This note discusses how ERP-driven e-business will have to extend well beyond providing business partners self-service portlets. It will have to allow trading partners not only order status tracking but also the enterprise plans and conditions down to plant level for more efficient two-way interaction and support. It also discusses how consolidation, mergers and acquisitions among ERP vendors is expected to intensify.
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top 5 ERP vendors, SAP AG , Oracle Corporation , PeopleSoft Inc ., J.D. Edwards & Company , and Baan Co ., account for close to 60% of total ERP revenue. Consolidation, mergers and acquisitions are expected to intensify. Over the last two years, the ERP market became stratified into growing and profitable vendors on one side, and stagnating and non-profitable vendors on the other side. The Y2K-problem caused market slump has been particularly hard on the smaller vendors. They have the same need to expand