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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manufacturing focus does not grant a significant future growth. There is an ever-increasing competition in the Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SME) market within the discrete manufacturing segment of the ERP market, with the intrusion of Tier 1 ERP vendors into an already crowded space. Time will tell whether Symix will be the one that will be Stepping at the (fore)Front of the pack. User Recommendations Existing Symix' customers should certainly consider the new offering, but avoid selecting it without