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SAPPHIRE 2014: SAP Simplifies
At SAP’s recent SAPPHIRE NOW event, two themes were clear regarding SAP’s focus in the near future—the company’s commitment to simplification, which in SAP

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Is Baan Clinically Dead?


On January 4, 2000 Baan, Europe's No. 2 business software company, sank deeper into trouble as its CEO resigned and it forecast a fourth quarter loss of $240 million to $250 million after restructuring. Its shares plunged over 30 percent as analysts cut recommendations on the loss-making vendor, which has yet to name a replacement for Mary Coleman, who is returning to her Silicon Valley home after taking charge only last May.

pierre lucas  doors to broader networking. Pierre Everaert, the current chairman of Baan's supervisory board, will be interim CEO while the search for a permanent CEO is underway. Baan said the reorganization would cut its cost structure by approximately $25 million per quarter, enabling it to continue investing in e-commerce research and development. The bulk of the restructuring charge would be taken as non-cash charges in the fourth quarter. To me, it looks like a hidden profit warning, said Louis Hakkenberg of Read More

The Mid-Market Is Consolidating, Lo And Behold


While the higher end of the business applications market has experienced only limited merger & acquisition activity during 2000 (mainly seen in ERP losers been devoured by ERP outsiders), the mid-market has seen more vibrant intra-market activity, which particularly accelerated during the first few months of 2001. The serial is to be continued…

pierre lucas  Mid-Market Is Consolidating, Lo And Behold The Mid-Market Is Consolidating, Lo And Behold P.J. Jakovljevic - May 11, 2001 Event Summary Microsoft 's acquisition of Great Plains (see Microsoft And Great Plains - A Friendship That Turned Into A Marriage ) and the merger of Navision Software and Damgaard (see Does NavisionDamgaard Merger Mark Further Mid-Market Consolidation? ) at the end of 2000, combined with the anxiety of looming economic slowdown, seem to have triggered the spate of mergers and Read More

Baan Posts $236 Million Loss and Sells Off Coda for Nearly $40M Less Than It Paid


On February 3, Baan Co. posted a fourth-quarter loss of $236 million, and on February 8, Baan sold its Coda financial applications unit to UK firm Science Systems for the bargain basement price of $50 million in cash.

pierre lucas  same period of 1998. Pierre Everaert, the interim chief executive, said the company's reorganization would cut costs by up to $25 million per quarter to help provide us with the financial resources to maintain our investments in research and development and customer support capabilities. He said he was encouraged by the more than 700 licensing deals achieved in the quarter with new or existing customers. Baan's cash and marketable securities balance ended at a year high of $196.7 , Everaert added. Read More

Pierre Audoin Consultants


Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC) is a research and consulting firm specializing in the software and information technology industries. PAC was founded in 1976.

pierre lucas  Audoin Consultants Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC) is a research and consulting firm specializing in the software and information technology industries. PAC was founded in 1976. Read More

Business Process Management: How to Orchestrate Your Business


Business process management (BPM), having evolved over the past fifteen years, has finally reached a level of maturity where vendors are now abolishing functional silos to allow the enterprise-wide flow of business processes. It replaces the old, manual system of coordinating activities in a company and improves functionality and effectiveness through modeling, documentation, certification, collaboration, automation, and compliancy to minimize costly errors.

pierre lucas  asked about BPM , Pierre Beaulieu, President of DynaFlow stated that it has become the key element to provide organizations with the agility and adaptability they need to succeed in the twenty-first century global market . BPM aims to help companies adhere to regulatory standards and moreover, because BPM, is friendly to restricted budgets as it focuses on leveraging already existing internal assets such as product/process know-how and employee collaboration, the management system should find Read More

Dassault Systèmes-Expanding Product Development and the 3D Experience


The Dassault Systèmes vision is to enable everyone—from product designers, engineers, and suppliers to end users and their respective communities—to create, share, and experience the three-dimensional virtual world, thereby maximizing the value of their intellectual property and digital assets. In this article, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reports on the 3D design tools he recently saw demoed, how they enable collaboration, and their application to manufacturing and other sectors.

pierre lucas  Fine Arts , Boston. Jean-Pierre Houdin, a French architect with a keen interest in reconstructing ancient pyramids, said in a recent article that if he hadn’t experienced the pyramid in 3D using Dassault Systèmes technologies, he would never have been able to confirm his famed theory—that the pyramid was built from the inside—is possible. Understanding the world’s mysteries and meeting the many challenges we face require innovations, and new ideas can emerge from multidisciplinary collaboration Read More

Improving Customer Relationships: An Integrated Approach


It’s a simple idea: get a better understanding of your customers’ wants and needs, deliver on their expectations, and your revenue will increase. But more than 40 percent of companies surveyed do not have a formal customer relationship management (CRM) strategy in place. And those that have one still struggle with CRM at nearly every stage. Learn more about areas where you can improve your own CRM system strategy.

pierre lucas  a long time,” says Pierre-Edouard Guillain, a development officer in charge of customer relationships in ONF’s sales office. “It’s difficult to have results in less than a year.” By November, however, most of ONF’s employees were using some part of the system. Perhaps the most startling finding from our survey is that while more than 64% of all respondents say that gaining a complete 360-degree view of the customer is “important” or “very important”, only 5% have fully achieved that Read More

Business Intelligence for Consumer Packaged Goods: Actionable Insights for Business Decision Makers


Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies have made big investments in data collection and integration. But, much of the data from their IT systems hasn’t been well analyzed or used. What’s needed is a new generation of business intelligence (BI) tools that can integrate cross- and inter-enterprise processes and data. Learn how BI can help you make better decisions, change business processes, and drive overall performance.

pierre lucas  I am grateful to Pierre-Luc Bisaillon and Paul Barter of the New Paradigm team for their help in researching this paper and I also thank SAP and Intel for their financial support of this White Paper series. However, the views expressed are my own and my company New Paradigm takes responsibility for the opinions expressed herein. Don Tapscott, chairman and founder, New Paradigm DON TAPSCOTT, one of the world's leading authorities on business strategy, is the founder and chairman of international think Read More

Case Study: Peerless Pump


Peerless Pump has been designing, engineering, and manufacturing pumps for more than 80 years. The company was basing component stock levels on historical data, as it did not have the ability to accurately forecast customer demand. But with forecasting and demand planning software that increased forecast accuracy, the company has nearly doubled its sales over the past four years, while keeping inventory levels constant.

pierre lucas  Study: Peerless Pump Demand Solutions Forecast Management opens up a whole new world for supply chain management - better demand planning, improved inventory planning and, ultimately, increased efficiency and profits. Source : Demand Solutions Resources Related to Case Study: Peerless Pump : Forecasting (Wikipedia) Case Study: Peerless Pump Forecast Accuracy is also known as : Forecasting , Calculating Forecast Accuracy , Demand Forecast Accuracy , Measure Forecast Accuracy , Review Forecasting Read More

Business Intelligence for the Health Care Industry: Actionable Insights for Business Decision Makers


Hospitals around the world are facing increased pressure to improve operations from multiple directions. Legal requirements, aging populations, and an ever-growing need to be service-oriented are forcing hospitals to do more with less. Hospitals could be doing more to coordinate, analyze, and use data to improve operational performance. A new generation of business intelligence (BI) tools, such as dashboards, can help.

pierre lucas  I am grateful to Pierre-Luc Bisaillon and Paul Barter of the New Paradigm team for their help in researching this paper and I also thank SAP and Intel for their financial support of this White Paper series. However, the views expressed are my own and my company New Paradigm takes responsibility for the opinions expressed herein. Don Tapscott, chairman and founder, New Paradigm DON TAPSCOTT , one of the world's leading authorities on business strategy, is the founder and chairman of international think Read More

Lean Maintenance: Best Practices to Turn Asset Management into a Profit Center


It’s common knowledge that asset downtime disrupts production and drives up both process and per-unit operating costs. However, executives often lose sight of this because they focus on output, not on the assets used to create it. The irony is that companies can use asset performance management not only to make more widgets, but to make each widget more profitably.

pierre lucas  Maintenance: Best Practices to Turn Asset Management into a Profit Center Lean Maintenance: Best Practices to Turn Asset Management into a Profit Center If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Infor offers a full range of enterprise business software including customer relationship management, enterprise asset management, enterprise resource planning, financial management, human capital management... Infor SCM Planner is a Read More

Case Study: SDMO Industries


SDMO Industries, a global manufacturer of power generators, sells its broad product line through a variety of sales channels. Communicating accurate product feature and pricing information was challenging, so SDMO looked for a customer relationship management (CRM) and order management software solution to improve sales productivity. Find out how SDMO optimized its global sales teams’ efficiency and reduced overall costs.

pierre lucas  control our operational costs. Pierre Abautret Chief Information Officer The Issues The execution of a worldwide growth strategy presented SDMO Industries with several challenges: Develop new markets and sales channels With 75% of its sales revenue derived from exports, SDMO Industries has produced strong results pursuing an international expansion strategy. They continue to move forward by entering new markets abroad and creating new sales channels. To sustain this strategy, SDMO Industries required a Read More

Attributes of Sarbanes-Oxley Tool Sets Part Two: Information and Communication, Monitoring, and Startup Tips


An earlier article, Audit Considerations for Enterprise Software Implementations, included a brief discussion of the use of computer-based tool sets and repositories to facilitate compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). Here we examine this issue in more detail. Of particular interest are the key characteristics that you should look for when selecting such tool sets. Read on to see how these tool sets can assist your company in meeting the new audit challenges facing corporate America.

pierre lucas  of Sarbanes-Oxley Tool Sets Part Two: Information and Communication, Monitoring, and Startup Tips Introduction The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) placed new requirements on American companies to ensure the integrity, reliability, and accuracy of financial reporting and corporate disclosures. While you could do this on your own or manually, why reinvent the audit controls wheel? Automated tool sets and repositories to facilitate SOX compliance are available in ample numbers. But like any piece of Read More

Q: Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Billionaire? A: Baan -- Foster Care for Its Orphans Needed As Well


Baan Co. interim chief executive Pierre Everaert said he could not rule out a takeover of the troubled Dutch business-management software group. We hereby provide a list of (un) usual suspects.

pierre lucas  Co. interim chief executive Pierre Everaert said he could not rule out a takeover of the troubled Dutch business-management software group. If someone comes along and offers a good price and can assure further growth at Baan, how can I say no?, Everaert said in an interview at the CeBIT trade fair in Hannover, Germany. Everaert took up his post after the departure in January of CEO Mary Coleman, followed by the resignation of chief financial officer Jim Mooney. Earlier in February, Baan reported a Read More