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Optiant Going to a (Much) Better Place: Logility - Part 1
The mergers and acquisition (M@A) market seems to be coming back slowly. One evidence of this could be the late-March acquisition of long-struggling

gartner tier 1 company  boost in the market. Gartner ’s SCM division AMR Research had its brief alert on the event stating the obvious: the market for standalone IO providers is getting tough, as these capabilities become ever-more commoditized. I would agree that IO is becoming a necessary part of any broader SCP suite, and it is becoming ingrained in the realm of  sales & operations planning (S&OP)  as well. Standalone IO Market: Not Sustainable in the Long Run Make no mistake, Optiant was an extreme of poor financial

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ERP for Services (Non-manufacturing)

Typically, ERP systems designed for services industries offer modules that provide back-office support, customer relationship management, time management, expense management, resource management, and project management capabilities. Depending on the vertical market, additional industry-specific functionality may be included to address unique business requirements. Consequently, project-centric systems for accounting, architecture, construction, engineering, and professional services industries will support project management functionality; whereas health care, field service, distribution, and government systems will support functionality unique to those vertical markets. 

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