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Enterprise Resource Planning: Bridging the Gap between Product Vision and Execution
Why has Infor been successful at tacitly nurturing and growing acquired companies when many more noisy competitors have not?

iseries visio shapes  similar products based on iSeries and pre-.NET Microsoft technologies are to follow suit. The pace at which Corestone will be applied to Infor product lines will be determined by individual Infor business units, which have their own product development, product management, and development organization. It will also have the responsibility to drive industry-specific functionality into products. The centralized Corestone team will work closely with business units to drive standardization and a common

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How to Avoid Becoming Another CMMS Implementation Failure Statistic


Anywhere from 40 to 80 percent of CMMS implementations fail to meet expectations. However, by evaluating the company's business process flow, having proper organizational structure and buy-in, you can realize the true benefits of CMMS and avoid becoming another failure statistic.

iseries visio shapes  to Avoid Becoming Another CMMS Implementation Failure Statistic Introduction Most of you are probably growing a little weary of reading articles about the high incidents of computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) implementation failures. It's scary when you think that anywhere from 40 to 80 percent (depending on who you believe) of these implementations wind up not meeting expectations. So what's the problem? You may be surprised to learn that the problem often starts long before the Read More

Is MAPICS Getting the Magic of PLM? Part One: Recent Events and Market Impact


The former die-hard IBM AS/400-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) supplier to mid-market manufacturing companies, MAPICS, seems to have found its soul after the recent acquisition of its former competitor Frontstep and Frontstep's extended-ERP product line on a Microsoft .NET-based technology platform. While another acquisition of an ERP competitor is not very likely, MAPICS seems to have rather opted for lateral acquisitions of strategic extension products, starting with the MAGIK! PLM product.

iseries visio shapes  the MAPICS ERP for iSeries product. This acquisition certainly complements MAPICS' portfolio of evermore comprehensive software and services designed to help companies achieve world-class manufacturing success. The product lifecycle management (PLM) software applications' purpose has been discussed at great length (See The Many Faces of PLM ), but, in a nutshell, it is the foundation that supports the management and automation of product lifecycle processes from early product conceptualization to Read More

Analyzing MAPICS' Further Steps After Frontstep Part Three: Market Impact


Much has changed, while much has remained the same at MAPICS during 2003. With the February finalization of the Frontstep acquisition, MAPICS has become quite a large enterprise applications provider, which positions the vendor near (if not at) the top among vendors that focus on the mid-size discrete manufacturing market.

iseries visio shapes  the MAPICS ERP for iSeries product side is that version 7.3, which is slated for December, will feature Double Bytes support, and expanded Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE)-based client technology. Other developments detailed in this note are: MAPICS Field Service and Support (covered in Part One ) A Global Partnership with Systems Union (covered in Part One ) Primus Knowledge Solution Results Certified Partner Program Pacejet Logistics, Inc. is a Certified Partner A Revised Sales Strategy This is Part Read More

Is SSA GT Betting Infini(um)tely On Acquisitions?


What are the prospects for SSA GT’s mostly iSeries-based empire in the making, now that the revived ERP vendor has recently acquired three former competitors with their plethora of application products, and that it does not seem to be nearing the satiation point yet?

iseries visio shapes  of an IBM eServer iSeries (formerly AS/400 ) platform-based ERP empire, which was also once considered vanishing like Atlantis . On October 28, SSA Global Technologies, Inc. (SSA GT), www.ssagt.com , a worldwide enterprise solutions and services provider, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the common stock of Infinium Software (NASDAQ: INFM), www.infinium.com , another like provider, although mainly within different industry segments. In the agreement, each outstanding share of Read More

Geac Gets Its Commonsense Share Of Consolidation, With Revolving Door CEOs No Less Part Two: Market Impact


Geac is now a financially conservative, stable but acquisitive organization that has remained profitable despite the general IT industry downturn. Geac’s future focus on delivering new functionality to its heartland of existing customers and industry verticals, while building out its technology to make its existing products more future-proof, seems prudent. Geac is also targeting new customers through Extensity, Comshare and other front-end applications.

