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The Name and Ownership Change Roulette Wheel for Marcam Stops at SSA Global Part Five: Merger Impact and Challenges
Like previous SSA Global's acquisitions, this merger too seems aimed at enlarging the existing customer base, market share, and, more importantly, the

baan thai waltham  SSA Global also bought Baan about a year ago. Before we delve deeper into the merger's strengths and weaknesses, let us revisit what SSA Global hereby obtains. 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 divisional or autonomous plant sites within selected process industries. (For details, see Parts Two and Three of this note) For an extensive discussion of the PRISM and Protean products, see

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Job Scheduling Maze in Distributed IT Landscapes - Part 1


We certainly learn new things every day, and sometimes out of pure serendipity. Namely, when I was recently asked by one of my industry contacts (working for a PR agency) whether I would like to have a briefing with and about his client, whose name included the word "batch" as a part, I agreed, thinking it was a process enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor or maybe a manufacturing execution

baan thai waltham  erstwhile experiences as a Baan (now Infor ERP LN ) and SAP R/3 functional consultant, I vaguely recall some task scheduling functions (e.g., setting overnight or weekend material requirements planning [MRP] runs, or performing a trial balance and general ledger [G/L] updates at a certain time). The technical consultants would set up these batch jobs within the Baan Tools or SAP Basis administrative capabilities. Overcoming Individual Systems' Autism However, the problem is that as the number of Read More

They do it like that in the Balkans -- Select and deploy ERP, I mean (Part I)


The launch of TEC’s blog has somewhat coincided with my visit to Belgrade, Serbia (what used to be Yugoslavia and then Serbia @ Montenegro) for personal reasons. Those several days spent in my homeland in late October/early November (whereby I missed my beloved Boston Red Sox’ winning the MLB World Series ’07 Championship, darn it!) I at least used this time to also learn about the enterprise

baan thai waltham  the Serbian market witnessed Baan (then part of Invensys , today known as Infor ERP LN ) via its value added reseller (VAR), followed by Oracle, who initially only offered its infrastructure and middleware, but not necessarily Oracle e-Business Suite (EBS) . Former PeopleSoft / JD Edwards (well before being acquired by Oracle) and, of course, SAP also followed suit. Certainly, there were still a number of lower-end accounting products that had meanwhile been developed in Serbia even if under adverse Read More

SSA GT Beefs Up BPCS V8 Through Partnerships' Spree Part 2: Market Impact


SSA GT has mostly achieved its most imminent and important goal of enticing existing BPCS customer base to stay on their maintenance contracts. Vendors vying to be replacement solutions for the BPCS ERP system could be in for a bigger hurdle than expected.

baan thai waltham  GT Regain Lost Ground? Baan Achieves A Speedy Recovery Despite The Tough Times Is Ross Systems Up To A Hat Trick? Nevertheless, one should hold his/her horses in the SSA GT's case. It may seem cynical to object to SSA GT's returning to profits by severely trimming fat and milking revenue from the existing client base only; the fact that the vendor had reached its near extinction point lends its positive results more than mere a psychological gravity. The face value of the indisputably impressive SSA GT's Read More

Resurrection, Vitality And Perseverance Of Former ERP 'Goners' Part Five: User Recommendations


Going forward in the near to mid term, enterprises will focus most of their budgets on improving and better leveraging already installed applications. All the vendors in case seem positioned well to respond to these requirements, given their value propositions that appeal to their respective markets but they will have to further reinvent themselves to take on more service-oriented architectures.

baan thai waltham  SSA Global Technologies Geac Baan While a strong demand for services and incremental purchases of new extended-ERP functionality from existing client base, with a modest ooze of new accounts may not put the revitalized former ERP losers back on the top of the enterprise applications charts, they will likely remain safely in business and impede the mid-market forays of both Tier 1 brethren and the likes of Microsoft. Going forward in the near to mid term, enterprises will focus most of their budgets on Read More

Resurrection, Vitality And Perseverance Of Former ERP 'Goners' Part Two: Geac & Baan


While not doing as well as Ross and SSA GT, Geac and Baan are certainly on the right track.

baan thai waltham  Part Two: Geac & Baan Event Summary Although encouraging, it might also be quite ironic that, during these days of general lethargy of the market, the rare good pieces of news, in addition to some usual suspect' software giant's upbeat financial reports due to their certain large oligopolies' heritage, have been coming from some reformed traditional ERP vendors, which, not that long ago will have exemplified failed business models, giving even ammunition to some pundits to announce the obsolescence of Read More

Baan Company N.V. - Is the Worst Over?


