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It Is Possible - SAP And Baan Strange Bedfellows
Baan keeps on showing us wonders are still possible. The OEM alliance with its nemesis SAP was all but inconceivable a year ago.

tier baan  given SAP's (and other Tier 1 vendors' for that matter) increased appetite for the smaller enterprises. Nonetheless, both vendors seem to have matured and reached the mindset of let the best applications component win in each individual selection case . User Recommendations Existing Baan users are also the winners at the end of the day. Baan's viability does not seem to be an issue any more as its rejuvenated and congenial management team has done a praiseworthy job of bringing the company back to Read More...
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'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: Baan and Parent Company, Invensys
Baan is now iBaan, fully focused on the Internet via Portals and web technologies, across CRM, ERP, and SCM spaces.

tier baan  expeditiously, acquire a top tier standalone HR/Payroll system, to complete its package. So, Baan survives for now, much to the surprise of many. It needs to move quickly and match functionality with the leaders in the C-Commerce movement, to keep its competitiveness, and its revival, intact. Look for future articles in this series on SAP, IFS, Oracle, and PeopleSoft. Read More...
Baan - What Will The Future In Invensys’ Stable Bring? Part 2: Evaluating Baan
Baan, once a leading global provider of ERP software hopes its adoptive parent, Invensys, will put it back on the enterprise software applications map. However,

tier baan  market slump than other Tier 1 vendors (See Figures 4 & 5). The company's channels, both direct and indirect, have also been all but wiped out during the same period of time. The situation has particularly been aggravated in the US market. As a result, the market has witnessed a hungry flock of Baan's competitors preying on its large, perturbed customer base. SAP, for one, has been creating interfaces to ease migration for current Baan customers to its own software offerings. There are indications that Read More...
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

tier baan  away into the second tier space (20% probability) or 3) sink into legacy oblivion (10% probability). We apply the above probabilities that cumulatively add up to 100% only for the next six months. We apologize to any unintentionally omitted interested buyer. User Recommendations We have no intentions of advising current Baan users, particularly those in the middle of implementations, to remain cool, calm, and collected. However, we believe that their endeavors will not necessarily be seriously Read More...
Baan Achieves A Speedy Recovery Despite The Tough Times
Baan might be showing us that miracles are still possible. Will in 2001 the market witness the textbook-case of turning around the previously badly mismanaged

tier baan  given SAP's (and other Tier 1 vendors') increased appetite for the smaller enterprises. Further, the protracted difficult period has taken its toll in Baan functional product enhancements; as a result, many inferior competitors seem to have caught up or even leapfrogged Baan's competitive differentiators (product functionality and/or geographic presence) of the past. Good examples are Intentia , IFS , Frontstep (formerly Symix ) and QAD to name but a few, while one should not neglect PeopleSoft 's Read More...
During the course of product evaluations for a customer, the Technology Evaluation Center has uncovered a potential security hole in SAP R/3's three-tier

tier baan  hole in SAP R/3's three-tier architecture. SAP has revealed that it expects the database or third party products to handle security between the application server and the database server. If the client does not take these extra measures, the master password for the SAP database instance travels over the network in the clear, and can be captured. PeopleSoft has the same issue. The original answer to TEC's questions to Dr. Peter Barth, Technology Marketing Manager for SAP AG in Walldorf, Germany, was With 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

tier baan  Seeking A New Foster Home -- A Déjà vu Or Not Quite? Event Summary It appears that the where there is a smoke, there is a fire motto has also held true in the case of the UK-based global automation and controls group Invensys plc . (London Stock Exchange: ISYS), and of its Baan division, once one of the leading enterprise applications vendors. Several months after first speculations about Baan's divestiture given difficult Invensys' financial situation, and following up on subsequent Invensys' Read More...
Baan Resurrects Multi-Dimensionally Part 1: Recent Announcements
Having stemmed the tide of losses and returned to profitability in 2001, will in 2002 market witness Baan's return to former ERP stardom given the company's

