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Kinaxis, T3Ci, SAP/Lighthammer, and New Ariba CMO

Published: 23 June 2005

ID: G00183983

Analyst(s): Bruce Richardson


My first meeting with Kinaxis was nearly 15 years ago. At the time, the company was known as Cadence Computer. It was founded by a team of clever electrical engineers at a telecom company who had been put on their company's MRP II implementation project. The first time they ran the new software, it took eight hours (maybe longer--hey, it was 15 years ago). Convinced that there was a bug in the program, the engineers rewrote the MRP II logic on a separate UNIX server. When they were done, the company was able to run MRP, MPS, and CRP applications in minutes.

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