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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

invensys plc  automation and controls group Invensys plc . (London Stock Exchange: ISYS) has announced that Baan is finally and definitely for sale. This is a part of its parent's major divestiture move (i.e., over two thirds of its current business) and as Invensys recoils to its bare fundamentals. (For details of the announcements see Part One of this note ). In second half of 2000, crippled by eight consecutive quarters in the red and yet another full-year loss, Baan was acquired by then buoyant giant automating Read More...
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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 plc  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. This occurred after Invensys made multiple attempts to capture the process and regulated products industry (detailed in Part Two ). Early in 2004, in its last-ditch effort, Invensys decided IPS would return its Protean and PRISM process ERP products to the Marcam brand. As one could deduct so far, for this business, the name 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

invensys plc  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 magnifying glass, it then allocated the PRISM and Protean products into their own profit-based division, called IPS , which was to be responsible for the development, marketing, sales, and support of the Protean and PRISM process ERP 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

invensys plc  and painstaking soul-searching exercise, Invensys plc , the global automation and controls group with headquarters in the UK, created a new group within its Production Management Division (PMD) called Invensys Production Solutions (IPS) ( www.invensysproductionsolutions.com ). The group will include the PRISM and Protean process ERP products plus the resources of Invensys Validation Services group ( www.vtc-usa.com ), a Montreal, Canada-based provider of regulatory compliance, validation, and consulting Read More...
The (Perhaps Not So Sudden) Change of CEO at Epicor
Joseph (Joe) L. Cowan has been appointed President and CEO of Epicor, a provider of enterprise software for multiple industries with 4,800 employees and 20,000

invensys plc  EXE Technologies , and Invensys/Baan . These three companies were once market leaders who lost their innovative edge, market share, and cash, and were eventually sold to JDA Software (Manugistics) and to what is now Infor (EXE and Baan). Epicor is by far a much stronger and prosperous company than these erstwhile miserable software companies (all sold from a position of weakness and for cents on dollar). But one should not be surprised that market observers are concerned and second-guessing the agenda Read More...
IFS Restructures the IFS Defence Joint Venture
IFS and BAE Systems plc recently announced the restructuring of IFS Defence Ltd into a strategic relationship. IFS Defence was established as a joint venture by

invensys plc  Restructures the IFS Defence Joint Venture IFS and BAE Systems plc recently announced the restructuring of IFS Defence Ltd into a strategic relationship. IFS Defence was established as a joint venture by the two companies in 2000 to serve as a go-to-market vehicle for the military, defense, civil aviation, and asset service sectors of the global aerospace and defense (A&D) industry.   The move to infringe on the A&D market supremacy of SAP and Oracle has had significant success. Over the last 13 Read More...
Baan And SSA GT Merge To Form A Mid-Market Empire With An ''Iron Side'' Part Three: Market Impact On SSA GT
Like the previous few SSA GT's acquisitions, this merger too seems aimed at enlarging combined Baan and SSA GT's customer base, market share, and, more

invensys plc  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...
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.

invensys plc  Production Management division of Invensys plc , the global automation and controls group with headquarters in the UK, has lately announced that it has continued capturing market momentum with significant new customer wins in all geographies. For example, in the quarter ending September 30, Baan reportedly secured 67 new business agreements in North America and 31 in Latin America for its iBaan suite of Internet-enabled solutions, which was also significantly rounded up during 2002. As for 2002 overall, Read More...
Processing Complex Events (During These, oh well, Complex Times) - Part II
Part I of this blog series introduced the concept of complex event processing (CEP) and possible needs for CEP software applications. One such broad CEP

invensys plc  Complex Events (During These, oh well, Complex Times) - Part II Part I of this blog series introduced the concept of complex event processing (CEP) and possible needs for CEP software applications. One such broad CEP platform, Progress Apama , has been offered by Progress Software Coporation after acquiring the formerly independent Apama LTD in 2005. It is worth analyzing what has happened with the Apama product since being acquired by Progress Software. Progress Apama’s Current State of Read More...
Baan - What Will The Future In Invensys’ Stable Bring? Part 2: Evaluating Baan
Baan, once a leading global provider of ERP software hopes its adoptive parent, Invensys, will put it back on the enterprise software applications map. However,

invensys plc  being part of the Invensys Software Systems Division. It is not dead, as some feared would be the case by now, because it has begun to win new major contracts. Since the acquisition, Invensys seems to be determined to capitalize on what Baan has to offer. The Baan core development organization in the Netherlands remained virtually intact during numerous restructuring moves. With plans that focus on sales, marketing, services and administration, Invensys seems intent on both maintaining and expanding Read More...
Manufacturer's Nirvana -- Real-Time Actionable Information
How many ERP vendors, including the largest ones, have natively built-in real-time production monitoring, warehousing management, time and attendance capture

invensys plc  once mighty automation provider Invensys , who once had under its roof Baan , Marcam , Avantis , and Wonderware , respective ERP and MES products, yet never delivered together (see The Name and Ownership Change Roulette Wheel for Marcam Stops at SSA Globa—Part Three: Last-Ditch Effort by Invensys ). Thus, IQMS ( http://www.iqms.com ), a privately held, Paso Robles, CA (US)-based developer of EnterpriseIQ , a well attuned extended-ERP system for small and mid-size plastic processors and like repetitive Read More...
The Name and Ownership Change Roulette Wheel for Marcam Stops at SSA Global Part Six: Competition, Vendor, and User Recommendations
Customers and the marketplace may have forgotten who Marcam is and what it stands for. The new owner must, for that reason, communicate its successes and

invensys plc  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. What SSA Global acquired was a company, although constantly morphing from Marcam to IPS back to Marcam, with a good track record and a heritage of selling solutions to manage divisional or autonomous plant sites within selected process industries. (For details, see Parts Two and Three of this note.) (For an extensive discussion 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 plc  since being acquired by Invensys plc in August 2000. New customers include major aerospace organizations such as DARA in the UK (for more information, see Is Baan Showing Signs of Life After Death? ), manufacturers such as ABB in Australia and Selcom in China, and e-Business companies such as 2BeSource.com , the Singapore-based textile and garment sourcing web portal solution. Since the Invensys acquisition, Baan has made solid progress in filling its order pipeline, said Laurens van der Tang, Baan Read More...
Will Sage Group Cement Its SME Leadership with ACCPAC and Softline Acquisitions? Part Eight: More Challenges and User Recommendations
Best Software/Sage will remain a pragmatic company that delivers products based on a savvy understanding of its customers' needs and the competitive forces in

invensys plc  Sage Group Cement Its SME Leadership with ACCPAC and Softline Acquisitions? Part Eight: More Challenges and User Recommendations Perils of Partnering In March, Best Software , Inc. , one of the leading current providers of integrated accounting, business management, human resources (HR)/payroll and fixed asset solutions for small and mid-sized companies in North America, announced that its parent company, UK-based The Sage Group plc (LSE: SGE.L), had completed the acquisition of ACCPAC International, I Read More...

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