While on the surface, there are few economic or strategic reasons for organizations to persist with electronic data interchange (EDI), many seem reluctant to adopt the alternative at this stage. In fact, there has been almost negligible growth in the number of organizations replacing their
EDI-based systems with XML.
another MBS' EDI partner, eBridge , has also established partnerships with many other leading mid-market ERP and accounting software vendors, such as ACCPAC , Best Software , Epicor Software , Exact Software , Intuit , Open Systems , and Softline , which recently, together with ACCPAC, were acquired by the MBS' archrival Best Software's parent Sage Group (see Will Sage Group Cement Its SME Leadership with ACCPAC and Softline Acquisitions? ). eBridge provides tools that allow mid-market ERP and accounting