Geac is now a financially conservative, stable but acquisitive organization that has remained profitable despite the general IT industry downturn. Geac’s future focus on delivering new functionality to its heartland of existing customers and industry verticals, while building out its technology to make its existing products more future-proof, seems prudent. Geac is also targeting new customers through Extensity, Comshare and other front-end applications.
planning, budgeting, forecasting, and consolidation software should allow Geac to cross-sell this broad range of BPM products to its existing customers, and to bolster its System21, SmartStream , and possibly even mainframe-based E-Series and M-Series product lines. The fact that both companies have experienced strategic and financial quandaries in recent years, and that they have largely weathered the storm, would be another interesting coincidence. More on a down note, however, Geac still remains