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MAPICS, Inc. to Acquire Pivotpoint, Expanding e-business Offerings for Mid-Sized Manufacturing Establishments
On December 15, MAPICS, Inc. a leading provider of enterprise business applications for mid-sized manufacturing companies, announced a definitive agreement to

pivotpoint  and AS/400. In return, Pivotpoint gains access to MAPICS' worldwide network of affiliate sales organizations, long recognized as one of the best in the industry. An important advantage of this partnership is that it positions us as the e-business leader in our combined markets, said Dick Cook, MAPICS' president and chief executive officer. Pivotpoint applications are unmatched in their ability to utilize the latest Internet technologies. Combined with MAPICS' advanced e-business framework, our

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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 second quarter of its fiscal 2000.

pivotpoint  of the purchase of Pivotpoint in January 2000. These items amounted to $18.3 million before income taxes, of which $12.3 million were non-cash items. Including these special charges and goodwill amortization, the Company reported a net loss of $12.3 million, or $0.69 per share, for the second quarter. These results are in line with the expectations we released last month, remarked Dick Cook, president and chief executive officer, but far short of what we initially had hoped to report for the quarter. Read More

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, CRM, and SCM, on a single technology platform, a notable feat. 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. Now the work of battling Tier 1 vendors and mid-market juggernauts begins.

pivotpoint  of former struggling competitor Pivotpoint (see How Has MAPICS Been Extending? ), MAPICS had delivered over the last two years a number of new e-business modules and expanded its platform reach from its solely IBM iSeries and DB2 platforms to include Microsoft Windows NT, UNIX and Linux operation systems and Oracle database platforms. However, while expanding its offering and platform support bundled with a functionally strong former Pivotpoint's Point.Man ERP product for high-tech industries, the Read More

MAPICS Moving On Pragmatically Part 2: Market Impact


For the last several months, MAPICS, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAPX), a global provider of extended ERP applications for world-class mid-sized manufacturers, has embarked on a painstaking process of producing a strategy going forward that would pragmatically blend the company’s traditional values and success factors with new approaches to stay in tune with market trends.

pivotpoint  write down of the PivotPoint acquisition The company indeed belongs to a group of vendors recently benefiting from the market sobering up from its recent 1990s infatuation with cool' (and often unproven and immature) technologies at any cost and from its subsequent reversal to a back to basics' philosophy illustrated in a pragmatic home improvement' approach to utilize and/or rationalize already implemented software to excess ( shelfware ) and to deploy new technology incrementally with a proven quick Read More

MAPICS Back On Track, But Not Without Restructuring Pains


On August 23, MAPICS, Inc., one of the leading mid-market ERP vendors, announced that it is taking steps to reduce costs through a restructuring plan. Earlier, on July 27, MAPICS reported results for the third quarter of its fiscal 2000.

pivotpoint  wary manufacturers. User Recommendations MAPICS/PivotPoint should be included on the selection list for mid-market companies (with $50M-$500M in revenue), where discrete, batch manufacturing, engineering and logistics modules are the main pillars of an enterprise application. Organizations seeking a Web-based solution and out-of-box functionality with little or no re-engineering effort may benefit from evaluating MAPICS' ASP offering. Support, connectivity, ease of use, security, acceptance, 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 contenders from the pretenders are two questions that are emerging from the consolidation market.

pivotpoint  Symix Systems ) and 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 Read More

Does NavisionDamgaard Merger Mark Further Mid-Market Consolidation?


While the higher end of ERP market has (surprisingly) experienced only limited merger & acquisition activity during 2000 (mainly seen in ERP losers been devoured by ERP outsiders), the mid-market has seen more significant intra-market activity. The latest one was the merger between Navision Software and Damgaard.

pivotpoint  MAPICS, Inc. to Acquire Pivotpoint, Expanding e-business Offerings for Mid-Sized Manufacturing Establishments , and Will Solomon Finally Satisfy Great Plains' Insatiable Appetite? ). While we believe that this merger will by synergistic in the long run, some growing pains, integration issues, and discontinuation of redundant products are to be expected. Consequently, until the merger is consummated, any organization evaluating Navision or Damgaard should exercise moderate caution, keep themselves Read More

Ambitious Plans and Promises: An Enterprise Software Provider Keeps Its Word


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pivotpoint  Enablement ). The former Pivotpoint product on the Oracle database, the SyteLine product version on the Progress Software database, and the OpenEdge development platform (see Frontstep Ups the .NET Ante ) were all discontinued, with barely a qualm. Little thought or effort (if any at all) was given to ongoing enhancements and support for older product releases (some of which are still used by thousands of relatively happy—albeit disconcerted—users, and still in need of ongoing upgrades), especially Read More

MAPICS To Leap Forward In A Frontstep Way Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations


While the benefit of obtaining .NET-based product is evident, the downside is also that due to the companies’ dissimilar technologies in the past, MAPICS will now be burdened to look after both its AS/400 and Frontstep’s Progress based old customers, whose only common trait at this stage might be anxiety.

pivotpoint   and then itself bought Pivotpoint with its ThruPut APS product, now also owns the Pritsker technology too. While it might be contested that different approaches to APS technology (i.e., different APS algorithms) are applicable in different environments and industries, it is highly unlikely both will benefit from MAPICS' finite R&D pool. One could imagine a number of other similar conundrums analogical to a coach that has an extremely crowded reserve bench and has to let many good players go. It would be 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 a unified product branding might be the way to more effectively sell beyond the current XA client base, which is the must for the long-term viability.

pivotpoint  acquisition of former competitor Pivotpoint, MAPICS delivered over the last 18 months a plethora of new e-business modules and expanded its platform reach from its solely IBM iSeries (formerly AS/400) and DB/2 platforms to include Microsoft Windows NT, UNIX operation systems and Oracle DBMS platforms. MAPICS' solutions now comprise two ERP systems (XA and Point.Man), plus supply chain management (Thru-Put), and enterprise asset management (Maincor EAM) products. Other recent solutions worth mentioning Read More