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Lawson Software Means Business With PSA and IPO
By acquiring a leading PSA vendor and deciding to go public, in addition to the new functional and technological enhancements to its flagship lawson.insight

ipo news  Business With PSA and IPO P.J. Jakovljevic - July 31, 2001 Event Summary On June 29, Lawson Software , a provider of Internet-enabled business applications for service industries, announced that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Account4 , Inc ., a provider of Web-based Professional Services Automation (PSA) software. Through this acquisition, Lawson hopes to expand its software solution for professional service organizations and professional service divisions. While the terms of the deal we Read More...
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Deltek's Second Bite at the IPO Cherry (Part II)
Well, a few months after Part I of this blog post was published, which focused on Deltek's pre-New Mountain Capital private equity investment era, the time has

ipo news  Second Bite at the IPO Cherry (Part II) Well, a few months after  Part I of this blog post was published, which focused on Deltek 's pre- New Mountain Capital private equity investment era, the time has finally come for us to analyze why being again publicly traded should (or should not) work better for Deltek this time. If one is to judge merely by the most recent financial figures , it would appear to be working well, but my focus here is on some lingering softer issues too. So, when the new manageme Read More...
Lawson Enforces Its Stronghold Part1: Recent Announcements
Lawson Software, has gone past a successful IPO, and continues with new wins and with rounding up of its focused offering, while also belonging to the elite of

ipo news  Enforces Its Stronghold Part1: Recent Announcements Event Summary On April 17, Lawson Software , Inc. (NASDAQ: LWSN), a provider of Web-based business applications for selected service industries, announced the acquisition of Keyola , a Florida-based company with an innovative business intelligence (BI) technology. The acquisition of the privately held company is effective immediately, and terms of the deal were not disclosed. Keyola's collaborative business intelligence technology is seen to Read More...
Lawson Software-IPO and Several Acquisitions After
Lawson Software, almost two years since a successful IPO amid adverse conditions at the time, has had its share of difficulties while rounding up its vertical

ipo news  Software-IPO and Several Acquisitions After Event Summary Lawson Software has always been unique in many aspects within the enterprise applications market and has consequently had a smooth ride for more than two decades since its inception. The vendor has continued with the same differentiating tune, albeit somewhat amended as to stifle unavoidable external disturbances during the last two years. One of these disturbances would be the losing fiscal 2003 year with crippling revenues (a 20 percent Read More...
TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of September 3, 2012
SOFTWARE SELECTIONSIndustrial lubricants manufacturer IRMCO selects ProcessPro Premier ERP softwareIndustry tags: manufacturing

ipo news  the company's S1 report (pre-IPO) indicates that, despite doing the things right architecturally from scratch, a whopping 37 percent of revenue is currently being invested in development of its applications for managing financials, where the company has so far had very little traction. — P.J. Jakovljevic, Principal TEC Analyst TEC blog post (Sept 2011): Can Software Help Employees Enjoy Their Workday (More)? – Part 1 Workday Blogs: Why Workday Is Different by Design, and Why It Matters Vertical Read More...
Case Study: Fixed Asset Problems Become Yesterday’s News for The Washington Post Company
The Washington Post Company (WPC) needed a system to manage tax and asset depreciation from 25 companies, while allowing each company to independently add fixed

ipo news  Study: Fixed Asset Problems Become Yesterday’s News for The Washington Post Company The Washington Post Company (WPC) needed a system to manage tax and asset depreciation from 25 companies, while allowing each company to independently add fixed assets and generate reports. With more than 100,000 fixed assets throughout the company, this was no minor task. But with the new Web-hosted fixed assets management solution, WPC accesses all data in real time, saving time and ensuring accuracy. Find out how. Read More...
J.D. Edwards' QUEST To End Its String Of Pyrrhic Victories Part 1: The News
J.D. Edwards has been trying hard to reverse a continuing decline of license revenue, which is in a sharp contrast to its direct competitors’ upbeat postures

ipo news  D. Edwards' QUEST To End Its String Of Pyrrhic Victories Part 1: The News J.D. Edwards' QUEST To End Its String Of Pyrrhic Victories Part 1: The News P.J. Jakovljevic - July 3, 2001 Event Summary  During this year's FOCUS conference, which ran from June 11 -- 14, J.D. Edwards & Company (NASDAQ: JDEC), one of the leading providers of enterprise applications, demonstrated a somewhat more galvanized strategy than the one it initiated and less successfully executed during the last year (for more Read More...
Red Hat Heads for the Cloud with OpenShift
It would be an understatement to say that Red Hat is an interesting enterprise software company. Since its founding in 1994 and initial public offering (IPO) in

