While the ERP mid-market has seen more vibrant intra-market merger & acquisition activity during 2001, it appears that 2002 will, for some more tenacious Tier 2/Tier 3 vendors, be the year of delivering products under their own steam as to counteract the onslaught by Tier 1 vendors and mid-market juggernauts.
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the onslaught of the likes of SAP , Oracle , and PeopleSoft , as well as of proverbial mid-market leaders such as J.D. Edwards , Baan , Intentia , QAD , IFS and Epicor , and newly formed mid-market juggernauts like Microsoft Great Plains, Best Software (formerly Sage Software), and Navision, to name some. These vendors include: Frontstep with Frontstep Capacity Promiser Frontstep CRM Syspro Group with IMPACT CRM and IMPACT eCRM This is Part 1 of a two-part analysis of recent news from Tier 2 and Tier 3