Year 1999 will be extremely challenging; We predict minor revenue growth (max. 5%). Break-even net income is the most optimistic scenario. Year 2000 and after - Baan will still be a player to be reckoned with, however, the chance that Baan will be one of the Top 3 global ERP vendors has slipped away for good...

baan thai waltham  Worst Over? Vendor Summary Baan Co. is a leading global provider of enterprise business software. Founded in the Netherlands in 1978 and with dual headquarters in Barneveld, the Netherlands, and Reston, VA, USA, Baan Co. is the fifth-ranked ERP vendor with $736 million revenue in 1998 (approx. 4.5% of the global ERP market). The Company's revenues increased steeply from $216 million in 1995 to $680 million in 1997, with a significant slowdown in 1998 (see Baan Company N.V. Annual Results). Baan Co. Read More

'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.

baan thai waltham  Unite! A Series Study: Baan and Parent Company, Invensys 'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: Baan and Parent Company, Invensys R. Garland - September 20, 2001 Introduction  In the early 90's, ERP came of age. Everyone had to have the functionality ERP packages promised. Since then, as Web and Internet technologies have matured, CRM on the front end, and e-Procurement and Supply Chain Management on the back end, these packages have come into their own. Now in 2001, Read More

SSA GT to EXE-cute (Yet) Another Acquisition Part Three: Impact on SSA GT


Even in the cases where the company has been showing close attention to its customers' wish lists, its crucial tenet of operation is profitability and setting realistic goals. The return on investment (ROI) justification works for the vendor, particularly when its CEO has a strong accounting background. It does not appear very realistic to expect the equitably due attention to over a dozen products, though, as only the enhancements that will result in marketing value to SSA GT will pass.

baan thai waltham  of Warehouse BOSS and Baan (which has traditionally partnered with many WMS vendors, particularly with LIS and MARC Global ). Like the previous few SSA GT acquisitions, this merger too seems aimed at enlarging SSA GT's customer base, market share and, more importantly, its predictably recurring support revenue and consequently larger R&D pool. Both companies have notable customer bases with a wide geographic spread (particularly in emerging markets that have been much less affected by the recession). Read More

What Does Vendor Consolidation Mean To The End User?


End-user companies should track the financial health of their vendors to see if the vendor will be a collector or one of the collected. If the end-user company has a focused vendor, think of that vendor's health and help them become even better in your type of business. If your vendor is acquired, meet the new owners. The new owners motivation in buying your product and vendor was the install base and that's you. Showing interest is your part in keeping the relationship the way you want it.

baan thai waltham  recently, Invensys has put Baan up for sale. SSA GT also recently purchased interBiz and Infinium (see CA Unloads interBiz Collection Into SSA GT's Sanctuary and Is SSA GT Betting Infini(um)tely On Acquisitions?, and Is SSA GT Betting Infini(um)tely On Acquisitions? ), while MAPICS acquired Frontstep (see MAPICS To Leap Forward In A Frontstep Way ). In a spate of recent acquisitions, one should not forget Microsoft buying Great Plains and Navision (see Microsoft 'The Great' Poised To Conquer Mid-Market, Read More

Baan Resurrects Multi-Dimensionally Part 2: Alliances & Support


Baan and IBM have formed an alliance, IONA is certified for the OpenWorld Network Alliance, and Baan has a program for a smooth migration path for existing customers.

baan thai waltham  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 for some industries Deliveries of horizontal, cross-industry applications Some high-profile Read More

The MicroStrategy/ Intelligroup ASP


MicroStrategy Announces ASP Alliance: Intelligroup to Deliver MicroStrategy's Intelligent E-Business™ Solutions to Small and Midsize Businesses.

baan thai waltham  with SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle, Baan, Datastream, Hyperion, and Compaq. Together these companies can deliver a rich feature set to the small and mid-size market by leveraging their core technologies. Similar alliances are almost becoming a weekly event. For instance the recent IBM, i2, and Ariba alliance is designed to provide customers with a greater solution set and the associated companies an extended reach into the marketplace. We expect this trend to continue. User Recommendations Users considering a Read More

An ERP Vendor Poised to Overtake the Services Market


Companies in the services industry need both asset and field services management, but current integrated asset and field services maintenance systems often fail to meet these organization’s needs. However, enterprise resource planning vendor Agresso appears to have just the right solution.

baan thai waltham  Houston, Texas (US), with Baan Manufacturing and Logistics modules as his main field of expertise. At CAP Gemini, Jakovljevic was involved in system demonstrations, software gap analysis for prospective clients, and Baan implementation assignments. Before joining CAP Gemini, Jakovljevic was employed as a senior consultant for Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group in Johannesburg (South Africa), where he specialized in Baan Manufacturing and Logistics modules, and engaged in the processes of enterprise Read More

Baan Resurrects Multi-Dimensionally Part 3: Market Impact


Baan remains one of only a handful of vendors that are capable of providing full application suites on scaleable platforms that can be globally deployed by larger enterprises.

baan thai waltham  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 for some industries Deliveries of horizontal, cross-industry applications Some high-profile Read More

Baan - What Will The Future In Invensys’ Stable Bring? Part 1: About 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, we believe Baan’s path to full recovery will be quite thorny. Part 1 discusses Baan’s history and where it is headed under Invensys.

baan thai waltham  Bring? Part 1: About Baan Baan - What Will The Future In Invensys' Stable Bring? Part 1: About Baan P.J. Jakovljevic - November 29, 2000 Executive Summary Baan Co. once a leading global provider of enterprise business software has gone from an independent force in the ERP market to being part of the Invensys Software Systems Division. It is not dead, as some feared would be the case by now, because it has begun to win new major contracts. Since the acquisition, Invensys seems to be determined to Read More