tier baan  Resurrects Multi-Dimensionally Part 1: Recent Announcements Event Summary In its bid to return to its erstwhile short-lived glory, Baan , the resurrected global provider of collaborative enterprise business solutions and a unit of the Invensys Software Systems (ISS) division of Invensys plc, the global automation and controls group with headquarters in the UK, has lately blitzed the market with a number of announcements. The most prominent amongst these were: Deliveries of vertically focused solutions Read More...
Architecture Evolution: From Mainframes to Service-oriented Architecture
Product architecture is going to do much more than simply provide the technical functionality, the user interface, and the platform support. It is going to

tier baan  implementing client/server have been two-tier, three-tier or n -tier, and Internet- or intranet-based. The concept of tiers provides a convenient way to group different classes of architecture. In a two-tier approach, the client machine connects to a single server machine, and the server usually controls the central database (in other words, data is managed by a dedicated database to improve multi-user performance), the client controls the UI, and the application logic can be in either the client or the Read More...
No Yawn Intended: Enterprise Applications Giant Introduces a Mid-tier Support Choice
Many market observers might yawn at SAP's recent Premium Support announcement, but users increasingly appreciate more choice and certainty, and may take notice

tier baan  Applications Giant Introduces a Mid-tier Support Choice Event Summary A recent series of articles has highlighted—at great length—the price for value conundrum which has long affected both enterprise applications vendors and users (see Is There a Panacea for Enterprise Software Pricing, Yet? ). On one hand, vendors would like to have well-oiled business models that promote stable and recurring revenue streams, which in turn ensure future product and service enhancements. To be fair, one should also Read More...
Boeing Expands Baan Licensing Deal
On December 16, Netherlands-based Baan Co. said the Boeing Co. has signed an enterprise-wide licensing deal that could expand its use of Baan's business

tier baan  Expands Baan Licensing Deal Event Summary Dutch business-management software maker Baan Co. NV on December 16 said it had expanded the scope of its contracts with Boeing Co. in deals that make Boeing Baan's largest customer. Baan said it would expand existing contracts with Boeing and its Commercial Airplanes Group to cover Boeing's military aircraft and missile systems unit and space & communications unit, its two other business segments. Financial terms were not disclosed. Spokesmen for both compan Read More...
PeopleSoft Internationalizes Its Mid-Market Forays Part 2: Challenges & User Recommendations
Despite the challenges, PeopleSoft has raised the bar in providing solutions for smaller enterprises, and Tier 2 and Tier 3 vendors might be in for a tough

tier baan  to have outdone its Tier 1 rivals to a degree, the bigger hurdle of outdoing the mid-market incumbent vendors still remains. Indeed, many elements of the offering can still be recognized in moves SAP, Oracle, or J.D. Edwards have recently struck with some of the usual suspect' among consultancy and technology partners (e.g., KPMG , Compaq , HP , IBM , Microsoft and Sun ) in the mid market. As mid-market businesses in the US do not have the same needs/values as their larger national counterparts, the Read More...
Is Baan Clinically Dead?
On January 4, 2000 Baan, Europe's No. 2 business software company, sank deeper into trouble as its CEO resigned and it forecast a fourth quarter loss of $240

tier baan  Baan Clinically Dead? Event Summary On January 4, 2000 Baan, Europe's No. 2 business software company, sank deeper into trouble as its CEO resigned and it forecast a fourth quarter loss of $240 million to $250 million after restructuring. Its shares plunged over 30 percent as analysts cut recommendations on the loss-making vendor, which has yet to name a replacement for Mary Coleman, who is returning to her Silicon Valley home after taking charge only last May. Baan had reported a fifth consecutive Read More...
Cookie-cutter Solutions Won't Cut It with the Mid-Market Part One: Historical Relationships
Small enterprises, like their bigger brethren, need some differentiation means in the market, and that will not be achieved by implementing a cut-and-dried

tier baan  have initially been the tier 1 vendors' attempt to extend their reach into the dispersed subsidiary organizations and remote sales or distribution sites of their major corporate clients. However, competitive pressures and the business reality have meanwhile led these vendors to fine tune their strategy and offering for independent smaller prospects in the market as well. Unfortunately for both vendors and users, small and mid-size enterprises, like their bigger brethren, generally operate in a dynamic, Read More...

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