A decade ago or so, there were three leading enterprise data interchange (EDI) and business-to-business (B2B) network integration providers: Sterling Commerce, Inovis, and GXS. While the latter two merged under GXS in the mid 2000s, Sterling Commerce is now a part of IBM’s Smarter Commerce initiative.
Now, OpenText, a provider of enterprise information management (EIM)software, has announced
into OpenText, it might die a slow death. I share Lora Cecere’s concerns . Since many GXS users were its original investors, they may now consider evaluating other solutions, especially if they sense some poor execution at OpenText, which could really accelerate the death march. It is likely that Datalliance, Descartes, E2open, Elemica, Exostar, GT Nexus, iTradeNetworks ( Roper Industries ), TradeShift, SPS Commerce , and others will start marketing their differentiations and spread some FUD (fear, unc