Sometimes, the enterprise applications market can produce many strange twists and turns, in addition to being tough for all and even cruel to some. The tale of Marcam, Baan, and SSA Global, whose paths have crossed, parted, and crossed once again since the early 2000s, might be an object case.
iss business strategy
Invensys Software Systems ( ISS ) division. The initial strategy for the products, which was announced after the Baan acquisition, was to release a unified Baan product that would combine functionality for discrete and process manufacturing (see Process ERP Market Loses PRISM and Protean ). After hearing existing customers' less-than-pleased feedback and after another reconsideration of its past investments, Invensys then modified that strategy to one of creating the Baan Process division (see Invensys