcement was a departure from rewriting all the products into one core erstwhile iBaan ERP product—the unit was not going to provide an integrated solution any longer, but would rather provide combined applications capabilities via an integration framework. This concludes Part One of a six-part note. Parts Two and Three will discuss the marketing by Read More

Baan Defectors - Is This Only Tip of an Iceberg?


While Baan may have avoided euthanasia in the nick of time, evidence is mounting that a number of anxious and/or disgruntled customers have not found this assuring.

invensys marcam  systems have been implemented. Invensys should, without any delay, address customers' concerns by unequivocally stating its more detailed product strategy and the timeframe for its delivery. Also, it is very important that the company explain why it believes impending restructuring will not jeopardize future product development and/or service & support. The fact remains that Baan still has a competitive product line. The irony of life is that its core product has never been more mature and stable. Read More

Where Is ERP Headed (Or Better, Where Should It Be Headed)? Part 3: E-Business and Mid-Market Shakeout


This note discusses how ERP-driven e-business will have to extend well beyond providing business partners self-service portlets. It will have to allow trading partners not only order status tracking but also the enterprise plans and conditions down to plant level for more efficient two-way interaction and support. It also discusses how consolidation, mergers and acquisitions among ERP vendors is expected to intensify.

invensys marcam  space through acquisition like Invensys , Plc ., a UK plant automation manufacturer with its acquisition of Marcam Solutions and Baan, as well as Microsoft 's very recent acquisition of Great Plains . Intensified M&A activity also stems from the fact that while the concept of best-of-breed will not go away, users will increasingly look for one strategic vendor to fulfill the majority (at least 70%) of their business application needs. This is particularly true for the lower end of the market and for the Read More

Baan Resurrects Multi-Dimensionally Part 1: Recent Announcements


Having stemmed the tide of losses and returned to profitability in 2001, will in 2002 market witness Baan's return to former ERP stardom given the company's recent product enhancements, new partnerships and customer base retention/expansion initiatives?

invensys marcam  a unit of the Invensys Software Systems (ISS) division of Invensys plc, the global automation and controls group with headquarters in the UK, has lately blitzed the market with a number of announcements. The most prominent amongst these were: Deliveries of vertically focused solutions for some industries Deliveries of horizontal, cross-industry applications Some high-profile partnerships Some initiatives to shore up its large customer base This is Part One of a four-part Event Note concerning these 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. The market size for 1999, with the 4th quarter yet to be reported, is estimated at $18.5B-$19.5B (12%-16% growth over 1998), with sales expected to top $55B-60B by 2003, for a CAGR of 28%-32%. ERP software suites will become universal business applications that will encompass front-office, business intelligence, and e-commerce/supply chain management, and ERP will no longer be the acronym sufficient enough to cover it, so we would like to suggest a new acronym - iERP, meaning Inter(

invensys marcam  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

What's Wrong With Enterprise Applications, And What Are Vendors Doing About It? Part Two: A New Framework Strategy


Building replacement products on a new framework is a higher risk strategy. The product functionality still quite matters and, while it is important for enterprise applications providers to implement the latest computer science 'quantum leap', there is no guaranteed correlation between first-to-market and the ultimate success in the market (in fact, based on many experiences, one could even argue that the correlation might be inverse).

invensys marcam  Marcam Solutions ' (now Invensys Production Solutions ) Protean ). Still, SAP's decision to support more open standards from popular programming languages like Java, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and C++/C# to its support for evolving standards such as XML, Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI), Web Services Description Language (WSDL), and Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) should give some homework to many like-minded enterprise application vendors. PeopleSoft, on its hand, 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 the negative momentum both companies have experienced in the frenzied and rapidly consolidating enterprise applications market.

invensys marcam  Impact of Lawson-Intentia Merger Market Impact While we do not indulge in speculating who is likely to merge with whom in the highly tectonic enterprise applications market, we have to admit that the merger of Lawson Software , Inc . (NASDAQ: LWSN) with Intentia International AB (XSSE: INT B) had not crossed our mind before it actually happened. (For details on the merger announcement, see New Lawson Software's Transatlantic Extended-ERP Intentions ). The move was quite a surprise, since both Read More

Ambitious Plans and Promises: An Enterprise Software Vendor’s Open Course of Action


Infor has met several of its objectives with Infor Open SOA. The vendor has managed to resolve inherited customer retention issues, move forward with “green” and corporate social responsibility initiatives, and even has a viable new product version to offer Baan users.

invensys marcam  by foster parent companies Invensys and SSA Global . Infor ERP Baan nonetheless remains a good functional fit (if it is kept up-to-date technologically and functionally) for manufacturers in such industries as automotive supply, industrial equipment and machinery, high-tech and electronics, component manufacturing (discrete products), project-based manufacturing (commercial aerospace and ship building), and some batch process manufacturing. To be fair, both Invensys and SSA Global had made significant Read More

Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Audio Conference


This is a transcript of an audio conference on Enterprise Resource Planning Systems presented by TechnologyEvaluation.Com. The presentation used the TEC patented selection engine WebTESS to conduct a real time evaluation and selection. It then reviewed the critical differentiating ERP criteria, as well as detailed comparisons of the several major ERP vendors: SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, J.D. Edwards, Baan, Intentia, System Software Associates (SSA),Geac Computers, Industrial & Financial Systems (IFS), QAD, MAPICS, Symix Systems, Great Plains, and Lawson Software.

invensys marcam  space through acquisition like Invensys, Plc., a British automation maker with its recent acquisition of Baan Company and Marcam Solutions a year ago. Smaller ERP vendors will acquire new functionality and merge to protect themselves. We predict that more than 50% of current ERP vendors will not survive until 2004. About half of these will transform into system integrators, while either relegating their product to a niche 'bolt-on' or legacy status. The remaining half will be acquired. The most likely Read More

Business Objects Teams With TopTier For Analytics


Business Objects and TopTier Software have teamed to provide a unified enterprise portal to unite ERP, CRM, and supply chain information with business intelligence. Given that the market for analytical applications is estimated to mushroom at a compound annual growth rate of 28 percent to more than $6 billion in 2004 (source: IDC), these vendors are in the right place at the right time (and so is everybody else).

invensys marcam  including SAP , and Invensys ' Baan Data Navigator , so this product is off to a good start. User Recommendations One of the best ways to leverage value from investments in ERP, SCM, and CRM packages is to acquire technology that combines the information into a logical view from some specific perspective (the inward-facing view for the company, the outward-facing view for the customer, etc.), with some personalization capability built in. A variety of vendors who tout their analytic applications Read More