"The end game is to solve pains for our users and accelerate their performance," says Ernie Eichenbaum, a Baan vice president.
Baan, which has Dutch roots and U.S. headquarters in Herndon, Va., made a number of announcements and recapped recent moves related to collaborative suites.These include:
...However, as Eichenbaum and other Baan executives put it, "it doesn't matter so much who is the first mover, but the first arriver."
Baan's big rivals include Walldorf, Germany-based SAP
, and Pleasanton, Calif.-based PeopleSoft
, which also are seeking to dominate the market for collaborative enterprise suites.Baan
has experienced a size and momentum gap with these rivals over the last few years.
Baan President Laurens van der Tang.