On March 10, in commenting on why it would be a good idea for some industry-centric enterprise software supplier such as Cerner (CERN) or JDA (JDAS) to take a look at Lawson (LAWS), I said:
But this does allow me to run my annual post that tries to remember and list all the enterprise-software companies that used to be independent but that are now a part of Infor. Here goes:
Agilisys (out of SC&T), Aperum, Arzoon, Baan, Boniva, Brain, Daly Commerce, Comshare, Dun & Bradstreet, Elevon, e.piphany, EXE Technologies, Extensity, Formation Systems, Foundation, Future Three, Infinium (nee Software 2000), Ironside, JBA Software, Lilly Software, Marcam, MAPICS, Mercia, McCormick and Dodge (M&D), Ohio Community Library Consortium (OCLC), NxTrend, Octane, Pegasus (not Pegasystems), Provia, Softbrands, StarBuilder, SunSystems (not to be confused with the server manufacturer acquired by Oracle), Symix, System Software Associates (SSA), Varial, and Vision.
And if the Infor buy-out offer is accepted by Lawson management and Carl Ichan, add BCM, CareScience, Confer, Enwisen, Healthcare.com, Healthvision, HCI, HIE, Hublink, Integrated Media, Intentia, Mobis, Movex, MPower, Noblenet, Outlaw, Pixel, PM Sims, Riley Dike Dosher, Rouge Wave, Scase, Xcare.net and Lawson itself -- which grew pretty much organically -- to the list.
-- Dennis Byron