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Small Merger Challenges and Recommendations to Users
The recent merger of enterprise resource planning vendors CMS Software (now known as Solarsoft Business Systems) and XKO Software presents some challenges

merger  Merger Challenges and Recommendations to Users Although a small player, CMS Software competed well in the global marketplace prior to its merger with XKO Software and their re-branding as Solarsoft Business Systems in early November 2007. The features and functions of the former CMS''s enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution seemed particularly adaptable to manufacturers'' current demands, with electronic data interchange (EDI) allowing for more accurate, punctual, and traceable delivery. New tools, Read More
What Have Epicor and Activant Been Up To (Post-Merger)?
April 2011 saw the merger of Epicor and Activant Solutions to create a global leader in business software solutions. TEC principal analyst P. J. Jakovljevic

merger  the time of the merger announcement (see the official press release [PR]), Apax stated its intentions to combine Activant and Epicor to create one of the largest global providers of enterprise applications focused on the manufacturing, distribution, services, and retail sectors. Following completion of the merger, the combined company was named Epicor Software Corporation and is no longer a publicly traded company. It now has more than 20,000 customer sites and approximately $825 million (USD) in annual r Read More
Market Impact of Lawson-Intentia Merger
The Lawson and Intentia merger might create a much-needed, strong statement for the market, and provide the mid-market with more options. It may also decrease

merger  Impact of Lawson-Intentia Merger Market Impact While we do not indulge in speculating who is likely to merge with whom in the highly tectonic enterprise applications market, we have to admit that the merger of Lawson Software , Inc . (NASDAQ: LWSN) with Intentia International AB (XSSE: INT B) had not crossed our mind before it actually happened. (For details on the merger announcement, see New Lawson Software''s Transatlantic Extended-ERP Intentions ). The move was quite a surprise, since both Read More
Merger Mania At Its Extremes Part 2: Challenges & User Recommendations
While the merger is justifiable it does not provide the new entity with much room for mistakes. SynQuest also needs to quickly figure out the best combination

merger  Challenges & User Recommendations Merger Mania At Its Extremes Part 2: Challenges & User Recommendations P.J. Jakovljevic - October 10, 2002 Combined Value Proposition At the beginning of September, to address the market demand for solutions that enable greater supply chain agility (in terms of visibility and event management) and bottom line impact, SynQuest, Inc. (NASDAQ/SC: SYNQ), a provider of supply chain planning (SCP) solutions, and two privately held supply chain event management (SCEM) Read More
Does NavisionDamgaard Merger Mark Further Mid-Market Consolidation?
While the higher end of ERP market has (surprisingly) experienced only limited merger & acquisition activity during 2000 (mainly seen in ERP losers been

merger  NavisionDamgaard Merger Mark Further Mid-Market Consolidation? Does NavisionDamgaard Merger Mark Further Mid-Market Consolidation? P.J. Jakovljevic - January 2, 2001 Event Summary On November 22, NavisionDamgaard , the merger of Navision Software and Damgaard , fellow Danish providers of business applications for mid-sized enterprises, announced it would continue to market the two current companies'' main product lines: Damgaard Axapta , Navision Solutions , Damgaard XAL and Damgaard C5 . The boards of Read More
Can High Flying NetGravity Maintain Its Position?
NetGravity''s ad serving software remains a leader, and its merger with DoubleClick should have the company celebrating, but CMGI is massing troops on the border

merger  NetGravity announced a planned merger with DoubleClick Inc. (NASDAQ: DCLK). DoubleClick is an outsourcing service which differs from NetGravity''s AdCenter in that DoubleClick accumulates information about ads served to particular users, regardless of which site the user had visited, and uses that information to target ads to users based on their past history. Under the terms of the merger, DoubleClick will issue 0.28 shares of DoubleClick common stock for each share of NetGravity common stock. Read More
Will Solomon Finally Satisfy Great Plains’ Insatiable Appetite?
Great Plains announced it intends to significantly expand its mid market e-business community through the acquisition of Solomon Software, its direct competitor

merger  entered into a definitive merger agreement. The transaction is expected to close in June, the first month of Great Plains'' fiscal year, and would be accounted for as a purchase accounting transaction. For nearly 20 years, Great Plains and Solomon have pursued the same vision: to deliver superior customer value through a premier partner channel, said Doug Burgum, chairman and CEO of Great Plains. This synergistic combination of people, products and technologies creates unparalleled business Read More
Epicor''s Mid-Market Pitch Becomes Higher For (One) Scala Part One: Event Summary
One should imagine Epicor has carefully thought out the rationale for the recent acquisition of its European counterpart Scala. The merger seems to have much of

