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Battery Power Shakes Up Made2Manage


While Made2Manage's decision to go private under a wealthy Battery Ventures' wing, which was supposedly committed to invest in the acquired technology was prudent at the time of announcement; subsequent events might be showing us a different side of the buyout medal. Although the draconic exodus of former executives and subsequent layoffs may at the end of the day result with some benefits for the customers (e.g., the vendor's stability and improved delivery of product functionality and quality) albeit within the vendor's future sweet spot. While the target market remains small and midsize manufacturers, that more granular sweet spot is yet to be determined and vocally unveiled by the new management.

battery ventures  by an affiliate of Battery Ventures VI, L.P. Battery Ventures , one of the leading venture capital firms focused on technology investments, which manages nearly $2 billion in committed capital and has a 20-year history in successfully making investments in software companies. The acquisition of Made2Manage Systems by Battery Ventures was meant to allow the vendor to better serve the business needs of its well-established customer base, as well as to continue new product development initiatives, optimize Read More

Would You Hire a Hacker? What Would Your Mother Say?


The hacker group the L0pht, has become the Research and Development division behind Battery Venture's new security startup @Stake. Corporate America and information technology decision makers have questions. Is it safe to expose your infrastructure to an organization that has branded itself as a hacker group?

battery ventures  Considering the expanding market, Battery Venture''s recent investment in the L0pht in the formation of @Stake is simply good business. @Stake is a new type of security consultancy, at least from a marketing perspective. From a delivery perspective, @Stake/the L0pht has been securing networks for corporate America for years. Last year, the L0pht audited an eCommerce site for one of the biggest financial institutions in the world. This site continues to withstand on-going Denial of Service attacks and Read More

Battery Ventures' Consona Tenure: Everybody Wins?


Battery Venture's investment in Consona Corporation was one of the last decade's best returns on investment (ROIs) by any private equity firm investing in enterprise software. And there has been a vehement denial of any presumed trade-off between Consona’s research and development (R&D) investment and making money. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic takes a look at how this deal might’ve been a winning proposition for all parties.

battery ventures  Consona Tenure: Everybody Wins? Battery Venture''s investment in Consona Corporation was one of the last decade''s best returns on investment (ROIs) by any private equity firm investing in enterprise software. And there has been a vehement denial of any presumed trade-off between Consona’s research and development (R&D) investment and making money. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic takes a look at how this deal might’ve been a winning proposition for all parties. Read More

Made2Manage Systems 'One Year After': Reenergized and Growing Part Three: Market Impact


Part of Made2Manage Systems acquisition strategy includes taking on a more global presence through acquisition of non-US companies that offer software, services, and support, particularly companies that sell direct into non-US countries, although not limited to that. Its growth strategy states that it plans to grow organically via new system sales, customer sales, and customer retention, and also growth via acquisition.

battery ventures  go private under wealthy Battery Ventures . The vendor has produced tangible benefits for existing customers (e.g., the vendor''s stability and sensible delivery of product functionality with increased product quality). While the company''s target market remains small and mid-size discrete manufacturers, that sweet spot has first been refined and then expanded in part by recent prudent acquisitions. In August, Made2Manage Systems expanded both its domain expertise within the plastics industry and breadth Read More

Battery Power Shakes Up Made2Manage Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations


The time for existing Made2Manage customers and partners to act is now. The new owners’ motivation in buying the product and vendor must have been the install base and that is you. Showing interest and being vocal about your needs is your part in keeping the relationship the way you want it.

battery ventures  by an affiliate of Battery Ventures VI, L.P. Battery Ventures , one of the leading venture capital firms focused on technology investments, which manages nearly $2 billion in committed capital and has a 20-year history in successfully making investments in software companies. Under the terms of the agreement, an affiliate of Battery Ventures acquired Made2Manage Systems for cash of roughly $30 million , which was at significant premium over the market price at the time of the announcement (i.e., a 36% Read More

Vendors Strive for Segment Pack Leader Status; Does Retalix Measure Up?


Software vendors strive to be leaders in their areas of expertise and Retalix seems to be no exception. But how do we recognize a segment pack leader and what are the key elements that characterize a supply chain pack leader?

battery ventures  Strive for Segment Pack Leader Status; Does Retalix Measure Up? Background Retalix is a supply chain software and solutions provider headquartered in Dallas, Texas (US) and Ra''anana, Israel with a truly focused vertical orientation in the retail food industry, worldwide. Retalix''s growth strategy over the past several years has been to expand its enterprise and supply chain management applications while maintaining close integration with their widely installed, in-store solutions. It has grown both Read More

Worksoft


Worksoft develops solutions to optimize lifecycle management for use with SAP applications. Worksoft solutions are designed to meet the unique architectural needs of SAP application environments and the specific requirements of both business and technical users. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas (US), Worksoft is privately held by Austin Ventures and Crescendo Ventures. Worksoft customers include Fortune 500 companies in manufacturing, financial services, government, healthcare, retail, and transportation. Worksoft has US offices in San Francisco, California; Washington, DC; and Denver, Colorado, as well as a Canadian office in Montreal, Quebec.

