Stories by Heather Harreld

  • Baan aims at real-time collaboration

    Baan unveiled a new platform and a new suite of applications Tuesday as part of its continuing efforts to support a real-time enterprise to manage collaboration between people and applications to allow companies to be more responsive to business change.

  • Hyperion teams with Crystal Decisions

    Business Intelligence Company Hyperion Solutions announced in the US a strategic OEM and reseller agreement to embed Web-based query, reporting and information delivery solutions from Crystal Decisions for relational and multidimensional data into Hyperion's platform.

  • SAP makes official its SRM stand

    SAP AG markets on Wednesday officially announced its new SRM (supplier relationship management) product, designed to manage supplier interactions to boost enterprise competitiveness and profitability.

  • Gartner says Ariba is in trouble

    Existing Ariba customers should minimise their investment in the company's e-procurement solution, and potential customers should select that solution only if they are protected from fallout from a possible Ariba acquisition, according to a Gartner Group report scheduled to be released this week.

  • IBM builds closer ties with J.D. Edwards

    IBM and J.D. Edwards have formed a global alliance to jointly sell and market collaborative commerce solutions to the public sector and wholesale distribution markets, the companies announced yesterday.

  • Baan mounting a comeback

    After hovering near bankruptcy last year, Baan is waging a comeback as major customers opt for upgrades, buoying the company to report its first profitable quarter after nine consecutive quarters of operating losses.

  • Ariba to buy Agile Software

    With Monday's announcement that Ariba will acquire Agile Software in a stock swap valued at $US2.5 billion, Ariba is making it clear that it wants to marry business-to-business (B2B) commerce to collaboration for a single, unified platform for B2B trading, an analyst stressed.

  • Fax over IP: Great expectations

    The concept of transmitting conversations over the Internet has attracted a lot of attention over the past year - if not a lot of business. But a similar concept, with another whole range of benefits, is also emerging: faxing over the Internet.