The A2i acquisition will in the short term bring together two complementary e-commerce products that should help retailers, manufacturers, and suppliers manage and sell their products to other companies and customers on-line.
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its functional applications. However, SAP hopes customers may likely opt for that approach when it comes to the enterprise integration and infrastructure. For this reason, in the long term, these specialist vendors will have to devise an answer to IBM and SAP''s superior combination of viability and account control. At least, the few remaining notable competitors to IBM and SAP, such as Oracle , PeopleSoft , SSA Global or Lawson Software , might further entertain their shopping spree. Nevertheless, given