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Frantic Merger-Mania Spiced Up With Vendettas Leaves Customers Anxious Part Two: Analysis Continued
To continue to be healthy, an enterprise software vendor either needs a defendable niche or a large market share. For the latter, acquisitions are often

sct tuner  of former division of SCT Corporation (see Agilisys Continues Agilely Post-SCT ), announced the acquisition of Future Three Software, Inc. , another SCM provider for automotive suppliers. The acquisition, which is the second for Agilisys this year (see How Much Wisdom Will BRAIN Bring To Agilisys? ), was again financed through funds managed by Golden Gate Capital and Parallax Capital Partners in conjunction with Future Three's investor Summit Partners . The Future Three acquisition is consistent with Agil Read More...
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Ross Systems Continues To Slip, But Pledges to Fight Tooth And Claw
Ross Systems' transition from ERP to e-commerce continues to be daunting. On November 14, the company announced yet another disappointing quarterly report owing

sct tuner  of its main competitor SCT Corporation ) as well as to scalability caveats caused by its recent commitment to only Microsoft's technology. Ross also offers financial and HR products for the healthcare and public sector market segments, which have proven to be significantly less profitable than its process manufacturing product line, and have been further diluting the company's resources and focus. Given its market niche Ross' move to better leverage its indirect channel is wise, and we recommend it Read More...
PeopleSoft Takes Aim at Foods Industry
PeopleSoft and Bradley Ward will integrate their products in an alliance aimed at the food processing industry. The completed solution will let companies' link

sct tuner  International (division of GEAC), SCT Corp., and MARCAM among others. Market Impact In theory, integration of machine-level control systems like SCADA and transaction execution systems, such as core ERP, offers vast improvements in supply chain synchronization. Production plans generated in ERP systems quickly become obsolete and must constantly be refreshed with new shop floor level data. There are at least two major obstacles to surmount in sharing data between the shop floor and management level in a Read More...
Ross Systems Closes Ranks For A (Possible) Turnaround
Ross Systems, the struggling ERP vendor that many have all but written off, might be telling us with its recent moves that it has not said its last word as yet.

sct tuner  of its main competitor SCT Corporation , see SCT Corporation: The Last Viable Process Manufacturing Vendor Standing ?) as well as to scalability caveats caused by its recent commitment to only Microsoft technology. Given its low-end market niche visibility and the likely focus, Ross' move to better leverage its indirect channel is wise, and we recommend it consider utilizing that model in North America and Europe too. Look for the global process manufacturing market to be a fierce battlefield. As we Read More...
The Name and Ownership Change Roulette Wheel for Marcam Stops at SSA Global Part Five: Merger Impact and Challenges
Like previous SSA Global's acquisitions, this merger too seems aimed at enlarging the existing customer base, market share, and, more importantly, the

sct tuner  (see Agilisys Continues Agilely Post-SCT ) and Ross Systems, which found an answer with its recent alliance with Prescient Systems for the SCM offering (see Two Highly Focused Vendors Team For Their Markets' Good ) and with Selligent for the customer relationship management (CRM) offering. Moreover, Ross' new parent chinadotcom has also acquired the long-struggling but renowned SCM vendor IMI and CRM vendor Pivotal , which may bode well for products' cross-integration and enhancements. Therefore, even Read More...
SSA GT to EXE-cute (Yet) Another Acquisition Part Three: Impact on SSA GT
Even in the cases where the company has been showing close attention to its customers' wish lists, its crucial tenet of operation is profitability and setting

sct tuner  Ross Systems , and SCT Corporation would be relatively recent examples of companies where this strategy has failed: all have had to eventually resort to divestiture and to a focus on core competencies. SSA GT is showing more of an appetite to acquire more vendors in light of impending large-scale consolidation (see Frantic Merger-Mania Spiced Up With Vendettas Leaves Customers Anxious ), before even putting these recent mergers well behind, it might be flying into the face of these negative experiences, Read More...
Is SSA GT Betting Infini(um)tely On Acquisitions? Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations.
User companies will need serious convincing that SSA GT will not 'stabilize' or even discontinue some brands. Moreover, even in the cases where the company has

sct tuner  Ross Systems , and SCT Corporation are recent examples of companies where this strategy has failed: all have had to eventually resort to divestiture and to a focus on core competencies. With SSA GT stating its insatiable appetite to acquire more vendors to reach $500 million in revenues within next 12 months, it might be flying into face of these negative experiences, and it may soon have too much on its platter to handle. Additionally, SSA GT has an inordinate scope of functionality to cover through Read More...
Standardizing on One ERP System in a Multi-division Enterprise
In an enterprise with multiple operating divisions, should the enterprise standardize on a single set of software? Recent broadening of major ERP products

