Enterprise software manufacturers Baan
and Welcom Software Technology
have joined forces
to integrate and jointly sell their products.
The agreement funds efforts to combine Welcom's Open Plan
project management software with the Baan product suite, using Common
Object Request Broker Architecture technology. Welcom's project and cost
management products, Open Plan and Cobra, already interface with Baan's
current ERP product, BAAN IV.
The move enhances Baan's project management product suite
and expands Welcom's global market presence, the
They also hope that unifying the two products will enable customers
to perform planning and resource analyses for single and multiple projects
"We chose to partner with Welcom because of the proven technical quality
of its project management products,'' said Baan's executive vice
president of research and
development Laurens van der Tang, in a statement. "Combining our efforts
will provide premium solutions and services to companies
requiring better planning, implementation, and control of their projects."
Open Plan is software for project scheduling and resource management. Its
multitier structure supports scaleable, multiuser and multiproject
environments. Cobra is a cost-control system to manage budgets and forecasts.
BAAN IV is a suite of integrated, open systems-based applications. The
foundation for the system is Baan's Orgware, a suite of tools.