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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...
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...
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...
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...
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

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...
''New'' Lawson Software''s Transatlantic Extended Enterprise Resource Planning Intentions
The recent merger of Lawson Software and Intentia, two vendors of similar size, but servicing different markets, will complement each other to become the

merger  America, announced an all-stock merger agreement to combine with the Stockholm, Sweden-based Intentia International AB (XSSE: INT B), a similar sized software vendor, but one that offers solutions for manufacturing industries primarily outside of North America. Based on Lawson''s closing stock price of $5.92 (USD) on May 31, 2005, the transaction was valued at approximately $480 million (USD). Lawson''s stockholders are expected to owned approximately 57 percent of the new Lawson , and Intentia''s 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...
Will a Tool Manufacturer and a Supply Chain Software Vendor
The merger of traditional brick-and-mortar manufacturer Illinois Tool Works with Internet-based Click Commerce is puzzling, but has some method to the madness

merger  in Matrimony? Event Summary Mergers and acquisitions ( M&As) in the enterprise applications arena are certainly not uncommon. In fact, when a single day goes by without an intra-market acquisition announcement, a market observer might even start feeling out of sorts. Neither it is uncommon to hear about manufacturers of, say, automotive parts, construction supplies, or food service equipment acquiring an enterprise system''s software license and then engaging in lengthy implementations. Part One of the 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

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...
SSA GT to EXE-cute (Yet) Another Acquisition Part Two: EXE
Like the previous few SSA GT acquisitions, this merger too seems aimed at enlarging SSA GT''s customer base, market share, and more importantly, its predictably

merger  in 1997 from the merger of Dallas Systems Corp. and Neptune Systems Inc. and went public in August 2000 (see EXE Technologies Begins Life In The Public Eye ). Dallas Sytems had built its WMS product around the needs of automotive, retail, and wholesale distribution companies, while Neptune brought expertise in third party logistics (3PL) firms to the combination. Dallas Systems'' EXceed product was offered on the IBM mainframe and the UNIX platform while Neptune Systems'' solutions were supported on Read More...
Peregrine Exits Quiet Period Making Noise
Emerging from the quiet period after announcing its merger with Harbinger, Peregrine makes up for lost time with a trio of announcements related to its asset

merger  combination with the Harbinger merger they indicate that Peregrine is capable of expanding and acting on many fronts simultaneously, reinforcing its image as a strong competitor that is likely to be with us for a long time. Given estimates suggesting that a company can save between $1,500 and $2,500 on the annual cost of a single PC using judicious asset management, and given the difficulties of recruiting, training and keeping help desk personnel, Peregrine will be an increasingly attractive asset Read More...
Enabling Growth for Midsize Companies: Three Strategies for Growing Your Business
Growth@whether organic or acquisitive@is challenging executives today from a strategic as well as an operational perspective. Studies estimate that 50 to 80

merger  Strategies for Growing , Merger and Acquisition Strategies , Strategies for Doing Business , True Strategies from Entrepreneurs , Get Growing for Business Site , Phasetwo Strategies for Growing Business , Survival Strategies , Strategies for Growing B2B Sales , Simple Strategies for Growing Your Buiness , Find Strategic Planning , Proven Strategies for Managing Software , Top Ten Strategies for Growing Business , Enabling Growth for Large Enterprises , 5 Essential Strategies for Growing , Strategies for Read More...
RedPrairie and JDA Software Merger, Part Three: What Does it Mean for Manhattan Associates and Other SCM Players?
On November 1, 2012, RedPrairie Corporation and JDA Software announced their merger. Under the terms of the agreement, the entities affiliated with RedPrairie

merger  negative thoughts on the merger were outlined in Part One of this blog series, while Part Two discussed how the merger might work and some points to consider when evaluating the merger. After any merger of two large companies in a specific market, there is inevitably a shift in the market landscape, and opportunities become available that a savvy competitor will take advantage of. A look at the current state of the SCM market reveals that we need much more innovation than consolidation in the market, Read More...

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