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SmartStream is a global software and managed services provider that in challenging markets conditions has outpaced its rivals in the financial markets sector

procuring broker  SmartStream is a global software and managed services provider that in challenging markets conditions has outpaced its rivals in the financial markets sector, creating an impressive base of more than 1,500 customers. This includes more than 70 of the world’s top 100 banks alongside the world’s leading asset managers, custodians and broker dealers.

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Mercator Continues to Suffer Turmoil - Can They Stay on the Map?


What’s new at EAI vendor Mercator Software? TEC updates a report from August 2000. Mercator Software has found themselves on a long and rocky road, where the bumps have included loss or reassignment of most of their executive management team, a precipitous drop in market capitalization, and an uncertain future. On the upside, Mercator has announced a 50% increase in revenue for October and November 2000 compared to the same period in 1999, and also announced a major sale to Amazon.com.

procuring broker  Continues to Suffer Turmoil - Can They Stay on the Map? Mercator Continues to Suffer Turmoil - Can They Stay on the Map? M. Reed - January 9, 2001 Event Summary In August 2000, TEC examined the fate of Mercator Software (NASDAQ: MCTR). See EAI Vendor Mercator Drops to a Lower Place on the Map for complete details). The vendor missed their second quarter earnings estimate by 4 cents a share (predictions were 8 cents a share), and dropped 54 percent in value. Estimates showed the stock at $24.75. Read More

Architecture Evolution: From Mainframes to Service-oriented Architecture


Product architecture is going to do much more than simply provide the technical functionality, the user interface, and the platform support. It is going to determine whether a product is going to be able to accommodate increasingly evolving user requirements.

procuring broker  Evolution: From Mainframes to Service-oriented Architecture Software architecture can be defined simply as the design or blueprint of an application or software package. This blueprint describes the layout of the application's deployment, including partitioning its business logic between servers (computers). The architecture thus incorporates protocols and interfaces for interacting with other programs or computers, and all these should vouch for future flexibility and expandability. Conversely Read More

IONA Purchases Netfish Technologies (And Much, Much More)


As the last step in a long list of acquisitions, IONA Technologies has purchased Netfish Technologies, a provider of integrated XML-based B2B process collaboration solutions. This acquisition, along with six others including the Sagavista EAI technology, completes IONA’s strategy to create a Total Business Integration™ solution with the IONA Suite.

procuring broker  Purchases Netfish Technologies (And Much, Much More) IONA Purchases Netfish Technologies (And Much, Much More) M. Reed - March 20, 2001 Event Summary As the last step in a long list of acquisitions, IONA Technologies (NASDAQ: IONA) has purchased Netfish Technologies , a provider of integrated XML-based B2B process collaboration solutions. The total consideration of 5.5 million shares of IONA common stock, approximately $270 million based on IONA's closing price of $49.0625 per share on February 14, Read More

Can Brick & Mortar Leaders Be Brick & Click Leaders?


Merger mania, deregulation, and new technology are having far ranging impacts on organization, process, and technology integration in the financial services arena. But are leaders ready for the speed, innovation and risk management challenge brought on by e-commerce?

procuring broker  Brick & Mortar Leaders Be Brick & Click Leaders? IT Management Issue Size matters. To be in the hunt, financial services firms need to function in a single global capital market tied into many local markets. Financial services continue to build momentum towards global growth, continuing the migration from what had been a predominantly local/national business focus. This growth is being fueled by: Loosening regulations Increased savings and investments in the developed world A continuing pattern of Read More

Differences in Complexity between B2C and B2B E-commerce


Business-to-business (B2B) selling has proven to be more intricate than business-to-consumer (B2C) selling, as B2B involves dealing with longer-term contracts and complex products with specific requirements that are not needed in the consumer world.

procuring broker  existing indirect materials by procuring direct ones. It also had to move from mere commodity procurement into product design, financial settlement, fulfillment, resellers and channel management, logistics, and many other value-adding collaborative trading functions, in addition to integrating all that functionality into a corporation's back-office systems, which could potentially be the most value-adding proposition. The fact was also that many business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce providers had rushed Read More

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Like the previous few SSA GT's acquisitions, this merger too seems aimed at enlarging combined Baan and SSA GT's customer base, market share, and, more importantly, its predictably recurring support revenue and consequently larger R&D pool.

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With an impressive 160-year history procuring and blending teas, the Harris Tea Company is the largest blender and packer of private label teas in North America. As sales grew, Harris Tea wanted to upgrade its supply chain technology to efficiently process orders it received from stores around the country. After researching and evaluating the wide universe of integration vendors, Harris Tea selected Boomi.

procuring broker  an impressive 160-year history procuring and blending teas, the Harris Tea Company is the largest blender and packer of private label teas in North America. As sales grew, Harris Tea wanted to upgrade its supply chain technology to efficiently process orders it received from stores around the country. After researching and evaluating the wide universe of integration vendors, Harris Tea selected Boomi. Read More

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While SAP’s determination to become service-oriented architecture applications Lingua Franca evangelist should be of vital importance to its customers and for the general market direction, one should in the short-term expect tremors rather than tectonic moves and a speedy extinction of many pre-historic looking application species.

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