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It’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Bengal Acquisition Corporation acquired 96.7% interest in BladeLogic . On the market side, investors have become used to larger companies ingesting smaller ones as IT companies try and expand their market influence. And i nvestor reaction to BMC’s acquisitions in the past have been positive, though somewhat muted, as investors wait and see where these developments go. As one IT blogger points out, BMC’s purchase is another step in the trend of vendors aligning IT
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System Software Associates, Inc. (SSA), announced on September 14 that its Board of Directors has named Robert R. Carpenter, a highly-experienced executive in the technology services sector, as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors. In naming Mr. Carpenter, the Board has completed an extensive search process for the retiring Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. William M. Stuek. Mr. Stuek commented that
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i2 Enlists Honeywell in Process Industry Play
i2 Technologies will join forces with process control system maker Honeywell in a bid to expand its presence in the energy, chemicals, and pharmaceutical industries.
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Baan Sinks Deeper into Red Quicksand
On May 3, analysts suggested that Dutch business applications maker Baan faces a takeover bid or a break-up, after the latest tumble in the troubled firm's stock price. Earlier, on April 20, the struggling vendor reported its seventh consecutive quarterly loss, with a first-quarter figure worse than a year ago despite gains from divestments.
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TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic is encouraged by the growing awareness and adoption of pricing technologies among B2B enterprises. Conventional wisdom would suggest that pricing, as a key component of a business’s financial performance, is a critically important discipline within any enterprise, touching many departments, from sales and marketing to finance. And yet, does anyone know whether their company is making the best pricing decisions? TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic is encouraged by the growing awareness and adoption of pricing technologies among B2B enterprises.
: to market changes more quickly to capture time-sensitive profit opportunities and risks. The inability to react swiftly to data regarding competitors often leads to further complications, such as delayed notification of competitive price moves, which again results in lost revenue, volume, and margins. To be fair, some ERP systems can help with price list creation and issuing, and with multilevel approval workflows. But, without the ability to segment customers based on hard data and to determine their
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: stamper meet German accounting requirements when issuing purchase orders and shipping documents. This would have been virtually impossible with a stand-alone PO system. In essence, the metal stamper would have to maintain a separate PO process for this one customer reflecting localized requirements, format changes, and currency. Fortunately the metal stamper had in place an integrated system that easily incorporates and manages data in multiple languages, currencies, and date formats, including local tax
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The New Manugistics Debuts eBusiness Products
Stockholm-based International Business Systems (IBS) announced it had acquired 90% of Finnish company, Progma OY. Progma is a service provider offering facility management, application service providing (ASP), and Internet Hosting.
: order is received. The requisite world map displays the user s supplier network. Though much of the functionality could be seen as derivative, the new products are a bold leap for Manugistics and could revive its image. User Recommendations So far Manugistics has found three clients for its exchanges, including FreightWise and Canadian Tire Corporation. Clearly, the products are still largely untried. For high profile companies considering an online trading exchange, Manugistics might be willing to offer
Vendors Jostle and Profess Economic Stimulus Readiness – Part I » The TEC Blog
in an interesting (and quite advantageous) position. Namely, as a vendor that has long served both the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) marketplace and the Government Contracting (GovCon) sector, Deltek believes itself to be at the center of something it calls “accountability and opportunity.” But before I delve into Deltek’s ARRA-oriented offerings, let me first talk about what I learned at the abovementioned Deltek Insight 2009 track entitled “Stimulus & Beyond
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Ariba Goes Vertical: No Pain, Much Gain
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