While the recent joining of complementary forces by Microsoft Business Solutions and Autodesk will make many heads turn, a lot more detail and clarifications are needed for the alliance to establish itself as an ERP-PLM superpower in the mid-market.
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total cost of ownership (TCO) compared to a standardized corporate-wide implementation of a tier one product. However, the feat has not been exactly a cakewalk, for various reasons. One would be the fact that the MBS ERP product lines (i.e., Great Plains, Solomon , Navision, and Axapta), with a possible exception of Axapta, have not been landmark manufacturing-oriented products, at least not within markets that have more than basic engineering requirements. On the other hand, enriching these with an