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Discussing E2open’s Pre-IPO State of Affairs
Today’s businesses are complex. No longer are supply chains linear—but they involve dynamic trading partner networks across the globe. E2open caters to this

pre ipo  E2open’s Pre-IPO State of Affairs While the world trudged through the worst economic slump in our lifetime in the late 2000s, E2open , a cloud-based supply chain management (SCM) software provider, was prospering. Today, even with the likelihood of double-dip recession in many regions of the world, E2open believes to be well positioned to provide solutions that help its customers—particularly as capital improvement and rapid results are essential to many businesses. The company’s Read More...
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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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Lawson Software-IPO and Several Acquisitions After Part Four: Strengths Continued
Lawson, contrary to many other players, seems to be compensating its narrow foothold with a strong vertical dimension. Lawson will continue to concentrate its

pre ipo  in the applications market. Preceding the IPO, Lawson secured $40 million in venture capital funding, and spent $27.5 million acquiring professional services automation software specialist Account4 (see Lawson Software Means Business With PSA and IPO ). This has enabled it to tap into the service-based companies, such as systems integrators and management consultancies, for software for managing their planning, budgeting and billing. To that end, Lawson services automation application called Lawson Read More...
Deltek's Second Bite at the IPO Cherry (Part I)
In the last decade or so of covering the enterprise applications market, I've witnessed so many products and vendors disappearing and reappearing under a

pre ipo  hand, a report that preceded the Deltek IPO by a few months (i.e., it was posted after Deltek's pre-IPO S-1 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] ) was quite negative, berating the S-1 filing (especially the Description of business part) as sounding so outdated (so 1990-ish), and without any references to the contemporary trends like Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Software as a Service (SaaS)/On-Demand , Web 2.0, etc. Also, the article opines that the heydays of the Read More...
Lawson Software-IPO and Several Acquisitions After Part Three: Market Impact
In several aspects, Lawson Software could be regarded as an enterprise applications market anomaly. For one, at its peak in fiscal 2002, the company boasted

pre ipo  the current CEO and president Jay Caughlan taking the helm when the company embarked on an initial stock market listing in 2001, which will be mentioned in more detail later. As a result, the focus throughout the 1980s and 1990s at Lawson was to keep a tight control over costs and increase revenues and profitability. The turning point for the company came in the mid-1990s when the founders began working with the Chasm Group , a consultancy firm specializing in growth strategies for technology firms, to Read More...
Palm IPO: 3Com’s morning after, or “Do you know the way to San Jose?”
What does 3Com do now that Palm, Inc. is gone? Find someone else in the neighborhood to play with. Cisco is just next door.

pre ipo  any of them at present. As 3Com heads for newer markets, it's going to find two extremely deep pockets - Lucent and Nortel - headed there as well. At the same time, Lucent is clearly eschewing 3Com's traditional networking market, while Cisco is targeting LAN's and homes. 3Com's stock will churn as the market digests its distribution of its 94% share of Palm stock. Obviously, it will add greatly to its own US$950M cash reserves, but 3Com's rivals dwarf even Palm's US$54B market cap. Hmm. Well, Cisco's Read More...
PeopleSoft Delivers Oxymoron In 'Supply Chain in a Box'
Users would do well to take PeopleSoft’s claims with a vein of salt and maintain realistic expectations regarding the challenges they will face in integrating

pre ipo  to Mike Frandsen, Vice President and General Manager of PeopleSoft's Supply Chain Division, PeopleSoft Supply Chain in a Box is a completely new way of implementing an end-to-end supply chain solution. This pre-assembled solution can begin paying back a customer's investment immediately. Though the software may enable the stated functions, the proposition that it can deliver them in a pre-assembled, pre-packaged and pre-configured manner stretches the limits of imagination. Market Impact PeopleSoft Read More...
Red Hat Heads for the Cloud with OpenShift
It would be an understatement to say that Red Hat is an interesting enterprise software company. Since its founding in 1994 and initial public offering (IPO) in

