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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 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
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 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
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

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
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

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
Progress Software Revs Up to Higher RPM via Savvion - Part 2
Part 1 of this series began to analyze the recent merger of Progress Software Corp. [NASDAQ: PRGS] and Savvion Inc. With this acquisition, Progress has made a

merger  to analyze the  recent merger of Progress Software Corp. [NASDAQ: PRGS] and Savvion Inc.  With this acquisition, Progress has made a large leap into the  business process management (BPM)  space, from which has been notably absent. The article asserted that Savvion BusinessManager 7.5  [ evaluate this product ] is one of the most mature BPM suites in the market, with the ability to handle high volumes of  workflows  that coordinate people, data/documents, and enterprise systems. The product’s Read More
DoubleClick Merger Good News For Privacy Advocates?
DoubleClick agreed to purchase NetCreations in a stock exchange valued at $191 million. NetCreations is the leader in ethical direct mail advertising

merger  Merger Good News For Privacy Advocates? DoubleClick Merger Good News For Privacy Advocates? D. Geller - October 13, 2000 Event Summary NetCreations, Inc. was founded in 1995 by current CEO Rosalind Resnick and CTO Ryan Scott Druckenmiller. Ms Resnick was one of the early celebrities of the Internet revolution. A business journalist who began covering the Internet from its inception as a commercial concept, she founded the NetGirl Forum on America Online, which during her tenure in 1995 and 1996 Read More
The Challenges of the Lawson-Intentia Merger
The new company forged from Lawson and Intentia will have to carefully blend their different corporate cultures, which has traditionally been proud of in-house

merger  Challenges of the Lawson-Intentia Merger Challenges The new management team for the company resulting from the merger of Lawson Software , Inc . (NASDAQ: LWSN) with Intentia International AB (XSSE: INT B) will have its work cut out for it. Both companies serve different markets, which will hopefully extend, not cannibalize each other''s client base, but combining two companies with financial and revenue growth issues is not exactly a recipe for success. Although recent quarters for both companies have 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

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
Retailers Join Forces for a
Today''s competitive retail landscape has lead to mega-mergers between some of the oldest retailers in the US: Kmart and Sears. Before the technical issues of

merger  (NYSE:S), announced a definitive merger agreement to form the Sears Holdings Corporation. What is interesting, is not that Sears Holdings will become the US'' third largest retailer, with approximately $55 billion in annual revenues, 2,350 full-line and off-mall stores, and 1,100 specialty retail stores. It is how they will merge two disparate information technology departments and supply chains. Part One of the Retailers Join Forces for a Make or Break Attempt Their Competitive Landscape series. The 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

merger  and how does this merger change your plans? Let’s talk. Read More
Baan And SSA GT Merge To Form A Mid-Market Empire With An ''''Iron Side'''' Part Three: Market Impact On SSA GT
Like the previous few SSA GT''s acquisitions, this merger too seems aimed at enlarging combined Baan and SSA GT''s customer base, market share, and, more

merger  To that end, the merger with Baan should be a sign of SSA GT''s continued commitment to regain its former glory and the clout in the sector. The combined company now projects revenues in fiscal 2003 to be around $600 million, which should entrench it within the Top 5 of the ERP rating list, being possibly the No. 3 in terms of the geographic reach. In some individual markets like Japan or Brazil, though, the company even claims to be second to only SAP . Like the previous few SSA GT''s acquisitions, this Read More
Battle Booty from Oracle''s Victory Over PeopleSoft
Through the PeopleSoft acquisition, Oracle hereby gains a new customer base, increased market share, expertise, immediate recurring revenue sources, and new and

merger  The long and arduous merger bid came to a close in December with Oracle giving approximately $10.3 billion (USD) from its war chest to PeopleSoft, to become the world''s number two leading enterprise applications software company. At the end of January, Oracle forecasted its pro forma earnings and growth. Its earnings per share growth will be 24 percent for fiscal year 2005, and it is targeting earnings per share growth of 22 to 28 percent for fiscal year 2006. Oracle also reported that the PeopleSoft Read More
Mid-Market ERP Vendors Doing CRM & SCM In A DIY Fashion Part 1: Recent Announcements
While the ERP mid-market has seen more vibrant intra-market merger & acquisition activity during 2001, it appears that 2002 will, for some more tenacious Tier 2

merger  of Pivotpoint, and the merger of former Navision Software and Damgaard in 2000, combined with the anxiety of the then only looming economic slowdown, triggered the spate of mergers & acquisitions throughout 2001 (see The Mid-Market Is Consolidating, Lo And Behold ). As the ground seems to be settling down from quakes and tremors of these mergers, some renown, still independent mid-market ERP vendors seem to be on the course to natively deliver some ''must have'' functionality beyond core ERP. These Read More

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