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Symix Sytems: Shifting SME's Focus to Their Customers
Symix is regarded as the originator of the extended ERP concept (CSRP), which has proven to be so attractive to mid-market enterprises that two other leading

jba headers  mid-market vendors (MAPICS and JBA International) entered into specific R&D and licensing agreements with Symix to gain access to its SyteAPS product. Continuous heavy investment in R&D (approx. 34% of total workforce, one of the highest in the industry, slightly less than MAPICS) backed with wise acquisitions (See Vendor Summary) and strategic product alliances (Trilogy Software, Keyfile Corp., MCI WorldCom) have led to a very broad product portfolio for Symix. Fig. 2 Vendor Challenges Symix's low

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Symantec


Symantec was founded in 1982 by visionary computer scientists. The company has evolved to become one of the world’s largest software companies with more than 18,500 employees in more than 50 countries. We provide security, storage and systems management solutions to help our customers- from consumers and small businesses to the largest global organizations- secure and manage their information-driven world against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently than any other company.

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Is SSA GT Betting Infini(um)tely On Acquisitions? Part Three: Complementary Products


At a first glance, one can even notice that the complementary nature of some SSA GT products and Infinium products may indeed provide a ‘kick for a buck’ proposition. Further, it appears that SSA GT understands and listens closely (via Global Guide Groups) to the needs of conservative ERP customers that are unwilling to ditch a good functional product even at a cost of its technological antiquity. Further, it has a track record of strong functional development that preserves the customer’s current investment.

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The Essential Supply Chain


Supply Chain Management (SCM) once viewed as a way to obtain a competitive advantage, is now perceived as a logical and necessary extension of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). The reasons: First, traditional ERP systems lack the advanced planning tools necessary for companies to respond to an increasingly competitive business environment. Second, advances in computing power and data transmission enable disparate entities to communicate efficiently and at a low cost. Finally, vendors have observed the complementary nature of SCM and ERP and are engaged in consolidation of their product suites.

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JBA: Will it remain "@ctive Enterprise"?


In 1999, JBA launched its @ctive Enterprise Series product line, which allows customers to dynamically model and continuously update their business processes. While the merger with GEAC brings some positive prospects, JBA's ambitious R&D pipeline may be jeopardized.

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Can Geac Reshuffle the ERP Standings?


In July, Geac Computer Corporation Limited, the largest Canadian business applications software vendor and an aspirant for a leading ERP vendor position, announced its financial results for fiscal 2000. Earlier, on June 26, Geac solidified its enterprise systems presence in North America by consolidating its various North American ERP operations into one business unit - Geac Enterprise Solutions.

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J.D. Edwards Finds Its Inner-Self Within Its 5th Incarnation Part 3: Market Impact


In a nutshell, J.D. Edwards seems poised to deliver applications within its traditional verticals that are wide-ranging, integrated, and modular (loosely decoupled) at the same time, which is apparently a clearer message and a better business model for the company. With a new management team the company seems to have found its soul, as it has finally pinpointed the right offering for its target market (both geography, customer size, and vertical segments wise), and it also seems to be exuding an air of confidence without arrogance, which had rarely, if ever, been seen in the past.

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Acquisitions Fuel Vendor Growth in the Enterprise Applications Field


Infor cites continued organic growth, license revenue from new customers, and install base cross-selling and up-selling as key growth drivers for the group. The acquisition of Formation Systems and Geac can only fuel Infor growth.

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Infinium Software, Inc.: Having All the Right Cards?


Following the market trends, Infinium has recently made an energetic push into a number of prospective areas such as: Web-enablement and self-service product capabilities, business intelligence, CRM, and application hosting (ASP) services. Infinium has only very recently announced its strategic partnership with elcom.com regarding e-commerce and vertical marketplaces, which will additionally burden products integration workload.

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Geac Computer Corporation: Mastering Growth by Acquisitions


Geac has acquired in excess of 40 companies around the world. Geac's purchase of UK-based ERP software maker JBA International in 1999 has nearly doubled the company's size.

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Made2Manage Systems 'One Year After': Reenergized and Growing Part Two: Future Direction


Made2Manage focused on enriching the software ownership experience for its customers--to the point where they sometimes even volunteer to influence prospective buyers.

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Geac Metamorphosises JBA Into Gear, but Cuts 20% of Staff


On November 12, Geac Computer unveiled its plan to turn its UK-based JBA Holdings acquisition into a new division, dubbed Gear, that will focus on the midrange enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications market.

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Taming the SOA Beast - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog topic introduced the notion of how complex and tricky it can be to manage and govern enterprise applications' service oriented architecture (SOA). That blog post also tackled Progress Software’s recent acquisition of Mindreef in order to round out its SOA governance solution for distributed information technology (IT) environments. Mindreef joined the Progress Actional SOA

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Geac and JBA Join Forces to Form New ERP Giant


On September 30, Geac Computer Corporation Limited (TSE:GAC), the Canadian-based global supplier of mission critical business software, successfully completed its acquisition of JBA, a leading ERP and supply chain software supplier. The combined entity is now one of the world's largest application software businesses, with combined annualized revenue of more than C$1.3 billion, over 30,000 customers and 6,000 total employees.

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Geac Awakens On Its Deathbed - Part 1: Event Summary


While Geac might not need a white knight savior any longer owing to the profitable quarter and secured additional funding, the general feeling remains that the company has also long passed up an opportunity to be a top-notch applications vendor.

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