ERP vendors are making their way into the retail market by bundling, acquiring point solutions or partnering strategically to embed retail-specific functions within their suites. Like in all other enterprise applications markets, eventually, albeit not any time soon, the retail market too will come to a showdown between the pure retail vendors and the enterprise application vendors (e.g., Oracle, SAP, Lawson, PeopleSoft, SSA Global, Geac, Intentia, etc.), which have been striving to natively embed more retail-specific capability into their products.
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loyalty schemes and multi-channel management systems, all working off the single ERP platform. However, the retail vendors'' holy grail has become working with information from heterogeneous sources, an order du jour within many large organizations, which often have more than one ERP system, various retail point solutions and legacy systems, or both. This is analogous to the enterprise applications integration (EAI) market, since in larger corporations, customers still may prefer integration vendors