Tier2/Tier 3 vendors are prepared to endure the onslaught of the likes of SAP, Oracle, and PeopleSoft, as well as of proverbial mid-market leaders such as J.D. Edwards, Baan, Intentia, QAD, IFS and Epicor, and newly formed mid-market juggernauts like Microsoft Great Plains, Best Software (formerly Sage Software), and Navision, to name some. Frontstep and the Syspro Group lead the way.
Do It Yourself Route Frontstep and Syspro , likewise Lilly Software , have largely chosen the 'self have, self do' route. They belong to a small group of visionary vendors in the mid-market, that provide extended ERP and significant web-based supply chain functionality, with a strong international presence and a focus on Microsoft technology. The main competition in their mid range make-to-order (MTO) manufacturing stronghold beside J.D. Edwards, IFS, Oracle, QAD and SAP, would include further down the