Stories by Heather Harreld

States take on first Microsoft witness

Iona Technologies PLC and KPMG Consulting Inc. have formed a global alliance designed to leverage Web services to ease enterprise application integration woes, the companies announced Tuesday.

SAP makes official its SRM stand

SAP AG markets on Wednesday officially announced its new SRM (supplier relationship management) product, designed to manage supplier interactions to boost enterprise competitiveness and profitability.

Former b-to-b kings losing ground to ERP players

More than the flailing economy is plaguing former business-to-business heavyweights Ariba Inc. and Commerce One Inc. as they struggle to gain traction against ERP (enterprise resource planning) vendors who are leveraging broader installed bases and enterprise offerings.

Baan mounting a comeback

After hovering near bankruptcy last year, Baan is waging a comeback as major customers opt for upgrades, buoying the company to report its first profitable quarter after nine consecutive quarters of operating losses.