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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

organic growers  solid regional solutions. Focused Organic Grower Vendors These developments leave a limited group of focused organic grower vendors with a single-code (or that is close to being single-code), flexible product, and a decent geographic coverage. These vendors have taken the opposite approach, growing their companies with few acquisitions, if any, but staying close to their roots with a single platform focus. QAD , IFS , Lawson, and Intentia (before their recent mega-merger), International Business Read More
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Responding to Warehouse Management Needs
The area of warehouse management systems and supply chain execution might be the best examples of Adonix' commitment to provide small and large businesses with

organic growers  FORMULA--Adopting Best of Both Organic Growers and Aggressive Consolidators Worlds series . To address SCE for users of its discrete and process manufacturing suites, Adonix ( http://www.adonix.com ), France's largest, privately owned enterprise solutions provider for medium manufacturers, provides three distinct offerings for automating warehouse activities, based on key factors such as transaction volumes and complexity of processing requirements. WMS and SCE might be the best examples of Adonix' Read More
Adonix' Mid-Market FORMULA - Adopting Best of Both 'Organic Growers' and 'Aggressive Consolidators' Worlds
Adonix appears to be a force in the Southern European enterprise resource planning and supply chain management market since acquiring Gruppo FORMULA. There

organic growers  growth in 2005, with organic revenues expected to exceed $140 million (USD). For a detailed discussion of the methods of consolidation taking place in the ERP world, see Rapidly Consolidating ERP Vendors: The Worlds of Organic Growers and Aggressive Consolidators . This is Part One of a four-part note. Part Two will detail Adonix' strategy. Part Three will discuss Adonix' warehouse management system response. Part Four will cover technology, challenges, and make user recommendations. Acquisition of Read More
ERP and Warehouse Management: Technology, Challenges, and User Recommendations
Intense product architecture rejuvenation, functional enhancements cycles, and market consolidation exert pressure on all mid-market vendors offering ERP and

organic growers  FORMULA—Adopting Best of Both Organic Growers and Aggressive Consolidators series. Although we do not debate the WMS, transportation management system (TMS), yard management system (YMS), small parcel shipping (SPS) functionality or even supremacy of these best-of-breed players, many prospective customers may like the trade-off of marginally less robust functionality for a one-stop-shop arrangement from their ERP provider. Moreover, the sluggish economy has recently caught up with the otherwise Read More
The Enterprise Applications 'Arms Race' To Be Number Three
Although their consolidation appetite is not diminishing by any means, some major acquisition protagonists like SSA Global and Infor seem to be showing signs of

organic growers  functional gaps). Other so-called organic growers include Oracle (prior to their acquisition of PeopleSoft/J.D. Edwards, and Siebel ), and pre-merger Intentia and Lawson (see Rapidly Consolidating Enterprise Applications Market: The Worlds of 'Organic Growers' and 'Aggressive Consolidators' ). Both vendors vehemently object to anyone characterizing them as aggressive consolidators, since the term gives the negative impression that acquisitions serve the purpose of farming maintenance revenues without any Read More
Epicor Insights 2012: Old Epicor + Old Activant = New Epicor
The recently held Epicor Insights 2012 user conference was the very first one to combine former Epicor and Activant customers. Reportedly, there were 4,000

organic growers  Excellence, Innovation, (Being) Global, Organic Growth, and M&A Growth (Pervez Qureshi, Epicor CEO stated that the company will be aggressive, as he wants to double in size in next five years). Some market observers like Cindy Jutras of Mint Jutras were raving at the event’s Twitter stream (and in her subsequent blog post) about Activant’s R&D and implementation approach, as being unique in the enterprise software market . While more rigor and analysis cannot hurt, Six Sigma processes can extend the Read More
TEC Is Looking for Talent!
I’ve been working at TEC for a year now, helping our team of Analysts as they manage their demanding workloads, nurture their ideas, and provide interesting

organic growers  and watch as the organic process of writing and editing results in new angles and fresh approaches to software industry issues. As we expand the scope of our content, which largely means keeping a pointed focus on the data in our models (i.e., What’s new in SCM? How can we ensure our ERP space is totally current?  Which new vendors or products do we need to add to the fold in the next quarter?), I am constantly on the lookout for new talent to add to the team. If you’re interested in a dynamic career Read More
The Market Impact of Two Powerhouses
This is an analysis of the equivalent moves of two superpowers to secure the lower-end of the market, also known as the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) market

