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Optiant Going to a (Much) Better Place: Logility - Part 1
The mergers and acquisition (M@A) market seems to be coming back slowly. One evidence of this could be the late-March acquisition of long-struggling

optiant revenue  inventory  optimization (IO) provider Optiant by long well-performing  supply chain management (SCM)  provider Logility . Now, I certainly wasn’t surprised by  Optiant’s acquisition per se . After all, it was only a matter of time before Optiant would be acquired (or simply go out of business). The company’s decade-long history has been plagued by repeated management turnover, staff exodus, strategic direction wanderings, bleeding cash, and poor sales execution. Optiant’s original primary

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A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 1


Throughout the late 1990s and the mid-2000s, Manhattan Associates was the epitome of a well-managed supply chain management (SCM) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its products’ capabilities. Simply stated, the company set the industry standard for the supply chain execution (SCE) space and was the envy of its competitors. The

optiant revenue  vendors like  SmartOps ,  Optiant , and  ILOG LogicTools  (now part of IBM ) do not compete with Manhattan for the same business, these same vendors, at least in my observation, have a somewhat different view of the IO world than Manhattan does. Namely, all of the above named companies are manufacturing-process-centric. They provide bolt-on optimization engines essentially for  enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions (e.g., the SAP and SmartOps relationship). Manhattan’s IO solution has a Read More

SmartOps Steps Out in to the Cloud SCM


SmartOps Corporation is a quiet provider of supply chain planning (SCP) solutions that right-size inventory and capture more sales (by way of managing demand) for global enterprises that compete in complexity and uncertainty of their global supply chains. Deploying SmartOps’ solutions has dramatically improved supply chain performance at more than 50 Fortune 1000 and global 2000 companies in

optiant revenue  suspect competitors: Logility (formerly Optiant ), ToolsGroup, Manhattan Associates , JDA, etc. Your views, comments, opinions, and experiences with SmartOps and its products are, as usual, welcome in the meantime. Further reading: TEC Article (April 2012) “Logility: Supply Chain Innovator and Workhorse” TEC Article (February 2012) “ToolsGroup—Going Back to Its SCP Roots” Read More

SAP Acquires SmartOps, At Long Last


This could be the very first time as a market observer that my reaction to a merger announcement is not “Why?” but rather “Why now?” Namely, in late February 2013, SAP announced plans to acquire SmartOps, a leading provider of inventory and service-level optimization software solutions. Founded in 2000, SmartOps released its first multi-echelon inventory optimization (MEIO) product in

optiant revenue  S&OP solution with former Optiant MEIO (Optiant had been SmartOps’ fierce competitor in the past). In addition, Logility already has a strategic network planning (SNP) piece from Optiant (so that now companies can even do what-if scenarios on inventories and strategic network nodes during strategic planning), which SAP offers via a Llamasoft partnership. SmartOps and SAP SCM solutions have traditionally been major implementation projects with long durations and efforts in terms of money and human Read More

ToolsGroup-Going Back to Its SCP Roots


What has ToolsGroup, the expert in demand-driven SCP, been doing to address demand and supply variability? Read P.J. Jakovljevic’s article and see how ToolsGroup has developed sophisticated software that analyzes demand history across multiple dimensions, enabling companies to obtain more accurate forecasts and inventory targets for driving outstanding customer-service levels with less global inventory in their supply chains.

optiant revenue  the recent acquisitions of Optiant by Logility and Logic-Tools by ILOG (and then IBM ), the stand-alone IO market is being subsumed by SCP ( SmartOps remains independent on paper, but most of its revenues come via the SAP Enterprise Inventory Optimization by SmartOps solution).  IO is (and always has been) a subset of ToolsGroup’s SCP solution, but over the past two years or so, ToolsGroup’s new corporate positioning, particularly in the North American market, has been one of transitioning from IO Read More

