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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

Made2Manage Systems 'One Year After': Reenergized and Growing Part One: Event Summary


Made2Manage Systems' decision to go private under wealthy Battery Ventures' wing appears to have been wise. Despite a draconic exodus of former executives and the subsequent one-time restructuring, the vendor has produced tangible benefits for existing customers.

battery ventures  would be acquired by Battery Ventures , one of the leading venture capital firms focused on technology investments, which manages nearly $2 billion (USD) in committed capital and has a twenty-year history in successfully making investments in software companies (see Examples Of How Some Mid-Market Vendors Might Remain Within The Future Three (Dozen)? ). Yet, soon after the transaction closing, although layoffs and headcount cuts are nothing new and uncommon in the software market, particularly after an 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

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

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

FinancialForce.com Gets an Investment Infusion


FinancialForce.com has received $110 million in funding, intended to fuel innovation and growth and expand all facets of the business. Tom Brennan, VP of marketing at FinancialForce.com, responds to TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic's questions.

battery ventures  com Gets an Investment Infusion FinancialForce.com has raised $110 million in funding led by Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) and including Salesforce Ventures. Last year, the cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) software vendor had a $50 million investment from Advent International, which owns FinancialForce.com’s parent, Unit4.   The cloud software vendor has recently reported a 91% annual subscription run rate growth and a $50 million revenue run rate. It also increased its globa 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

Made2Manage Systems 'One Year After': Reenergized and Growing Part Four: Quality Management Processes


Made2Manage Systems pledges not to build technology for the sake of technology. Instead, the company plans to focus in on the true needs of its customers and those of the prospective buyers in the target market, while applying forward-looking technology enhancements that protect its customers’ investment in business solutions.

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. Although not necessarily unique to Made2Manage Systems, the strategy of taking a deep breath and reflecting Read More

Credit Accounting Firm with E-procurement Initiative


Top accountant and auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers creates an E-purchasing marketplace and portal.

battery ventures  Accounting Firm with E-procurement Initiative Event Summary As a $17 billion company, privately held PricewaterhouseCoopers has tremendous leverage when it goes to the marketplace to make purchases. Now the company is offering to share that leverage by creating a purchasing consortium. Its new e.conomy marketplace will offer members the ability to purchase products, services, travel and software. It will also cover best practices, contract negotiation, and other content areas. The marketplace was lau Read More

Made2Manage Systems 'One Year After': Reenergized and Growing Part Two: Future Direction


Made2Manage focused on enriching the software ownership experience for its customers--to the point where they sometimes even volunteer to influence prospective buyers.

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. To refresh our memory, what looked like an honorable exit strategy from the public eye happened in early Read More

SAP Moving into the Right Hemisphere of the CAD and PLM World




battery ventures  Moving into the Right Hemisphere of the CAD and PLM World My recent article Has SAP Become a PLM Factor to be Reckoned With?  concluded that while SAP PLM can be a system of record in most departments within enterprises, it has yet to win the hearts and minds of engineering departments for lack of its own  computer-aided design (CAD)  system. But the article concluded with SAP’s stated vision of providing  3D visualization  and communication capabilities for all asset- and product-related Read More

Measuring the Business Value of IT Service


Written for the IT outsourcing community, this document describes an approach for measuring the business value of IT in order to focus service provision activities on areas that are of priority to the client. It introduces a quality improvement process that can decrease the cost of service provisioning without impairing service quality. The intended audience includes those responsible for designing a solution, managers of an existing service, and people bidding for new business looking to differentiate their services. By measuring and reporting on the business value of an IT service, outsourcers' clients see the contribution being made to the success of their clients' business ventures. As a result, the outsourcers' relationships will transition from supplier to partner, they become better placed to exploit new business opportunities, and save money by focusing efforts on areas that are important to their clients.

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Data Management and Analysis


From a business perspective, the role of data management and analysis is crucial. It is not only a resource for gathering new stores of static information; it is also a resource for acquiring knowledge and supporting the decisions companies need to make in all aspects of economic ventures, including mergers and acquisitions (M&As).

For organizational growth, all requirements and opportunities must be accurately communicated throughout the value chain. All users—from end users to data professionals—must have the most accurate data tools and systems in place to efficiently carry out their daily tasks. Data generation development, data quality, document and content management, and data security management are all examples of data-related functions that provide information in a logical and precise manner.

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How Do You Categorize Notebooks?


The notebook computer market has become one of the remaining battlegrounds for computer manufacturers. Our purpose here is to define the notebook market segments, describe what the general characteristics of each segment are, and to give users an idea of what features they can expect for each segment.

battery ventures  replaced by a spare battery or HDD. Desktops generally do not have this modularity. Reliability : Because notebooks get knocked around a little more than desktops, and because general wear-and-tear on things such as keyboards (an integral part of the system) is greater than desktops, they run the risk of having their life shortened. Adding to reliability issues is the prevalence of Windows 98 (vs. Windows NT). We have found Windows NT 4.0 to be a more robust and reliable OS than Windows 98. Manufacturers Read More

A Portrait of the Indian Enterprise Software User


Like many markets recovering from global economic turmoil, the enterprise software market has experienced a slew of company expansion and consolidation ventures. The Indian market was no exception. But how does vendor growth and expansion relate to the requirements of Indian companies researching and purchasing enterprise software? What is the profile of a company in India that is looking for enterprise software?

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