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J.D. Edwards Chooses Freedom to Choose EAI
J.D. Edwards announced a new corporate vision that extends its ‘idea-to-action’ to inter-enterprise collaboration expressed in the phrase ‘freedom to choose

critical path eai  only a couple of critical bolt-on applications. Therefore, it will be very important that J.D. Edwards at least completes seamless integration of Siebel and Ariba components with OneWorld suite as a matter of urgency. Great Plains would be a case point in this regard with the successful incorporation of Siebel within its eEnterprise product suite. Last but not least, to allay recent negative publicity, the company must emanate a convincing e-commerce message to assure the market and its customers that it

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