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Baan And SSA GT Merge To Form A Mid-Market Empire With An ''Iron Side'' Part Three: Market Impact On SSA GT
Like the previous few SSA GT's acquisitions, this merger too seems aimed at enlarging combined Baan and SSA GT's customer base, market share, and, more

ssa baan  product releases. Further, like SSA GT, Baan still has a lot of housekeeping to do given it admits that nearly 70% of its customers are still on Baan IV, owing to the unfortunate fact that the former Baan Co.'s business was hit with troubles exactly when it finally seemed to have delivered its most stable and mature product although technologically outdated, Baan IVc. BAAN IV is still a traditional monolithic third- and fourth-generation procedural language (3GL/4GL)-based product, with an internally

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Baan And SSA GT Merge To Form A Mid-Market Empire With An ''Iron Side'' Part Two: Market Impact On Baan


Baan is now in a much better company, one that is solely dedicated to the enterprise applications business. In addition to Baan being in a better shape and hardly resembling its 1999/2000 incarnation - this time the vendor was rather a victim of its now ex parent's 'sins' than of self-inflicted wounds, which was the case prior to its Invensys stint.

ssa baan  during the merger with SSA GT. Baan Focus We have then endorsed the company's renewed focus on the mid-market discrete manufacturing segment, the fertile ground that made Baan blossom during the mid 90s. The majority of Baan's customers and capabilities still lie in the discrete repetitive/make-to-stock (MTS), assemble-to-order (ATO) and engineer-to-order (ETO) industries, such as automotive, aerospace & defense (A&D), electronics, and industrial machinery & equipment. However, Baan also has considerable Read More

ERP Belle Époque Officially Ended With the Demise of Baan and SSA


Once high-flying ERP vendors, Baan and SSA, have officially ceased to exist as independent companies on the same day in the first week of August thereby marking the end of the golden era of traditional ERP.

ssa baan  Demise of Baan and SSA ERP Belle poque Officially Ended With the Demise of Baan and SSA P.J. Jakovljevic - September 13, 2000 Event Summary Once high-flying ERP vendors, Baan and SSA, have officially ceased to exist as independent companies on the same day. Baan's new owner, a British industrial automation company Invensys, took control of 72% of Baan stock as of August 4, giving it enough leverage to assume management control of the once powerful Dutch ERP vendor. Invensys claims it plans to continue Read More

Baan And SSA GT Merge To Form A Mid-Market Empire With An ''Iron Side''


Should Baan and Ironside learn from their new senior sibling SSA GT how to consistently produce stellar financial results and profitability while proceeding with the launch of the next-generation product releases and integration platforms that could in turn cater for SSA GT's aged products' technology rejuvenation needs, the market could witness the creation of another enterprise application powerhouse that is focused solely on manufacturing.

ssa baan  group, which also owns SSA GT, intends to combine Baan with SSA GT, since the formal sales process is expected to be finalized in early July. With nearly $600 million in combined revenues, of which $160 million (or ~26.7%) represents license fees for the combined products, and in excess of 16,500 customers the new company claims the world's largest installed base in the manufacturing segment. Key to the growth strategy will be the total iBaan suite and the broad set of product offerings of the combined Read More

Baan And SSA GT Merge To Form A Mid-Market Empire With An ''Iron Side'' Part Four: Market Impact Summary and User Recommendations


SSA GT has many times surprised even the biggest skeptics by turning around seemingly non-viable vantage products (which iBaan and Ironside certainly are not) and/or ailing vendors (which Baan has been, and Ironworks will have likely become).

ssa baan  some users within the SSA GT's fold. While Baan and SSA GT's large cash coffers are assuring, a more positive sign is the merged company's intent to reinstate itself as a true software-developing vendor, not simply a software broker and dealer. Thus, combined respective customers should consider these events as a move toward a more viable position for their IT investment, and treat it in a business as usual manner' but with open eyes. The catch 22 for current and potential users is to discern Baan/SSA 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 been showing close attention to its customers’ wish lists, its crucial tenet of operation is profitability and setting realistic goals (the ROI justification works for the vendor as well). It does not appear very realistic to expect the equitably due attention to over a dozen products.

ssa baan  on recent developments at SSA GT. Part One covered the announcements. Parts Two and Three discussed the Market Impact. The Bottom Line Matters Also, the profit margins for third-party products are typically lower than for natively provided functionality, which again lessens the bottom line. Vendors such as IFS , J.D. Edwards , SAP , Oracle , Intentia , Baan , QAD , Ross Systems , Geac , MAPICS and many others that offer more unified solutions running on many platforms, and that have strong vertical Read More

Will 2001 Be The Year Of Baan’s Miraculous Comeback? Definitely Maybe.


