Aptean Strengths, Domain Expertise, and Key Differentiators
Aptean was formed by the merger of CDC Software and Consona Corporation. Prior to that, Vista Equity Partners Fund IV completed in April 2012 a buyout of CDC Software, which filed for bankruptcy protection. Both CDC and Consona acquired and developed a number of ERP brands such as Ross Systems and Intuitive through the years.
ERP systems by Aptean include Made2Manage ERP, Ross ERP, Apprise ERP, Compiere ERP, Axis ERP, Intuitive ERP, Encompix ERP, DTR ERP, Cimnet ERP, JustFood ERP, EquipSoft ERP and Product Configurator. It's SCM offerings include Aptean irms 360 WMS, and Aptean Catalyst WMS.
Because of the breadth of its products, Aptean has made inroads into the following industries: associations and not-for-profit organizations, automotive, chemicals, computers and electronics, financial services, food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, government, home building and real estate, life sciences, metals, natural products, professional and business services, retail, telecommunications, transportation, travel/recreation, energy and utilities, wholesale distribution.
Aptean Recent Developments
In September 2021, Aptean launched a new integrated offering joining its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software and Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP Made2Manage Edition. The integration of the CRM and ERP will enable customers to centralize data and decrease the likelihood of errors that can result from switching between platforms. Aptean’s integrated CRM and Industrial Manufacturing ERP helps manufacturers improve their customer service by creating an easier way to access customer data as well as orders, timelines, complaints and follow-ups.
In February 2021, Aptean released its Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP cloud offering that provides discrete manufacturers with full functionality in a secure, flexible, scalable and cost-effective solution. Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP offers manufacturers in job shops or dynamic “to-order” and mixed-mode environments a flexible, scalable software solution that retains a high level of security, provides data backups and alleviates the additional costs of equipment and maintenance.
In July 2020, Aptean launched two new products, Aptean Pay and Aptean eCommerce, that offer businesses modern, innovative ways to quickly transform their operations or physical stores into ecommerce engines. Aptean’s new cloud-native solutions address the industry need for integrated tools that help automate and streamline payment processes and expedite order fulfillment via scalable online storefronts.
In February 2019 Aptean received a joint investment from TA Associates and Vista Equity Partners. TA and Vista are equal partners, each investing new equity to acquire Aptean from the separate Vista fund that initially invested in the company in 2012.
In 2018 Aptean divested its Public Sector and Vertical Business Applications (including CRM products) businesses. The portfolio now includes enterprise resource planning (ERP), manufacturing execution systems (MES), enterprise asset management (EAM), warehouse management systems (WMS), transport management software (TMS) and compliance solutions.
In April 2019 Aptean announced the availability of Factory MES 9.2 which introduces new collaboration features and more intuitive reporting functionality. This ensures that all valuable interactions are captured, tracked and consumed in real-time improving communication and productivity and speeding up issue resolution within the plant.
In October 2018 Aptean has released a new version of one of its flagship products, Aptean Ross ERP, designed to significantly improve the user experience and offer the full functionality of the product in the cloud. Ross 8.0 functionality focuses on improving the userâ€™s overall experience and productivity.
In April 2018, Aptean released Aptean Apprise ERP 8.0 that included enhancements that streamline high-volume direct-to-consumer shipping.
Aptean Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Activities
In November 2021, Aptean announced the acquisition of Objective Holding (Objective) from funds managed by Alpina Capital Partners LLP (Alpina, Alpina Partners) and private shareholders. Objective is a leading Belgium-based manufacturing execution (MES) and warehouse management (WMS) provider for clients in process and discrete manufacturing. Headquartered in Wichelen, Belgium, Objective offers innovative manufacturing execution systems (MES), warehouse management systems (WMS) and workforce management (WFM) solutions that enable customers to seamlessly manage and optimize their production and supply chain operations. Objective has a strong presence across the Benelux region and serves industries that align closely with Aptean’s areas of leadership, including food and beverage, heavy equipment, plastics and furniture manufacturing. Objective’s comprehensive product suite includes critical functionalities of MES, WMS and WFM systems, including production management, material management, quality management, value-added logistics, kitting and re-packing.
In October 2021, Aptean finalized the acquisition of Ramsauer & Stürmer, a provider of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software in Austria. As part of Aptean, Ramsauer & Stürmer will maintain its regional focus, while also benefitting from the company’s global scale and resources, including its deep technology expertise. With this transaction, Aptean has grown its geographic footprint in Austria, an important market in the Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH) region where demand for digital business solutions has increased over the last 18 months.
In August 2021, Aptean announced the acquisition of Exenta, creator of enterprise resource planning (ERP), product lifecycle management (PLM), Innovation Lifecycle Management and Shop Floor Control (SFC) solutions to support the fast fashion, apparel and soft goods industries. Exenta’s industry-specific software platforms provide customers flexibility to quickly adapt to the highly dynamic demands of the fashion and apparel markets. Exenta combines scalable, intuitive technology with deep domain expertise in design, sourcing, production and distribution. Exenta’s ERP, PLM and SFC solutions help customers streamline operations, increase revenue and enhance efficiency, while their EDI solution enables seamless communication with vendors and consumers. Exenta’s software can be hosted in the cloud or installed on-premise.
Also In August 2021, Aptean announced the acquisition of V-Technologies, LLC, a provider of integrated shipping software solutions. Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Connecticut, V-Technologies supports more than 4,000 customers in automating their shipping and front office functions. Through its two flagship shipping software products, StarShip and ShipGear, V-Technologies provides the link between Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), ecommerce platforms and logistics companies resulting in faster, more efficient shipment processing and fulfilment. The solution allows users to research availability and pricing across major shipping and parcel carriers, such as FedEx, UPS and DHL, as well as to schedule, place and track shipments. V-Technologies also supports the transportation of less-than-truckload (LTL) palletized goods and large freight items.