QAD Ends Its Protracted Dry Season, Not Yet On an Easy Street


QAD Inc. reported $0.06 of diluted net income per share, or net income of $2.1 million, on record total revenue of $70.9 million for the fourth fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2000. This compares with $0.16 of diluted net loss per share or a net loss of $4.9 million on total revenue of $65.4 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 1999.

optiant revenue  Ends Its Protracted Dry Season, Not Yet On an Easy Street QAD Ends Its Protracted Dry Season, Not Yet On an Easy Street P.J. Jakovljevic - April 11th, 2000 Event Summary In March, QAD Inc. reported $0.06 of diluted net income per share, or net income of $2.1 million, on record total revenue of $70.9 million for the fourth fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2000. This compares with $0.16 of diluted net loss per share or a net loss of $4.9 million on total revenue of $65.4 million in the fourth quarter of Read More

A Step-by-step Guide to Starting Up SaaS Operations


Stable revenue and stronger customer relationships are what software companies want, and more are turning to software as a service (SaaS) platforms to reach these goals. Building an SaaS infrastructure is complex, and you need operations and engineering experts to manage your infrastructures. Start by following a step-by-step process—thus helping to increase your revenue and strengthen your customer network.

optiant revenue  Step-by-step Guide to Starting Up SaaS Operations Stable revenue and stronger customer relationships are what software companies want, and more are turning to software as a service (SaaS) platforms to reach these goals. Building an SaaS infrastructure is complex, and you need operations and engineering experts to manage your infrastructures. Start by following a step-by-step process—thus helping to increase your revenue and strengthen your customer network. Read More

Optiant Going to a (Much) Better Place: Logility - Part 2


Part 1 of this series analyzed the late-March acquisition of long struggling inventory optimization (IO) provider Optiant by long well-performing supply chain management (SCM) provider Logility. The blog post then discussed Logility’s acquisition history to set the stage for the current offerings that Optiant will join. The 2004 acquisition of Demand Management, Inc. (DMI) and its Demand

optiant revenue  inventory  optimization (IO) provider Optiant by long well-performing  supply chain management (SCM)  provider Logility . The blog post then discussed Logility’s acquisition history to set the stage for the current offerings that Optiant will join. The 2004 acquisition of Demand Management, Inc. (DMI) and its Demand Solutions brand was particularly valuable as it provided more than 800 active customers in the growing  small and midsize enterprise (SME)  market for Logility. Today, Logility’s Read More

J.D. Edwards' QUEST To End Its String Of Pyrrhic Victories Part 1: The News


J.D. Edwards has been trying hard to reverse a continuing decline of license revenue, which is in a sharp contrast to its direct competitors’ upbeat postures. During this year's FOCUS conference for its QUEST User Group, J.D. Edwards demonstrated somewhat more galvanized strategy than the one it initiated and less successfully executed during the last year. With its renewed mid-enterprise focus and commitment to deliver customer-driven solutions, the company seems to be going back to its mid-market roots.

optiant revenue  D. Edwards' QUEST To End Its String Of Pyrrhic Victories Part 1: The News J.D. Edwards' QUEST To End Its String Of Pyrrhic Victories Part 1: The News P.J. Jakovljevic - July 3, 2001 Event Summary  During this year's FOCUS conference, which ran from June 11 -- 14, J.D. Edwards & Company (NASDAQ: JDEC), one of the leading providers of enterprise applications, demonstrated a somewhat more galvanized strategy than the one it initiated and less successfully executed during the last year (for more Read More

Catalyst International to Tread Water With SAP Through 2000


While Catalyst should be congratulated for improving profitability, the Wall Street and user communities were clearly expecting to see more revenue from its pact with ERP giant SAP.

optiant revenue  International to Tread Water With SAP Through 2000 Catalyst International to Tread Water With SAP Through 2000 S. McVey - August 30, 2000 Event Summary Warehouse management system (WMS) vendor, Catalyst International, recently reported fiscal results for the second quarter 2000. Total revenue was $11.1 million, an increase of 7.2% over the first quarter, but slightly less than revenue of $11.5 million for the second quarter of 1999. License revenue decreased by 6.7% from the first quarter of 2000 Read More

