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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

Examples Of How Some Mid-Market Vendors Might Remain Within The Future Three (Dozen)?


While the ongoing consolidation frenzy is by no means the end of smaller vendors, the number of survivors will certainly be only a few dozen. Amid these ongoing seismic consolidation tremors, smaller application vendors are left with few choices: going private under a wealthy financial backer’s wing that is also committed to invest in the acquired technology, or snatching some prominent mid-market players within its market segment.

battery ventures  by an affiliate of Battery Ventures VI, L.P. Battery Ventures This is Part One of a three-part note. Part Two will discuss the Agilisys Market Impact. Part Three will cover the Made2Manage Market Impact and make User Recommendations. Agilisys International Most recently, on June 10, Agilisys International, a provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) solutions for the automotive industry and for certain process industries, which was formed in 2002 as a privately-held 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

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

Gates Previews Pen-Based Computer


Microsoft chairman Bill Gates used Comdex to present his next hardware solution, a pen-computing tablet-sized PC code named, amazingly enough, the Tablet PC.

battery ventures  systems that require long battery life. In addition to the battery life issue, Crusoe utilizes Mobile Linux , a scaled-down version of the increasingly popular Linux OS, and something Transmeta calls Code Morphing software, which allows the processor to be compatible with x86-based applications. Microsoft does not expect the Tablet to ship until 2003 Market Impact This is interesting on a number of levels. If these products ever become a reality, they could conceivably take market share from notebooks. 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

frontpath Announces Mobile Internet Appliance


Continuing the onslaught of 'Internet appliances', S3 subsidiary frontpath announced its first product, called ProGear. Unlike most current appliances, this mobile unit is business-focused and aimed at selected vertical markets.

battery ventures  a six cell, six-hour battery and also offers a cradle with integrated charging station. Both batteries are lithium ion with smart battery technology. Initially available to frontpath partners in the US, the company anticipates that the most popular configuration will be in the $1,500 range with the flexibility to upgrade or downgrade features such as batteries, memory, cradle, access points, keyboard and mouse. Beta units are scheduled to be generally available in Q4, 2000 with quantity shipments schedule Read More

Merger Mania At Its Extremes


Other than for the peculiarity of a ‘love triangle’, the merger of SynQuest, Viwlocity and Tilion might be a harbinger of SCEM’s annexation by the realm of SCM, in which case, with a similar phenomenon of ERP absorbing MRP over a decade ago, history would repeat itself.

battery ventures  SynQuest and Viewlocity, including Battery Ventures and Warburg Pincus . A portion of that additional investment may consist of conversion of up to $7 million of debt that may be outstanding prior to closing. The existing shareholders of Tilion, including North Bridge Venture Partners and Venrock Associates , will also receive approximately $13 million in shares of Series A Preferred to be issued to Tilion in the merger. The new funding of approximately $30 million will reportedly be used for working Read More

Adexa Prepares To Step Into The Spotlight


From its roots in advanced planning and scheduling, Adexa, Inc. has emerged as a strong player in the business-to-business collaboration software market. With an aggressive marketing campaign and potential public offering, the company hopes to end its toil behind the scenes and take center stage.

battery ventures  Prepares To Step Into The Spotlight Adexa Prepares To Step Into The Spotlight S, McVey - May 30, 2000 Vendor Genesis From its roots in advanced planning and scheduling, Adexa, Inc. has emerged as a strong challenger in the business-to-business collaboration software market. Based in Los Angeles, California, Adexa, formerly known as Paragon Management Systems, was founded in 1994 by Dr. K. Cyrus Hadavi and his brother Kameron. While working for i2 Technologies, Hadavi found that most supply chain 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

How a Leading Vendor Embraces Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance


SAP AG has long committed to placing compliance at the core of its product suite, as the vendor has recognized the growing role of enterprise systems in assisting companies to meet the increasing challenges of corporate compliance and risk management.

battery ventures  a Leading Vendor Embraces Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance Rather than complying with the growing number of legal and regulatory requirements in a reactive manner from the bottom up, more and more, enterprises are realizing the value of taking a holistic approach to regulatory compliance from top down. To that end, enterprises are beginning to harness the emerging strategic software category of governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC). This new three letter acronym (TLA) has already Read More

e-Catalysts Delivers Digital Marketplace


e-Catalysts, Inc. launches its B2B digital marketplace with help from VerticalNet and Aspen Technology.

battery ventures  catalysts,home business,b2b industrial,b2b marketplace,b2b market,supply chain automation,b2b supply chain management,b2b portal,b2b supply chain,b2b advertising,manufacturers,catalyst,clothing manufacturing,supply chain software solutions,supply chain execution Read More

IBM Express-es Its Candid Desire For SMEs


IBM has recently reenergized its incursion into the mid-market gold rush with a new program carrying the 'Express' brand, which targets companies with less than 1,000 employees with a bundle of hardware, software infrastructure, professional services, and financing. IBM hopes to ride on the mid-market forays of a plethora of its enterprise application partner providers, while also providing some real alternative for Microsoft at the low end of the application market.

battery ventures  as well as extended battery life and enhanced processing. IBM Global Services - Express Solutions for Medium Business — IBM will also deliver a range of services including packaged implementation, infrastructure support and managed services designed specifically for medium-sized businesses as part of IBM Global Services (IGS) Express Portfolio. Both hosting and fixed-priced implementation services will be offered with a range of mid-market ISV partners, including J.D. Edwards, SAP and other key IBM Read More