Baan is one of the worlds leading
providers of scalable enterprise business solutions. The company was founded in 1978 by
Jan & Paul Baan. Currently, more than 2,800 of its enterprise systems have been
implemented at approximately 5,000 sites in more than 80 countries across the world. It
has more than 4,500 employees worldwide.
It delivers a comprehensive and flexible suite
of enterprise business applications that address the complete value chain, from Enterprise
Resource Planning (ERP) and supply chain management, to customer interaction software.
The companys flagship product, BAAN IV,
is a suite of open-systems-based, software applications for enterprise information
management. The software enables companies to manage all aspects of the business; from
sales forecasting and inventory control, to manufacturing, distribution, and finance in
one, integrated environment.
The foundation for the products is Orgware, a
suite of tools and methodologies which reduce the time and costs associated with
implementation and enable continuous improvement. With Orgware, Baan is enabling a new
paradigm called Dynamic Enterprise Modeling, which delivers a framework for
insuring that enterprise applications are in close alignment with an organizations
changing processes and business model.
The companys software applications
include Baan Manufacturing, Baan Project , Baan Finance, Baan Service, Baan Process,
Baan Distribution & Transportation, BaanSYNC family, Aurum Customer Enterprise, Aurum
Interactive Selling Solution.
The company also provides dynamic
enterprise modeling solutions which include Enterprise Modeler, Enterprise Performance
Manager, Enterprise Reference Models, Enterprise Implementor.