merger  Corporation and Dataworks ) merger in 1998 and subsequent name change from Platinum to Epicor in 1999. Nevertheless, in the past two years, Epicor has seemingly achieved a turnaround both in terms of its financial performance and of its strategy clarity. It has also for over two years reverted to its, this time possibly more selective, acquisition streak starting with the Clarus e-procurement acquisition at the end of 2002, and former ROI Systems and TDC Solutions acquisitions mid-2003 (for more Read More
SSA GT to EXE-cute (Yet) Another Acquisition Part Two: EXE
Like the previous few SSA GT acquisitions, this merger too seems aimed at enlarging SSA GT''s customer base, market share, and more importantly, its predictably

merger  in 1997 from the merger of Dallas Systems Corp. and Neptune Systems Inc. and went public in August 2000 (see EXE Technologies Begins Life In The Public Eye ). Dallas Sytems had built its WMS product around the needs of automotive, retail, and wholesale distribution companies, while Neptune brought expertise in third party logistics (3PL) firms to the combination. Dallas Systems'' EXceed product was offered on the IBM mainframe and the UNIX platform while Neptune Systems'' solutions were supported on Read More
PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Three: The Manufacturing Industry
Even before the mega merger, PeopleSoft had already set it sights on a bigger manufacturing presence. PeopleSoft’s acquisition of mid-to-large ERP system

merger  True, the PeopleSoft-J.D. Edwards merger was in great part about retaining its big five (or big four, or big three) seat and about the need to be bigger within shrinking market opportunities. However, even before the mega merger PeopleSoft had already set it sights on a bigger manufacturing presence. First off, a year ago or so, PeopleSoft appointed Carol Ptak to head up its global manufacturing division. Ptak was the past president of APICS, high-profile manufacturing expert with a number of acclaimed Read More
PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Two: Market Impact
The PeopleSoft-J.D. Edwards merger was, in great part, about retaining the big five (or big four, or big three) seat and the need to be bigger within shrinking

merger  True, the PeopleSoft-J.D. Edwards merger was in great part about retaining the big five (or big four, or big three) seat and about the need to be bigger within shrinking market opportunities. It was no big secret that PeopleSoft had long been looking to expand its reach through acquisitions (see PeopleSoft''s Buying Momentum Goes On. Pageant Participants, Line Up Please! ), but many expected a smaller scale acquisition, such as its most recent: JCIT. Following the quite involved and disputably successful Read More
Examples Of How Some Mid-Market Vendors Might Remain Within The Future Three (Dozen)? Part Two: Agilisys Market Impact
The most recent merger looks initially like a positive move for both companies and their customers, since Agilisys further enlarges a foothold in the discrete

merger  industries. The most recent merger looks initially like a positive move for both companies and their customers, since Agilisys further enlarges a foothold in the discrete automotive manufacturing (which it has recently started with BRAIN) and solid SCE product modules that it might embed into its own SCM suite and possibly cross-sell into many industries (yet to be scrutinized, though). On its hand, Future Three finds a committed investor and a strengthened management team, more certain R&D budgets, Read More
Progress Software Revs Up to Higher RPM via Savvion - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series began with an analysis of the recent merger of Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) and Savvion Inc. Progress has this way

merger  began with an analysis of the  recent merger of Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) and Savvion Inc.  Progress has this way made a large leap into the  business process management (BPM)  space, from where it had been notably absent. The article summarized that Savvion BusinessManager 7.5 [ evaluate this product ] is one of the most mature BPM suites in the still-evolving market, with the ability to handle high volumes of  workflows  that coordinate people, data/documents, and systems. Read More
Successful Mergers and Acquisitions
With the frenetic pace of global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) showing no sign of abating, nearly every chief information officer (CIO) today must at some

merger  Mergers and Acquisitions With the frenetic pace of global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) showing no sign of abating, nearly every chief information officer (CIO) today must at some point grapple with the enormous challenges of integrating acquired companies. But too often success eludes the merged companies—with IT getting part of the blame. Find out how to avoid common M&A pitfalls and achieve rapid, highly effective post-merger integration. Read More
Aligning Java-based Application Strategies
In announcing their merger plans, Lawson and Intentia will not only have to grapple with the usual issues, but will have to deal with the nuanced differences in

merger  Battlefront? . The impending merger with Intentia might add to the Lawson''s value proposition to the J.D. Edwards World installed base. Although Lawson has been actively soliciting Oracle customers, Lawson''s value proposition has been limited due to its lack of manufacturing, SCM, and enterprise asset management (EAM) functionality. However, the Intentia acquisition will address these needs (see EAM versus CMMS: What''s Right for Your Company? Part Three: Analysis of IFS and Intentia ). Further, the fact Read More

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