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Baan And SSA GT Merge To Form A Mid-Market Empire With An ''Iron Side'' Part Three: Market Impact On SSA GT
Like the previous few SSA GT's acquisitions, this merger too seems aimed at enlarging combined Baan and SSA GT's customer base, market share, and, more

ssa baan iv  product releases. Further, like SSA GT, Baan still has a lot of housekeeping to do given it admits that nearly 70% of its customers are still on Baan IV, owing to the unfortunate fact that the former Baan Co.'s business was hit with troubles exactly when it finally seemed to have delivered its most stable and mature product although technologically outdated, Baan IVc. BAAN IV is still a traditional monolithic third- and fourth-generation procedural language (3GL/4GL)-based product, with an internally

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Will V8 Help SSA GT Regain Lost Ground?


The vendor that many have long forgotten seems to be reincarnating. In order to return from oblivion SSA GT has been making strides to put itself back on the global enterprise applications map, primarily through salvaging the relationships with existing customers. Will the latest V8 product vouch for an (incredible) resurrection of a fallen ERP vendor?

ssa baan iv  Demise of Baan and SSA ) only to make their comeback bids during much more adverse economic times (see Baan Achieves A Speedy Recovery Despite The Tough Times ). SSA GT seems to have assembled a seasoned management team and to have solid plans to raise itself from the rock bottom. It has removed redundant infrastructure and thereby pared the burn rate down to be in tune with the current company revenue and to result in a positive cash flow. The logical current focus is to retain its extensive installed Read More

SSA: Evolving into systems integrator to survive


SSA's Portfolio strategy is to surround its core ERP products with best-of-breed 3rd party enterprise applications and provide system integration services and support around it. SSA will gradually transform itself into a systems integration provider, as opposed to a pure ERP vendor, within the next 3 years. By that time, we believe service & support revenue will contribute up to 80% of SSA's total revenues.

ssa baan iv  in Chicago, IL, USA, SSA is the seventh-ranked ERP vendor with $421 million in revenue in 1998 (approx. 2.6% of the global ERP market). SSA initially grew by offering products for IBM's AS/400 minicomputers. The Company then developed strong affiliations with software and management consulting firms and provided them with training to market its product. As a result, SSA today has the largest installed base of ERP systems on the AS/400 platform. SSA's Business Planning and Control System (BPCS) product Read More

Baan And SSA GT Merge To Form A Mid-Market Empire With An ''Iron Side'' Part Two: Market Impact On Baan


Baan is now in a much better company, one that is solely dedicated to the enterprise applications business. In addition to Baan being in a better shape and hardly resembling its 1999/2000 incarnation - this time the vendor was rather a victim of its now ex parent's 'sins' than of self-inflicted wounds, which was the case prior to its Invensys stint.

ssa baan iv  during the merger with SSA GT. Baan Focus We have then endorsed the company's renewed focus on the mid-market discrete manufacturing segment, the fertile ground that made Baan blossom during the mid 90s. The majority of Baan's customers and capabilities still lie in the discrete repetitive/make-to-stock (MTS), assemble-to-order (ATO) and engineer-to-order (ETO) industries, such as automotive, aerospace & defense (A&D), electronics, and industrial machinery & equipment. However, Baan also has considerable Read More

Baan And SSA GT Merge To Form A Mid-Market Empire With An ''Iron Side'' Part Four: Market Impact Summary and User Recommendations


SSA GT has many times surprised even the biggest skeptics by turning around seemingly non-viable vantage products (which iBaan and Ironside certainly are not) and/or ailing vendors (which Baan has been, and Ironworks will have likely become).

ssa baan iv  some users within the SSA GT's fold. While Baan and SSA GT's large cash coffers are assuring, a more positive sign is the merged company's intent to reinstate itself as a true software-developing vendor, not simply a software broker and dealer. Thus, combined respective customers should consider these events as a move toward a more viable position for their IT investment, and treat it in a business as usual manner' but with open eyes. The catch 22 for current and potential users is to discern Baan/SSA Read More

Is SSA GT Betting Infini(um)tely On Acquisitions? Part Two: Market Impact


Like the previous two acquisitions, this one 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.

