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Madness? Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures
One of the riskiest moves company stakeholders can make is to acquire and merge with another company or to divest themselves of company assets. Despite the best

sap past acquisitions  is essential. In an SAP study completed in December 2006, 175 leading companies spoke about the business initiatives they undertook to ensure operational excellence or improve business agility ' and how IT supported these initiatives.3 For companies pursuing mergers and acquisitions, IT organizations played a significant role in reducing the time required to synergize assets, processes, and systems between the merged companies. The study revealed a common path (see figure) successful IT organizations Read More...
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Is SSA GT Betting Infini(um)tely On Acquisitions? Part Three: Complementary Products
At a first glance, one can even notice that the complementary nature of some SSA GT products and Infinium products may indeed provide a ‘kick for a buck

sap past acquisitions  other ERP systems like SAP , J.D. Edwards , SSA GT and Geac (former JBA ), it has had a very limited success as stand-alone offering after the acquisition, partly owing to process industries' lesser interest in certain CRM modules like call centers. However, likewise add-on to Infinium's original ERP modules, it might likely create a compelling value proposition for the rest of SSA GT's primarily discrete manufacturing products provided it is also tailored for specific vertical industries. As mentioned Read More...
Geac Lives By Acquisitions; Will It Die By An Acquisition?
After a slew of acquisitions in the past, which have had varied outcomes, Geac seems to be grooming itself to become an attractive acquisition target. This is

sap past acquisitions  other ERP giants like SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards. Although Geac has proven itself an adept and disciplined acquirer of application software businesses in the past, its rampant acquisition strategy in the face of the overall weakness of the ERP market has resulted in insufficient growth and dismal results. Consequently, the investors' diminished confidence has crippled its market valuation. The loss in the last quarter and the resignation of Douglas Bergeron have been the final straws in Read More...
Should SAP Buy PTC?


sap past acquisitions  sell itself). So, should SAP buy PTC? Yes, go ahead If we look at SAP’s efforts in PLM during the past few years, the company’s intent to grow its PLM business is obvious. Although the company’s $600 million PLM revenue (2007, data source: CIMdata) is just a fraction of the whole, the growth rate (roughly 30% in 2007) is well above the company’s overall revenue growth (9% in 2007). According to PLM Market Growth in 2007 released by CIMdata, SAP is now the largest PLM provider without CAx Read More...
SAP and Ariba Synergy
SAP acquired spend management and business commerce solution provider Ariba in 2012 for strategic reasons, and has since been investing in Ariba with a longer

sap past acquisitions  carefully expanded by the SAP HANA Cloud Platform in a piecemeal fashion, rather than via a total replacement.   With Ariba Spend Visibility already being on HANA, one prediction is that perhaps 90 percent of Ariba’s functional scope will be on HANA in three years with the best case scenario. Ariba wants to prioritize on delivering new functionality rather than to simply port to HANA for the sake of porting. Thus, the re-platforming and/or leveraging of HANA across the full array of Ariba solutions Read More...
SAP Business Intelligence Partner Program
In this webcast you ll learn how you can use SAP Business Objects, BI OnDemand, to provide a world-class business intelligence solution to your cus...

sap past acquisitions  how you can use SAP Business Objects, BI OnDemand, to provide a world-class business intelligence solution to your customers as part of your overall product offering. Find out how flexible implementation options can provide you with the greatest return on investment (ROI), and customer satisfaction. And how you can quickly add reporting, dashboards, and other BI features to increase company revenue and add customer value; choose from flexible delivery options, all from a single vendor; and scale as you Read More...
SAP Gives Up, Declares Victory. Again.
Commerce One and SAP announced that Commerce One will supply the marketplace infrastructure behind the mySAP portal.

sap past acquisitions  Up, Declares Victory. Again. SAP Gives Up, Declares Victory. Again. D. Geller - July 5, 2000 Event Summary SAP AG and Commerce One are joining together to build what SAP wasn't able to build alone: the mySAP.com business suite. Widely perceived as lagging behind in the development of the marketplace capabilities that were an essential part of the image of mySAP, SAP has now solved its problem by bringing Commerce One, a leader in the deployment of e-procurement marketplaces, into the picture. Commerce Read More...
SAP Announces Investment in Catalyst International
ERP giant SAP AG announced on September 1 that it had acquired nearly a 10% stake in warehouse management system (WMS) vendor, Catalyst International Inc.