pre ipo  PaaS solution designed for on-premise or private cloud deployments. OpenShift Origin is the upstream community project for Red Hat's OpenShift product. Enter Red Hat PaaS While IaaS provides on-demand access to raw compute resources, and software as a service (SaaS) provides on-demand access to a complete application, PaaS enables on-demand access to a cloud-based application platform (see figure 1). This facility enables enterprises to build the applications they need and run them in a cloud architecture Read More...
Types of Prefabricated Modular Data Centers
Data center systems or subsystems that are pre-assembled in a factory are often described with terms like prefabricated, containerized, modular, skid-based, pod

pre ipo  of Prefabricated Modular Data Centers Data center systems or subsystems that are pre-assembled in a factory are often described with terms like prefabricated, containerized, modular, skid-based, pod-based, mobile, portable, self-contained, all-in-one, and more. There are, however, important distinctions between the various types of factory-built building blocks on the market. This paper proposes standard terminology for categorizing the types of prefabricated modular data centers, defines and Read More...
Deltek's Second Bite at the IPO Cherry (Part III)
Part II of this blog series analyzed the relatively recently launched Deltek EPM suite, which came as a result of three focused acquisitions. It also analyzed

pre ipo  so many sources of pressure on companies to deliver improved business performance while complying. Examples of regulations to follow include governance requirements, related market rules and regulations and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX ). These would only be the tip of the iceberg. Failure to comply could result in high corporate and personal prices such as lost contracts, negative publicity/steep stock declines, lawsuits, even business closure and going to prison. To that end, new in Costpoint 6 are Read More...
Containerized Power and Cooling Modules for Data Centers
Standardized, pre-assembled, and integrated data center facility power and cooling modules are at least 60% faster to deploy, and provide a first cost savings

pre ipo  for Data Centers Standardized, pre-assembled, and integrated data center facility power and cooling modules are at least 60% faster to deploy, and provide a first cost savings of 13% or more compared with traditional data center power and cooling infrastructure. Facility modules, also referred to in the data center industry as containerized power and cooling plants, allow data center designers to shift their thinking from a customized “construction” mentality to a standardized “site integration” Read More...
SAP’s SME Product Marketing Team Tells All (or Most of it, at least)
The recently held SAPPHIRE NOW 2011 event in Orlando, Florida had many newsworthy items with regards to SAP’s solutions for small and medium enterprises

pre ipo  have a huge local presence and market that they are “made for the local market” theme By the maturity of the customer It’s fair to say that our biggest competitor is a “Do nothing” or “Continue to use my spreadsheets” attitude. At the larger companies, especially companies that are distributed or are subsidiaries, we see the competitors that you mention above. PJ: What is your current geographic coverage (offices, resellers, etc.) per product, and in how many languages are these products Read More...
Oracle Extends Oracle EBS with Endeca
Oracle paid a hefty price for Endeca Technologies in late 2011, but in addition to the product’s standalone sales, the up- and cross-sales opportunities in

pre ipo  EBS applications. Information is pre-classified, pre-summarized, and pre-filtered to enable search, discovery, and analysis via a configurable UI. The Endeca extensions offer Oracle EBS users relevant data views, key performance metrics, advanced visualizations, and instant search results across organizations and flexfields. Oracle EBS Extensions for Oracle Endeca are also available from mobile devices. One example of Oracle Endeca Extensions is Oracle Order Management Extension , which aims to help Read More...
Lawson Software-IPO and Several Acquisitions After Part Five: Challenges and User Recommendations
Lawson has yet to show that its strategy and technology can

pre ipo  decisions by offering more comprehensive horizontal product portfolios and by touting a superior global presence and multinational product capabilities, which are still the hurdles for Lawson to overcome. One should keep in mind though that in Lawson's largest market, health care, and in the public sector, Lawson's third largest market, Lawson's customers are inherently US-specific and will likely remain so. Also, within these target verticals, Lawson claims that its competitors are not offering Read More...

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