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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

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

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

An Update on Zilliant (and the B2B Pricing Market, in General)


In this good, bad, and arguably recovering economy, many companies are looking to their pricing strategies and practices as a way to improve profits without necessarily repelling customers. Pricing is an important component of an enterprise’s business processes and financial performance, since companies in many industries can face a variety of pricing problems such as

battery ventures  Update on Zilliant (and the B2B Pricing Market, in General) In this good, bad, and arguably recovering economy, many companies are looking to their  pricing  strategies and practices as a way to improve profits without necessarily repelling customers. Pricing is an important component of an enterprise’s business processes and financial performance, since companies in many industries can face a variety of pricing problems such as unnecessary  discounting  and quoting prices below a  break-even  po Read More

Software Solutions


Trigent helps clients in industries such as commercial software, manufacturing, marketing and media. Its solution frameworks and development automation tools aid rapid time-to-deployment for software systems. The company's CMM-certified global development centers offer flexibility clients to address clients' varying requirements for software development, maintenance, and support services. Its software support includes knowledge support systems, parts management systems, and product configuration. Trigent has created and maintained applications for clients such as International Truck and Engine Corp. (Navistar), Classified Ventures, Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), and McCabe and Associates.  

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Agilera.com - A new era for the web?


Verio, CIBER, and Centennial Ventures Sign Definitive Agreements to Form New ASP Joint Venture.

battery ventures  com - A new era for the web? Event Summary On March 1, 2000, Agilera.com was launched with the signing of definitive agreements with CIBER, Inc. (NYSE: CBR), Verio Inc. (Nasdaq:VRIO), and Centennial Ventures. Agilera.com is an ASP that provides hosted solutions and value-added services by combining the application integration expertise of CIBER with Verio''s established Internet infrastructure. Agilera.com also offers value-added products and services such as a personalized enterprise-wide view Read More

What Can PLM Offer for SMBs?


Recently I attended a product lifecycle management (PLM) seminar hosted by PTC and its North American Windchill Partner of the Year award-winner BRT Solutions. The main topic of this seminar was about how small @ medium businesses (SMBs) can start and advance their PLM practices. After the seminar, I kept thinking about what the PLM industry can offer for SMBs. PLM used to be a luxury for large

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Getting Beyond the Development Stage


Now that you’ve validated your product or service concept, how do you avoid hemorrhaging money during expansion?

battery ventures  Beyond the Development Stage Business Issue New startups and new ventures in mature companies face significant business and technology challenges as they emerge from proving their concept to proving their ability to deliver. Foremost on many new entrepreneurs and venture capitalists minds are: Getting beyond the development phase mentality Developing the set of Business Capability Requirements for the production expansion phase Translating requirements into necessary business processes, 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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CDC Software + Consona = Aptean (Or: New Bottles for Old Wines)


August 2012 started with the announcement of the merger of Consona Corporation and CDC Software under the name Aptean. The new brand, announced on August 7, signifies the coming together of two leading enterprise application software companies. At first glance, this merger looks like a mini Infor (reminiscent of Infor’s aggressive consolidation days) or a mini Sage. After finally getting out

battery ventures  On the other hand, Battery Ventures and other investors have put so much cash into Consona over the years that unloading it was the only way out in this economy (some might even be wondering whether they broke even on the deal). Somewhat ironically, Onyx and Pivotal CRM products are apparently meant to be together after all (you might remember the unsuccessful hostile Onyx Corporation takeover saga by CDC Corporation several years ago). Merger of Two Equals? Although most of the Aptean management team Read More

Consona’s CEO Clearing the Air (about Compiere) - Part 1


In early June Consona Corporation’s analyst relationship (AR) contact forewarned me about the company’s upcoming acquisition of a “leading open-source and cloud computing enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor” and asked about my availability for a briefing once the acquisition was closed. After consultation with TEC’s free and open source software (FOSS) buff Josh

battery ventures  Under private ownership by Battery Ventures and Thoma Bravo , Consona has quadrupled in size to about US$130 million since its inception in 2003 (at the time called Made2Manage Systems ). For more information, see  my recent exhaustive article on the company . In his aforementioned  ERP Graveyard blog post, Ned Lilly called Consona an Infor wannabe and Tognoni vehemently disagrees with that assertion. Sure, both Infor and Consona have been acquisitive since the early 2000s under their respective Read More

Gateway & AOL Follow Crusoe’s Footprints


Gateway & AOL have selected Transmeta’s Crusoe processors for its next generation of Internet access appliances, which we’re calling “iPliances.” Some of them may even be ready for prime time this year. Is the market ready for them?

battery ventures  it offers sharply extended battery life, smaller size and lower operating temperatures than traditional processors. The company also has selected Transmeta''s Mobile Linux as the operating system for these products. Gateway, which also made a strategic investment in Transmeta in April 2000, selected the Transmeta Crusoe processor for inclusion in the family of IAs it plans to launch with AOL based on several criteria: high performance; lower temperature operation, which permits smaller packaging; and its l Read More