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Process ERP Market Loses PRISM and Protean
Wonderware is reducing the staff dedicated to the ex-Marcam PRISM and Protean products from approximately 400 to less than 100. They will also cease to offer

wonderware  Summary In early October Wonderware , a division of Invensys , announced to employees and customers that it was significantly cutting the headcount and discontinuing marketing and sales efforts for the PRISM and Protean product lines. These products, part of the acquisition of Marcam Corporation in 1999, address the ERP needs of process companies with the majority of the install base being in the food or chemical business. From approximately 400 people, Wonderware will cut headcount to fewer than 100 Read More
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Baan Yet Another ERP Vendor to Find a Sanctuary Under Invensys’ Wing
On June 1, languishing Dutch ERP vendor The Baan Company finally found a 'knight in shining armor'. British automation equipment maker Invensys has agreed to

wonderware  Berclain. Another Invensys division Wonderware also offers ERP software from its last year acquisition of Marcam Solutions, which is aimed at process manufacturers, whereas Baan's ERP system is primarily suitable for discrete manufacturers. Wonderware is soon to be part of the ISS Division. The idea of providing all elements of the game is tempting and possibly lucrative, but every effort should be made in order to avoid the poor product delivery execution, which partly led to Baan's demise. However, Baan Read More
Baan Resurrects Multi-Dimensionally Part 4: Challenges & User Recommendations
Baan's viability is no longer an issue. Baan's rejuvenated management team has done a praiseworthy job of bringing the company back to health while concurrently

wonderware  decision to roll the Wonderware Protean and Prism process manufacturing products into Baan's offering (together with BaanIV Process product, and the Baan Dimensions product, developed for pulp and paper, and metals manufacturers), with most of integration to iBaan to be completed at the end of 2002 (for more information, see Invensys Announces New Division - Baan Process ). Given the fact that the current iBaan product portfolio, achieved through a number of acquisitions, has seen hefty delays and costs Read More
TEC presents Its 2009 Manufacturing Execution Systems State of the Market Report
Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC), the leading resource for enterprise software selection, has released a new manufacturing execution systems (MES) state

wonderware  Omnitrol Networks, SYSPRO, and Wonderware.   The 2009 State of the Market Report is available for download at no charge at http://whitepapers.technologyevaluation.com/view_document/9552/State-of-the-MES-Software-Marketplace.html   About Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) TEC provides insight and expertise in offering impartial resources and services to minimize the costs, risks, and time associated with software selection. Over 3.5 million technology decision makers visit TEC's web sites each month to Read More
Baan Seeking A New Foster Home -- A Déjà vu Or Not Quite? Part Three: Market Impact and User Recommendations
Baan's focus on discrete manufacturing has not been a close fit with Invensys' plant automation products that have been geared mostly to process industries. To

wonderware  it initially into its Wonderware factory automation division. Further, as mentioned earlier, in August 2000 Invensys acquired then also languishing Baan Co. and made it a part of the former ISS division. The initial strategy for the products, which was announced after the Baan acquisition was to release a unified Baan product that combined functionality for discrete and process manufacturing (see Process ERP Market Loses PRISM and Protean ). After hearing existing customers' less-than-pleased feedback and Read More
The Name and Ownership Change Roulette Wheel for Marcam Stops at SSA Global Part Four: What SSA Glob
The acquired company, although constantly morphing from Marcam to IPS back to Marcam, has a good track record and a heritage of selling solutions to manage

wonderware  was acquired by Invensys' Wonderware division. As mentioned earlier, the PRISM product is a veteran of the process ERP market with many considering it the pioneer in this segment, and it can arguably be called the most widely installed plant-level process ERP product available. The company claims that all of its 1,200 sites (i.e., with its own server unit) are running plants, with many installations running multiple plants, given these sites originate from little over 450 corporate customers. IPS' Read More
The Name and Ownership Change Roulette Wheel for Marcam Stops at SSA Global Part Three: Last-Ditch E
Under Invensys, Marcam has seen things change frequently including reorganizations, management changes, strategy changes, and the loss of many employees with

wonderware  number of names including Wonderware , Invensys Production Solutions , Invensys Production Systems , Baan Process , and so on. Until SSA Global likely renames it under its banner, the name has now temporarily settled back to its starting point, Marcam. While discussing the new name with previous Marcam executives at the time several months ago, we learned that things appeared to be slowly moving in the right directions in other areas as well. Namely, in the fall of 2003, Marcam presented yet another refin Read More
SCT Comes Back With a Vengeance
SCT Corporation, an IT solutions provider for a number of disparate industries, announced that the quarter which ended June 30, 2000, was a record quarter for

wonderware  competitors, like Ross Systems, Wonderware, and Infinium may tout as superior. The market should expect SCT's remedial actions in that regard. The company also plans to shortly launch two new components, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Analytics. User Recommendations SCT's target market, process manufacturing companies in the $50 million - $1 billion-a-year revenue range, should certainly consider the company's latest product offering, both as an integrated bundle and on a component base, but Read More
Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) Market - Dismal 1999, the New Millennium to bring Relief (for So
The worsening plight of most ERP vendors, caused by the market slowdown, which started in the fourth quarter of 1998, continued in full force throughout 1999

wonderware  until being acquired by Wonderware, the factory automation division of Invensys Plc., a global electronics and engineering company with headquarters in London, UK for the price less than a half of its annual revenue ($60 million). Strengths: Protean, PRISM, and Avantis niche functionality and plant-level features, product flexibility and ongoing post-implementation system agility, tight process manufacturing focus, cross-platform product. Challenges: Poor financial performance, dubious ERP strategy, Read More
Manufacturer's Nirvana -- Real-Time Actionable Information
How many ERP vendors, including the largest ones, have natively built-in real-time production monitoring, warehousing management, time and attendance capture

wonderware  , Avantis , and Wonderware , respective ERP and MES products, yet never delivered together (see The Name and Ownership Change Roulette Wheel for Marcam Stops at SSA Globa—Part Three: Last-Ditch Effort by Invensys ). Thus, IQMS ( http://www.iqms.com ), a privately held, Paso Robles, CA (US)-based developer of EnterpriseIQ , a well attuned extended-ERP system for small and mid-size plastic processors and like repetitive manufacturers, might be unique in the entire ERP arena, and not only within its Read More

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