Among its promising initiatives, IBS offers flexible rescheduling tools that integrate with existing manufacturing resource planning systems. Its warehousing solution also promises better use of space, and automates reception put-away, etc. However, the vendor still must navigate through some rough competitive terrain.
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Logistics and Arzoon ), Oracle (especially through the former J.D. Edwards '' products) and Adonix , have also respectively, moved in some European regions. Most significantly, the protracted sole reliance on the IBM iSeries platform still limits the number of deals that IBS is invited to compete for. Moreover, because IBS will not have a proven multiplatform capability until late 2006 at best, its market potential is limited to only those enterprises that are 100 percent committed to iSeries, which is a