Dec 21, 2010
Lawson to Acquire Human Capital Management Vendor
In the second such acquisition in just a week, mid-market ERP provider Lawson Software announces that it will acquire human capital management software maker Enwisen.
Dec 17, 2010
ERP Sales Up for Oracle in Quarter
Customers are buying new software licenses and maintenance contracts for Oracle’s ERP and other enterprise applications at an increasing rate.
Dec 16, 2010
GM Contracts With Capgemini for Enterprise Integration Services
The automaker outsources its enterprise integration and application development to IT consultant Capgemini in a series of contract extensions worth $100 million.
Dec 15, 2010
Atos Origin to Acquire Siemens IT Services for €850 Million
The enterprise integration and IT specialist will pay Siemens €850 million to bolster its European and worldwide business in delivering cloud computing and IT services.
Dec 14, 2010
Epicor Adds Human Capital Management Via Acquisition
The enterprise applications vendor broadens its product functionality with the addition of Spectrum’s human capital management software for various HR processes.
Dec 13, 2010
Cloud Computing Central to Dell’s Acquisition of Compellent
The $820 million deal brings Dell high-end SAN storage products for cloud computing and other environments.
Dec 13, 2010
Customer Size Really Doesn’t Matter, Says SAP
ERP provider SAP will reshape its go-to-market strategy, letting the type of solution and the role of the buyer, rather than customer size, dictate the sales channel.
Dec 12, 2010
PLM Vendors PTC, Dassault Push CAD for the Casual User
PLM and CAD providers PTC and Dassault take different paths to spreading CAD and design software beyond hardcore engineers.
Dec 11, 2010
The End of Carbon Cap and Trade? Think Again
Cap and trade legislation to regulate carbon emissions was waylaid after the mid-term elections, but experts warn manufacturers to prepare for sustainability regulation to come.
Dec 11, 2010
IBM Accelerates Business Intelligence Acquisitions
Multifaceted software and services provider IBM focuses on acquisitions of business intelligence software providers as customers turn to analytics to help run their businesses.
Dec 10, 2010
Manufacturing Intelligence Software Updated for Wider Enterprise Use
Software Toolbox rolls out a new version of its FactoryWidgets offering, a manufacturing intelligence product, and brings the shop-floor display to desktops throughout the organization.
Dec 09, 2010
Robot Sales Surge After Long Slump
A report shows that robotics manufacturers enjoyed a sales jump in the first nine months of 2010, as manufacturers bought more units and spent more dollars.
Dec 08, 2010
JDA Rolls Out Logistics Procurement App
The logistics software is a converged offering composed of functionality from i2 and Manugistics applications.
Dec 07, 2010
Siemens Communications Acquires Collaboration Tools
Siemens Enterprise Communications says it will acquire FastViewer in a move that brings the vendor Web and video-conferencing collaboration tools.
Dec 06, 2010
ERP Vendor Ross Ordered to Pay $61M in Fraud Lawsuit
CDC Software subsidiary Ross Inc. has been fined $61 million in a lawsuit brought against it by a customer of its ERP system, alleging that Ross did not deliver on its promises.
Dec 03, 2010
Oracle-HP Rivalry Grows as Computer Systems Market Heats Up
Computer systems provider Oracle’s CEO Larry Ellison said his company would take market share from new rival HP in the database, middleware, server, and storage markets, intensifying a feud between the one-time close partners.
Dec 02, 2010
MES Vendor Apriso Upgrades Maintenance Software
New tool allows manufacturers to roll out standard maintenance processes globally and integrates with MES, warehouse management, labor management, and other manufacturing software.
Dec 01, 2010
SAP Releases In-Memory Business Intelligence Appliance
SAP looks to boost its business intelligence bona fides with the release of HANA, its High-Performance Analytic Appliance, and promises that the technology will transform SAP’s entire product portfolio.
Nov 30, 2010
Automation Giant ABB to Acquire Baldor Electric for $4.2B
The acquisition would give automation provider ABB a strong position in the North American industrial motors market.
Nov 29, 2010
New Automation Controller Said to Ease Interoperability
American Industrial Systems’ latest Web-based programmable automation controller includes multi-discipline control, a built-in OPC server, and remote management.