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SSA GT To EXE-cute (Yet) Another Acquisition
While SSA GT's intended acquisition of EXE Technologies should enable many of its customers to better execute the operations within their warehouses and supply

kan baan  GT To EXE-cute (Yet) Another Acquisition Event Summary SSA Global Technologies ( SSA GT ) , a privately-held enterprise solutions provider for process manufacturing, discrete manufacturing, consumer, services, and public companies worldwide, which has lately turned into a famished enterprise applications market consolidator, seems to still be far from satisfying its predatory urge. The vendor, which was once a laughing stock of the ERP market during the late 1990s (see Another One Bites the Dust - SSA

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The (Perhaps Not So Sudden) Change of CEO at Epicor


Joseph (Joe) L. Cowan has been appointed President and CEO of Epicor, a provider of enterprise software for multiple industries with 4,800 employees and 20,000 customers in more than 150 countries, surprising the market. Cowan, who brings extensive executive management experience in software and technology to Epicor, succeeds Pervez Qureshi, who is "stepping down to pursue new opportunities

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Software Leasing Trend Slams Baan Earnings


On October 21, the Baan Company announced a larger-than-expected loss of $25M. Baan's stock price tumbled more than 10% after the loss more than tripled Wall Street's prediction of losses between $8.2M and $1.4M. Revenue for the quarter was $143M, compared to $195M in the same period last year. Sales of new software fell 59% to $36M for the recent quarter, from last year's $86.6M. Baan cited the market's move toward leasing rather than buying software as one reason for its sagging revenue.

kan baan  Leasing Trend Slams Baan Earnings Event Summary On October 21, Baan Co. reported a net loss of $25 million, or 12 cents per share, as well as significantly lower year-on-year revenue for the third quarter ended Sept. 30. Although the business software vendor was able to reduce its third-quarter loss compared with the $40 million in red ink it posted for the corresponding quarter in 1998, revenue fell by roughly 27% to $143 million, down from $195 million in last year's third quarter. Baan cited Read More

Baan Yet Another ERP Vendor to Find a Sanctuary Under Invensys’ Wing


On June 1, languishing Dutch ERP vendor The Baan Company finally found a 'knight in shining armor'. British automation equipment maker Invensys has agreed to pay $2.65 per share for Baan. The deal is valued at approximately $709 million.

kan baan  Yet Another ERP Vendor to Find a Sanctuary Under Invensys’ Wing Baan Yet Another ERP Vendor to Find a Sanctuary Under Invensys' Wing P.J. Jakovljevic - June 21, 2000 Event Summary According to Baan's press release, the Boards of Invensys plc and Baan Company N.V. announced the terms of the recommended cash offer to acquire the entire issued share capital of Baan (the Offer ). The Offer will be $2.65 in cash for each Baan share, valuing the entire existing issued share capital of Baan at Read More

Job Scheduling Maze in Distributed IT Landscapes - Part 1


We certainly learn new things every day, and sometimes out of pure serendipity. Namely, when I was recently asked by one of my industry contacts (working for a PR agency) whether I would like to have a briefing with and about his client, whose name included the word "batch" as a part, I agreed, thinking it was a process enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor or maybe a manufacturing execution

kan baan  Scheduling Maze in Distributed IT Landscapes - Part 1 We certainly learn new things every day, and sometimes out of pure serendipity. Namely, when I was recently asked by one of my industry contacts (working for a PR agency) whether I would like to have a briefing with and about his client, whose name included the word batch as a part, I agreed, thinking it was a process enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor or maybe a manufacturing execution system (MES) vendor. To my chagrin, as soon as the Read More

SSA Global Forms a Strategic Unit with an Extended-ERP Savvy Part One: Event Summary


SSA Global seems to be doing some proper thinking while continuing to acquire new software companies. Recent unification of its broadening collection of supply chain management (SCM) solutions under the SSA SCM brand and formation of a specialized Strategic Solutions division--which also includes other extended enterprise capabilities, such as customer relationship management (CRM), product lifecycle management ([PLM), and more—are both aimed at nurturing existing customers while attracting new prospects with products that exceed far beyond mere enterprise resource planning (ERP) capabilities.

