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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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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
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
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
A3 Software
Wolters Kluwer is @The Professional@s First Choice@ for information, tools, and solutions that can help professionals make critical decisions more

software acquisition makeover  Software Wolters Kluwer is The Professional's First Choice for information, tools, and solutions that can help professionals make critical decisions more effectively and improve their productivity. Wolters Kluger Legal, Tax, and Regulatory offers a range of information software and services to law firms, accounting firms, corporations, and governments. Using the latest technologies, the company aims to ensure that its customers have the solutions they need, when they need them, and in the media best Read More
Small Business Software (SBS) Software Evaluation Report
The Small Business Software (SBS) evaluation model targets the functional requirements necessary to support a typical small business. If your organization doesn

software acquisition makeover  Business Software (SBS) Software Evaluation Report TEC's  Small Business Software (SBS)  Software Evaluation Report   allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive Read More
Software Test Tools Software Evaluation Report
Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout

software acquisition makeover  Test Tools Software Evaluation Report TEC's Software Test Tools Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive information about vendor or Read More
Argos Software
Argos Software develops, markets, and supports PC-based financial and management accounting software designed around the requirements of specified industries

software acquisition makeover  Software Argos Software develops, markets, and supports PC-based financial and management accounting software designed around the requirements of specified industries: transportation/trucking, railroads, warehousing and logistics, distribution, nursery and greenhouse, landscaping, agribusiness, service, brokers, mining, manufacturing, and others. The main product is ABECAS® : Activity Based Enterprise Cost Accounting System Read More
Pronto Software Limited
For over 30 years, we@ve been working closely with our clients to create business management software that helps them get the absolute best out of their

software acquisition makeover  Software Limited For over 30 years, we’ve been working closely with our clients to create business management software that helps them get the absolute best out of their business. Our vision has always been to deliver tools that allow our clients to excel and prosper in whichever field they may be in – from mining to manufacturing, distribution to retail and services. In fact, our software has adapted appropriate functionality based on years of listening to feedback from customers just like Read More
Frontier Software Ltd
Frontier Software is a human resource (HR) and payroll software vendor. It provides solutions to tier one, two, and three companies with a variation of active

software acquisition makeover  Software Ltd Frontier Software is a human resource (HR) and payroll software vendor. It provides solutions to tier one, two, and three companies with a variation of active server pages (ASP), inhouse, and outsourced services. Frontier Software, founded in 1993, has offices on three continents and headquarters in Melbourne, Victoria (Australia). The company has installations in twelve countries and a licensed user base of over 1,300 clients. Read More
Fatal Flaws in ERP Software Create Opportunity for Niche Software in CPG Companies
ERP software may fail to meet critical business requirements. When companies find that their ERP doesn't meet all of their business requirements, they should

software acquisition makeover  Flaws in ERP Software Create Opportunity for Niche Software in CPG Companies Fatal Flaws in ERP Software Create Opportunity for Niche Software in CPG Companies Featured Author - Bill Friend* - April 24, 2004 Overview After companies purchase an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system they may discover that the ERP software fails to provide all of the functionality their business requires. These shortfalls have been characterized as fatal flaws . If a company uncovers a fatal flaw in their ERP 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
WorkForce Software, Inc.
Located in Livonia, Michigan (US), WorkForce provides enterprise class, web-based time and attendance, and labor management software for large employers. It is

software acquisition makeover  attendance, and labor management software for large employers. It is a privately-held company. Read More
Smart Software
Founded in 1984, Smart Software is a provider of enterprise-wide demand forecasting, planning, and inventory optimization solutions. Smart Software@s flagship

software acquisition makeover  Software Founded in 1984, Smart Software is a provider of enterprise-wide demand forecasting, planning, and inventory optimization solutions. Smart Software's flagship product, SmartForecasts, has thousands of users worldwide, including customers at mid-market enterprises and Fortune 500 companies, such as Abbott Laboratories, Metro-North Railroad, Siemens, Disney, Nestle, Nikon, GE, and The Coca-Cola Company. Smart Software is headquartered in Belmont, Massachusetts. Read More

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