iseries visio shapes  operating on the IBM iSeries platform. Since its launch in 1994, it has been used by 1,600 customers worldwide, with 650 in the UK (out of 900 in Europe), 350 in Americas and 250 in Asia-Pacific many in the apparel and footwear, food and beverage and automotive supply markets. As for product scope, System21 covers all the bases of manufacturing, customer service, logistics, financial and service management operations, with several versions geared to specific vertical markets. This product suite offers Read More

Infor ION-izes its Open SOA Strategy - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series started by analyzing a certain change of the guard and a related product strategy shift at Infor. Two late June 2010 news announcements, which were entitled “Infor Simplifies Connectivity and Data Sharing with Infor ION(tm)” and “Infor Selects Microsoft as Preferred Technology and Tools Provider for Infor Software," were then demystified in an

iseries visio shapes  currently seeing in the iSeries market? Infor : The iSeries base is very important to Infor, with around 15,000 customers worldwide. There is a lot of activity around development for this installed base. A significant focus is tuning up the ERP LX  and ERP XA  suites so they can run on the IBM System i 7.1 operating system, which fully exploits the IBM Power7 machines.  Infor’s developers are working on aligning its applications with IBM's move from the 64-bit native Java Virtual Machine (JVM) to the Read More

PeopleSoft Revamps World for Its Mid-Market "Express" Conquest Part Three: Strengths


PeopleSoft's solutions within enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), enterprise portals, business intelligence (BI), and supplier relationship management (SRM) functionality provide a wide scope of features, and very few smaller vendors can provide tightly integrated applications of this magnitude under one umbrella.

iseries visio shapes  2004 , the IBM iSeries user conference. A new release of PeopleSoft World that included more than 280 new features and enhancements that span the product family's human capital management (HCM), supply chain management (SCM), and financial management (FM) applications, and a new web-based user interface (UI),on March 18 at CeBIT 2004 . Further extensions of the longstanding partnership with IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced during PeopleSoft 2004 Leadership Summit which expands their global alliance by enabling I Read More

Analyzing MAPICS' Further Steps After Frontstep Part Four: Market Impact Continued


While competitive costs (low and flexible software license pricing and implementation costs) and outstanding global service (proven fast implementations and customer loyalty) will remain important requirements for success, particularly in the lower end of the market, vertical focus will be the key factor for survival.

iseries visio shapes  the MAPICS ERP for iSeries product side is that version 7.3, which is slated for December, will feature Double Bytes support, and expanded Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE)-based client technology. Other developments detailed in this note are: MAPICS Field Service and Support (covered in Part One ) A Global Partnership with Systems Union (covered in Part One ) Primus Knowledge Solution Results Certified Partner Program Pacejet Logistics, Inc. is a Certified Partner A Revised Sales Strategy This is Part Read More

Is MAPICS Getting the Magic of PLM? Part Two: Strategy


During our recent briefing, MAPICS' executives acknowledged that almost all enterprise software companies are either "hunting" or being "hunted".

iseries visio shapes  the MAPICS ERP for iSeries product. Although MAPICS remains in an acquisition mode owing to a somewhat bitter pill of assimilating the MAPICS ERP for Extended Systems product (derived from the acquired former Pivotpoint's Point.Man product), it is not likely that MAPICS will opt for another direct enterprise resource planning (ERP) competitor's acquisition. MAPICS had to make a crucial decision to do provide a smooth migration path and conversion tools to MAPICS SyteLine ERP release 7 , rather than embark Read More

Small Merger Challenges and Recommendations to Users


The recent merger of enterprise resource planning vendors CMS Software (now known as Solarsoft Business Systems) and XKO Software presents some challenges. Although little overlap exists between the companies’ product lines, customers should verify that pre-merger support and service contracts are honored.

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Baan Resurrects Multi-Dimensionally Part 2: Alliances & Support


Baan and IBM have formed an alliance, IONA is certified for the OpenWorld Network Alliance, and Baan has a program for a smooth migration path for existing customers.

iseries visio shapes  be bundled with IBM's iSeries platform. These products run on a range of IBM eServers and IBM middleware such as WebSphere, DB2 UBD and MQ Series. Both companies will also work together on joint developments focused on the adoption of key IBM technologies such as WebSphere. Additional solutions and services from IBM and Invensys under the new alliance include the expansion of the IBM Global Services and IBM Global Financing offerings. Invensys Software Systems' customers can work with IBM Global Read More

Server Platform Situational Analysis: IBM AS/400


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