Pricing and Revenue Optimization: A Manufacturing Perspective


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optiant revenue  and Revenue Optimization: A Manufacturing Perspective Pricing and Revenue Optimization: A Manufacturing Perspective If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Founded in 1972, SAP has a rich history of innovation and growth as a true industry leader. SAP currently has sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide and is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and NYSE under Read More

Pricing for Profit in the Hotel Industry: Empowering Pricing Managers for Greater Bottom-line Impact with Improved Market Price Intelligence


Competitive pricing, and its impact on revenue, is a mainstay of marketing in the highly-competitive hotel industry. The real-time nature of the Internet means that sales, pricing, and revenue managers must abandon inward-looking cost-plus pricing models in favor of more rigorous outward-focused knowledge-based strategies. A system that provides market intelligence data creates important advantages for pricing managers.

optiant revenue  for Profit in the Hotel Industry: Empowering Pricing Managers for Greater Bottom-line Impact with Improved Market Price Intelligence Competitive pricing, and its impact on revenue, is a mainstay of marketing in the highly-competitive hotel industry. The real-time nature of the Internet means that sales, pricing, and revenue managers must abandon inward-looking cost-plus pricing models in favor of more rigorous outward-focused knowledge-based strategies. A system that provides market intelligence Read More

QAD Reports Third-Quarter--Revenue Rises 56 Percent


On November 23, QAD Inc. reported that its total revenue for the third fiscal quarter ended October 31, 1999, rose 56 percent to $56.7 million, from $36.4 million in the same quarter last year. License revenue was $20.6 million, an increase of 21 percent compared with $17.1 million in the prior-year period. Excluding non-recurring tax charges totaling $1.3 million, QAD reported a net loss for the third fiscal quarter of $3.2 million, or $0.11 diluted loss per share. Including the $1.3 million of non-recurring tax charges, QAD's net loss for the third quarter was $4.5 million, or $0.15 diluted loss per share. This compares with last year's

optiant revenue  Reports Third-Quarter--Revenue Rises 56 Percent Event Summary Karl F. Lopker, QAD's Chief Executive Officer, stated, Our third-quarter growth was due to a number of key strategies that are now showing results. They include: our geographic expansion made through acquisitions, the continued expanding demand for services from QAD's Global Services Business and the growing demand for our Web-enabled MFG/PRO 9.0. In addition, the alignment of our cost structures with target levels has been completed. Read More

Site Search Analytics: Enhancing Search Content to Drive Online Revenue


“It’s like looking for a needle in a haystack!” That saying and Internet site searches go together like ham and eggs. To help maximize search effectiveness, many online retailers are now establishing competitive advantages through site search analytics. By manufacturing and analyzing search content, they’re improving the relevancy of search results, thus closing the gap between searching and finding—and buying.

optiant revenue  Search Analytics: Enhancing Search Content to Drive Online Revenue “It’s like looking for a needle in a haystack!” That saying and Internet site searches go together like ham and eggs. To help maximize search effectiveness, many online retailers are now establishing competitive advantages through site search analytics. By manufacturing and analyzing search content, they’re improving the relevancy of search results, thus closing the gap between searching and finding—and buying. Read More

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Many marketers are continuing to improve subscriber engagement levels in their e-mail campaigns. But sending more e-mail doesn’t necessarily drive more revenue in the long run. Sending more relevant e-mail does. Learn about nine key strategies for e-mail marketing success, including best practices for reactivation techniques, automatic message-based e-mail, and the all-important preference center for your subscribers.

optiant revenue  Key E-mail Strategies for 2008 Many marketers are continuing to improve subscriber engagement levels in their e-mail campaigns. But sending more e-mail doesn’t necessarily drive more revenue in the long run. Sending more relevant e-mail does. Learn about nine key strategies for e-mail marketing success, including best practices for reactivation techniques, automatic message-based e-mail, and the all-important preference center for your subscribers. Read More