Experience teaches us to be wary of the outcome of mergers and acquisitions as the market has witnessed both success and disaster stories. While we believe that the above mergers might be synergistic in the long run, some growing pains, integration issues, and discontinuation of redundant products are always to be expected.
in the long run, Manugistic should be able to extend WDS' core competency into other asset-intensive areas like automotive, aviation, communications, high-tech, transportation/fleet management, rail and fixed plant facilities. Overall, the acquisition bolsters Manugistics' traditionally weaker spot - manufacturing capabilities as opposed to material management/distribution centric environments' stronghold - and it entrenches it well within the A&D industry. Manugistics will have likely been urged by its