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Q: Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Billionaire? A: Baan -- Foster Care for Its Orphans Needed As Well
Baan Co. interim chief executive Pierre Everaert said he could not rule out a takeover of the troubled Dutch business-management software group. We hereby

takeover  not rule out a takeover of the troubled Dutch business-management software group. If someone comes along and offers a good price and can assure further growth at Baan, how can I say no?, Everaert said in an interview at the CeBIT trade fair in Hannover, Germany. Everaert took up his post after the departure in January of CEO Mary Coleman, followed by the resignation of chief financial officer Jim Mooney. Earlier in February, Baan reported a sixth consecutive quarter in the red and a full-year loss. Its Read More...
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Epicor 9: Delivering What Oracle and Others Are Yet to Achieve? - Part 1
Undoubtedly, the recent major event at Epicor Software (despite concurrent unfortunate occasional and distracting shareholder power struggles, takeover bids

takeover  distracting shareholder power struggles, takeover bids, and CEO departures ) was the launch of the next-generation Epicor 9 product suite  in late 2008. Epicor hails Epicor 9 as an entirely new generation of business application that redefines how enterprise systems are both built and used. For one, Epicor 9’s functional footprint is based on the best of everything Epicor has developed (and acquired) since its inception. The “converged” product consists of a unity of cherry-picked components Read More...
High Hopes for Workday, Inc. on Initial Trading Day
Workday, Inc., was enthusiastically greeted by investors on its first day of trading with the stock jumping 74 percent. Workday was founded in 2005 by David

takeover  Bhusri following Oracle’s hostile takeover of PeopleSoft. Staying true to these human capital management (HCM) and financial roots, Duffield and Bhusri have built the PeopleSoft of the new millennium and investors have rewarded them richly for their focus and vision. The Workday applications are built from the ground up on top of an object model as, and delivered through the cloud as, a multi-tenant solution. At the core of the solution’s architecture and design is a focus on cloud, mobile, and Read More...
Banking Industry's Fair Value Accounting (FVA) Conundrum
Every company and almost every individual holds fixed assets. Over time, these assets change in value. For example, real estate tends to increase in value

takeover  housing glut. c) Hostile takeover bids due to reduced asset holding values would allow for a bargain takeover below the true value of the institution. d) Goodwill value could be argued against, and if it established as a percentage of the asset holdings then this value will be substantially reduced. Goodwill recognizes the value of assets held as well as revenue and expenses to establish a fair share market price. e) Some business arrangements, such as takeovers initiated before the financial crash, have Read More...
TurtleSpice ERP! (Week 7)
Welcome to Week 7 of TurtleSpice ERP! We’re following one company’s software selection process, from beginning to end—with a twist: It’s up to you to make sure

takeover  ) “arrangement” (AKA hostile takeover ). And if TurtleSpice's revenue outlook should be temporarily in decline thanks to certain canceled contracts , it would be a far cheaper takeover candidate. Moreover, the ERP system currently in place at VenisonBland is BigGun ERP . If TurtleSpice should also happen to be running BigGun ERP, that would make integration of TurtleSpice far more convenient following a takeover. After that? Golden parachute, meet Wade. Wade, meet golden parachute. Luckily for Wade, 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.

takeover  and J.D. Edwards takeover three-ring circle (no pun intended) happened Baan s spin-off from the struggling UK-based global automation and controls group Invensys plc. (London Stock Exchange: ISYS), and its subsequent merger with recently more than upbeat SSA Global Technologies (SSA GT) ( www.ssagt.com ), an enterprise solutions provider for process manufacturing, discrete manufacturing, consumer, services and public companies worldwide, which has lately turned into a ravenous enterprise applications Read More...
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 required to grow and prosper. With revenue streams shifting from new accounts to up- and cross-sales to existing customers, software support and services, a large customer base is the key to continued health.

takeover  (if not even a takeover target itself). This is Part Two of a two-part note. Part One detailed recent ERP merger events. Expanding the Big Five In any case, the recent seismic moves have confirmed our belief in the possibility of a Big Five wild card or two. What if IBM wants to join the Big Five? Like Microsoft, IBM has the wherewithal to buy almost any enterprise applications vendor, but does it have the desire to deal with many other implications such as strained partnerships with many application Read More...
CDC Software + Consona = Aptean (Or: New Bottles for Old Wines)
August 2012 started with the announcement of the merger of Consona Corporation and CDC Software under the name Aptean. The new brand, announced on August 7, signifies the coming together of two leading enterprise application software companies. At first glance, this merger looks like a mini Infor (reminiscent of Infor’s aggressive consolidation days) or a mini Sage. After finally getting out

takeover  unsuccessful hostile Onyx Corporation takeover saga by CDC Corporation several years ago). Merger of Two Equals? Although most of the Aptean management team seem to have connections to CDC, the company spokesperson maintains that this is a merger of two equals under a single ownership ( Vista Equity Partners ). While the overarching company name has changed, the plan is to maintain the brand names of all of the product lines, and to continue investing in and supporting all of the CDC and Consona Read More...
Walker Propelled by Winds of Change
Walker Interactive is putting itself through a transformation. Its goal is to bring integrated eBusiness to its very demanding customers.

takeover  to guard against abusive takeover tactics and according to the company is not in response to any particular proposal. Vendor Strategy and Trajectory The new business plan emphasizes what Walker has dubbed deep e-business. This reflects the company s claim that, rather than graft a browser interface to existing applications, it has done a thorough rewrite to provide seamless integration between front- and back-end systems. The new technology is based on Java server technology, with IBM s WebSphere applic Read More...
Industri-Matematik Faces Uphill Climb
Wracked by negative earnings, shifting infrastructure, and pending litigation, Industri-Matematik International Corporation (NASDAQ: IMIC) faces a difficult time in its history. The Stockholm-based Supply Chain Execution (SCE) vendor has experienced a sharp decline in license revenues over the last four quarters, generating a scant $1.6 million in the most recent quarter - its lowest in nearly four years. Hoping to attract new demand for its products, IMI recently unveiled VIVALDI, a suite aggregated from its flagship application, System ESS, newly developed supply chain management components, and recently acquired customer relationship m

takeover   IMI is a possible takeover or merger candidate. Such a combination with current partner i2 Technologies is doubtful at this stage, but some synergies would be evident in a merger with another SCE vendor such as Optum, Manhattan Associates, or EXE Technologies (40% probability). Among ERP vendors, Oracle is the most likely acquirer due to its experienced relationship with IMI (30% probability). Due to strong circumstantial evidence, there is a great likelihood that IMI will be forced into a settlement Read More...
While Oracle and PeopleSoft Are to Fuse, Competitors Ruse--Leaving Customers (Somewhat) Bemused
The recent merger of Oracle and PeopleSoft requires, among many other things, finding a perfect balance between cultivating the install base versus the zeal for snagging brand new customers.

takeover  shareholders to refuse the takeover offer five times, before ultimately losing. A number of lawsuits and counter lawsuits ensued, as well as some tricky defensive mechanisms from PeopleSoft, such as the so-called poison pill shareholders provision and some generous customer rebates, including up to five times the amount of license fees, totaling up to $2.4 billion (USD). The so-called customers assurance program (CAP) was also created to protect customers in case Oracle discontinues PeopleSoft Read More...

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