battery ventures  Worksoft develops solutions to optimize lifecycle management for use with SAP applications. Worksoft solutions are designed to meet the unique architectural needs of SAP application environments and the specific requirements of both business and technical users. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas (US), Worksoft is privately held by Austin Ventures and Crescendo Ventures. Worksoft customers include Fortune 500 companies in manufacturing, financial services, government, healthcare, Read More

Rootstock Software Steps Out on Force.com


One of my recent blog posts talked about the emergence of a few natively cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions that leverage salesforce.com’s Force.com platform. But looks might be somewhat deceiving here—while the products might be brand new and hosted on the latest cloud architectures, their owners and founders have been around the ERP block a few times before. Take

battery ventures  Consona and its backer Battery Ventures ), Garrehy and his team evaluated options for new business ventures. In late 2007 they concluded that software as a service (SaaS)/cloud computing was going to be the dominant method for delivering enterprise applications to business in the coming years, and founded Rootstock. The NetSuite Episode Rootstock’s initial cloud offering was built on NetSuite ’s SuiteCloud platform and was seamlessly integrated with NetSuite’s own application products. The Read More

Made2Manage Systems 'One Year After': Reenergized and Growing Part Five: Summary, Challenges, and User Recommendations


Although not necessarily unique to Made2Manage Systems, the strategy of taking a deep breath and reflecting upon how to proactively better serve existing customers, and building upon that with a combined organic growth and growth via acquisitions, seems to be a recipe for success these days.

battery ventures  go private under wealthy Battery Ventures . The vendor has produced tangible benefits for existing customers (e.g., the vendor''s stability and sensible delivery of product functionality with increased product quality). While the target market remains small and mid-size discrete manufacturers, that sweet spot has first been refined and then expanded in part by recent prudent acquisitions. Although not necessarily unique to Made2Manage Systems, the strategy of taking a deep breath and reflecting upon how Read More

Inside Look at the Success of Cloud Field Service Provider ServiceMax-Part 1


TEC’s recent article on IFS’ recent success in the field service management (FSM) market by no means implies that other FSM players are not prospering. Indeed, one of those players is ServiceMax, which is garnering quite a bit of attention in the field service market, and more than doubles its revenues, receivables, pipeline production, and bookings each year. It also provides one of the most

battery ventures  Look at the Success of Cloud Field Service Provider ServiceMax-Part 1 TEC ’s recent article on IFS ’ recent success in the field service management (FSM) market by no means implies that other FSM players are not prospering. Indeed, one of those players is ServiceMax , which is garnering quite a bit of attention in the field service market, and more than doubles its revenues, receivables, pipeline production, and bookings each year. It also provides one of the most vibrant applications on the Read More

Provider of B2B Price Management and Optimization Speaks Out


In addition to growing at a breakneck pace for the last few years, Vendavo has recently rounded out its suite for price and margin management. The market should take notice, while the competition should indeed watch out.

battery ventures  of B2B Price Management and Optimization Speaks Out Technology Evaluation Centers ’ ( TEC ’s) series on business-to-business (B2B) pricing segmentation benefits (see Know Thy Market Segment''s Price Response ) and on upbeat news from one such solution provider, Zilliant (see How One Provider''s Solution Covers the Bases of Price Optimization and Management ), have prompted a great deal of interest and feedback from readers. The articles have also prompted Vendavo ( www.vendavo.com ), another Read More

What's in a Name? or Enterprise Systems' Reincarnations (Part I)


Well, the ERP Graveyard blog might sometimes be slightly deceiving, since not all enterprise resource planning (ERP) products necessarily die there. Some of them might even be resurected under a different name and ownership. To that end, Infor might even seem like old news today. It's been five years since its formation (no pun intended here, given its subsequent acquisition of former Formation

battery ventures  Two private equity groups, Battery Ventures and Thoma Cressey Bravo , jointly own Consona. As for the current company''s organization and integration of disparate parts, the holding company consists of three divisions, whereby each division has a defined target market with dedicated products and services, a general manager with full profit & loss (P&L) responsibility, and dedicated teams for sales, product management, product development, professional services, support and education. Shared corporate Read More

Clarizen


Clarizen delivers work execution software that powers the modern real-time enterprise by making employees and companies work better, smarter and faster. Employees can more efficiently manage and complete the highest-value tasks on time and in budget. Companies have direct visibility into work being accomplished and can course correct and/or plan resources accordingly to maximize results and profits. Clarizen's philosophy of 'robust simplicity' translates into products that model and enhance the way an enterprise works, while its 'user-first' design results in rapid adoption and acceptance across the enterprise. Founded in 2006, Clarizen is privately held with offices in Hod Hasharon, Israel, and San Mateo, Calif. The company is backed by leading venture capital firms Benchmark Capital, Carmel Ventures, DAG Ventures and Opus Venture Capital and has raised more than $36 million in total investment. Clarizen's customers include NBC Universal, Websense, MarketShare, ESRI, and Anritsu.

battery ventures  Clarizen delivers work execution software that powers the modern real-time enterprise by making employees and companies work better, smarter and faster. Employees can more efficiently manage and complete the highest-value tasks on time and in budget. Companies have direct visibility into work being accomplished and can course correct and/or plan resources accordingly to maximize results and profits. Clarizen''s philosophy of ''robust simplicity'' translates into products that model and enhance the Read More