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Battery Power Shakes Up Made2Manage
While Made2Manage's decision to go private under a wealthy Battery Ventures' wing, which was supposedly committed to invest in the acquired technology was

software acquisition makeover  successfully making investments in software companies. The acquisition of Made2Manage Systems by Battery Ventures was meant to allow the vendor to better serve the business needs of its well-established customer base, as well as to continue new product development initiatives, optimize sales and marketing efforts, and evaluate complementary acquisition candidates to enhance its position in the space (see Examples Of How Some Mid-Market Vendors Might Remain Within The Future Three (Dozen)? ). Under the Read More...
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Merchandising systems are the enterprise back and front-office software solutions upon which the majority of retailers rely to manage and support their daily tasks. These systems typically record p...
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What's Wrong With Enterprise Applications, And What Are Vendors Doing About It? Part Two: A New Framework Strategy
Building replacement products on a new framework is a higher risk strategy. The product functionality still quite matters and, while it is important for

software acquisition makeover  & acquisition activity, enterprise software buyers realize that product architecture plays a key role in how quickly vendors can implement, maintain, expand/customize, and integrate their products. Many in the enterprise applications vendors' community recognize that these are unmet realities and are attempting to offer solutions that will deal with them. While it is not practical to look at every strategy and every vendor's nuance, this note looks at some important examples representing distinct Read More...
Essential ERP - Current Market Trends - Part II
ERP applications are designed to optimize an organization’s underlying business processes — primarily accounting/financial, manufacturing, distribution, and

software acquisition makeover  expect companies with related software products to move into the ERP space through acquisition like Invensys, Plc. with its acquisition of Marcam Solutions. Intensified M&A activity also stems from the fact that while the concept of best-of-breed will not go away. Users will increasingly look for one strategic vendor to fulfill the majority of their business application needs. This is particularly true for the lower end of the market and for the companies operating highly centralized organizations with a Read More...
Made2Manage Systems 'One Year After': Reenergized and Growing Part One: Event Summary
Made2Manage Systems' decision to go private under wealthy Battery Ventures' wing appears to have been wise. Despite a draconic exodus of former executives and

software acquisition makeover  and uncommon in the software market, particularly after an acquisition and at the general and administrative (G&A) staff level, the extent of the former Made2Manage top management and some sales, marketing, and product development staffers' exodus in August 2003 seemed quite severe, given the vendor had not been a real money-burning machine prior to the acquisition (see Battery Power Shakes Up Made2Manage ). At that time, the company's officials confirmed to a doubtful and consternated user and analyst Read More...
Where Is ERP Headed (Or Better, Where Should It Be Headed)? Part 2: Product Architecture and Web-Basing
This note discusses how a flexible and agile ERP system needs an adaptable architecture, how easy integration to 3rd-party applications has become a key selling

software acquisition makeover  system in place, client-side software upgrades become unnecessary, browser-based applications significantly simplify the training, and tying together far-flung locations of an enterprise becomes simpler too. To do this in an appropriate manner, ERP vendors have to completely redesign their applications for a true e-business environment, which takes serious resources and commitment. About This Note  This is a four part note, which each part covering two of the eight trends we have identified. Each part Read More...
On-premise to On-demand: The Software as a Service Opportunity for Independent Software Vendors
Predictions of the death of software are overstated. In reality, businesses are becoming more reliant on technology, not less. What’s changing, however, is the

software acquisition makeover  premise to On-demand: The Software as a Service Opportunity for Independent Software Vendors Predictions of the death of software are overstated. In reality, businesses are becoming more reliant on technology, not less. What’s changing, however, is the number of options available for managing, delivering, and paying for software applications. Many independent software vendors recognize the benefits of offering software as a service--a delivery alternative that can present long-term benefits for all Read More...
Cameleon Software
Cameleon Software (formerly Access Commerce) provides multichannel commerce and configurator software to companies that sell customizable products and services

