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J.D. Edwards' CEO Retires Again; This Time For Good?
Having seemingly paved a solid ground for its successor, it is likely that this time J.D. Edwards founder and CEO Ed McVaney might not have to come back from

unsuccessful mergers  attributable to the above-mentioned unsuccessful leadership transition and, consequently, to frequent business model changes, soul searching, and staff departures/layoffs, we tend to believe that this change comes at a good time. Many may be skeptical because Dutkowsky spent most of his career on the hardware side, and the track record of hardware executives making the transition to the software business has not been impressive. Dutkowsky, however, brings some appropriate credentials. He comes from Read More...
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The ERP Market 2001 And Beyond - Aging Gracefully With The ‘New Kids On The Block’
Although we believe that exorbitant growth rates are a matter of the past, growth will remain the word associated with the ERP market in the 2000’s. ERP will

unsuccessful mergers  a large number of unsuccessful ERP implementations in the past. This fear has been additionally aggravated by the need to integrate disparate systems, given that currently no single vendor can offer a complete end-to-end solution (from supplier to end customer), despite some ERP vendors' marketing rhetoric. The ongoing technology paradigm shift from Client/Server to the Internet created uncertainty about investing in traditional Client/Server technologies, which are still present (however in an Read More...
Master Data Management: Extracting Value from Your Most Important Intangible Asset
In a 2006 SAP survey, 93 percent of respondents experienced data management issues during their most recent projects. The problem: many organizations believe

unsuccessful mergers  are difficult and often unsuccessful. For the manufacturer of home appliances mentioned earlier, the implementation of a master data management solution enabled product and marketing managers to identify relationships between and among products. This insight ultimately increased opportunities for cross-selling and up-selling, and the result has been a rise in the average consumer sale on the division's Web site. Customer insight through customer data integration is another MDM advantage. Marketing and Read More...
Not All Acquisitions Happen: JDA and QRS Part Two: Market Impact
The QRS acquisition by JDA would have eventually brought together two providers of complementary e-commerce products that would help retailers, manufacturers

unsuccessful mergers  be blamed for the unsuccessful QRS acquisition). Thus, the $3.8 million (USD) compensation from QRS for breaching the agreement comes as a crumb of comfort. ERP Vendors Address the Retail Market One should also never underestimate the threat of traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers that have lately made serious strides in the retail sector. For a discussion of the competition from Lawson Software , see Lawson's Approach To the Retail Market , while for a discussion of the like Read More...
JDA Portfolio: For the Retail Industry -- Part Five: Analysis of Market Impact
Given the competition for retail customers and wholesale orders is intense, retailers, including software vendors, must be able to meet consumer demand quickly,

unsuccessful mergers  been blamed for the unsuccessful QRS acquisition). A mitigating factor could be the recent mid-September announcement by JDA that its Portfolio Data Synchronization product (recently renamed from the above mentioned VistaRetail) has been certified for UCCnet services by the global standards organization, the Uniform Code Council , Inc ( UCC ). To obtain this, JDA reportedly participated in rigorous certification testing in an independent environment to demonstrate that its Web-based data synchronization Read More...
Catalyst International Bit by Y2K Bug


unsuccessful mergers  from two factors: An unsuccessful attempt at utilizing purchased development of ISI (Information Strategies, Inc.) for an NT version of its Catalyst WMS product. Premature expansion of its service and maintenance staff in the U. S. and overseas. Fig. 1 Massive turnover of its direct sales force contributed to weak revenues in 1997, although a combination of reduced operating expenses and increased hardware revenues mitigated the loss over that of the previous year. Finally, in 1998, Catalyst saw a return Read More...
How Does Your ERP System Architecture Address Change?
In today’s competitive market, businesses are living in a constant state of change@especially in the services sector, which has to contend with a more fluid

