Taking the industry's pulse

Taking the industry's pulse

Taking the industry’s pulse
The warehouse management system (WMS) marketplace continues to shake out, as two more companies — LIS and V3 Systems — have been gobbled up by rival WMS vendors (RedPrairie and Optum, respectively). Taking advantage of the current push for data synchronization (see cover article, “Getting into sync”), IBM has picked up Trigo Technologies for its data sync solutions. And as predicted here earlier, what little remains of Covisint has been acquired by Compuware, effectively bringing to a close the saga of the automotive industry’s ill-fated attempt to create an online marketplace for all OEMs and suppliers.

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

Product/Company Parent Company Transaction Type
ActiveTrade b2eMarkets Inc. acquisition
Alliente Inc. Ariba Inc. acquisition
Cablenet International Supply Chain Connect name change
Covisint Compuware Corp. acquisition
Daly.Commerce Agilisys Inc. acquisition
D.H. Brown Associates Inc. Ideas International acquisition
GlobalCamel.com n/a launch
Infor Business Solutions Agilisys Inc. acquisition
LIS RedPrairie Corp. acquisition
Tigris Corp. Verticalnet Inc. acquisition
Timera Retail Solutions JDA Software Group Inc. acquisition
Trigo Technologies Inc. IBM Corp. acquisition
V3 Systems Optum Inc. acquisition
Vistar Telecommunications TransCore acquisition
Webridge Inc. Click Commerce Inc. acquisition

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April, 2004

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