sap past acquisitions  Investment in Catalyst International SAP Announces Investment in Catalyst International S. McVey - September 1st, 1999 Event Summary ERP giant SAP AG announced on September 1 that it had acquired nearly a 10% stake in warehouse management system (WMS) vendor, Catalyst International Inc. In return, Catalyst will drop its NT platform development plans, and provide customer training, consulting and product customization services for SAP Logistics Execution System (LES), at its Supply Chain Execution (SCE) Read More...
SAP Jam Is Now Generally Available
SAP has announced SAP Jam, a new social enterprise platform that permits the insertion of social capabilities into business processes. According to the press

sap past acquisitions  Is Now Generally Available SAP has  announced SAP Jam , a new social enterprise platform that permits the insertion of social capabilities into business processes. According to the press release SAP Jam spans across SAP’s entire technology landscape, inviting individuals from diverse areas of expertise to cooperate across geographies, share information, make decisions, and reach out to external collaborators. Employees can access resources without much difficulty with SAP Jam, as the platform Read More...
Accelerating SAP Deployments
A crucial advantage of the SAP architecture is that configuration changes can be made easily—the downside being its tightly integrated nature, which increases

sap past acquisitions  SAP Deployments A crucial advantage of the SAP architecture is that configuration changes can be made easily—the downside being its tightly integrated nature, which increases the risk of unintended consequences. That means time to market is slowed by extensive testing. However, you can accelerate SAP delivery by using a test automation solution which automates most of the maintenance required by changes. Read More...
SAP Bolsters NetWeaver's MDM Capabilities Part Two: xCat and SAP MDM
SAP purports that SAP MDM also lays the foundation for efficient and accurate exchange of cross-business information. Consumer products companies, for instance,

sap past acquisitions  Part Two: xCat and SAP MDM What xCat Offers SAP NetWeaver , has become the main pillar of SAP AG 's (NYSE: SAP) strategy to remake itself into a platform vendor. With this and mySAP Business Suite , the broadest suite of enterprise applications in the market, SAP will sell possibly everything from application servers via middleware to Web services (envisioned, in SAP's case, to orchestrate business processes by means of packaged composite applications across and atop existing systems). In mid-July, SAP Read More...
SAP Run Better Tour: Unwired
My TEC colleague Aleksey Osintsev and I recently made our way to the last stop of the SAP Run Better Tour in Montreal to get a taste of what SAP was cooking up

sap past acquisitions  last stop of the SAP Run Better Tour in Montreal to get a taste of what SAP was cooking up in terms of improvements and strategies for 2011. I was hoping for some developments regarding mobile technology and support. Did I get my fill? Let’s just say I was still feeling a bit peckish when I left. Here’s the lowdown on SAP’s mobile strategy. I was pleased to hear that SAP is viewing the integration of personal mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, into the workspace as an actionable Read More...
SAP as a Retail Market Force: More Fact Than Fiction
Can SAP, a market and technology leader in business management software, translate its success in the manufacturing industry to retail? TEC principal analyst P

sap past acquisitions  and services provider gave SAP many more retail customers. Over the past 40 years, through multiple waves of technology—from mainframe, midrange and client-server computing to Web service-oriented architecture (SOA) and mobile technology—SAP’s vision has always been to enable real-time, integrated, platform-independent, end-to-end business processes. This vision has served the vendor and its customers well: today SAP has over 100,000 customers across all industries, including several thousand Read More...
SAP Business One 9.0 Released
The “little” SAP Business One solution is an unsung hero of sorts at SAP. Indeed, more than 38,000 customers worldwide in nearly 30 languages and over 630

sap past acquisitions  9.0 Released The “little” SAP Business One solution is an unsung hero of sorts at SAP . Indeed, more than 38,000 customers worldwide in nearly 30 languages and over 630 partners are often ignored as less newsworthy by market observers. The business management solution for small businesses (with 10–20 users, on average) can be deployed on premises or in the cloud, and is accessible via mobile devices. During the SAPPHIRENOW 2013 conference, SAP  announced the general availability of the 9.0 Read More...

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