SMEs have recently begun to seek integration platforms that address the end-to-end business process management (BPM) rather than the traditional pesky point-to-point interconnectivity solutions. IBM's strategy of selling WebSphere Express through local VARs and of letting smaller enterprises deploy only what they need in an incremental fashion, should go a long way with the current buying patterns.
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progenitor of today's MAPICS ERP for iSeries product. Having subsequently spun off MAPICS nearly three decades ago, IBM had long relinquished the in-house applications development per se. However, through a number of partnerships with dozens of applications ISVs, SAP , J.D. Edwards , Geac , SSA GT , QAD , MAPICS , Intentia , Adonix , PeopleSoft , to name only some, and many of which have traditionally been mid-market incumbents, IBM should feel entitled to this market. Also, owing to the once highly