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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

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...
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Baan Yet Another ERP Vendor to Find a Sanctuary Under Invensys’ Wing
On June 1, languishing Dutch ERP vendor The Baan Company finally found a 'knight in shining armor'. British automation equipment maker Invensys has agreed to

pierre lucas  Commenting on the Offer, Pierre Everaert, Interim Chief Executive Officer of Baan, said: We think this is an excellent outcome for shareholders, customers and employees. Invensys is a company that is committed to maintaining our strong R&D capability and our leadership position in technology, which has always been the Baan hallmark. Moreover, there is a strategic fit here in that Invensys and their strong management team understand our core customer base of manufacturing companies and industrial 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

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...
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

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...
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

pierre lucas  Interim Chief Executive Officer Pierre Everaert. Over recent months, investors have been more concerned about Baan's balance sheet, but cash injections, the conversion of convertible notes and a deal with Bear Stearns worth up to 150 million euros ($142 million) in 18 months have solved the problem for the short term at least. The focus will now be back on the operations of the company itself, although few were expecting improvements in the traditionally weak first quarter - exacerbated this year as 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

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...
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

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...
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

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...
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...
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

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...
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

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...
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

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...
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

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...
Business Case - J.E. Mondou
Learn how JE Mondou Ltd., a 33-store, Montreal-based pet food and accessory chain updated its retail IT system with a cost-effective, end-to-end ERP solution

pierre lucas  a little manufacturing, says Pierre Bazinet, Certified Management Accountant, Mondou's controller, so we have severe information needs, few of which were being met. Most J.E. Mondou stores carry the same 1,000 food SKUs but store managers can order from another 20,000 SKUs of pet accessories directly from suppliers. We had stock we couldn't sell and no room for stock we wanted, says Bazinet. Before the system would start a new month, office staff had to print thousands of pages of reports. Store 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

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...
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