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JBA: Will it remain
In 1999, JBA launched its @ctive Enterprise Series product line, which allows customers to dynamically model and continuously update their business processes

jba  @ctive Enterprise ? Vendor Summary JBA International is a global supplier of integrated enterprise management software for midsize companies involved in the manufacture, supply and service of industrial and household goods. Founded in 1981, with headquarters in Birmingham, UK, JBA International is the sixth largest ERP vendor with $480 million in revenue in 1998 (approx. 3% of the global ERP market). The Company has a history of continuous growth since its inception, but fiscal 1998 was the first

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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.

jba  and JBA Join Forces to Form New ERP Giant Event Summary The combination of Geac's and JBA's enterprise applications creates the fourth largest business applications vendor in the world after SAP, Oracle and Peoplesoft. The new alliance combines two similarly oriented global businesses that have recently been reorganized to improve a recent streak or poor performance. The new business combines growth, earnings consistency, and world-wide coverage, and is well placed to capitalize on the resumption of Read More

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.

jba  Metamorphosises JBA Into Gear, but Cuts 20% of Staff Event Summary 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. 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 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 acquired RunTime, the Denmark-based e-Customer Relationship Management (eCRM) solutions provider to the apparel, footwear, and textile industries.

jba  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

Epicor Software Corp.: Completing Painstaking "e"Volution Part 1: About Epicor


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 transactional back-office system. Fiscal 2001 will prove to be very challenging for Epicor Software and we believe the next 18 months will be the company's make-or-break period.

jba  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

MAPICS To Leap Forward In A Frontstep Way Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations


While the benefit of obtaining .NET-based product is evident, the downside is also that due to the companies’ dissimilar technologies in the past, MAPICS will now be burdened to look after both its AS/400 and Frontstep’s Progress based old customers, whose only common trait at this stage might be anxiety.

jba  (i.e., MAPICS and former JBA International , now part of Geac ) had entered into specific R&D and licensing agreements with Symix to gain access to its former SyteAPS product. One should therefore note the irony that MAPICS, which had been a Pritsker APS system user until its acquisition by Symix at the time, and then itself bought Pivotpoint with its ThruPut APS product, now also owns the Pritsker technology too. While it might be contested that different approaches to APS technology (i.e., different Read More

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.

jba   J.D. Edwards, SSA, and JBA, which create additional selling opportunities. On the ASP side, owning all elements of ASP business and its readiness to accommodate some degree of customization as well as future wider platform support of its outsourced applications may reduce customers' initial reticence to venture into the uncertain land of ASP. Vendor Challenges Infinium is confined to the AS/400 platform, which does not provide it much maneuverability within an already crowded market with a declining Read More

Way To Go, Ross Systems!


Although Ross Systems today is merely a shadow of a once solid profitable vendor, its embattled management deserves accolades for tenacity and pulling off a third consecutive profitable quarter, thereby remaining in the race.

jba  , SSA GT , Geac/JBA, Ramco Systems , etc., it has concurrently suffered from poor financial performance, which has in turn cast a shadow on its product enhancements capability. Ross' iRenaissance suite covers an entire range of processes from material sourcing, through the manufacturing and the product delivery. It has very strong attribute matching/tracking, dynamic recipe adjustment, heat traceability, 'catch weights', potency and many other process industry mandated functionality. Its advanced Read More

Geac Trying Its Luck in Partnering


After a slew of acquisitions in the past, which have resulted with varied outcomes, Geac, a Canadian supplier of enterprise management software, seems to be turning to partnerships to expand its product offering and to convince the market about its commitment to further develop attractive product offering.

jba  through its acquisition of JBA International. In spite of the fact that Geac, which is a large software company with a track record for profitability and growth, has significantly enhanced System 21 by embedding acquired CRM and SCE products for the apparel industry, Geac has been unable to be successful in marketing its System 21 business. The revenue from the product in the last year was embarrassingly low ($67 million) compared to the level attained in 1998, when JBA reported $487 million in sales. Read More

Intentia's Movex for Food and Beverage: Gaining a Foothold in North America Part 1: Functions and Features of Movex


Intentia's Movex solution for the food and beverage industries has been highly regarded in Europe and the Pacific Rim. Now, Intentia is ready to gain foothold in North America. Read on to discover why this software for the process manufacturing industries should be on every food and beverage prospect’s shortlist of vendors.

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