In a nutshell, J.D. Edwards seems poised to deliver applications within its traditional verticals that are wide-ranging, integrated, and modular (loosely decoupled) at the same time, which is apparently a clearer message and a better business model for the company. With a new management team the company seems to have found its soul, as it has finally pinpointed the right offering for its target market (both geography, customer size, and vertical segments wise), and it also seems to be exuding an air of confidence without arrogance, which had rarely, if ever, been seen in the past.
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, PeopleSoft , or Lawson ) and would only dilute efforts, like Federal Government, Healthcare, and Retail. A number of fast-tracked integrated releases of J.D. Edwards' CRM product in less than a year, initially focused on Sales Force Automation (SFA) and support for the IBM iSeries platform, which is used by a larger part of its installed base. Competitive Analysis Although J.D Edwards remains at the No. 4 in the global enterprise applications vendors' league (with a support for 21 languages, and