December 2000 was the month of increased press release activity at Baan. In 2001, will the market witness a remarkable comeback of this once almost written off vendor?

ssa baan  support and initial consultancy necessary to give customers a fast-track route to successful E-Business implementation. Baan has also extended the functionality of its BaanERP enterprise business solution with the launch of its new BaanTQM Total Quality Management solution for manufacturing organizations on December 13, 2000. BaanTQM is based on a quality management product supplied by Dutch company Guardess , and can also be used as standalone quality management software. Baan said the software can be Read More

SSA Global finds Little Known SCM Gems in Filling Out its Solution Portfolio


SSA Global's strategy to grow both organically and through acquisition while developing an end-to-end suite of applications with one open platform architecture has allowed this traditional enterprise resource planning vendor to evolve into a supply chain management solutions provider.

ssa baan  market and the extensive SSA ERP customer base, which is very large because of its BPCS and Baan customers. Both BPCS and Baan suites had WMS capabilities, but these are considered rudimentary, single site solutions that have seen little development over the past few years. SSA Open Architecture 5.1 was launched in May 2005, and SSA Global espouses a commitment to a service-oriented architecture (SOA)-based architecture on J2EE technology. SSA Global also used this launch to jump on the demand driven Read More

Vendors Begin to Round Out Their CRM Suites


Front-office vendors Baan Co. and SalesLogix Inc. round out their customer-relationship management application suites adding new marketing, service, and E-commerce capabilities.

ssa baan  Begin to Round Out Their CRM Suites Vendors Begin to Round Out Their CRM Suites P.J. Jakovljevic - March 17th, 2000 Event Summary In February, front-office vendors Baan Co. and SalesLogix Inc. rounded out their customer-relationship management application suites adding new marketing, service, and E-commerce capabilities. Their announcements were made at the DCI Customer-Relationship Management Expo in Chicago. Baan, which had emerged as a front-runner in the front-office among enterprise resource Read More

Resurrection, Vitality And Perseverance Of Former ERP 'Goners' Part Four: Challenges


Where these vendors' challenges take more individual tracks would be the state of affairs of harmonizing their installed user base across a controllable number of active software versions. It, however, might indeed take a rocket scientist to figure out how to fully integrate organizational structure where employees are best integrated, service offerings best coordinated and cross-selling opportunities best tracked and pursued.

ssa baan  vendors are: Ross Systems SSA Global Technologies Geac Baan This is Part Four of a five-part note covering these four ERP vendors once considers Goners. Parts One and Two detailed specific vendors. Part Three discussed the Market Impact. Part Five will make User Recommendations. Challenges These vendors are by no means without challenges, which are both common and individually specific. For one, many enterprises will still evaluate these vendors with caution (and sometimes even omit them) due to their Read More

CA Unloads interBiz Collection Into SSA GT's Sanctuary Part 2: Market Impact


SSA GT believes it is on a path to regain a leading position in its target markets by solving industry-specific business challenges and creating a heterogeneous application environment that works seamlessly with other back-office applications.

ssa baan  Unloads interBiz Collection Into SSA GT's Sanctuary Part 2: Market Impact Event Summary On April 8, SSA Global Technologies, Inc. (SSA GT) , a worldwide enterprise solutions and services provider, announced it had acquired the supply chain management (SCM), financial management and human resource (HR) management product lines of interBiz , the eBusiness applications division of Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE: CA). The acquisition will add many proven solutions to SSA GT's also Read More

Baan Seeking A New Foster Home -- A Déjà vu Or Not Quite?


Given Invensys' irrevocable decision to give up Baan for another adoption after all, one is to wonder whether this is the 'year 2000 revisited' or whether Baan and its customers should instead look forward to turning a new leaf.

ssa baan  injected $75 million in SSA GT , one of potential Baan buyers). Although initial US expansion efforts were unsuccessful, a $20 million contract with Boeing in 1994, which remains Baan's most critical customer, paved the way for the establishment of a US headquarters. In 1994 the Baan brothers gave the monetary value of their stock, while keeping the voting control, to Oikonomos , a foundation they created to fund charitable ventures. They also formed Baan Investment , a venture capital firm designed to Read More

IBM Aims Renamed UNIX Server at Sun


In the latest phase of its campaign to unseat Sun as the dominant Internet server brand, IBM has released a slew of performance benchmarks for its 'eServer pSeries' UNIX server.

ssa baan  is clearly continuing its assault on Sun. But that's to be expected, with Sun still believed by many to be the leading Web server vendor. IBM's take-no-prisoners attitude is exemplified by their publishing a wide range of performance benchmark data (see Table 1 below), especially in those sections of Table 1 where Sun has not published similar data. The pSeries has a few things to recommend it: High performance IBM's hardware reliability IBM's breadth of products Table 1.   IBM SUN/HP Web Serving (1) Read More

CA Unloads interBiz Collection Into SSA GT's Sanctuary Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations


The varied product portfolio now under the SSA GT banner will take serious pondering and soul-searching and may likely act as a distraction from SSA GT's primary BPCS product strategy. While SSA GT's gallant attempt to regain credibility in the industry is noteworthy, it still has much more catching-up to do, with the market keeping a close eye on its execution.

ssa baan  to the competition. Additionally, SSA GT has an inordinate scope of functionality to cover through external partnerships. While the best-of-breed approach has its merits and is a necessity for some plant-level applications that ERP vendors do not typically provide (e.g., data acquisition), it inadvertently leads to additional integration costs and complicates service & support arrangements. Interfaces between disparate applications like ERP, CRM and/or e-business usually require significant tailoring, Read More