Reference ChecksBy Mel Duvall | Posted 2003-01-01 Email Print
Dossier: Baan escaped bankruptcy and gained a new foothold in the ERP market thanks to serious cost-cutting. Has it gone too far?
The executives listed here are all Baan customers. Their willingness to talk has been confirmed by Baseline.
Project: Manufacturer of dental equipment implemented a Baan ERP system in 1997. Added a Web-based sales module in October that now handles 35% of sales.
CFM Corp.Victoria Mcleod
Project: Maker of fireplaces, cast-iron stoves and barbecues has been a long-time user of Baan's ERP platform. After a string of acquisitions, it decided to standardize on J.D. Edwards instead, feeling the company was stronger in customer relationship management.
Project: Toronto-based system integrator specializes in Baan platform installations. Clients include HUSCO International, CFM, and furniture manufacturer Smed International.
HUSCO INTERNATIONALDavid Schliewe
Director, Information Services
Project: Waukesha, Wis., manufacturer of hydraulic and electro-hydraulic controls installed a Baan ERP system in 1998. Schliewe is also president of Baan AUTO (Automotive User Team Organization).
Director, Information Technology
Project: Known for its meatless patties, Gardenburger installed Baan ERP system in 1999. Modules implemented include finance, distribution, process and dynamic enterprise modeling.
ROBERSON TRANSPORTATIONPaul McCreary
Project: Flatbed trucking company implemented Baan's Web-based supply-chain management platform a year ago.