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QAD Pulling Through, Patiently But Passionately
QAD has been pulling through the downturn with a real strength (especially in terms of new licenses, and with a strong balance sheet and declining debt), a

clarus ventures  Pulling Through, Patiently But Passionately Event Summary In these days of gloom, when most of the news is about rapid mergers and acquisitions of distressed vendors or alternatively about headcount and/or cost reductions-based profits of those enterprise applications vendors that are lucky to even report profits amid dwindling revenues, it is refreshing to hear good news coming from a vendor that has (seemingly) forever eluded profits, particularly when the recent success is largely based on a new

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NetSuite Plays BPO


NetSuite announced the launch of the NetSuite BPO Partner Program, designed for partners who provide business process outsourcing (BPO) or business process as a service (BPaaS). The new program gives these partners a unified cloud-based solution of enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and e-commerce to support their clients ranging from small businesses to multinational corporations.

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Worksoft


Worksoft develops solutions to optimize lifecycle management for use with SAP applications. Worksoft solutions are designed to meet the unique architectural needs of SAP application environments and the specific requirements of both business and technical users. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas (US), Worksoft is privately held by Austin Ventures and Crescendo Ventures. Worksoft customers include Fortune 500 companies in manufacturing, financial services, government, healthcare, retail, and transportation. Worksoft has US offices in San Francisco, California; Washington, DC; and Denver, Colorado, as well as a Canadian office in Montreal, Quebec.

clarus ventures  Worksoft develops solutions to optimize lifecycle management for use with SAP applications. Worksoft solutions are designed to meet the unique architectural needs of SAP application environments and the specific requirements of both business and technical users. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas (US), Worksoft is privately held by Austin Ventures and Crescendo Ventures. Worksoft customers include Fortune 500 companies in manufacturing, financial services, government, healthcare, Read More

Examples Of How Some Mid-Market Vendors Might Remain Within The Future Three (Dozen)? Part Two: Agilisys Market Impact


The most recent merger looks initially like a positive move for both companies and their customers, since Agilisys further enlarges a foothold in the discrete automotive manufacturing (which it has recently started with BRAIN) and solid SCE product modules that it might embed into its own SCM suite and possibly cross-sell into many industries (yet to be scrutinized, though).

clarus ventures  Of How Some Mid-Market Vendors Might Remain Within The Future Three (Dozen)? Part Two: Agilisys Market Impact Market Impact While the ongoing consolidation frenzy is by no means the end of smaller vendors, the number of survivors is certainly limited to only a selected few dozen. Amid ongoing seismic consolidation tremors, smaller application vendors are left with only a few choices, such as going (or remaining) private albeit under a wealthy financial backer's wing that is also committed to Read More

IFS Bucking the Trends - Part 1


IFS is a public business software company (listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange) founded in 1983 with headquarters in Linkoping, Sweden and with US$362 million in revenues in 2009. The company develops, supplies, and implements IFS Applications, an integrated and component-based extended enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite built on service oriented architecture (SOA

clarus ventures  Bucking the Trends - Part 1 IFS is a public business software company (listed on the  Stockholm Stock Exchange ) founded in 1983 with headquarters in Linkoping, Sweden and with US$362 million in revenues in 2009. The company develops, supplies, and implements IFS Applications , an integrated and component-based extended  enterprise resource planning (ERP)  suite built on  service oriented architecture (SOA)  technology [ evaluate this product ]. The vendor has about 2,700 employees and more than Read More

Examples Of How Some Mid-Market Vendors Might Remain Within The Future Three (Dozen)?


While the ongoing consolidation frenzy is by no means the end of smaller vendors, the number of survivors will certainly be only a few dozen. Amid these ongoing seismic consolidation tremors, smaller application vendors are left with few choices: going private under a wealthy financial backer’s wing that is also committed to invest in the acquired technology, or snatching some prominent mid-market players within its market segment.

clarus ventures  Of How Some Mid-Market Vendors Might Remain Within The Future Three (Dozen)? Event Summary Amid extensively reported controversial takeover bids & counter bids, lawsuits & counter lawsuits tug-of -wars amongst the three renowned Tier 1 application vendors, Oracle, PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards (see Frantic Merger-Mania Spiced Up With Vendettas Leaves Customers Anxious ), almost unnoticed or only briefly reported by market observers have been recent moves of some much smaller and less visible enterpri Read More

Why I Like Vanilla


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software packages can be highly flexible, but custom configurations may cause more trouble than they’re worth when it comes time to upgrade your system. There are good reasons for keeping it simple, and understanding what your business requirements really are. Hugh R. Alley recounts his experience with ERP gone wrong and argues the merits of plain old vanilla, right out of the box.

clarus ventures  I Like Vanilla Three years ago I joined a small manufacturing firm as Operations Manager. Two years earlier, the company had selected and installed a new super-flexible, highly customized enterprise resource planning (ERP) software package. Since I joined, I have reached the conclusion that I like vanilla. A lot. Background Flavor I first heard the term “vanilla” used in reference to computer software during a consulting assignment I had several years ago. I was helping an organization do a project Read More

Credit Accounting Firm with E-procurement Initiative


Top accountant and auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers creates an E-purchasing marketplace and portal.

clarus ventures  Accounting Firm with E-procurement Initiative Event Summary As a $17 billion company, privately held PricewaterhouseCoopers has tremendous leverage when it goes to the marketplace to make purchases. Now the company is offering to share that leverage by creating a purchasing consortium. Its new e.conomy marketplace will offer members the ability to purchase products, services, travel and software. It will also cover best practices, contract negotiation, and other content areas. The marketplace was Read More

More Marketplace Success For Manugistics?


