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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...
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...
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...
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,

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...
Kalypso and Integware Merge PLM Practices
Kalypso has recently merged with Integware, a fellow consulting firm with expertise in product lifecycle management (PLM), particularly in the life sciences

merger  the life sciences, the merger expands the firms’ presence in the aerospace and defense (A&D), automotive, and energy industries. Together, the two firms have extensive knowledge of, and implementation experience with, all of the leading PLM and product innovation software providers, including Oracle’s Agile PLM, PTC, Dassault Systèmes, Siemens, Autodesk , and Aras . Thus, the merger does not necessarily create any channel chaos for those PLM vendors.   Kalypso has done well in the market, in part Read More...
Epicor''s Mid-Market Pitch Becomes Higher For (One) Scala Part Two: How Scala Complements Epicor
The merger looks like a positive move for both companies and their customers, since Epicor obtains a foothold in some complementary geographic regions, and in

merger  corporations have completed a merger that began in late 2003. The merger creates the largest independent global mid-market provider of collaborative ERP, customer relationship management (CRM), and supply chain management (SCM) applications based on Microsoft''s .NET platform and Web services, with approximately $250 million (USD) annual revenues, nearly 1,500 employees and with over 20,000 customers. The combined company has an expanded global presence with operations and customers in 143 countries, Read More...
Oracle Buys Carleton Corporation to Enhance Warehouse Offering


merger  have signed a definitive merger agreement for Oracle to acquire Carleton, an early innovator of data quality and mainframe data extraction software for customer-focused data warehousing applications. The acquisition will be effected through a cash merger pursuant to which holders of Carleton common stock will receive approximately $2.45 per share or $8.7 million in the aggregate. The parties anticipate closing the transaction by the end of February 2000, which is subject to approval by Carleton''s Read More...
SAP Acquires SmartOps, At Long Last
This could be the very first time as a market observer that my reaction to a merger announcement is not “Why?” but rather “Why now?” Namely, in late February

merger  my reaction to a merger announcement is not “Why?” but rather “Why now?” Namely, in late February 2013, SAP announced plans to acquire SmartOps , a leading provider of inventory and service-level optimization software solutions. Founded in 2000, SmartOps released its first multi-echelon inventory optimization (MEIO) product in 2001. The software company provides key operating parameters and targets for supply chain planning (SCP). Its solutions coordinate capacity, inventory, demand, lead time, Read More...
10 Reasons You Should Care about Software Mergers & Acquisitions
Like it or not, the enterprise software industry shifts constantly as vendors merge or acquire one another. But how does it affect you? Here are ten reasons.

merger  of an acquisition or merger process, you’re probably not even on its radar screen. 2) Product discontinuation After a merger or acquisition, vendors tend to discontinue (stabilize, kill, or however you''d like to phrase it) products. They embark on a forced-march upgrade to future (fused) products. 3) Third party alliances Consider your current vendor''s third party alliances. Will those alliances persist after an acquisition? What if the new owner has an equivalent offering? (See P.J. Jakovljevic''s Read More...
Inovis Delves into PIM by Snatching QRS Part One: Event Notes
The termination of QRS'' merger with JDA Software opened a window of opportunity for business commerce automation provider Inovis to acquire QRS, indicating a

merger  applicable to QRS'' proposed merger with Inovis. On the same day, QRS also announced that it would mail its definitive proxy statement for the special meeting of QRS stockholders to be held mid-November, in connection with the merger. This is Part One of a five-part note. Parts two and three will continue to detail the event. Part four will discuss the market impact. Part five will cover challenges and make user recommendations. Inovis Background Inovis emerged in 2002 as the supply chain enablement arm Read More...
Manufacturer - Growth through Merger


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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...
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...

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