business critical or business strategy
From all the response around the 'moving on' thread, it looks as though there is much confusion about Baan, where they're headed, what to do, when to do it and lots of 'consultese'.
People talk about business critical systems. I get the impression that Baan (where installed) is business critical to the extent that the implemented systems power the business - but really wonder whether Baan is seen as a strategic tool for helping the business move forward.
The flipside to this of course is whether Baan actually prevents a business thinking about systems as a driver for moving the business on (given the concerns listed on this website as a starter).
I really liked Baan in the late 1990's. Has its time really come to back down and disappear? Lets face it - SSA want the install base and associated revenues. Do Baan users really want Gemini or SSA?
Answers on a postcard please ...