Give Manugistics high marks in self-confidence: some vendors are reluctant to announce new client wins before successful completion of the implementation, let alone before the deal is final.

clarus ventures  Marketplace Success For Manugistics? More Marketplace Success For Manugistics? S. McVey - August 24, 2000 Event Summary Manugistics was recently named as a contender in PartBase.com's selection for a best-of-breed Supply Chain Management package to power its Internet marketplace, an online community where players in the aerospace, aviation, and defense industries can buy and sell new and used airplane parts. Its eMarketplace offers members access to parts inventories of 2,300 suppliers constituting Read More

Clarizen


Clarizen delivers work execution software that powers the modern real-time enterprise by making employees and companies work better, smarter and faster. Employees can more efficiently manage and complete the highest-value tasks on time and in budget. Companies have direct visibility into work being accomplished and can course correct and/or plan resources accordingly to maximize results and profits. Clarizen's philosophy of 'robust simplicity' translates into products that model and enhance the way an enterprise works, while its 'user-first' design results in rapid adoption and acceptance across the enterprise. Founded in 2006, Clarizen is privately held with offices in Hod Hasharon, Israel, and San Mateo, Calif. The company is backed by leading venture capital firms Benchmark Capital, Carmel Ventures, DAG Ventures and Opus Venture Capital and has raised more than $36 million in total investment. Clarizen's customers include NBC Universal, Websense, MarketShare, ESRI, and Anritsu.

clarus ventures  Clarizen delivers work execution software that powers the modern real-time enterprise by making employees and companies work better, smarter and faster. Employees can more efficiently manage and complete the highest-value tasks on time and in budget. Companies have direct visibility into work being accomplished and can course correct and/or plan resources accordingly to maximize results and profits. Clarizen's philosophy of 'robust simplicity' translates into products that model and enhance the way Read More

Are Spend Management (or SRM) Apps Suited for the Mid-market? - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series introduced some common supply chain challenges and resulting spend management opportunities for companies of all sizes. The article then went into the philosophical and functional differences (if any) between the “spend management” and “supplier relationship management (SRM)” monikers. Further discussion was about what exact functional parts of this software category

clarus ventures  formerly Atlanta, Georgia (US)-based Clarus Corporation  in October 2002, as part of its strategic initiative to offer a comprehensive and integrated enterprise solution. For more information, see TEC ’s 2002 article entitled “Epicor Picks Clarus' Bargain At The Software Flea Market.” The acquisition brought an initial set of SRM solutions covering Web-based procurement, sourcing, online invoice presentment and payment (settlement ), and the ePortal Supplier Pack for secure supplier access to Read More

Made2Manage Systems 'One Year After': Reenergized and Growing Part Five: Summary, Challenges, and User Recommendations


Although not necessarily unique to Made2Manage Systems, the strategy of taking a deep breath and reflecting upon how to proactively better serve existing customers, and building upon that with a combined organic growth and growth via acquisitions, seems to be a recipe for success these days.

clarus ventures  Systems 'One Year After': Reenergized and Growing Part Five: Summary, Challenges, and User Recommendations Summary Made2Manage Systems Inc ., a former public provider of broad enterprise business systems for small and mid-sized discrete manufacturers, decided over a year ago to go private under wealthy Battery Ventures . The vendor has produced tangible benefits for existing customers (e.g., the vendor's stability and sensible delivery of product functionality with increased product quality). Read More

Is Web Success Necessary for CEO Survival?


The CEO of Cahners Business Information, a publisher of Business to Business information with designs on creating an Internet publishing empire, steps down. The speculation is that he was forced out by the parent company, Reed Elsevier.

clarus ventures  Web Success Necessary for CEO Survival? Event Summary Cahners Business Information is one of the biggest trade magazine publishers in North America, with 1998 revenues of approximately one billion dollars. Formerly Cahners Publishing, the company changed its name in 1997 when it merged with the Chilton publishing company. Cahners had positioned itself as an emerging leader in Internet business to business publishing. As recently as the beginning of September 1999 the company announced layoffs of 300 Read More

Epicor Picks Clarus' Bargain At The Software Flea Market Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations


The wealth of product names and a still somewhat unwieldy slew of products, presents sales and marketing confusion for Epicor, both internally and externally across the globe. Therefore, as Epicor has a myriad of products in its portfolio that could benefit from integration with Clarus and/or CRM.NET, it must clearly articulate its plans and the timeline for integration for each of its products.

clarus ventures  a definitive agreement with Clarus Corporation (NASDAQ: CLRS), a provider of buy-side e-Business applications to the mid-market, to acquire substantially all of its core products, including procurement, sourcing, settlement and analytics written on Microsoft platforms, in an all-cash transaction for a purchase price of $1 million. The transaction is expected to close in Q4 2002, subject to Clarus shareholder approval. Epicor will provide service and support to the majority of Clarus' installed base of Read More

Consona’s CEO Clearing the Air (about Compiere) - Part 1


In early June Consona Corporation’s analyst relationship (AR) contact forewarned me about the company’s upcoming acquisition of a “leading open-source and cloud computing enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor” and asked about my availability for a briefing once the acquisition was closed. After consultation with TEC’s free and open source software (FOSS) buff Josh

clarus ventures  CEO Clearing the Air (about Compiere) - Part 1 In early June Consona Corporation ’s analyst relationship (AR) contact forewarned me about the company’s upcoming acquisition of a “leading open-source and cloud computing  enterprise resource planning (ERP)  vendor” and asked about my availability for a briefing once the acquisition was closed. After consultation with TEC ’s  free and open source software (FOSS)  buff Josh Chalifour, we quickly identified Compiere [ evaluate this Read More