kan baan  Global Forms a Strategic Unit with an Extended-ERP Savvy Part One: Event Summary Event Summary Just when many might have begun to think that SSA Global , a Chicago, IL-based extended enterprise solutions and services provider for process manufacturing, discrete manufacturing, consumer, services, and public companies worldwide, which had turned into a ravenous enterprise applications market consolidator over the last few years, had finally satisfied its voracious urge, the vendor struck again. To be Read More

The Name and Ownership Change Roulette Wheel for Marcam Stops at SSA Global Part Five: Merger Impact and Challenges


Like previous SSA Global's acquisitions, this merger too seems aimed at enlarging the existing customer base, market share, and, more importantly, the predictably recurring support revenue and consequently larger R&D pool.

kan baan  Name and Ownership Change Roulette Wheel for Marcam Stops at SSA Global Part Five: Merger Impact and Challenges Web Services Involved SSA Global announced it has acquired Marcam , a provider of specialized, operational-level enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for process manufacturers, from Invensys plc , the global automation and controls group with headquarters in the UK, and from which SSA Global also bought Baan about a year ago. Before we delve deeper into the merger's strengths and Read More

Boeing Expands Baan Licensing Deal


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kan baan  Boeing operations in Wichita, Kansas; Salt Lake City, Utah; Decatur, Alabama; and Irving and Corinth, Texas. In late October, a Baan official had said prior contracts with Boeing covered roughly 25,000 users and the contract to be announced this quarter would cover 75,000 users. Boeing is looking to Baan to make enterprise solutions available to our major business segments enabling us to realize efficient internal systems. These enterprise solutions will be based on standardized business processes and Read More

Support for Old Releases-Good for the User but Is It Good for the Vendor?


The decision to support older releases is like any other business decision, it is all about the money and profitability. If the vendor can make money at providing support for older releases, it is good business for the vendor. The decision may be sugar-coated with pronouncements about doing what is good for the customer, but both the vendor and the customers know that the first consideration must be the money.

kan baan  for Old Releases-Good for the User but Is It Good for the Vendor? Introduction A slew of recent announcements and vendor analyst briefings might be showing an interesting trend. Namely, enterprise software vendors are becoming more amenable to pledging support for older (even quite antiquated) product releases, much to the delight of anxious users who still rely on those releases. Until very recently, these users were faced with vendors' more or less subtle ultimatums and deadlines by which they Read More

Resurrection, Vitality And Perseverance Of Former ERP 'Goners' Part Three: Market Impact


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kan baan  Vitality And Perseverance Of Former ERP 'Goners' Part Three: Market Impact Event Summary Event Summary Although encouraging, it might also be quite ironic that, during these days of general lethargy of the market, the rare good pieces of news, in addition to some usual suspect' software giant's upbeat financial reports due to their certain large oligopolies' heritage, have been coming from these reformed traditional ERP vendors, which, not long ago provided ammunition to some pundits to announ Read More

Oracle to Offer APS Package for Small Companies


"The upcoming Oracle Applications User Group (OAUG) event, to be held in Orlando, Fla., promises something for businesses large and small. Not only will Oracle Corp. focus on the upcoming release of its Oracle 11i applications suite for large enterprises, the company also will begin to extend its applications into the small enterprise market, sources said. Included in the new suite will be an advanced planning and scheduling tool, Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning, sources said." Computer Reseller News, 9/17/99.

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kan baan  ERP Vendor Poised to Overtake the Services Market As the US and European markets continue to drive away from manufacturing toward a more services-centric model, the twin factors of workforce mobility and inherent “change” that are tied to people-based industries have spawned a host of new technologies, software applications, and support structures. Simple customer relationship management (CRM) strategies have birthed new wired and wireless field services management, remote asset management, and Read More

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