Faced with competitive inadequacies, the major ERP vendors have been vigorously busy developing, acquiring, or bundling new functionality so that their packages go beyond the traditional realms of finance, materials planning & management, and human resources.
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small to medium enterprises (SMEs). While the heyday of the ERP market in the mid 90s may have postponed the consolidation in the lower tiers of the market, it is, however, not the case today. The acquisitions mentioned in Part One reflect the morphing enterprise applications landscape as vendors scramble to outrival competition or, more often, survive during the next phase of e-Business. While at the high end of the market, vendors of enterprise applications suites face fierce competition from CRM, SCM,