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Infor Strikes Again (at Long Last): Getting “Soft” while Flexing its Muscles? - Part 1
Just when I had begun to think that Ned Lilly’s ERP Graveyard blog might go out of business soon (or at least change its name and charter), here came his new

mapics digest  Infor ERP XA (formerly Mapics XA ), and so on  and so forth. Even with Fourth Shift’s solid mixed-mode manufacturing ERP  capabilities, it is difficult to find a defendable niche in light of the Infor ERP LX (formerly SSA BPCS ) product. True, Fourth Shift was one of the first ERP products to penetrate the Chinese market and be certified by the local authorities. Thus, Infor might try to leverage that strength (although its own products like SyteLine have been making good strides in China lately). Read More...
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MAPICS To Leap Forward In A Frontstep Way
MAPICS’ acquisition of Frontstep is a real positive given that Frontstep had already spent ~$60 million to deliver its entire product line, which includes ERP

mapics digest  a definitive agreement whereby MAPICS will acquire Frontstep, formerly known as Symix Systems and headquartered in Columbus, OH. This transaction should create one of the largest providers of extended ERP, CRM and SCM applications that are focused exclusively to solving the challenges of discrete manufacturers. The combined company will have solutions that have been implemented in more than 10,000 customer sites worldwide in only a handful of industries of focus. Both MAPICS and Frontstep customers should Read More...
Not Yet Sold on SaaS ERP in Manufacturing? Take a Hard Look at Plex Online - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series explained Plex Systems’ ebullience and growth despite a hostile and depressed environment, especially in the discrete manufacturing

mapics digest  from Infor such as MAPICS, BPCS, Baan , and SyteLine . We win more than our fair share due largely to the functional fit of the product for manufacturers and the completeness of the solution. Customers don't need multiple products to run their business. When we lose it is typically due to lack of brand awareness. For instance, management may recommend Plex, but faces resistance from the board, who has only heard of SAP and Oracle. Q4 : Geographic coverage and languages? Incidentally, since you admitted th Read More...
Made2Manage Affirms Its Technological Astuteness Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations
Although recent initiatives should, to our mind, contribute to creating increased demand and acceptance of the offering in the intended SME market, nevertheless

mapics digest  Software , Syspro , MAPICS/Frontstep , etc.), the likes of SAP , Oracle and PeopleSoft storming down the market, and from former accounting-only juggernauts going up the market (e.g., Intuit , ACCPAC , Best Software , and Microsoft Business Solutions ( MBS )). Most of these competitors have much greater install bases and quite a leeway to ride through these difficult times on their recurring service & support revenue. To keep up with the competition, Made2Manage might therefore have a bigger need to enlar Read More...
Another One Bites the Dust - SSA Gored to Death
On April 7, Gores Technology Group (GTG), a leading international technology and management company, and System Software Associates, Inc. (SSA) announced that

mapics digest  of J.D. Edwards, Intentia, MAPICS, QAD, Geac/JBA, Ross Systems, etc. to prey on these disconcerted customers. User Recommendations We believe that the operations of existing users will not be seriously jeopardized in the short term. Nevertheless, they should be on a high alert and develop medium- to long-term plans for moving to new technology. Alternatively, they may want to consider beefing up their internal resources from the expected exodus of very experienced BPCS consultants. Until the acquisition Read More...
QAD Pulling Through, Patiently But Passionately Part Two: Company Background
QAD, a notable player in the upper middle of the discrete manufacturing market, embarked a few years ago on reinventing itself by delivering applications that

mapics digest  IFS , Intentia , MAPICS , Epicor and so on, and it belongs to the top ten global manufacturing-oriented ERP vendors. QAD went public in 1987 and currently trades on NASDAQ. Responding to Competition However, the entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm of its founders/owners and an early-mover advantage could not entirely and indefinitely make up for its finite resources. As a result, during mid and late 90s, many above-mentioned and high-flying ERP competitors outpaced QAD both in the scope of the ERP (and Read More...
Rapidly Consolidating Enterprise Applications Market: The Worlds of 'Organic Growers' and 'Aggressive Consolidators'
What types of vendors' approaches to the mid-market have emerged from the wave of mergers and consolidations and what characteristics ultimately distinguish the

mapics digest  Pivotpoint became part of MAPICS (see Analyzing MAPICS' Further Steps After Frontstep ), who was then recently purchased by Infor Global Solutions . And , lo and behold, Infor had been busy on the acquisition front, previously acquiring Lilly Software , BRAIN , Future Three , and SCT Process , among dozen others (see Examples Of How Some Mid-Market Vendors Might Remain Within The Future Three (Dozen)? ). Mid-market vendors like ROI Systems and Scala now belong to Epicor Software (see Epicor's Mid-Market Read More...
Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Audio Conference
This is a transcript of an audio conference on Enterprise Resource Planning Systems presented by TechnologyEvaluation.Com. The presentation used the TEC

