Both enterprise giant SAP and supply chain execution vendor RedPrairie have made two acquisitions each in recent weeks, as part of the continuing saga of the technology shakeout.
SAP has acquired Factory Logic, a lean manufacturing solutions provider, and Pilot Software, which provides performance management solutions. Meanwhile, RedPrairie has added to its warehouse management portfolio with its purchases of GEOCOMtms, a fleet management software company, and StorePerform Technologies, which offers store execution management solutions.
The following scorecard highlights significant corporate moves in the supply chain technology sector since our last update in the January 2007 IW.
|Company/Product||Parent Company||Transaction Type||Technology|
|Celequest Corp.||Cognos||acquisition||operational dashboards|
|Concordia-Intel||n/a||launch||supply chain intelligence|
|Factory Logic||SAP||acquisition||lean manufacturing software|
|GEOCOMtms Inc.||RedPrairie Corp.||acquisition||fleet management|
|LogicTools||ILOG||acquisition||supply chain planning|
|Mincom Ltd.||Francisco Partners||acquisition (offer)||ERP/asset management|
|PAS Inc.||Honeywell||acquisition (selected assets)||advanced process control/optimization|
|Pilot Software||SAP||acquisition||performance management|
|Precision Systems||Parelec Inc.||acquisition||RFID|
|StorePerform Technologies Inc.||RedPrairie Corp.||acquisition||store execution management|
|WhereNet Corp.||Zebra Technologies Corp.||acquisition||active RFID tags|