software acquisition makeover  Software Cameleon Software (formerly Access Commerce) provides multichannel commerce and configurator software to companies that sell customizable products and services across multiple sales channels. Cameleon Software provides support for such processes as guided selling, product configuration, pricing, and quote generation. Cameleon Software clients include Air Liquide, Eaton Corporation, Invacare, Legrand, Leroy Merlin, Pages Jaunes (Yellow Pages), Philips Electronics, Saint-Gobain, APC by Read More...
CARL Software
Founded in 1985, CARL Software specializes in computerized maintenance management systems (CMMSs) and enterprise asset management (EAM) software. The company is

software acquisition makeover  Software Founded in 1985, CARL Software specializes in computerized maintenance management systems (CMMSs) and enterprise asset management (EAM) software. The company is headquartered in Limonest (France), with offices in Paris (France), and international offices in Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United States (US). Read More...
Enterprise Process Improvement (EPI) Software: Customer and Software Vendor Collaboration
Having just completed implementing your enterprise-wide software, you are about lean back, put your feet up on the desk, and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Not

software acquisition makeover  (EPI) Software: Customer and Software Vendor Collaboration Introduction So you have just completed implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software package and you think you're set for the next five years—and I have a bridge in Brooklyn that I want to sell you. Once a year (or more frequently if you have really angered the software gods), the vendor issues a new release. With the new release come promises of new functionality, better performance, or incorporation of technological advances. Read More...
Cezanne Software
Cézanne Software provides human capital planning (HCM) and management software, and develops and designs solutions that enable organizations to better plan and

software acquisition makeover  Software Cézanne Software provides human capital planning (HCM) and management software, and develops and designs solutions that enable organizations to better plan and optimize the human side of their business. The company’s focus is to provide the business owner with people-centered solutions to manage the execution and evolution of business processes that are critical for the organization's success. The privately held company's North American headquarters are in Boston, Massachusetts (US). Read More...
Distribution in a Challenging Economy: Online (Software as a Service) versus Traditional Software
When considering major purchases, most people ask, “Why rent when you can buy?” But with IT systems, the reverse may be true. Software as a service (SaaS

software acquisition makeover  a Service) versus Traditional Software When considering major purchases, most people ask, “Why rent when you can buy?” But with IT systems, the reverse may be true. Software as a service (SaaS) offers many advantages over traditional software, especially in terms of the on-going costs of maintaining and upgrading systems. Learn how passing those burdens on to a SaaS vendor can help your company focus on optimizing efficiency, productivity, and profitability. Read More...
Application Software Services: Outsourcing, Applications Software Competitor Analysis Report
The outsourcing application software knowledge base criteria are appropriate for selecting outsource providers in the area of business software development. It

software acquisition makeover  Software Services: Outsourcing, Applications Software Competitor Analysis Report The outsourcing application software knowledge base criteria are appropriate for selecting outsource providers in the area of business software development. It includes all activities performed by outsource providers including software development; software maintenance; software reengineering or rearchitecting; porting software to a new platform; and more. Read More...
The Complete Buyer's Guide for Payroll Software
When selecting and deploying a new payroll software solution, there are many factors to take into consideration, including timing, data transfer and conversion,

software acquisition makeover  Buyer's Guide for Payroll Software When selecting and deploying a new payroll software solution, there are many factors to take into consideration, including timing, data transfer and conversion, and side-by-side processing. In addition to specific software features and functionality, it’s important to choose a vendor known for experience in the payroll software industry. Read this guide by Sage to gain useful information before buying a software solution. Read More...
Flexi Software
FlexiInternational Software, Inc. (@Flexi@) provides business accounting solutions. The FlexiFinancials Enterprise Suite consists of accounting applications and

software acquisition makeover  Software FlexiInternational Software, Inc. ( Flexi ) provides business accounting solutions. The FlexiFinancials Enterprise Suite consists of accounting applications and components that are sold directly and through partnership programs, including private label partnerships (FIP). Flexi has been providing scalable, high volume processing, international solutions to financial services, banking, insurance, and other service organizations across the globe for over a decade. Read More...

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