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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

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

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

A Quiet ERP Vendor Merger That’s Worth a Closer Look


The CMS Software-XKO Software merger into Solarsoft Business Solutions offers proof that smaller enterprise resource planning vendors are not extinct yet. Perhaps in the grand scheme of things, no one should really care about such events, but these less well-known vendors haven’t said their last words yet.

merger  Quiet ERP Vendor Merger That’s Worth a Closer Look Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) among enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers are hardly uncommon, but by now the market has become accustomed to witnessing either “mega-mergers” or those involving at least one participant with a global presence. Thus, not many heads turned in April 2007 when two low-profile (or even obscure) vendors from Canada and the UK respectively announced their merger to create a more notable international ERP entity, 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 of its disparate products and technologies and articulate a clear and assuring message to the market that it can deliver a strategy for the planning, executing, and adaptive management of supply chains in a foreseeable future.

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

Stalled Navision + Mixed Bag Damgaard = Satisfactory NavisionDamgaard


In February, NavisionDamgaard, a recently merger-formed Danish provider of enterprise business solutions for mid-sized companies, released its first semi-annual report. While the merger has produced satisfactory initial results, the future nevertheless bears challenges.

merger  December 31, 2000. The merger of Navision Software and Damgaard (for more information, see Does NavisionDamgaard Merger Mark Further Mid-Market Consolidation? ) is reportedly proceeding faster than anticipated. NavisionDamgard achieved a 7% combined annual revenue growth to DKK 713.9 million (~$84.5 million) compared to the combined last year''s results of then separate companies. While revenues from Navision Financials showed a dismal increase of only 2%, revenues from Damgaard Axapta flagship product Read More

Case Study: Ashurst Australia Focuses on Domestic and International Growth


In preparation for a merger with a UK law firm, Ashurst Australia wanted to grow its business both domestically and internationally. The firm overhauled its practice department structure, rationalized its KPIs, and developed quarterly strategic performance reports. Working closely with IBM, it produced a reporting package that partners and senior managers can access instantly on their mobile devices. Read up on the benefits.

merger  In preparation for a merger with a UK law firm, Ashurst Australia wanted to grow its business both domestically and internationally. The firm overhauled its practice department structure, rationalized its KPIs, and developed quarterly strategic performance reports. Working closely with IBM, it produced a reporting package that partners and senior managers can access instantly on their mobile devices. Read up on the benefits. Read More

Supply Chain Vendors GT Nexus and TradeCard to Merge


In surely one of the first mergers of the year, GT Nexus and TradeCard are announcing their intent to merge their companies. GT Nexus provides a cloud-based global trade and logistics platform for manufacturers, retailers, and logistics service providers. TradeCard provides a cloud platform for managing sourcing, logistics, and finance on a single system. TradeCard, founded in 1999

merger  and how does this merger change your plans? Let’s talk. 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 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

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

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

What-if Scenarios for Analyst Firm Mergers and Acquisitions


Now that Gartner is acquiring AMR, we cannot help but wonder what will be the next acquisition or merger in the business software research field. There are not so many companies doing business software research and analysis, so the number of permutations is quite low. Let’s look at some of them and what the end result would be. Gartner acquires Aberdeen and launches The Magic Axis (Magic

merger  the next acquisition or merger in the business software research field. There are not so many companies doing business software research and analysis, so the number of permutations is quite low. Let’s look at some of them and what the end result would be. Gartner acquires Aberdeen and launches The Magic Axis (Magic Quadrant + Aberdeen Axis). If they decide to acquire Forrester , that would be the Magic Wave (Magic Quadrant + Forrester Wave). Aberdeen and Forrester will probably not merge or acquire one Read More

Virginia Commonwealth University Health System


This case study describes the complexity of human resource management systems (HRMS)/payroll management when merging two organizations and how Ultimate Software’s UltiPro Workforce Management software helped solve the new challenges arisen from the merger.

merger  challenges arisen from the merger. Read More

Frantic Merger-Mania Spiced Up With Vendettas Leaves Customers Anxious Part Two: Analysis Continued


To continue to be healthy, an enterprise software vendor either needs a defendable niche or a large market share. For the latter, acquisitions are often required to grow and prosper. With revenue streams shifting from new accounts to up- and cross-sales to existing customers, software support and services, a large customer base is the key to continued health.

merger  One detailed recent ERP merger events. Expanding the Big Five In any case, the recent seismic moves have confirmed our belief in the possibility of a Big Five wild card or two. What if IBM wants to join the Big Five? Like Microsoft, IBM has the wherewithal to buy almost any enterprise applications vendor, but does it have the desire to deal with many other implications such as strained partnerships with many application vendor partners turned competitors and the inevitable competitions within its own Read More

PeopleSoft Strategy a Good Deal for JD Edwards Customers


Putting PeopleSoft's strategy to work for the JD Edwards community. What can the JD Edwards install-base expect from the PeopleSoft merger?

merger  JD Edwards/PeopleSoft merger. This merger is about product expansion, not consolidation is Craig Conway''s (CEO of PeopleSoft) commitment and mantra to customers and investors. His analogy is the Jaguar, purchased by the Ford Motor Company. Ford did not eliminate the Jaguar—it made it better. PeopleSoft''s objective is to take aim, first and foremost, at SAP. This strategy is welcome, not just to PeopleSoft investors, but also to organizations like IBM who are looking for an alternative to SAP to Read More