In August 2011, TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic experienced the 11th Vendor Shootout for ERP first-hand. Plex Systems, IQMS, and abas-USA presented directly, while Infor ERP SyteLine, Epicor ERP, Microsoft Dynamics AX, SAP Business ByDesign, and Oracle JD Edwards were represented by partners. Log in to read P.J.'s report on the event, and find out why this strange "co-opetition" works for both users and vendors.
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thus creating a VAR community of sorts, with the sole goal of attracting hot leads and opportunities (and may the best solution win). Moreover, the event title notwithstanding, there is no elimination or “last man standing” scenario involved. Make no mistake: this was not a Woodstock-like love-fest either, but rather a down-to-earth event with no hard sell by anyone. The Boston event attendees were about 40 employees (IT managers and business users) from about 20 manufacturing and distribution