Baan's focus on discrete manufacturing has not been a close fit with Invensys' plant automation products that have been geared mostly to process industries. To that end, Invensys has had a nightmarish job of trying to rationalize Baan and its process ERP counterparts, Protean and PRISM, development - strategy abandonment has been a catchphrase of late. Thus, while the savvy buyer will obtain much improved technology and large customer base in need for new products, the overriding problem has been the lingering negative sentiment around the company, as viability of the vendor is of utmost importance in the enterprise applications space.
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the source code and secure a team of skilled resources just in case. Furthermore, for existing Baan clients, we suggest keeping in close touch with current Baan executives and keeping your eye on the potential extended-ERP solutions with a proven quick ROI like the Measure Up ones. Understand what functionality you''re interested in to solve which problem, and investigate what the company can offer. Identify the requirements and related costs to upgrade your systems to support the added functionality. If