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'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: Baan and Parent Company, Invensys
Baan is now iBaan, fully focused on the Internet via Portals and web technologies, across CRM, ERP, and SCM spaces.

logo baan  the One Stop Shop logo on their iBaan suite. We applaud, however, their aggressive move to allow third-parties to come to the iBaan show through iBaan B2B Server, Collaboration, and OpenWorld. These pieces are welcome and necessary in the C-Commerce world of interconnectivity. See, It Is Possible - SAP And Baan Strange Bedfellows . User Recommendations  Baan scores a 'B-' on the C-Commerce scoring charts - not bad considering where it was a mere year ago. I think the kick is back in its step. Now,

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Navision Software a/s: Mid-market iNvasion


Navision Software has established strong branding and penetration within the Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SME) segment of the European and recently the U.S. ERP market. While Navision has done a respectable job establishing its U.S. network, it will face a fierce challenge from domestic competitors like Great Plains, Epicor Software, and Solomon Software.

logo baan  Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional logo. Vendor Trajectory and Strategy Navision has been an important contender in the SME ERP market over recent years. Its modern solutions, competitive pricing, and simple no-fuss delivery model has allowed it to fend off competition from big vendors like J.D. Edwards, Oracle, and SAP better than most other mid-market vendors. Soon after its inception and success in the Danish market, Navision branched out into Western Europe in the early 1990s, and began selling in Read More

Demystifying "Vendor Shootout for ERP" Events


In August 2011, TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic experienced the 11th Vendor Shootout for ERP first-hand. Plex Systems, IQMS, and abas-USA presented directly, while Infor ERP SyteLine, Epicor ERP, Microsoft Dynamics AX, SAP Business ByDesign, and Oracle JD Edwards were represented by partners. Log in to read P.J.'s report on the event, and find out why this strange "co-opetition" works for both users and vendors.

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Is Baan Showing Signs of Life After Death?


On September 20, Baan, an ERP vendor recently believed to be deceased, won its first new contract since being acquired by Invensys. The British Defence Aviation Repair Agency (DARA) has placed a large order for the complete Baan enterprise solution. Will the market witness Baan rising like a phoenix from the ashes?

logo baan  Baan Showing Signs of Life After Death? Is Baan Showing Signs of Life After Death? P.J. Jakovljevic - October 17, 2000 Event Summary Baan, once a high flying Dutch ERP vendor has won its first new contract since being acquired by Invensys plc, a large British automating equipment provider; Baan is part of the Invensys Software Systems Division. Baan has won a major 3,000-user, multi-million pound order from the Defence Aviation Repair Agency (DARA). Part of British Ministry of Defence, DARA is the Read More

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Composing Collaborative Financial Applications


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logo baan  Collaborative Financial Applications CODA's Profile Founded in 1979, and headquartered in the United Kingdom, CODA Group is a finance management systems specialist, and part of the publicly traded CODASciSys plc . group (AIM: CSY). After a series of changes which began in the late 1990s when it was first acquired and then divested by former Baan to Science Systems , and then in early 2000, CODA changed its name to CODASciSys. (See Baan Posts $236 Million Loss and Sells Off Coda for Nearly $40M Read More

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