Like many of its peers, Symix Systems, one of the leading mid-market enterprise applications vendors, has been making a big push into the e-commerce market. A new Symix subsidiary called Frontstep, which was formed in January 2000, has been actively rounding out its e-business product and strategic consulting service offerings through acquisitions, internal development and partner relationships. These products and services are still sold under the Symix brand name, however, at the expense of Symix reporting losses for the last two quarters.
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It forged partnerships with e-procurement leader Commerce One and application service provider Agilera, and delivered products based on those partnerships. It signed on more than 10 e-business partners to resell the Frontstep E-business Suite - including resellers and implementers of competitive ERP systems who will use Frontstep software to provide e-business solutions for their customers. The company delivered e-business solutions or initiated projects with more than 100 customers, including several