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While Oracle's long and noisy take over of rival PeopleSoft has dominated the merger and acquisition news in the popular press, the past few months have been unusually frantic with significant moves involving major supply chain and logistics solution providers. Infor Global Solutions (which until recently was known as Agilisys) has been particularly acquisitive, having picked up three well-known vendors in the past couple months — MAPICS, Mercia Software and Lilly Software.

According to analyst firm AMR Research Inc., the enterprise resource planning (ERP) arena has shifted so significantly that the six biggest players in the market now are SAP, Oracle, Best Software (Sage), Microsoft Business Solutions, SSA Global and Infor.

The following scorecard highlights all significant corporate moves in the technology sector since our last update in the November 2004 Logistics Today.

See Below:












Product/Company

Parent Company

Transaction Type

Application Solutions Inc.

Tecsys Inc.

acquisition

BridgePoint

Management Dynamics Inc.

acquisition

Framework Technologies

Centric Software Inc.

acquisition

GeoLogic Solutions Inc.

Aether Systems' Transportation Division

name change

Lilly Software Associates

Infor Global Solutions

acquisition

MAPICS Inc.

Infor Global Solutions

acquisition

Mercia Software (Finmatica)

Infor Global Solutions

acquisition

Pantellos Corp.

Perfect Commerce Inc.

acquisition

PeopleSoft Inc.

Oracle Corp.

acquisition

PPT Solutions Inc.

n/a

launch

Syncra Systems Inc.

Retek Inc.

acquisition

Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd.

UGS

acquisition

Telenexus Inc.

WJ Communications Inc.

acquisition

TomorrowNow

SAP

acquisition

Valuedge

Emptoris

acquisition

Vastera

JPMorgan Chase Bank

acquisition

Vidus Ltd.

@Road

acquisition

Yantra Corp.

Sterling Commerce

acquisition

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