Reference Checks

By Mel Duvall  |  Posted 2003-01-01 Print this article Print

Dossier: Baan escaped bankruptcy and gained a new foothold in the ERP market thanks to serious cost-cutting. Has it gone too far?

Reference Checks

The executives listed here are all Baan customers. Their willingness to talk has been confirmed by Baseline.

Keith Bearden
(503) 538-7478
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
Manager, Materials
(905) 670-7777
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.
Tom Jurenka
(416) 368-7677
Project: Toronto-based system integrator specializes in Baan platform installations. Clients include HUSCO International, CFM, and furniture manufacturer Smed International.

David Schliewe
Director, Information Services
(262) 513-4200
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).

Brad Paris
Director, Information Technology
(503) 205-1500
Project: Known for its meatless patties, Gardenburger installed Baan ERP system in 1999. Modules implemented include finance, distribution, process and dynamic enterprise modeling.

Paul McCreary
VP, Logistics
(217) 586-0000
Project: Flatbed trucking company implemented Baan's Web-based supply-chain management platform a year ago.

Contributing Editor
Mel Duvall is a veteran business and technology journalist, having written for a variety of daily newspapers and magazines for 17 years. Most recently he was the Business Commerce Editor for Interactive Week, and previously served as a senior business writer for The Financial Post.


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