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Wet Quarter Postpones Amazon's Desiccation While Kmart Drowns
It is all about a viable and innovative business value proposition, immaculate execution, low costs, and customer satisfaction, and not about the company’s name

wet quarter  Quarter Postpones Amazon's Desiccation While Kmart Drowns Event Summary The market is confused again. Just when the notion that anything associated with online, dot-com', or prefixed with e' or i' meant a pass, non-viable business model, the logic was reversed by the recent financial reports of prominent representatives of both clicks' and bricks' camps. On January 22, Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN), one of the first online retailers (e-tailers) and the company used perennially as an example of a failed and Read More
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It Takes More Than a Fast CPU to Rule the Web
Compaq Computer Corporation, desperate to get some kind of high-end UNIX benefit from its ill-conceived acquisition of Digital Equipment Corp., has announced

wet quarter  way out of a wet paper bag . It is the latter problem that makes us a little peevish. Alpha loyalists and especially those who need/want Big Iron have been waiting a long time for Wildfire. Compaq talks about Wildfire becoming a major player in Internet infrastructure, but it is not clear that they really intend to go after Sun Microsystems (the current leader) in that regard. Rather, the focus appears to be on the traditional strengths of the former Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) hardware - Read More
J.D. Edwards Incurs Further Losses In Third Quarter
J.D. Edwards reported revenue of $232 million, $8 million down from last year's third-quarter revenue of $240 million. While licensing revenue fell quarter over

wet quarter  D. Edwards Incurs Further Losses In Third Quarter Event Summary J.D. Edwards shifted deeper into the lagging ERP vendor category last week, as falling licensing revenue led to a drop in overall revenue and net losses in the company's third quarter, ended July 31. For the period, J.D. Edwards reported revenue of $232 million, $8 million down from last year's third-quarter revenue of $240 million. While licensing revenue fell quarter over quarter from $98 million last year to $75 million this year, the co Read More
Software Leasing Trend Slams Baan Earnings
On October 21, the Baan Company announced a larger-than-expected loss of $25M. Baan's stock price tumbled more than 10% after the loss more than tripled Wall

wet quarter  Leasing Trend Slams Baan Earnings Event Summary On October 21, Baan Co. reported a net loss of $25 million, or 12 cents per share, as well as significantly lower year-on-year revenue for the third quarter ended Sept. 30. Although the business software vendor was able to reduce its third-quarter loss compared with the $40 million in red ink it posted for the corresponding quarter in 1998, revenue fell by roughly 27% to $143 million, down from $195 million in last year's third quarter. Baan cited Read More
How to Start Down the ERP Selection Path
A decade ago, about 70 percent of major software initiatives failed, and nearly a quarter were cancelled. Today, with better data management, more flexible

wet quarter  to Start Down the ERP Selection Path Infor ERP VISUAL supports the full business lifecycle, from planning to sourcing to making to delivering . It is an ideal solution for a manufacturer seeking to upgrade an aging or inadequate ERP system, an emerging business looking at ERP for the first time, a business unit within a larger organization that needs specialized functionality, or anything in-between. Source: BizTech Resources Related to How to Start Down the ERP Selection Path : Enterprise Resource Read More
Baltimore Technologies Doubles Revenues, Offers World-Class PKI Hosting
Baltimore Technologies expects to report a sound quarter and does not expect to be plagued by the same erroneous projections that instigated two class-action

wet quarter  Technologies Doubles Revenues, Offers World-Class PKI Hosting Baltimore Technologies Doubles Revenues, Offers World-Class PKI Hosting L. Taylor - August 11, 2000 Event Summary In response to Entrust's Technologies' disappointing profit warning preview of their second quarter results, Fran Rooney, CEO of Baltimore Technologies said, Baltimore Technologies' business continues to grow and we are experiencing no negative change in sales cycle timing, order closure or sales pipeline growth. Unlike Read More
Baan Posts $236 Million Loss and Sells Off Coda for Nearly $40M Less Than It Paid
On February 3, Baan Co. posted a fourth-quarter loss of $236 million, and on February 8, Baan sold its Coda financial applications unit to UK firm Science

wet quarter  Posts $236 Million Loss and Sells Off Coda for Nearly $40M Less Than It Paid Baan Posts $236 Million Loss and Sells Off Coda for Nearly $40M Less Than It Paid P.J. Jakovljevic - February 25th, 2000 Event Summary On February 3, Baan Co. posted a fourth-quarter loss of $236 million, in line with the profit warning that the Dutch business software giant issued last month. The loss compares to a loss of $295 million in the same period of 1998. On a per-share basis, the company lost $1.06, compared to a Read More
Let’s Be Frank: It Was A Very Good Quarter For E-Procurement
The word 'profitability': is being bandied about as some e-procurement vendors show continued growth.

