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Geac Metamorphosises JBA Into Gear, but Cuts 20% of Staff
On November 12, Geac Computer unveiled its plan to turn its UK-based JBA Holdings acquisition into a new division, dubbed Gear, that will focus on the midrange

gear vendors  Metamorphosises JBA Into Gear, but Cuts 20% of Staff Event Summary On November 12, Geac Computer unveiled its plan to turn its UK-based JBA Holdings acquisition into a new division, dubbed Gear, that will focus on the midrange enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications market. In the process, the firm plans to cut 500 people, or 20 percent of its staff as part of an attempt to reduce overhead. The aim is to cut annual costs by about C$90 million, effective from this current quarter. Douglas

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It's the Aftermarket Service, Stupid! (Part II)


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RFID Case Study: Gillette and Provia Part Two: Challenges and Lessons Learned


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PowerPlex 2014—Manufacturing of the Future, Now


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gear vendors  in collaboration with a gear manufacturer customer, or Brazilian tax regulatory support, which was done with Invensys and Inteva) could bring big rewards for the company.   Figure 4 – Manufacturing ERP Trends   Plex’s Expansion Prospects   Plex believes that it can grow at a healthy rate just by better penetrating its existing market and industries: automotive, A&D, and F&B. Some potential new industries with similar requirements could be medical devices, packaging, high-tech/electronics, and Read More

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Small ERP Vendors Missing The ASP Boat


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ERP Vendors Moving to Aerospace and Defense Markets


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Disruptive Innovations? On-demand Pricing Models and Vendors


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