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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

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. Perhaps in the grand scheme of things, no one should really care about such events, but these less well-known vendors haven’t said their last words 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

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

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

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

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

Navision Enhances Its e-Vision And Looks To Expand Vertically


By posting a profitable year while delivering different flavors of products to satisfy many fastidious tastes and by offering an attractive value proposition to its channel, Navision could be telling us that the appropriate offering might be the recipe to thrive even during difficult economic climate.

merger  Navision Financials Expanded Navision/Damgaard Merger Financial Results Other Developments This is Part One of a three-part note on Navision. Part Two will discuss the Market Impact and Part Three will contain User Recommendations. Navision Axapta Line Extended  Commerce Gateway is an integrated solution, which opens up Navision Axapta to the electronic exchange of trading documents, including sales and purchase orders, with other enterprise systems. Navision touts that by using Commerce Gateway, Read More

Big Bird Dines Again


Harbinger has agreed to be acquired by Peregrine in a stock exchange. The merger mates an infrastructure company that has already begun feathering its nest with e-commerce offerings to an established e-commerce company. Whether the resulting egg is golden remains to be seen, but it almost surely won’t be cracked.

merger  peregrine,software development,inventory management software,asset management software,Peregrine Systems,Harbinger Corp,electronic data interchange,edi,e-commerce,ASP software,marketplace,self-sustaining marketplaces,Asset management solution Read More

Not All Acquisitions Happen: JDA and QRS Part One: Event and Market Impact


Recent QRS' announcement that it has terminated its agreement to merge with JDA Software, while, in a separate announcement, it stated that it will be acquired by Inovis for a $16 million (USD) higher price, might have more ramifications for JDA than merely an "unrequited love".

merger  earlier announcement of its merger with JDA, QRS reportedly received unsolicited proposals from five bidders to acquire the outstanding shares of QRS. After the receipt of each of these acquisition proposals, the QRS board of directors determined that QRS could engage in discussions with and furnish information to each potential acquirer in compliance with the JDA merger agreement. Thereafter, QRS engaged in extensive negotiations and due diligence with each potential acquirer prior to determining that Read More

Case Study: Ashurst Australia Focuses on Domestic and International Growth


In preparation for a merger with a UK law firm, Ashurst Australia wanted to grow its business both domestically and internationally. The firm overhauled its practice department structure, rationalized its KPIs, and developed quarterly strategic performance reports. Working closely with IBM, it produced a reporting package that partners and senior managers can access instantly on their mobile devices. Read up on the benefits.

merger  In preparation for a merger with a UK law firm, Ashurst Australia wanted to grow its business both domestically and internationally. The firm overhauled its practice department structure, rationalized its KPIs, and developed quarterly strategic performance reports. Working closely with IBM, it produced a reporting package that partners and senior managers can access instantly on their mobile devices. Read up on the benefits. Read More

Successful Mergers and Acquisitions


With the frenetic pace of global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) showing no sign of abating, nearly every chief information officer (CIO) today must at some point grapple with the enormous challenges of integrating acquired companies. But too often success eludes the merged companies—with IT getting part of the blame. Find out how to avoid common M&A pitfalls and achieve rapid, highly effective post-merger integration.

merger  Mergers and Acquisitions With the frenetic pace of global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) showing no sign of abating, nearly every chief information officer (CIO) today must at some point grapple with the enormous challenges of integrating acquired companies. But too often success eludes the merged companies—with IT getting part of the blame. Find out how to avoid common M&A pitfalls and achieve rapid, highly effective post-merger integration. 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 developer J.D. Edwards this summer, and most recently demand flow and lean manufacturing software solution from JCIT, might indicate some deep though process rather than a number of impulse initiatives from the past.

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

What-if Scenarios for Analyst Firm Mergers and Acquisitions


Now that Gartner is acquiring AMR, we cannot help but wonder what will be the next acquisition or merger in the business software research field. There are not so many companies doing business software research and analysis, so the number of permutations is quite low. Let’s look at some of them and what the end result would be. Gartner acquires Aberdeen and launches The Magic Axis (Magic

merger  the next acquisition or merger in the business software research field. There are not so many companies doing business software research and analysis, so the number of permutations is quite low. Let’s look at some of them and what the end result would be. Gartner acquires Aberdeen and launches The Magic Axis (Magic Quadrant + Aberdeen Axis). If they decide to acquire Forrester , that would be the Magic Wave (Magic Quadrant + Forrester Wave). Aberdeen and Forrester will probably not merge or acquire one Read More

Maximizing the Value of an M&A!


Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) often lead to a lot of confusion, particularly with regard to systems and processes. Usually, monolithic enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are in operation in both the firms, which are programmed with specific knowledge intrinsic to the firm’s core operations. This paper debates the options that have to be considered when both the firms are being managed by similar, competing, or best-of-breed ERP packages.

merger  Value of an M&A! Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) often lead to a lot of confusion, particularly with regard to systems and processes. Usually, monolithic enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are in operation in both the firms, which are programmed with specific knowledge intrinsic to the firm’s core operations. This paper debates the options that have to be considered when both the firms are being managed by similar, competing, or best-of-breed ERP packages. 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 report. While the merger has produced satisfactory initial results, the future nevertheless bears challenges.

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