Stories by Eugene Grygo

  • ERP stalwarts fuel integration

    Major enterprise application software vendors are racing to embrace Web services, but for many of them the next generation of application integration technologies may prove to be a double-edged sword.

  • ASPs eye e-exchanges

    Hosted supply-chain solutions are giving business-to-business (B2B) trading exchanges a new challenge by offering suppliers an environment that, for the moment, may have more appeal than the buyer-meets-seller services of exchanges, according to analysts and vendors.

  • Tibco eyes trading exchanges

    With business-to-business (B2B) trading exchanges in mind, Tibco Software is taking aim at the transaction processing software of IBM and BEA Systems with the launch of TIB/Rendezvous TX (RVTX), a combination of guaranteed publish/subscribe messaging middleware with transaction processing software.

  • IBM to extend Siebel relationship

    Foreseeing dramatic growth in the middle market for customer relationship management (CRM) software, IBM is expected to announce in the US an extension of its business relationship with Siebel Systems to "complex, multimillion-dollar" companies in the sub-Fortune 500 realm.

  • B2B exchange future questioned

    Since their start, business-to-business digital trading exchanges have been holding out the Holy Grails of better prices for buyers, more channels for suppliers and the multiple efficiencies that are part and parcel of automation.

  • Baan apps expected to thrive

    Spending for the research and development of vendor Baan's ERP software will not be cut and may be increased as a result of the recent acquisition of Baan by UK-based Invensys, Bruce Henderson, the chief executive at the Intelligent Automation division of Invensys, said last week. Invensys has offered to acquire Baan for $US709 million.

  • SAP restructures pricing, forges new alliances

    SAP AG has clarified a new path to for its R/3 installed base at its recent Sapphire 2000 user conference in Berlin, extending maintenance support for the R/3 suite and offering an additional pricing option.

  • J.D. Edwards cuts workforce by 800

    Middle-tier ERP provider J.D. Edwards said Monday it will cut its global workforce by 800 and has stepped back from its application hosting initiatives to focus on reinventing itself as an e-business.

  • Compaq debuts high-end Web server

    With Sun Microsystems in mind and Oracle at its side, Compaq Computer on Tuesday launched its high-end, RISC-based server line, the AlphaServer GS, strengthening its hand in the race to be the Web-server hardware provider for the e-business economy.

  • SAP to resell Clarify CRM software

    SAP has put an end to speculation about its much-anticipated CRM (customer relationship management) direction, announcing plans to resell Clarify eFrontOffice through its own

  • i2 buys missing ecommerce pieces

    i2 Technologies, a provider of e-marketplace portal and execution software, is on a content buying spree, snatching up Aspect Development in a $US9.3 billion stock-for-stock agreement, and Supplybase, maker of web-based product design and sourcing of custom parts and assemblies.