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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

jba holdings  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. In the process, the firm plans to cut 500 people, or 20 percent of its staff as part of an attempt to reduce overhead. The aim is to cut annual costs by about C$90 million, effective from this current quarter. Douglas Bergeron, Geac's president and chief executive officer, also said he was now in the process of evaluating the company's Read More...

Geac Decomposes To Survive
Geac, a struggling Canadian enterprise applications vendor has not found its white knight. It will, for the time being, have to sell parts of its business in

jba holdings  the 1999 purchase of JBA Holdings plc . Including this adjustment to carrying value, the net loss for the quarter was a hefty $218.9 million, compared with net income of $0.9 million during the same period last year. Geac will increasingly focus on the industry sectors where its market presence and portfolio of solutions can most rapidly generate profits and deliver the best value to our customers, Caldwell continued. We will apply our efforts to improving our performance, with an emphasis on the Read More...
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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

jba holdings  Systems 9/98 $35 M JBA Holdings plc (GEAC) Embedded License Symix Systems 7/99 - Mapics Solutions, Inc. Embedded License Symix Systems 7/98 - Oracle Corporation Embedded License i2 Technologies 11/97 - SAP AG Investment OKEF-techILOGCatalyst International 6/98 7/98 9/99 51% 5% 10% Oracle Corporation JMA Industri-Matematik 1/97 (and informal earlier) - i2 Technologies Interface EXE Technologies 4/99 - Great Plains Software Embedded License Logility 7/00 - Key : Acquisition : One company taking over Read More...
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

jba holdings  year. The acquisition of JBA Holdings Plc. and the integration of that business with Geac Enterprise Solutions has been completed and made a positive contribution to the company's earnings before interest, taxes, and amortization during the second half of the year. The acquisition significantly increased Geac's presence in Europe and transformed Geac into one of the largest enterprise applications businesses in the world. Douglas Bergeron, President and CEO commented: We have concluded a busy year of Read More...
Geac Hopes To See System21 Shine Again Like 'Aurora' Part 2: Market Impact
Geac appears to have at least learned some hard lessons and it should not fall again in the trap of its former rampant acquisition strategy in a number of

jba holdings  prominent UK-based ERP vendor JBA International in 1999. The acquisition has unfortunately stopped short of producing the great synergy it seemed to have offered initially. As a result, in the post Y2K ERP slowdown, former JBA's flagship System21 sales dropped precipitously during 2000/2001 and the product has until very recently all but disappeared off the ERP radar screen. Impact of Acquisition of System21 The fact is also that Geac has not initially significantly enhanced System21 since either (except Read More...
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

jba holdings  GT and Geac (former JBA ), it has had a very limited success as stand-alone offering after the acquisition, partly owing to process industries' lesser interest in certain CRM modules like call centers. However, likewise add-on to Infinium's original ERP modules, it might likely create a compelling value proposition for the rest of SSA GT's primarily discrete manufacturing products provided it is also tailored for specific vertical industries. As mentioned earlier, the Infinium Process Manufacturing Read More...
How to Optimize Your Inventory and Free Your Capital
Inventory optimization enables companies to improve the performance of both the supply and maintenance functions. Your inventory optimization solution should

jba holdings  to Optimize Your Inventory and Free Your Capital Inventory optimization enables companies to improve the performance of both the supply and maintenance functions. Your inventory optimization solution should not only identify optimal holdings of each item, but do so automatically—and analyze usage, as well as adjust stock holdings and reordering points on an ongoing basis. Find out how inventory optimization can help you reduce downtime and increase productivity. BEGINLYX Read More...
SYSPRO ERP Choice of Grato Holdings
After the recent analyst roadshow where we were able to see some previews of what’s coming in 2013, SYSPRO started the new year with a bang. Namely, the vendor

jba holdings  ERP Choice of Grato Holdings After the recent  analyst roadshow where we were able to see some previews of what’s coming in 2013,  SYSPRO started the new year with a bang. Namely, the vendor has announced that Grato Holdings , a manufacturer of custom homeopathic remedies, nutritional supplements, and herbal products, has  chosen SYSPRO Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software to facilitate company growth and enhance operational efficiencies and customer relations. According to Mike Evans, Read More...
Geac Awakens On Its Deathbed - Part 2: Geac's Response
While Geac’s balance sheet was boosted by recent events, a more positive sign is the company’s intent to become a true software-developing vendor, not simply a