organic growers  in a rare persistent organic growth these years of depleted new account opportunities. The enterprise application software industry has historically been characterized by the quest for new accounts. As market penetration has increased, the opportunity for new accounts has logically lessened, and many vendors are therefore betting on the replacement market to serve as their new account vehicle. But do companies want to replace their existing application software? Some recent announcements from IBM and ot Read More
Consona’s CEO Clearing the Air (about Compiere) - Part 1
In early June Consona Corporation’s analyst relationship (AR) contact forewarned me about the company’s upcoming acquisition of a “leading open-source and

organic growers  instituted to achieve both organic growth and increased customer satisfaction for acquired product franchises. In addition, except for perhaps Made2Manage and Paradigm ERP systems (respectively running on  Microsoft Visual FoxPro  and  Delphi  platforms), all other Consona products are on relatively mainstream client-server platforms and have enviable micro-vertical industry focus and leadership (e.g., Axis in metal cutting centers, DTR in plastics and injection molding, etc.). Conversely, Infor has Read More
SAP Partners with Interaction Design Foundation to Promote Simpler Software Design
SAP and the Interaction Design Foundation (IDF) announced an alliance that aims to provide access to software design education to students and professionals in

organic growers  that supports a more organic relationship between people and software. Read More
IBM Puts Experience to Work with Launch of IBM ExperienceOne
At this year’s IBM Smarter Commerce Global Summit, IBM announced its integrated portfolio of offerings that bring together marketing, sales, and services

organic growers  $3 billion invested in organic development and acquisitions such as Sterling Commerce, Tealeaf, Coremetrics, Unica, DemandTec, Xtify, and most recently Silverpop, IBM ExperienceOne is delivered with market-leading consulting, agency, and system integration services from the IBM Interactive Experience practice. As a further show of IBM’s commitment, the company is investing $100 million (USD) to open 10 IBM Interactive Experience labs and add 1,000 employees. New additions to what IBM terms “engagement Read More
Food and Drug Safety: Prevention Better Than Cure (For Sure) - Part 1
Food production and distribution is a serious and strategic business, and I am not aware of anyone in my surroundings that takes it lightly; food can not only

organic growers  with more green or organic products is a whole different level that goes beyond simply compliance reporting. Implementing a comprehensive food safety management program both on the internal production side and overall supply chain side is one thing, whereas educating consumers is a CSR message. Certainly, phrases like organic or real food and farm-to-table may sound like elitist jargon tossed around at upscale restaurants, and completely out of touch with the folks than cannot afford even a Read More
Epicor Insights 2013
Epicor held its Insights 2013 conference in Nashville last week, attended by 2,900+ customers, 500+ employees,  300+ partners, and 100+ exhibitors, and with

organic growers  verticals, through geographic expansion, organic growth, and acquisition-related initiatives Expansion up-market Acceleration of Epicor software-as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud offerings Development of extend applications as both technology foundations and as stand-alone solutions Focus on human capital management (HCM), Internet component environment (ICE), mobile, electronic data interchange (EDI), business intelligence (BI), and customer relationship management (CRM) Extension of the partner Read More
IBM and Partners Load the Guns in Europe
IBM has launched a service provider initiative in Europe, a move that underlines the growing trend to 'coopetition' behavior among service providers and

organic growers  the upstart companies like Organic or Agency and marchFirst: however, IBM's announcement should provide more grist to the mills of users who are selecting technology partners on this scale. One of the problems with legacy consultants is that once they are involved with your company, it can get very hard for you to keep your IT projects and even your business under your own control. Although delivering value is - or should be - the main goal of the legacy consultants, stories are rampant about IT Read More
SSA Global Forms a Strategic Unit with an Extended-ERP Savvy Part One: Event Summary
SSA Global seems to be doing some proper thinking while continuing to acquire new software companies. Recent unification of its broadening collection of supply

organic growers  partly from the recent organic product development SSA PLM , which originates from Baan SSA SRM , which originates from Ironside, Baan (in the procurement area), and partly from the recent organic product development. With the formation of a dedicated Strategic Solutions team, SSA Global has put in place experts across all major functional areas including sales, marketing, support and product development to consistently anticipate and deliver against its customers' extended enterprise needs. Jim Handy has Read More

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