wet quarter  Be Frank: It Was A Very Good Quarter For E-Procurement Let’s Be Frank: It Was A Very Good Quarter For E-Procurement D. Geller - November 13, 2000 Event Summary Financial announcements from the end of their most recent quarters had a number of e-procurement vendors singing happily. Figures 1 and 2 both show the revenues for four leading pure-play companies: Ariba (NASDAQ: ARBA) Clarus Corporation (NASDAQ: CLRS) Commerce One (NASDAQ: CMRC) Purchase Pro (NASDAQ: PPRO) Figure 1 also shows the Read More
Geac Announces Q3 Results and Acquires CRM Vendor
Geac Computer Corporation Limited announced its financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended January 31, 2000. Geac also announced it has

wet quarter  Announces Q3 Results and Acquires CRM Vendor Geac Announces Q3 Results and Acquires CRM Vendor P.J. Jakovljevic - April 20th, 2000 Event Summary In March, Geac Computer Corporation Limited announced its financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended January 31, 2000. Sales for the three months rose 32.5% to $281.9 million from $212.8 million the prior year (See Figure 1). Sales for the nine-month period grew 26.0% to $724.7 compared to $575.4 for the same period last year. The Company Read More
Is SAP Stumbling? Perhaps.
Business applications market leader SAP reported a 43% drop in net income for its first quarter ended March 31, despite a 10% increase in revenue. In a separate

wet quarter  SAP Stumbling? Perhaps. Is SAP Stumbling? Perhaps. P.J. Jakovljevic - May 17, 2000 Event Summary In April, the business applications market leader SAP reported a 43% drop in net income for its first quarter ended March 31, despite a 10% increase in revenue. Net income for the quarter reached $53 million, or 53 cents per share, as compared to $98 million and 92 cents, respectively, in the corresponding quarter of last year (See Figure 1). Revenue rose to $1.18 billion, from $1.08 billion a year ago. Read More
System Software Associates Announces Fiscal Fourth Quarter Results - The Agony Continues
On December 1, System Software Associates, Inc., a global provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and services, announced financial results for

wet quarter  Software Associates Announces Fiscal Fourth Quarter Results - The Agony Continues Event Summary On December 1, System Software Associates, Inc., a global provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and services, announced financial results for its fourth fiscal quarter ended October 31, 1999. Revenue for the fourth quarter was $66.2 million, down 41 percent from a year ago. Software license fee revenue was $23.4 million, while client services revenue totaled $42.8 million in the current q Read More
Ariba Dances for Joy in Quarter Time
Ariba, Inc., E-purchasing's prima ballerina, trotted out its latest financial figures, showing a quarterly revenue increase of 243% over the previous year.

wet quarter  serves more as a bellwether than as an infringement on its competitors. Ariba's success is reflected in more than the total revenue numbers. Figure 1 shows the revenues broken out into bars representing license and maintenance revenues; the line plots the ratio of revenues that derive from licenses. The Figure shows that service fees are remaining almost flat as license revenues grow. This is an excellent position to be in. How does Ariba plan to continue its success into the future? A key feature of Read More
IBM’s Unix Servers Eclipse Sun
IBM’s latest RS/6000 server, the high-end S80, outsold Sun Microsystems’ E10000 by almost three-to-one in the fourth quarter. Who cares – it’s the performance

wet quarter  Unix Servers Eclipse Sun Event Summary [Reuters] March 10, 2000 NEW YORK - IBM Corp. sold nearly three times as many high-end servers for the Unix operating system as market-leader Sun Microsystems Inc. in the fourth quarter of 1999, research company International Data Corp. reported Friday. IBM sold 720 new RS/6000 S80 servers in the fourth quarter, compared with Sun's sale of 255 of flagship E10000 servers, the report said. The servers-powerful computers that manage other computers - are designed Read More
QAD Reports Third-Quarter--Revenue Rises 56 Percent
On November 23, QAD Inc. reported that its total revenue for the third fiscal quarter ended October 31, 1999, rose 56 percent to $56.7 million, from $36.4

wet quarter  Reports Third-Quarter--Revenue Rises 56 Percent Event Summary Karl F. Lopker, QAD's Chief Executive Officer, stated, Our third-quarter growth was due to a number of key strategies that are now showing results. They include: our geographic expansion made through acquisitions, the continued expanding demand for services from QAD's Global Services Business and the growing demand for our Web-enabled MFG/PRO 9.0. In addition, the alignment of our cost structures with target levels has been completed. Read More
Intentia’s Growing Pains
In May Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Intentia International AB announced a strategic alliance. Earlier, in April, Intentia reported results of its first quarter in

wet quarter  Growing Pains Intentia’s Growing Pains P.J. Jakovljevic - June 15, 2000 Event Summary According to Intentia's press release, on May 23, Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Intentia International AB announced a strategic alliance. Intentia will offer its e-collaboration Application, Movex NextGen and implementation services on the Solaris Operating Environment. Sun will support Movex NextGen in go-to-market activities, implementation and support processes. Intentia's offering goes beyond software Read More

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