In May 2019, Aptean has acquired two companies OPTIWARE in May and Sanderson Group. OPTIWARE is a provider of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solutions and this acquisition extend Aptean's capabilities in European marketplaces, a key growth area for the company. Sanderson Group has a diverse portfolio of software solutions for multi-channel retail, manufacturing, wholesale distribution, and logistics businesses.
In March 2018 Aptean acquired IndustryBuilt, a provider of industry-specific ERP solutions. IndustryBuilt's core product is JustFood, an ERP solution purpose-built for food manufacturers and distributors. The acqusition of industry specific ERPs continued in 2019, with the acqusition of Netherlands-based Schouw Informatisering, a full-service ERP provider for food companies. Additionally, Aptean acquired an UK-based Linkfresh, a provider of enterprise resource planning (“ERP”) solutions for the food industry.
Before that, Aptean acquired irms|360 Enterprise Solutions for cloud supply chain apps and Apprise for ERP for importers and distributors of consumer goods in 2017. Those two acquisitions followed the purchase of GQ Life Sciences for life science patent search solutions and Government & Enterprise Management Solutions (GEMS) Division from StarDyne Technologies in 2016.
Aptean Customers in ARTW Customer Database
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Ownership: - Vista Equity Partners
Number of Employees: 2700
Key Verticals: Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Communications, Construction and Real Estate, Consumer Packaged Goods, Distribution, Healthcare, Leisure and Hospitality, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Oil, Gas and Chemicals, Professional Services, Retail, Transportation, Utilites,
Aptean Key Enterprise and Cloud Applications
Aptean Cloud, Apten Ross ERP, Apten Apprise ERP, Aptean Made2Manage ERP, Aptean Encompix ERP, Aptean Intuitive ERP, Aptean irms|360 WMS, Aptean Catalyst WMS, Aptean Factory MES, Aptean Activplant MES, Aptean TabWare EAM.
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Aptean Customers - Breakdown by Geo, Size, Vertical and Product
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Aptean has more than 10,000 enterprise clients in over 20 industries across more than 50 countries who rely on its mission-critical ERP, supply chain and compliance applications to run their daily operations.
Among its customers are Briess Malt & Ingredients Co, RSA Insurance, Montague, Dow-Key Microwave, Tek Pak, Berner Food and Beverage, Mission Pharmacal, The SI Group, XYS Technologies, Williams-Pyro, Stripco, Ulbrich Stainless Steel and Specialty Metals, Pharma Nord and others.
Aptean Market Opportunities, M&A and Geo Expansions
In June 2021, Aptean launched its Food and Beverage ERP Partner Program into the United States as well as plans to extend the program in Canada, Brazil and Mexico. With more than 20 years of experience serving customers in the food and beverage industry, Aptean is a leading Microsoft independent software vendor with a full, end-to-end food and beverage ERP purpose-built from the ground up and deployed in the Microsoft Azure cloud to serve midsize businesses. With the Food and Beverage Partner Program, Aptean works with leading partners serving customers in the food and beverage industry as they help their clients use their enterprise software to accelerate operational effectiveness, creating a stronger and more efficient business.
In March 2020, Aptean acquired an UK-based Paragon Software Systems, a provider of transportation management software solutions serving the food and beverage, distribution and retail industries. This acquisition furthers Aptean’s presence in the European market and adds purpose-built software designed to meet the expanding supply chain needs of its customers around the globe.
The expansion in the food industry continued with the acquisition of Netherlands-based DIN Solutions, a full-service provider of specialized food and beverage enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for middle-market organizations in the Benelux region. It is serving as a complement to Aptean’s recent acquisition of Schouw Informatisering. DIN Solutions has leading capabilities that streamline and process data with high efficiency, ensuring deeper transparency into the supply chain.
In June 2020, Aptean acquired WorkWise, LLC, a provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solutions designed for discrete manufacturers and customer relationship management (CRM) software. WorkWise ERP manufacturing software gives customers improved visibility into their processes to help integrate engineering activities, streamline operations and improve efficiencies.
Aptean Risks and Challenges
It will be a balancing act for Aptean to further grow its Cloud applications revenues while filling the gaps in key vertical offerings to extend the lifecycle of its on-premise software. Aptean's challenge lies in accelerating the development of multitenant Cloud applications while maintaining a sizable product portfolio borne out of years of acquisitions, which still generate substantial recurring revenues.
Aptean Ecosystem, Partners, Resellers and SI
Aptean has formed a strategic partnership with ABM Data Systems, which develops and supports customs declaration management and international trade software solutions. The partnership enables Aptean TradeBeam users to conduct crucial last mile clearance the completion/filing of an import declaration with customs authorities.
Aptean has formed a strategic partnership with Voxtron Middle East LLC in Dubai. The partnership is another key milestone in Aptean's continued growth strategy in the Middle East. Voxtron will sell and support Aptean's industry-leading case and complaints management solution, Aptean Respond.
Aptean has strategic partnerships with more than 50 resellers in 40 countries. Among its partners are, Appcelerator, Autonomy, B2BGateway, Dell Inc., Experian Data Quality, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions, Oracle, QlikView, Razorleaf, RealVNC, Red Hat, Serco, TARGIT, Acclimate Technologies Inc., Compusoft Development, Loftware, Omnify Software, PlanetTogether, Precision Software, Progress Software, QBuild, Rocket Software, Selerant, The SMS Group, uniPoint Software Inc., GS GestiÃ³n, Higher Logic, IG Iberica and many others.
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