Friday, November 18, 2005

Intuitive goes the M2M route

Intuitive ERP, the all-Microsoft technology mid-market play just down the street in Seattle, formerly known as MRP9000, has been acquired by a private equity firm. See also Made2Manage circa 2003 (should be coming around to the end of their turnaround-and-flip cycle soon...?)

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

At last - the definitive scorecard!

It's been a labor of love, or perhaps sickness, but the ERP Graveyard Blog is pleased to present the official ERP Graveyard Scoreyard. Now, for the first time in one convenient location, you can track all the carrion that's accumulated in the enterprise software world over the past however-many years.

Conveniently grouped by Tier 1, 2, or 3 - and organized by acquiring entity, this is the essential resource for ERP death-watchers everywhere. The unique, patent-pending "indented tombstone" design gives you a quick-glance view into just how many times a particular company and product has changed hands. Consider for example the intrepid souls still working with an ASK/MANMAN system. They've been bought and sold three times, by our count.

We welcome your feedback - corrections, additions, etc, - in the comments section directly below. Thanks!

Monday, November 07, 2005

Infor does it again - Geaccckkkk!!

Get out your org chart software - here's another one of those complex third-party deals where a private equity group (Golden Gate Capital) affiliated with a software vendor (Infor) takes out a competitor (Geac) for a big chunk of money ($1 billion), and then shuffles the company's customers under the umbrella of the other vendor. In this case, it's serial acquirer Infor taking a play out of the SSA playbook. Read more here.