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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 tools, 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...
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...
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...
Case Study: Ariba, Inc.
Ariba, Inc., with over 1,500 employees, makes software to help companies assess, capture, and reconcile spending. Post-merger, Ariba wanted to assess its staff

merger  capture, and reconcile spending. Post-merger, Ariba wanted to assess its staff’s strengths and weaknesses, and looked for a program to help measure competencies in sales and consulting. With SumTotal’s ResultsOnDemand platform as part of its Competency Development system, Ariba identified the top—and bottom—three competencies. Find out how. Read More...
While Oracle and PeopleSoft Are to Fuse, Competitors Ruse--Leaving Customers (Somewhat) Bemused
The recent merger of Oracle and PeopleSoft requires, among many other things, finding a perfect balance between cultivating the install base versus the zeal for

merger  providers and the antagonistic merger resulted in a strange type of algebraic calculus where 3 + 2 = 2 and will fundamentally reshape the enterprise applications landscape. In mid-December, PeopleSoft, formerly the number two leading business applications provider, and Oracle, formerly number three (if one excludes its database and application server product lines), announced a definitive agreement for Oracle to acquire PeopleSoft for $26.50 per share, at a total cost of approximately $10.3 billion 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...
Competition Heats Up in ERP Market: Oracle Merger, and SAP and Microsoft Reacts
Although Oracle''s product roadmap is beginning to take shape it does not include active marketing of the PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards product lines. As a result

merger  SAP When the definitive merger agreement between PeopleSoft and Oracle , the respective number two and three business applications providers in the market, was signed in December, the enterprise market shifted, if not rumbled. Customers in particular were somewhat bemused, not to mention mildly concerned about what this meant for them. To appease its newly acquired and existing customer base, Oracle affirmed its commitments, although its product roadmap did not include active marketing of PeopleSoft and Read More...
IBM is not Enough: i2 Snatches Aspect and SupplyBase
i2 Technologies will acquire Aspect Development for $8.6 billion. It will also acquire SupplyBase for $380 million.

merger  billed as the largest merger in software history. While the price tag of $8.6 billion (based on the closing price on March 13) is as much a reflection of the extremely high market capitalization of Internet stocks, the deal is large by any measure. The TradeMatrix product offered by i2 supports an intelligent - i.e., driven by data and analysis - supply chain solution for B2B marketplaces. Aspect specializes in design collaboration, direct materials procurement and the management of mission-critical 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...
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...
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...
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

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...

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