mapics digest  of Progress Software products. MAPICS MAPICS, one of the oldest vendors, remains a prominent player in manufacturing mid-market, with $135 million in revenues, consistent profitability and recent acquisition of its rival Pivotpoint. Strengths : product discrete manufacturing functionality and global capabilities; well developed channel; large and loyal customer base and good international presence; a stable organization; superior service & support. Challenges : Pivotpoint merger growing pains; juggling Read More...
Analyzing MAPICS' Further Steps After Frontstep Part Five: Challenges and User Recommendations
MAPICS remains a stable company, with a strong financial position, depth of manufacturing knowledge, a strong customer service record, and a developed affiliate

mapics digest  the last several months MAPICS has shown both the signs of significant changes and the persistence of a number of its historically recognizable invariant tenets of operation. Following the acquisition of its former competitor, Frontstep , (see MAPICS To Leap Forward In A Frontstep Way ), MAPICS, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAPX) became possibly the largest global provider of extended enterprise applications for solving the challenges of discrete manufacturers. MAPICS has never departed from its conservative approach Read More...
Coop Switzerland Deploys Reflexis Task Manager at Multiple Retail Banners
Coop Switzerland, which recently became the largest retailer and the third largest employer in Switzerland, and which operates multiple types of formats

mapics digest  Switzerland Deploys Reflexis Task Manager at Multiple Retail Banners Coop Switzerland , which recently became the largest retailer and the third largest employer in Switzerland, and which operates multiple types of formats, including supermarkets, megastores, convenience stores, department stores, and petrol filling stations, has recently implemented Reflexis Task Manager . Coop Switzerland has more than 1,500 stores and 75,000 employees, with approximately $19 billion (USD) in revenues.   Coop CEO Au Read More...
Exact Acquires Vanguard Solutions Group
With the acquisition of Vanguard, Exact Software expects to more tightly integrate Exact Business Analytics with its existing product family, and develop

mapics digest  former J.D. Edwards , MAPICS , Marcam , and other products. Vanguard has also been sold through a number of ongoing partnerships, including Infor Global Solutions (via former Lilly Software and MAPICS ), WorkWise , and Asset Point (see Has the Mid-market Found Vanguard BI Solutions? ). Exact not only expects Vanguard to continue to sell GPS through these existing partners, but also expects Vanguard to expand its partner network. Balio, president and general manager of the new division defines the new Read More...
Infor24: Demystifying Infor’s Cloud Strategy - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series started with the assertion that cloud computing is reaching mainstream adoption in the enterprise applications space. Indeed

mapics digest  to the Frontstep and MAPICS days ). Infor24 will also grow to include human capital management ( Infor HCM ), hospitality management, and performance management ( Infor PM ) in the first half of 2011. Upcoming Unified User Experience The last piece of Infor’s “no compromise cloud” puzzle is a new unified  user interface (UI)  that will be rolled out over time to key Infor applications. The new and yet to be officially named UI is currently in development and will be built on Microsoft SharePoint Read More...
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

mapics digest  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 controlling interest in another company Investment: Equity Read More...
Baan Defectors - Is This Only Tip of an Iceberg?
While Baan may have avoided euthanasia in the nick of time, evidence is mounting that a number of anxious and/or disgruntled customers have not found this

mapics digest  PeopleSoft, J.D. Edwards, Symix, MAPICS, QAD, as well as ROI Systems in this specific example, are only a few of the vendors, which have, with different level of candidness, developed strategies of preying on dissatisfied and apprehensive organizations where those doomed systems have been implemented. Invensys should, without any delay, address customers' concerns by unequivocally stating its more detailed product strategy and the timeframe for its delivery. Also, it is very important that the company Read More...
MAPICS Red Ink Stained While Extending Its Offering
In May MAPICS Inc. announced the controlled delivery of the Point.Man Extended Enterprise Edition. Earlier, on May 4, MAPICS Inc. reported results for the

mapics digest  While Extending Its Offering MAPICS Red Ink Stained While Extending Its Offering P.J. Jakovljevic - June 20, 2000 Event Summary As published in the company's May 9 press release, MAPICS Inc., a leading provider of e-business enterprise applications for manufacturers, announced the controlled delivery of the Point.Man Extended Enterprise Edition, which enables customers, suppliers, distributors and partners to collaborate via the Internet. MAPICS has provided Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions Read More...

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