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Baan Seeking A New Foster Home -- A Déjà vu Or Not Quite? Part Three: Market Impact and User Recommendations
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

not technologically savvy  But, even that should not be necessarily bad, particularly if the vendor in case could use Baan technology straight away; also, merely maintaining existing Baan install base, even with a limited number of new accounts has lately been a proven tenet of success for a number of vendors (see Resurrection, Vitality And Perseverance Of Former ERP 'Goners' ). One should note that Baan was by no means the only major ERP vendor to succumb to market forces in 2000, given Gores Technology Group (GTG) acquired at a

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