ipo news  and initial public offering (IPO) in 1999, the vendor has focused on businesses and divisions thereof that embrace open-source computing tools. In 2001, Red Hat introduced Enterprise Linux, a “frozen” mature version of Linux whose support and maintenance the vendor could guarantee (for a fee) until the next mature version would be officially released (say, a few years later). This approach shields users from the potential disruptions of continual enhancements that the open-source community keeps bring Read More...
Lawson Software-IPO and Several Acquisitions After Part Two: Retail and Professional Service Initiatives
Lawson is sticking to its focus on selected vertical markets, but going forward the tenets of that focus will likely be more finely tuned. Namely, the vendor

ipo news  Software-IPO and Several Acquisitions After Part Two: Retail and Professional Service Initiatives Event Summary According to officials of Lawson Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: LWSN), the return of year-over-year license revenue growth was driven by a strong quarter from the health care vertical (for details, see Part One ). The company signed 153 deals in the quarter. Of the total licensing activity in the fiscal 2004 first quarter, 58 percent came from new customers and 42 percent from existing customers. Read More...
How Charismatic Is Your ERP System?
While conducting “research” for another project, I stumbled across Max Weber’s notion of classification of authority, which was news to me, as is most serious

ipo news  Charismatic Is Your ERP System? While conducting “research” for another project, I stumbled across Max Weber’s notion of classification of authority , which was news to me, as is most serious Western thought. According to Weber, there are three types of authority: 1. Charismatic 2. Traditional 3. Legal Weber defined charismatic authority as being derived primarily from, well, charisma, or personal magnetism. Examples of leaders that embody charismatic authority include Barack Obama, Ronald Read More...
TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of June 25, 2012
SOFTWARE SELECTIONSBritish cosmetics company Badgequo selects Epicor ERPIndustry tags: Manufacturing, distribution

ipo news  Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of June 25, 2012 SOFTWARE SELECTIONS British cosmetics company Badgequo selects Epicor ERP Industry tags: Manufacturing, distribution Aggressively growing cosmetics manufacturer/distributor Badgequo is in need of corporate software to offer single-truth data, eliminate manual data re-entry, and provide full visibility into its extended supply chain. This organization is a real-life example of a small company with less than 30 employees but complex Read More...
TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of May 7th, 2012
SOFTWARE SELECTIONS AND GO-LIVESLos Angeles County selects SAS to provide analytics services and applicationsIndustry tags: BI/business analytics

ipo news  Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of May 7th, 2012 SOFTWARE SELECTIONS AND GO-LIVES Los Angeles County selects SAS to provide analytics services and applications Industry tags: BI/business analytics Los Angeles County will use SAS predictive analytics and data mining solutions as well as SAS BI solutions to fight organized fraud within the Department of Public and Social Services. Uncovering more than 200 probable fraud cases = BI and business analytics at their best. —Jorge Read More...
TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of May 28th, 2012
SOFTWARE SELECTIONSOklahoma’s Department of Human Services selects WebFOCUSIndustry tags: cross-industry

ipo news  Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of May 28th, 2012 SOFTWARE SELECTIONS Oklahoma’s Department of Human Services selects WebFOCUS Industry tags: cross-industry To solve its reporting requirements, Oklahoma DHS has selected Information Builders’ WebFOCUS business intelligence platform. With massive reporting requirements, the state government institution will rely on (among other things) a reporting application for child support services and a compliance reporting system for its Read More...
PeopleSoft: Giving Fervent Hope To The Market And Jitters To The Competition. Part 1: The News
PeopleSoft is seeking to make bigger strides in the CRM, SCM and B2B software markets with its recent spate of product releases. While Wall Street praises the

ipo news  Giving Fervent Hope To The Market And Jitters To The Competition. Part 1: The News PeopleSoft: Giving Fervent Hope To The Market And Jitters To The Competition Part 1: The News P.J. Jakovljevic - June 26, 2001 Event Summary  PeopleSoft is seeking to make bigger strides in the CRM, SCM and B2B software markets with its recent spate of product releases. The rhetoric and hype aside, the fact is that PeopleSoft has become a fearsome enterprise applications provider. PeopleSoft has joined the elite Read More...

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