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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

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 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

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

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 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).

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

The Boston Consulting Group


The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm that has 81 offices in 45 countries. BCG’s focuses include corporate development, information technology, post-merger integration, and sustainability.

merger  development, information technology, post-merger integration, and sustainability. 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, and NetGravity needs to gird for war.

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

Strategic Partners or Merger on the Horizon?


3Com Corporation (COMS) and Extreme Networks (EXTR) have entered into a partnership where 3Com customers will be given an enhanced migration path from the now debunked CoreBuilder 9000 to the Extreme BlackDiamond 6800. This offering coincides with 3Com’s announcement that they will no longer compete in the Enterprise networking market.

merger  Partners or Merger on the Horizon? Strategic Partners or Merger on the Horizon? G. Duhaime -May 8, 2000 Event Summary In March 3Com Corporation and Extreme Networks announced they would be entering into a strategic alliance for all existing 3Com customers to migrate away from the now debunked CoreBuilder 9000 to the more robust BlackDiamond 6800. For existing 3Com customers, this migration path will not only allow them to obtain up to a 70 percent discount on a new BlackDiamond chassis, but also Read More

Beeline to Merge with OnForce


Adecco Group, one of the world’s largest human resources (HR) solutions providers (with more than 5,000 branches in over 60 countries and territories, and annual revenues EUR 19.5 billion), has acquired OnForce and is merging it under Beeline’s portfolio of workforce solutions.

merger  their complementary technologies, the merger will not directly impact either company''s relationships with current customers or partners. In this way, Beeline should be much more competitive against its archrivals IBM Emptoris, SAP Fieldglass , and IQNavigator . 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

Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) Helps UniCarriers Americas with ERP Selection through Merger


TEC had been working alongside Nissan Forklift Corporation (NFC) on an initiative to evaluate and select a software solution when NFC joined forces with TCM America to form UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA). The company had a fresh business plan, and the software selection project had a new scope.

merger  with ERP Selection through Merger Newly formed UniCarriers Americas Corporation faced software challenges with its outdated homegrown legacy system. With TEC’s assistance, an ERP software solution was successfully selected that would meet its present and future business requirements. Montreal, Canada (September 04, 2014) — When Nissan Forklift Corporation (NFC) joined forces with TCM America to form UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) in 2013, the forklift production, manufacturing, and logistics Read More

Competition Heats Up in ERP Market: Oracle Merger, and SAP and Microsoft Reacts


Although Oracle's product roadmap is beginning to take shape it does not include active marketing of the PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards product lines. As a result of these products being seen as dead ends, many competitors have been scrambling to offer all sorts of incentives to switch to the still disconcerted two camps of existing customers.

merger  SAP When the definitive merger agreement between PeopleSoft and Oracle , the respective number two and three business applications providers in the market, was signed in December, the enterprise market shifted, if not rumbled. Customers in particular were somewhat bemused, not to mention mildly concerned about what this meant for them. To appease its newly acquired and existing customer base, Oracle affirmed its commitments, although its product roadmap did not include active marketing of PeopleSoft and Read More

Intentia Prepares for Merger with Lawson


Before merging with Lawson, Intentia already had initiated cost-cutting measures on its products, target markets, and sales channels. This, corporate cultural changes, and an infusion of research money help the "new" Intentia become a world class solutions provider to the mid-market.

merger  Prepares for Merger with Lawson Intentia Not waiting for the merger transaction with Lawson Software , Inc . (NASDAQ: LWSN) to close, Intentia International AB (XSSE: INT B) announced the release of Intentia Application Suite (IAS) 5.1. IAS is a full integration of Intentia''s entire application portfolio that, like Lawson''s upcoming Landmark product, uses service-oriented architecture (SOA) to create business processes and develop applications flexibly, while enabling Web services and a faster Read More