Tech Scorecard: JDA Acquires i2 Technologies, IBM Lands ILOG

Supply chain marketplace undergoes a drastic shakeup.

Some pretty big names in the supply chain technology arena have changed hands recently, including arguably the biggest of them all: i2 Technologies. During the Internet bubble days of the late 1990s, the three most successful providers of supply chain planning solutions (in terms of sales, at least) were i2, Manugistics and ILOG. Manugistics was acquired by JDA Software in 2006, and this past August JDA added i2 to its portfolio, paying $346 million for the i2 product line as well as access to i2's 400 customers, 130 of which are using both i2 and JDA solutions.

ILOG, meanwhile, was purchased by high-tech giant IBM Corp. for $340 million, as IBM seeks to strengthen its business process management offerings. And HighJump Software, another well known supply chain software company, was sold by its parent company, 3M, to private equity firm Battery Ventures when the industrial manufacturer decided HighJump would be more successful under the management of a venture capital firm.

The following scorecard highlights significant corporate moves in the information technology sector since our last update in the July 2008 IW.

Company/Product Parent Company Transaction Type Technology
Automated Design Systems' Intuitive assets Consona ERP Inc. acquisition ERP software
HighJump Software Battery Ventures acquired from 3M supply chain software
i2 Technologies Inc. JDA Software acquisition supply chain software
ILOG IBM Corp. acquisition business rules management
innotec Siemens Industry Automation acquisition digital engineering software
MacNeal Group MSC Software acquisition simulation technology
OATSystems Inc. Checkpoint Systems Inc. acquisition RFID software
OpenAir Inc. NetSuite Inc. acquisition professional services automation software
Pyxis Solutions ITC Infotech acquisition quality assurance solutions
SAT Corp. Wonderware acquisition mobile solutions
TrenStar Tracking Solutions Fluensee acquisition RFID solutions
Verayo n/a start-up RFID chips
Visiprise Inc. SAP acquisition manufacturing execution systems (MES)

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