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Quick Takes: The big get bigger, eCRM-tools get broader and speedways come online

Baan is trumpeting a slew of North American deals, Salesforce.com adds functionality through Cybrant and Vertical Alliance goes live at Michigan International Speedway.

Baan grows North American business

Netherlands-based software maker Baan is touting its growth in North America for its iBaan package. The firm reported new customer wins including Systrand Manufacturing, an leading automotive components producer; JLM Industries, a global manufacturer and distributor of performance chemicals and specialty plastics; Ilens Logistics, a Texas-based provider of logistics products and services; Perfection Bakeries, producer of the 'Aunt Millie's' food products; and Ocean Works, a producer of atmospheric diving systems.< p>

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Cybrant inks partnership with Salesforce.com

Automation software maker Cybrant Corp., Mountain View, Calif., has established a strategic alliance with online CRM vendor Salesforce.com, San Francisco. The deal is aimed at letting Salesforce.com customers extend their CRM deployments to include product configuration capabilities. Salesforce.com said its Web services interface allows it to integrate Cybrant Web-based applications rapidly.

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Vertical Alliance wins race for Michigan International Speedway deal

Software maker Vertical Alliance, Norristown, Penn., sold its Fan Tracker Web-based CRM ticketing solution into Michigan International Speedway, which is owned by International Speedway Corp. Fan Tracker is aimed at letting organizations sell tickets to multiple venues through various distribution channels and maintain a comprehensive view of individual customers. The Michigan track, located outside Detroit, is the first of 12 ISC facilities scheduled to implement the Vertical Alliance solution.

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Apps4biz releases new iteration of its CRM offering

Web-based software maker Apps4biz, Andover, Mass., released an enhanced version of its CRM package. The latest version of the software includes General apps4biz, Manufacturing apps4biz, e-Business apps4biz, and the apps4biz Vertical Portfolio (consisting of the general and manufacturing suites tailored to the plastics industry). The offering focuses specifically on areas of manufacturing, sales order management, inventory management, purchasing management, supply chain management and e-business.

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Group 1 Software and Data Junction team

Data integration firm Data Junction Corp., Austin, Texas, is partnering with marketing automation software maker Group 1 Software, Lanham, Md. Under the terms of the agreement, users of Group 1's technology will be able to incorporate Data Junction's innovative data integration technology into their DM1 systems. < p>

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