unsuccessful mergers  Does Your ERP System Architecture Address Change? How Does Your ERP System Architecture Address Change? If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader.   Established in 1993, Technology Evaluation Centers, Inc. (TEC) is the first web-native technology research enterprise. TEC provides decision support systems (DSS) that enable stakeholders to objectively identify the software products that best fit their company's unique business an Read More...
Supply Chain Vendors GT Nexus and TradeCard to Merge
In surely one of the first mergers of the year, GT Nexus and TradeCard are announcing their intent to merge their companies. GT Nexus provides a cloud-based

unsuccessful mergers  Chain Vendors GT Nexus and TradeCard to Merge In surely one of the first mergers of the year, GT Nexus and TradeCard are announcing their intent to merge their companies. GT Nexus provides a cloud-based global trade and logistics platform for manufacturers, retailers, and logistics service providers. TradeCard provides a cloud platform for managing sourcing, logistics, and finance on a single system. TradeCard, founded in 1999, by Kurt Cavano , likes to boast of its 10,000 organizations and 45,000 Read More...
EAI Vendor Mercator Drops to a Lower Place on the Map
Mercator Software, formerly known as TSI International Software, reported higher than forecasted marketing expenses, a new CFO, and missed their earnings

unsuccessful mergers  Vendor Mercator Drops to a Lower Place on the Map EAI Vendor Mercator Drops to a Lower Place on the Map M. Reed - August 4, 2000 Event Summary Mercator Software, formerly known as TSI International Software, missed their earnings estimate by 4 cents a share (predictions were 8 cents a share), and dropped 54 percent in value in early market trading. Latest estimates showed the stock at $24.75, which is a 60.5 percent drop from their prior market capitalization. The company reported higher than Read More...
Progress Software Revs Up to Higher RPM via Savvion - Part 1
Late 2009 and early 2010 were characterized by a number of mergers and acquisitions (M@As) in the vibrant and buoyant business process management (BPM

unsuccessful mergers  Software Revs Up to Higher RPM via Savvion - Part 1 Late 2009 and early 2010 were characterized by a number of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in the vibrant and buoyant  business process management (BPM)  space.  The merger of Progress Software Corp. (NASDAQ: PRGS) and Savvion Inc. drew my attention  in particular. Why? Because, to my mind, Progress has thus made a large leap into the BPM space, a market where it has been notably absent. Namely, from Progress’ analyst event two years ago, Read More...
'New' Lawson Software's Transatlantic Extended Enterprise Resource Planning Intentions
The recent merger of Lawson Software and Intentia, two vendors of similar size, but servicing different markets, will complement each other to become the

unsuccessful mergers  New' Lawson Software's Transatlantic Extended Enterprise Resource Planning Intentions Event Summary The rapidly consolidating enterprise applications market and the imperative that companies have a greater size and scope, seem to be forcing some unexpected, (and in some cases, ill-suited) parties to look for a marriage of convenience . Early in June, Lawson Software , Inc . (NASDAQ: LWSN), an enterprise solutions provider for service (non-manufacturing) organizations, primarily in North America, Read More...
Top 5 Trends in HR Technology
Recession or not, innovation in HR technology continues to grow—altering the way people work. While there are many new solutions available, here are a few that

unsuccessful mergers  5 Trends in HR Technology Over the last decade, the face of human resources (HR) has changed dramatically. What was once a seemingly low-priority department has now become an integral part the organization—and its bottom line. Today, HR is all about the understanding that maintaining a positive and productive work environment is good for business. Accomplishing this more-than-ideal scenario can seem difficult because many organizations don't understand what is required. So, how can today's businesses Read More...
Trends in LMS
Companies and educational institutions use learning management systems (LMSs) to provide training and e-learning. With over 250 LMSs currently on the market

unsuccessful mergers  in LMS Learning management systems (LMSs) began simply as registration and record-keeping software to manage instructor-led instruction. In the late 1990s, the ability to launch and track e-learning was added. Since then, related tools such as improved reporting capability, e-commerce, and performance and competency management have been added. A recent survey by Government Elearning! Magazine (access to the survey requires subscribing to the e-zine) indicates that approximately 50 percent of all Read More...

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