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News Analysis: Aptean Six Months After The CDC Software And Consona Merger
Posted By R "Ray" Wang On January 27, 2013 @ 23:35 In acquisition,acquisitions,Apps Strategy,Aptean,CDC Software,Compiere,Consona,Constellation Research,crm;,customer relationship management,customer relationship management (CRM),e-commerce,enterprise applications,enterprise apps,Enterprise apps strategy,Enterprise Software,enterprise strategy,ERP,mergers,mergers and acquisitions,News Analysis,R "Ray" Wang;,R “Ray” Wang;,rwang0,Software Insider,SoftwareInsider,vendor strategy | 5 Comments
Mergers Continue In The Enterprise Software Space
On August 7th, 2012, CDC Software and Consona Corporation merged to form Aptean. Over the past six months, Monte Ford, the president of Aptean has made key executive hires, committed to new product investments, and rationalized overhead. Key points in the acquisition include:
The Bottom Line: Battle for Micro Verticals Continue As Customer’s Seek Outcomes Not Technologies.
As with any merger, it comes down to leadership. So far, we’ve seen the team take steps to focus on customer success and set in motion a strategy for much needed product and technology renewal. Customers so far have been encouraged and pleasantly surprised. However, success will require Aptean to move quickly to the five pillars of consumer tech that influence enterprise software:  social, mobile, cloud, big data, and unified communications. Customers will measure success based on how well Aptean meets their product and applications strategy needs. Analyst will examine the ratio of new licenses to maintenance revenue as well as new customer adds.
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