jba holdings  prominent UK-based ERP vendor JBA in 1999. The acquisition unfortunately stopped short of producing the great synergy it seemed to have offered initially. As a result, in the post Y2K ERP slowdown, former JBA's flagship System 21 sales dropped precipitously and the product has all but disappeared off the ERP radar screen. The fact is also that Geac has not significantly enhanced System 21 (except for Web-enabling it through Universal Commerce Adapter ( UCA ) based on Jacada technology and for embedding Read More...
More Than 600 Customers Live on J.D. Edwards OneWorld. Dot.Com and Brick & Mortar Customers Alike Select J.D. Edwards to Achieve E-Business Agility
On November 12, J.D. Edwards & Company, a leading provider of agile E-Business solutions, announced that more than 600 customers around the world are using J.D.

jba holdings  GEAC, who recently acquired JBA International. Second, the Company is still in for a great deal of painstaking integration effort, both with its above-mentioned recently acquired products and with products of its partners, like Siebel, Ariba, and Synquest. User Recommendations As a summary of our recommendations in TEC's note on J.D. Edwards on September 1, 1999 (See TEC Technology Research Note: J.D. Edwards - Creating OneWorld of Mid-sized ERP Users September 1st, 1999), we generally recommend Read More...
Ramco and WNS Partner for HR Outsourcing
Ramco Systems, an enterprise software product company focused on delivering ERP applications on cloud, tablets, and smartphones, recently entered into a

jba holdings  and WNS Partner for HR Outsourcing Ramco Systems , an enterprise software product company focused on delivering ERP applications on cloud, tablets, and smartphones, recently entered into a strategic partnership with WNS Holdings Limited (WNS), a provider of global business process outsourcing (BPO) services . This move marks Ramco’s entry into the platform-as-a-service (PaaS) space where Ramco’s HR platform will be the base on which WNS will package its human resources outsourcing (HRO) services t Read More...
Intentia Braces For Its Ongoing Roller-Coaster Ride Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations
To continue to expand beyond its European roots and succeed in other markets, Intentia must continue to focus on marketing and sales, both direct and indirect

jba holdings  , and Geac (formerly JBA ). However, its emphasis on web-based supply chain and CRM applications, as well as private web trading exchange technology has indeed changed its footprint, therefore, the company may additionally compete with the likes of i2 Technologies and Manugistics in the SCM space, with Siebel Systems for CRM and CommerceOne and Ariba for web auctions, trading exchange technology, and other B2B eBusiness components. Futhermore, Intentia's intent to deliver everything an integrated Read More...
Geac Announces Q3 Results and Acquires CRM Vendor
Geac Computer Corporation Limited announced its financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended January 31, 2000. Geac also announced it has

jba holdings  particular, the acquisition of JBA Holdings, effective September 21, 1999, contributed over $100 million in sales to the quarter. For the nine months ended January 31, 2000, acquisitions contributed approximately $181 million to the Company's consolidated sales. For the third quarter, license and hardware sales increased 46% compared to the same three-month period last year. License and hardware sales comprised approximately 23% of the total sales for the quarter, with the balance made up of sales from Read More...
The Automotive OEMs Might Soon Contract “BRAIN” Damage Part 2: The Future and User Recommendations
While business for BRAIN North America continues to be positive, developments in Germany will affect its future.

jba holdings  IFS , Glovia , Geac/JBA , SoftBrands , SSA GT , ROI Systems and Lilly Software are some of the Tier2/Tier3 vendors that have viable solutions for mid-sized automotive manufacturers in their quest to eliminate complexity and streamline operations and contain costs, which will jump at the ensuing opportunity. One should never forget about the large players like SAP , Oracle , J.D. Edwards , Baan and PeopleSoft that are entrenched within the automotive original equipment manufacturers' (OEMs) and Tier 1 Read More...
Epicor Software Corp.: Completing Painstaking
Epicor Software is one of the first vendors and possibly the only mid-market vendor able to natively embrace customer and supplier activities tied to a core

jba holdings  UK-based ERP software maker JBA International in 1999 has nearly doubled the company's size. With the addition of JBA, Geac is expected to surpass US$1 billion in revenue and occupy the 4th largest ERP vendor position. Geac serves its worldwide base of more than 30,000 customers in more than 40 countries through direct sales, support, and affiliate locations worldwide. The company operates throughout the world, and as such segments its revenues geographically. In 1999, 68% of total revenues came from the Read More...

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