sct tuner  vendor (e.g., QAD , SCT , Lilly Software , Navision , etc.) could be a more appropriate solution. The integration required between two or more operating units can vary. The units may be serving the same market, using the same suppliers, doing manufacturing for each other, selling each others products or have other relationships. The level of operational integration provides a sense of how integrated the systems of the two units must be. But having some of these joint operational issues is not sufficient Read More...
Agilisys Continues Agilely Post-SCT
From Agilisys' fresh start illustrated in new account wins, a profitable quarter, and new product enhancements; the market should expect at least a continuation

sct tuner  and Distribution division of SCT Corporation (see iProcess.sct Enters Golden Gate Opportunity ), has been showing us lately that it has swiftly moved beyond expected spin-off tremors, by leveraging its legacy of a prominent pure-process industries enterprise applications provider to 1) gain new customers, and 2) release new products under its new brand name and as an independent company. To that end, on September 9, Agilisys announced that Sun Chemical , a $3 billion global company, has licensed the Read More...
Sausage Producer Packs Out the Profit with Technology
Odom’s Tennessee Pride Sausage, Inc. wanted to improve operations and customer service. Their ERP and SCM technology solution resulted in a fifteen-month

sct tuner  finally selected iProcess.sct from SCT ( www.sctcorp.com ) for execution, scheduling and planning. Beginning in December 1999, the new system was fully implemented within 15 months. Value    Chuck Odom, owner, discusses the project's payback period, We saw savings that pay for the applications within the first three years. Chuck reports that Odom's operational objectives have been met. The top operational benefits cited by Odom's include: Reduced inventory levels across the entire supply chain Read More...
SCT and G-Log Form Alliance For Collaborative Logistics in the Process Industries
G-Log, a leader in collaborative logistics, and SCT, a leader in enterprise applications for the process industries, have joined forces to bring together their

sct tuner  Process Industries Event Summary SCT (www.sct.com/manufacturing) and G-Log (www.g-log.com), both leaders in their respective fields have announced a partnership that brings together SCT's process industry manufacturing execution, planning, and optimization with G-Log's global logistics platform. The partnership is aimed at process manufacturers and distributors in the food, beverage, chemical, CPG, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and related process industries worldwide. Both companies currently have Read More...
SCT Corp Previews New B2B Planning, Execution, and eProcurement Suite
SCT Corporation is taking its new business-to-business software solution supply chain for process manufacturers and distributors on a road trip. Find out first

sct tuner  Execution, and eProcurement Suite SCT Corp Previews New B2B Planning, Execution, and eProcurement Suite S. McVey - February 23rd, 2000 Event Summary On February 8 at the Ritz Carlton in Boston, SCT Corporation demonstrated iProcess.sct, its new business-to-business (B2B) software solution supply chain for process manufacturers and distributors. The meeting followed a debut event in New York City and is part of an international road trip through the U.S., Europe, and the U.K. The event features SCT's new Read More...
Agilisys Continues Agilely Post-SCT Part 2: Market Impact
Agilisys is also leveraging its former parent's pedigree on professional services and outsourcing, the 'Concept to Customer' and 'Early Upgrade Program' being

sct tuner  business intelligence (BI) (see SCT Extends Into Business Intelligence , and SCT Corporation Means (e)Business For Process Manufacturing ). Due to its unrelenting process manufacturing focus, the products reflect the rigorous functionality required by process companies (primarily batch oriented, only in part for continuous process companies though), and Agilisys continues to execute well in the plant level-centric applications. In doing this it has avoided the tradeoffs that are inevitable to attempting Read More...
The Essential Supply Chain
Supply Chain Management (SCM) once viewed as a way to obtain a competitive advantage, is now perceived as a logical and necessary extension of Enterprise

sct tuner  $60 M $10 M SCT Corp. Acquisition Fygir Logistic Information Systems 9/98 $35 M JBA Holdings plc (GEAC) Embedded License Symix Systems 7/99 - Mapics Solutions, Inc. Embedded License Symix Systems 7/98 - Oracle Corporation Embedded License i2 Technologies 11/97 - SAP AG Investment OKEF-techILOGCatalyst International 6/98 7/98 9/99 51% 5% 10% Oracle Corporation JMA Industri-Matematik 1/97 (and informal earlier) - i2 Technologies Interface EXE Technologies 4/99 - Great Plains Software Embedded License Logi Read More...
Ross Systems Ends Year On a Sour Note and Braces Itself For Survivor’s Game
Ross Systems’ transition from ERP to e-commerce has been a harrowing experience during the last 18 months. On September 14, the company announced yet another

sct tuner  more nimble competitors, like SCT Corporation, will certainly use the company's ongoing hardships to improve their own position with potential and, possibly, existing customers. User Recommendations Existing Ross' customers should certainly consider the new offering, but avoid selecting it without looking at what the other vendors have to offer. We recommend identifying your clear e-business strategy and conducting thorough comparison-shopping, at least for the sake of gaining negotiation leverage. As Read More...

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