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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 frontstep  industries of focus. Both MAPICS and Frontstep customers should now be served by a much larger, global company with a heritage of continual delivery of practical business solutions, and excellent service and support. Terms of the acquisition include the purchase of all Frontstep shares for 4.2 million shares of MAPICS common stock subject to closing conditions. MAPICS currently has approximately 20.5 million shares (diluted) outstanding. Frontstep shareholders will receive approximately 0.30 MAPICS Read More...
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MAPICS To Leap Forward In A Frontstep Way Part 2: Market Impact
MAPICS has recently departed from its traditional practice of 'pushing' the sale of the plethora of its components onto customers. Going forward, it will rather

mapics frontstep  industries of focus. Both MAPICS and Frontstep customers should now be served by a much larger, global company with a heritage of continual delivery of practical business solutions, and excellent service and support. Consequently, MAPICS will now initially have three key ERP offerings: Frontstep's SyteLine, MAPICS ERP for iSeries (the original venerable flagship MAPICS XA AS/400-based offering) and MAPICS ERP for Extended Systems (deriving from the acquired Point.Man ), plus a plethora of ERP-adjacent Read More...
Analyzing MAPICS’ Further Steps After Frontstep
The former staunch IBM AS/400-based ERP supplier to mid-market manufacturing companies, MAPICS, has become quite a larger vendor and with a wider choice of

mapics frontstep  the average volume for MAPICS without Frontstep over its last four quarters. Nearly 60 new MAPICS SyteLine (formerly Frontstep SyteLine ) customers have reportedly contributed $2.8 million in license revenues. The company still has a comfortable cash amount of nearly $22.6 million, and maintains its acquisitive stance. The Frontstep acquisition has obviously provided MAPICS with a boost in terms of product choice, having solutions on both leading platforms -- Microsoft and IBM. With MAPICS SyteLine 7, Read More...
Frontstep Still Awaiting Better Times
While Frontstep reported loses in fiscal 2001, the potential of its well-rounded product/services offering mix as well as the recent downsizing, bodes well a

mapics frontstep  Still Awaiting Better Times Frontstep Still Awaiting Better Times P.J. Jakovljevic - September 17, 2001 Event Summary On August 14, Frontstep, Inc . (Nasdaq: FSTP), a leading provider of business applications for mid-sized distributors and manufacturers, reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended June 30, 2001. Total revenue for Q4 2001 was $29.0 million, an increase of 7% sequentially over the revenue of $27.2 million for Q3 2001, but a 6% drop compared to Read More...
Analyzing MAPICS' Further Steps After Frontstep Part Two: More Recent Events
MAPICS remains a customer-focused organization with the mantra of helping customers in select verticals become world-class manufacturers.

mapics frontstep  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 of delivering practical innovations and bulletproof applications for its customers, nor from its proverbial fiscal discipline. The Frontstep acquisition has obviously provided MAPICS with a boost in terms of product Read More...
Finding the Key to Small Manufacturer’s Profits - Part 1
This post starts with a trivia question: Please name the mid-market enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor that has existed the longest in the market with an

mapics frontstep  needed, it is not MAPICS XA , which was founded in 1977 by IBM , but now belongs to Infor and is currently called Infor ERP Discrete iEnterprise (and before that had changed many ownerships and shared a roof with other ERP products). SYSPRO has been independent since 1978, but has been a frequent topic on this site. It is not QAD either, which has been independent since 1979, but TEC has repeatedly reported about this vendor (see the  most recent article on the company ). It is not ABAS Software AG Read More...
MAPICS Unifies The Brand And Interacts For CRM Solutions
While the existing loyal client base and affiliate channel remains MAPICS’ trump card in these difficult times, the recent partnership initiatives bundled with

mapics frontstep  CRM capabilities offered through MAPICS ERP for Extended Systems , formerly known as Point.Man , one of two MAPICS flagship ERP products (the other being former MAPICS XA now known as MAPICS ERP for iSeries platform). The partnership is seen to enable MAPICS to market SalesLogix to its mid-sized customers in the high tech market, as well as to offer a complete front office/back office solution to new customers. For manufacturers who need to integrate CRM into their ERP system, SalesLogix will be integrate Read More...
Geac Hopes To See System21 Shine Again Like 'Aurora' Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations
One is only to hope that the Geac’s renewed interest in alliances and acquisition will be to the point of effectively enhancing prosperous product lines as

mapics frontstep  Hopes To See System21 Shine Again Like 'Aurora' Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations Geac Hopes To See System21 Shine Again Like 'Aurora' Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations P.J. Jakovljevic - September 18, 2002 Event Summary Lately, Geac Computer Corporation Limited (TSX: GAC), a large and until recently struggling Canadian supplier of enterprise management software, has indicated it might have finally gotten its ducks in the row not only has it posted a few stable and profitable Read More...
Will Glovia Glow Again Through Its Hub And VARs? Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations
While the Fujitsu/Glovia relationship has worked well in Japan, a difficult market for many other ERP vendors to penetrate, it may prove to be quite a different

mapics frontstep  Glovia Glow Again Through Its Hub And VARs? Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations Will Glovia Glow Again Through Its Hub And VARs? Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations P.J. Jakovljevic - September 10, 2002 Event Summary Glovia International , an e-business applications provider and a subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) with headquarters in El Segundo, CA, has recently announced a number of companies as value-reseller (VAR) in the new Glovia Affiliate Program that was launched in Febru 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 frontstep  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...
Server Platform Revitalization in the Enterprise Applications Space
The whole idea of enterprise application modernization is to renew existing software so that it can satisfy the need for integration and graphical presentation

mapics frontstep  of Oracle ), former MAPICS (now part of Infor Global Solutions ), Lawson Software , JDA Software , Intentia , IBS , and SSA Global , with the idea to give prospective iSeries' users more enterprise resource planning (ERP) choices other than venerable legacy products. Many of these ERP vendors, such as Intentia, J.D. Edwards, and IBS were exclusive to the AS/400 and iSeries for many years. Meanwhile, many of these vendors have extended their portfolio to other platforms, including Windows, while the 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 frontstep  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...
Invensys Production Solutions - Can Historic Strengths And The 'Protean Boost' Overcome Its Liabilities?
Invensys has created a new group within its Production Management Division called Invensys Production Solutions. The group includes the PRISM and Protean

mapics frontstep  companies, Marcam Solutions and MAPICS Inc. (NASDAQ: MAPX), the latter of which is still going strong in its original form. Paul Margolis and John Campbell founded Marcam (a name derived from their last names) back in 1980 to provide then IBM's MAPICS ERP product installation and customization services. In 1983 Marcam began developing its own planning and control software for process manufacturing companies such as food, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. The result was PRISM, which was first licensed in Read More...

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