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Did Sagent Technology Pull the Old Pump and Dump ?
Sagent Technology has been hit with a class action complaint for violation of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. According to the complaint, company officers misrepresented Sagent’s 1999 and 2000 sales prospects to give them time to sell over $8 million of their own stock. The officers sold their stock at prices as high as $27.875, but after the true revenue projections were revealed, the stock dropped as low as $7-7/32. Interestingly, both the Vice President of Sales and the Chief Financial Officer resigned after they received their millions of dollars in proceeds.
: for violation of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. According to allegations in the complaint, company officers misrepresented Sagent s 1999 and 2000 sales prospects to give them time to sell over $8 million of their own stock. The officers sold their stock at prices as high as $27.875, but after the true revenue projections were revealed, the stock dropped as low as $7-7/32, a decline of more than 70%. Both the Vice President of Sales and the Chief Financial Officer resigned after they received their
i2 Bleeds In Shark-Infested Waters
What a difference a year makes. Two months after the Nike debacle, more than a dozen class action lawsuits for securities fraud are now pending in federal and state courts. Will the SCM vendor find a safe harbor, sink to the bottom, or tread water through 2001?
: IT dollars to spend. Securities fraud lawsuits are usually settled out of court for significantly less money than plaintiffs originally demand. Users concerned that litigation costs may be passed on to them in the form of license and service fees can depend on market competition to keep prices in check.
OutlookSoft Case Study: Interactive Data Corporation
Interactive Data Corporation is a provider of securities pricing, financial information, and analytic tools to institutional and individual investors. The company supplies time-sensitive pricing, dividend, corporate action, and descriptive information. However, as a result of global growth, Interactive Data faced the challenge of finding a forecasting and budgeting solution that would generate more comprehensive and less manually intensive performance reports.
: is a provider of securities pricing, financial information, and analytic tools to institutional and individual investors. The company supplies time-sensitive pricing, dividend, corporate action, and descriptive information. However, as a result of global growth, Interactive Data faced the challenge of finding a forecasting and budgeting solution that would generate more comprehensive and less manually intensive performance reports. OutlookSoft Case Study: Interactive Data Corporation
2/6/2007 10:34:00 AM
Another One Bites the Dust – SSA Gored to Death
On April 7, Gores Technology Group (GTG), a leading international technology and management company, and System Software Associates, Inc. (SSA) announced that SSA has agreed to sell substantially all of its assets to a newly formed subsidiary of Gores Technology.
: holders of its equity securities. The parties anticipate that the sale will close within 45-60 days. The closing of the sale is subject to, among other things, completion of definitive documentation, bankruptcy court approval and approval of SSA s senior secured lenders. Market Impact This is the exemplary tale of a software company s rise and fall. SSA ruled the enterprise software business throughout the 80s and early 90s. The Company then developed strong affiliations with software and management
Records Management Becoming More Important Due to Compliance Regulations
Electronic media and corporate governance have complicated records management for enterprises. Properly defining information as corporate records and using a record management system can help enterprises meet regulatory compliance and reduce liability.
: compliances include SOX, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Rule 17-a, and HIPAA. In Europe, there is Basel II, as well as a wide range of governmental and environmental anti-trust regulations. Records Management Consequently, records management (RM) systems are becoming more important for organizations to manage their documentation and to make their records available. Records management is the practice of identifying, classifying, archiving, and destroying records in a controlled and traceable
Oracle Claims The Worst Is Over And Turns To KISS For A BoostPart 1: The News
Oracle seems to have been trying hard to find a magic formula to ramp up its declining applications revenue. Targeting the lower end of the market with the simplicity hymn might be a part of the solution - provided that the approach is well tuned.
: from sale of marketable securities) in Q4 2000, on revenue of $3.3 billion, which is a 3% decline compared to $3.4 billion a year ago. For the full fiscal 2001, however, net income (excluding investment gains from sale of marketable securities) increased 25% to $2.6 billion, while revenue increased 7% to $11 billion (See Figure 1). Software license revenue declined 10%, to $1.6 billion, from $1.8 billion in Q4 2000. Particularly disappointing was an applications software revenue decline of 24% to $338
PeopleSoft Remains Rock-Hard And Economy Proof
PeopleSoft again exceeded Wall Street estimates in another stellar quarterly performance, with more than 100 new customers and with more than half the deals for multiple suites or products. Will the company bear well the brunt of becoming the new market darling, which inevitably brings increased scrutiny by many?
: the sale of equity securities and 2) product line exit costs. The net impact of these non-recurring items was a much more favorable adjustment of $84.2 million before tax or a $45.3 million after tax gain. PeopleSoft continues to distinguish itself by delivering strong results under these extraordinarily challenging circumstances, said President and CEO Craig Conway. In this difficult economic environment, PeopleSoft continues to widen its lead by delivering the industry s only pure Internet
Not Just Words: Enforce Your E-mail and Web Acceptable Usage Policies
Not Just Words: Enforce Your Email and Web Acceptable Usage Policies. Find Free Proposal and Other Solutions to Define Your Systems Implementation In Relation To your Email and Web Acceptable Usage Policies. Unmanaged employee use of e-mail and the Web can subject your organization to costly risks including litigation, regulatory investigations, and public embarrassment. Responsible organizations should deploy clearly written acceptable usage policies (AUPs) for e-mail and Web usage, supported by employee training and enforced by technology solutions. Find out how to develop and enforce e-mail and Web AUPs in your workplace.
: for violations of federal securities laws. From securities fraud, to jumping the gun, selective disclosure, and forward- looking statements, public companies must ensure that employees do not use email to disclose proprietary insider information, transmit untrue content, or otherwise violate securities laws.2 Best Practice: For public companies and regulated firms, it is particularly important that email and web usage is managed in accordance with the company s written acceptable usage policies and
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How Is Business Process Management Applicable to Financial Services?
Business process management (BPM) allows financial services companies to manage internal processes and to increase efficiency and accuracy. Organizations, especially those that deal with Sarbanes-Oxley, should focus on BPM to ensure compliance and to minimize error and risk.
: insurance, credit card companies, securities, etc. These organizations are under intense competitive pressure and, thus, are constantly trying to improve their operations and to respond to dynamic market demands. FS organizations have implemented several enterprise solutions over the last few years and encountered mixed results. These solutions include customer relationship management (CRM), the year 2000 (Y2K) problem, and anti-fraud initiative solutions, as well as business improvement and competitive
Is SSA GT Betting Infini(um)tely On Acquisitions?
What are the prospects for SSA GT’s mostly iSeries-based empire in the making, now that the revived ERP vendor has recently acquired three former competitors with their plethora of application products, and that it does not seem to be nearing the satiation point yet?
: cash equivalents and marketable securities balance for the fourth quarter was $25.4 million, compared to $20.5 million for the previous quarter, and $17.5 million for the second quarter of fiscal year 2002. Figure 2. Proving that posting profits has not been happening at the expense of delivering new products, in August, Infinium announced the next generation of its Infinium Human Resources/Payroll solution that includes a modernized Web architecture, Self-Service, and Recruiting Automation offerings.
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