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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. Although little overlap exists between the companies’ product lines, customers should verify that pre-merger support and service contracts are honored.

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 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 the negative momentum both companies have experienced in the frenzied and rapidly consolidating enterprise applications market.

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

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 sits down with CMO John Hiraoka to discuss the opportunities and challenges created by the merger and the potential synergy of the combined company, Epicor Software Corporation, to grow a wide range of products and industries, a very ambitious yet difficult-to-realize strategy.

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 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.

merger  two-part analysis of recent merger announcements. Part Two will discuss the Challenges and make User Recommendations. Market Impact Apart from a not-so-common practice of tripartite merger, the above move seems to have merit despite the inevitable hurdles it must overcome. As the latest few consecutive quarterly reports have largely seen disappointments even from many leaders and former market darlings, one can rightfully question the sustainability of many of the smaller players, particularly in 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 devoured by ERP outsiders), the mid-market has seen more significant intra-market activity. The latest one was the merger between Navision Software and Damgaard.

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

Intentia Attempts to Become ‘Lean and Mean’


In February, an enterprise application provider Intentia International announced the merger of Intentia's regional organizations in Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific into one joint organization named Global Operations.

merger  Intentia International announced the merger of Intentia''s regional organizations in Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific into one joint organization named Global Operations. Lars Prochus, presently CEO of Intentia Europe, has been appointed COO of Intentia International and head of Global Operations. Mr. Prochus joined Intentia in early 1999 from Genencor Inc., Rochester, NY, where he was Senior Vice President of Business Operations. By merging our regional operations we are taking an important step Read More

Dynamics AX


Microsoft Dynamics AX (formerly Navision Axapta) was created through the merger of Navision Software A/S and Damgaard A/S in December 2000, and it was acquired in 2002 by Microsoft. Dynamics AX is a multilanguage, multicurrency enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for growing or midsize and larger companies. With applications for financial management, customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), human resource management, project management, and analytics, Dynamics AX integrates with Microsoft products such as SQL Server, BizTalk Server, Exchange, Office, and Windows. Dynamics AX was designed with one database, one toolbox, one business logic, and one source code.

merger  was created through the merger of Navision Software A/S and Damgaard A/S in December 2000, and it was acquired in 2002 by Microsoft. Dynamics AX is a multilanguage, multicurrency enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for growing or midsize and larger companies. With applications for financial management, customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), human resource management, project management, and analytics, Dynamics AX integrates with Microsoft products such as SQL Read More

Aptean—Ready To Leap Forward


What has Aptean been up to in the 2 years since its creation (from the merger of CDC Software and Consona)? The vendor has been making 'software that works,' as TEC's Aleksey Osinstev found out at the recent Aptean Edge user conference. Read Aleksey's take on what this means for customers and on the vendor's new branding and path to future transformation.

merger  a result of the merger of two business software players—CDC Software and Consona. I was recently afforded a great opportunity to garner some insight into the development of this company in the two years since the merger by being invited to attend the Aptean Edge annual user conference in Las Vegas this past May. Here is a brief summary of what I came away with from this conference. The current state of affairs at Aptean is similar to that of its numerous competitors that have an abundance of either Read More

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

merger  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 from under the delinquent and bankrupt former parent company, CDC Software needed to be part of a bigger company. On the other hand, Read More

Manufacturer - Growth through Merger




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RedPrairie and JDA Software Merger, Part Two: How Will it Work and What Should we Think?


On November 1, 2012, RedPrairie Corporation and JDA Software announced their merger. Under the terms of the agreement, the entities affiliated with RedPrairie will effect a cash tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of JDA common stock for $45 per share. My initial positive and negative thoughts on the merger were outlined in Part One of this blog series. Cynical and jaded market

merger  negative thoughts on the merger were outlined in Part One of this blog series. Cynical and jaded market observers will see this merger as a déjà vu whereby two software companies that have been unable to perform to their full potential are coming together with the hope things will improve just like that. As we have seen in the past with other such mergers in the industry, the probability of success with this is low. In addition to the Dillard’s settlement (see Part One ), JDA has been under Read More

i2’s Aspect Acquisition Not Overpriced


In March, i2 Technologies announced it would acquire Aspect Development Corporation and a smaller vendor, Supplybase, Inc. Though the record offer price – $8.6 billion in stock – raised some eyebrows, i2 will gain a mountain of potential in return.

merger  the largest software industry merger to date, though the valuation was met with skepticism by some Wall Street observers. Aspect had $95 million in revenues in fiscal 1999, making i2''s offer price nearly one hundred times its revenue, a multiple that dwarfs that paid by Computer Associates for Sterling. Clearly, i2 based its offer on the potential for capturing part of the $100 billion B2B market that Aspect provides, while mindful of the attention such a sum would receive in the larger B2B software 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 a strategic merit as opposed to a knee-jerk, ‘me too’ impulse owing to the ongoing consolidation craze in the market.

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

EXE and i2 Advance Relationship


Some speculate that the recent agreement is a prelude to merger. Synergies undoubtedly exist.

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Can Brick & Mortar Leaders Be Brick & Click Leaders?


Merger mania, deregulation, and new technology are having far ranging impacts on organization, process, and technology integration in the financial services arena. But are leaders ready for the speed, innovation and risk management challenge brought on by e-commerce?

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