ssa baan iv  SSA GT Betting Infini(um)tely On Acquisitions? Part Two: Market Impact Event Summary Seemingly strange and things once considered unlikely can happen in the enterprise applications market. It might even be quite ironic that, during these days of general lethargy of the market, the rare upbeat pieces of news have been coming from some reformed traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors. These very vendors not that long ago exemplified failed business models, thus giving ammunition to some Read More

Deltek's Second Bite at the IPO Cherry (Part IV)


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ssa baan iv  any radical change on positioning/messaging and believing that doing the right thing by customers is enough in the market. Sometimes it simply isn't -- e.g., the US is very much a Hollywood culture, and if you don't have a slick recognizable catch phrase (e.g., Just do it! ) or can quickly spit out a clear differentiating message in 10 seconds or so, you will not advance in the long run amid the bigger brand names. The debate will thus go on whether Deltek's conservative marketing approach was the right Read More

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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 predictably recurring support revenue and consequently larger R&D pool.

ssa baan iv  UK, and from which 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 Read More

What On Earth Is Going On With SSA?


In order to avoid sinking into oblivion following its recent acquisition, System Software Associates (SSA) has recently made decisive moves to put itself back on the global enterprise business solutions map. Renaming itself as SSA Global Technologies in August was one of the moves. Will the market give it a second chance?

ssa baan iv  public electronic newsletter of SSA Global Technologies (formerly SSA Inc.), once a leading mid-market ERP vendor, the company has set out on a major push around the world to reestablish itself as the key supplier of integrated enterprise and e-business enabling solutions for the industrial sector. SSA Global Technologies cites its commitment to returning to long-term profitability to benefit all stakeholders. To accomplish this the company plans to return to its core competencies, re-focus on the Read More

Is SSA GT Betting Infini(um)tely On Acquisitions?


What are the prospects for SSA GT’s mostly iSeries-based empire in the making, now that the revived ERP vendor has recently acquired three former competitors with their plethora of application products, and that it does not seem to be nearing the satiation point yet?

ssa baan iv  SSA GT Betting Infini(um)tely On Acquisitions? Event Summary Seemingly strange and things once considered unlikely can happen in the enterprise applications market. It might even be quite ironic that, during these days of general lethargy of the market, the rare upbeat pieces of news have been coming from some reformed traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors. These very vendors not that long ago exemplified failed business models, thus giving ammunition to some pundits to announce the Read More

BI Hits the Road IV: MicroStrategy and QlikTech


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SSA GT to EXE-cute (Yet) Another Acquisition Part Four: Challenges, and User Recommendations


SSA will have its platter full attempting to integrate EXE, as well as its other recent acquisitions while maintaining and improving customer support for EXE's two main WMS products. It certainly cannot postpone the strategy roadmap delivery indefinitely.

ssa baan iv  On the other hand, SSA GT with Mike Greenough at the helm, has many times surprised even the biggest skeptics by turning around seemingly non-viable vantage products (which iBaan, EXE, and Ironside certainly are not) and ailing vendors (which Baan and EXE have been). In any case, WMS installations are expensive investments that customers are loath to ditch, add, or switch particularly during a tight economy. The market is seemingly not yet ready to just abandon well-crafted SCE components for Read More

CA Unloads interBiz Collection Into SSA GT's Sanctuary Part 1: Recent Announcement


What are the prospects of SSA GT, now that the revived ERP vendor has recently acquired interBiz with its plethora of application products from its long archrival as a Computer Associates' division? Will the "two to one is odds" adage prove to be true in this merger of two veterans?

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The Enterprise Applications 'Arms Race' To Be Number Three


Although their consolidation appetite is not diminishing by any means, some major acquisition protagonists like SSA Global and Infor seem to be showing signs of more deliberation and even restraint, rather than jumping the gun to indiscriminately gain market share.

ssa baan iv  respective SSA ERPLX and SSA ERPLN products. Recently, especially on the supply chain execution (SCE) side, it has acquired add-on best-of-breed point supply chain management (SCM) solutions such as CAPS Logistics (from former Baan ), Arzoon , and EXE Technologies (and very recently, Epiphany for CRM and Boniva for HCM capabilities, which will be discussed later). SSA Global has been selling these ERP extensions (which in the SCM and SCE applications case are for all ERP products from the separate Read More