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Demantra Secures More Venture Financing
The willingness of private equity firms to divert precious capital to Demantra speaks well for the company but is also a strong vote in favor of CPFR.
: Demantra Secures More Venture Financing Demantra Secures More Venture Financing Steve McVey - October 17, 2000 Read Comments S. McVey - October 17, 2000 Event Summary Demantra recently announced that it has raised $19.5 million in its second round of venture capital funding. Formula Ventures led the investor group that includes: The Challenge Fund, The Intel 64 Fund, Shamrock Holdings, and Jan Baan s Vanenburg Group. A product of Boston s fertile high-tech incubator, Demantra makes software for
80 Million Ways to be Agile
On July 26, 2000, Agilera, an application service provider (ASP), announced the signing of a definitive agreement for $80 million in its second equity financing. Agilera will use the financing to fuel the expansion of the company’s general operations, including the development of its operations centers and the expansion of its business model.
: Agilera will use the financing to fuel the expansion of the company s general operations, including the development of its operations centers and the expansion of its business model. Agilera s second equity financing was led by First Union Capital Partners LLC, with other first-time investors Providence Equity Partners, Lonetree Partners and C.E. Unterberg,Towbin. Existing investors Verio Inc. (Nasdaq: VRIO), and Centennial Ventures, demonstrated their continued belief in and commitment to the company by
Logility, IBM to Offer Mid Market Solutions on AS/400
IBM and B2B collaborative supply chain planning vendor Logility, Inc. have partnered to offer a joint solution for the AS/400e server platform.
: separate agreement, IBM Global Financing will provide financing to companies for IBM hardware, software, and services components as well as Logility s Voyager application software. Logility products are currently available for the IBM Netfinity and RS/6000 servers. Market Impact The move is a good one for Atlanta-based Logility, which derives the vast majority of its revenues from NT-based solutions. Though Logility still offers its applications for Unix, it concedes that very little demand exists for
IBM Express-es Its Candid Desire For SMEs
IBM has recently reenergized its incursion into the mid-market gold rush with a new program carrying the 'Express' brand, which targets companies with less than 1,000 employees with a bundle of hardware, software infrastructure, professional services, and financing. IBM hopes to ride on the mid-market forays of a plethora of its enterprise application partner providers, while also providing some real alternative for Microsoft at the low end of the application market.
: professional services, solutions and financing all designed to meet specific criteria for medium-sized businesses with respect to function, ease of use and management, and price -- a set of brand attributes delivered under the brand name Express . The offerings within the new IBM Express portfolio are aiming at assisting medium-sized businesses which IBM defines as companies with between 100 and 1,000 employees that often have fewer IT skills and tighter budgets than larger enterprises -- in their
New Data Triggers for International Supply Chain Finance
Corporations have drastically changed their global supply chain models over a short period. The market is also in the early stages of migrating to data triggered finance, creating opportunities for banks and logistic companies to develop international supply chain finance solutions.
: Trigger #4: Inventory In-transit Financing There are a select few vendors that are going beyond the GT Nexus , Inttra , and Tradebeam supply chain visibility models to enable international in-transit inventory to be funded on a non-recourse basis to emerging market suppliers. Trigger 5: Proof of Delivery via Forwarder Cargo Receipt and Other Documents In our survey group, we did not find any banks involved in receiving electronic forwarder cargo receipt (FCR) or inspection certificates to trigger
Vendors Jostle and Profess Economic Stimulus Readiness – Part I » The TEC Blog
a $500 billion bill financing road, bridge, and transit infrastructure . The previous bill expired at the end of September 2009, and the new one has a renewed emphasis on projects of national significance, such as intercity and high-speed rail, air quality concerns, “livability” and so on. As usual, I don’t think it has passed the extremely backlogged Senate yet, as the sticking points here are the potential rise in the federal gas tax and a shift to a mileage-based road user charge financing
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Global Trade Applications in Global Credit Crunch – Part I » The TEC Blog
often necessary debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing to manage the costs for “lawyers, layoffs and other restructuring necessary for a company’s rebirth.” Having recently seen a handful of credit lines taken away from completely credit-worthy businesses and individuals, Busch even thought it prudent to author another Spend Matters blog post on the credit topic offering up some nuggets of practical advice for embattled organizations. The situation is so dire that another recent blog post of his
: a/r, accounts receivable, ariba, credit crunch, eipp, electronic invoice payment presentment, global trade management, gtm, Jason Busch, SCM, spend management, spend matters, TEC, Technology Evaluation, Technology Evaluation Centers, Technology Evaluation Centers Inc., blog, analyst, enterprise software, decision support.
The New Manugistics Faces A New Millennium
New executive management, Internet-savvy products, and aggressive promotion have rescued Manugistics Group from the brink of collapse, at least for the short term. Once the supply chain planning market leader, Manugistics has witnessed its market position erode steadily over the last several years in favor of newcomers to the market. In the new millennium, Manugistics faces its next great challenge – to leverage recent market momentum in building a strong foundation for future success.
: and customer support, with financing options provided by IBM Global Financing. Investments in Manugistics new marketplace offering, bstreamz and supporting infrastructure application ExchangeWORKS should be made only after a thorough evaluation that includes on-site demonstrations showing the integration of multiple trading partners. Its only blue chip customer to date, Canadian Tire, chose Manugistics primarily based on a long, successful history with its core SCM applications and a certain degree of
SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land?Part 1: Alliances
During its international e-business conference, SAPPHIRE, SAP displayed a bullish attitude, contradicting the current market malaise. Expanding outside its traditional ERP stronghold into five attractive technology areas, as well as the realization that no vendor can be ‘all things to all people’ might be the necessary ingredients of the formula for future SAP success.
: services, and IBM Global Financing, underscores the 20-year relationship leading up to the announcement. Agreement with Palm SAP and Palm, Inc . (NASDAQ: PALM) announced a global technology agreement that will extend the reach of mySAP.com e-business solutions to mobile users through Palm handheld computers. The two companies agree to jointly sell this solution to enterprises, and to develop a comprehensive SAP and Palm enterprise mobility solution on the Palm OS. Using mySAP.com solutions on Palm
Most Misunderstood Link in Supply Chain Management
Business practices have changed dramatically through the years, but credit and collections is still handled like it was back in the 1950s. Fact is, it’s way past due to re-think this vital business function given today’s business realities.
: a form of short-term financing (the float), but they re not collection agency material. Other past due customers can t pay when due for good reasons, but will be able to pay in the near future. It is the very smallest percentage of past dues that are trying to avoid making payment. Past due A/R management is the process of completing the sale. The goals of delinquent A/R management should be to Keep customers current and buying. Find out what stands between the customer and payment, and resolve the
Global Trade Regulatory Software: Vendor Obstacles and User Recommendations
The acquisition of Vastera by JPMorgan Chase indicates that finance in GTM is just as important as the physical movement of goods. However, there are still a number of issues that need to be reconciled or at least addressed
: invoice reconciliation and trade financing systems. Like other involved parties in global trade, 3PL providers must still mitigate their risks of providing correct and timely documentation relative to transportation, customs, and settlement, such as letters of credit. They will also be liable for trade compliance issues such as denied parties and anti-boycott and will need a corporate wide solution to protect them from liability. Thus, given currently complementary nature of their offerings, TradeBeam
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