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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...
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

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...
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...
RedPrairie and JDA Software Merger, Part One: What’s (Not) to Like?
My blog series in 2009 entitled “A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players” talked at great length about RedPrairie Corporation, JDA Software, and Manhattan

merger  and JDA announced their merger agreement, under the terms of which the entities affiliated with RedPrairie will effect a cash tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of JDA common stock for $45 per share. This offer price represents a 33 percent premium to JDA’s stock price on October 26, 2012—the day before market rumors surfaced stating JDA was exploring a sale. The offer price also represents a 16 percent premium to JDA’s all-time high stock price. The transaction has a total enterprise Read More...
Aligning Java-based Application Strategies
In announcing their merger plans, Lawson and Intentia will not only have to grapple with the usual issues, but will have to deal with the nuanced differences in

merger  Battlefront? . The impending merger with Intentia might add to the Lawson''s value proposition to the J.D. Edwards World installed base. Although Lawson has been actively soliciting Oracle customers, Lawson''s value proposition has been limited due to its lack of manufacturing, SCM, and enterprise asset management (EAM) functionality. However, the Intentia acquisition will address these needs (see EAM versus CMMS: What''s Right for Your Company? Part Three: Analysis of IFS and Intentia ). Further, the fact Read More...
EXE and i2 Advance Relationship
Some speculate that the recent agreement is a prelude to merger. Synergies undoubtedly exist.

merger  supply chain,logistics,order management software,erp package,inventory fulfillment,ecommerce logistics,erp softwares,direct mail marketing,ecommerce inventory management,logistics transportation,erp system,warehouse logistics,erp systems,supply chain solution,distribution logistics 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...
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...
PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Three: The Manufacturing Industry
Even before the mega merger, PeopleSoft had already set it sights on a bigger manufacturing presence. PeopleSoft’s acquisition of mid-to-large ERP system

merger  True, the PeopleSoft-J.D. Edwards merger was in great part about retaining its big five (or big four, or big three) seat and about the need to be bigger within shrinking market opportunities. However, even before the mega merger PeopleSoft had already set it sights on a bigger manufacturing presence. First off, a year ago or so, PeopleSoft appointed Carol Ptak to head up its global manufacturing division. Ptak was the past president of APICS, high-profile manufacturing expert with a number of acclaimed 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...
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

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...

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