In my February article, ERP Buyer’s Corner: Making 2011 the Year of Success, I predicted that “some of the bigger ERP vendors [would] go acquisition hunting to quickly fill strategic gaps in their product repertoires.” This prediction has come true in spades.
A few days ago, GC Software Holdings, Inc. – an affiliate of Golden Gate Capital and Infor – agreed to acquire Lawson, another Tier II ERP vendor for about $2 billion (U.S.). The intention is to integrate the Lawson ERP suite (M3 and S3) into Infor's software suite. This acquisition follows Infor's recent integration of SunSystems, financial management software.
This recent M&A activity is likely to have both positive and negative effects on Infor's ERP LN and Baan users.
In terms of the positive – and assuming that Infor/GC Software can successfully pull off the integration – Infor's ERP LN and Baan users could achieve the following benefits:
We are using Exchange Schemes for updating a customized table in our production environment. In the table there's a enumerated field which contains a status for each record, this field help us to control other processes so is not required to be updated by the exchange. The Exchange scheme has been configurated for no updating, no deleting, no overwriting records only adding in the session tuxch0121m000.
If a new record validated by the primary key in the table (a field with a consecutive number) doesn't exist the Exchange works fine, quickly inserts the record in the table with the session tuxch0223m000 (Import data no regularly), but if a second execution for the same flat file with the same data in the record is carried out it lasts a lot. Before it didn't work in this way, the session also worked quickly for a second try with the same flat file.
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Think back to when you implemented Infor ERP Baan: Your business was a lot simpler then, wasn't it? With global business demands, rapidly changing processes, and rigid compliance rules, it's a lot harder to keep up today. What if you could meet new business challenges without re-engineering old software?
With Infor ERP LN, you get the most up-to-date ERP technology that keeps you competitive in today’s market. With a customizable user experience, great integration to third parties, and the ability to run in real time, you'll get what you've been waiting for—without re-engineering.