MAPICS, one of the leading mid-market ERP vendors, has significantly expanded its product offering during 2000. On June 15, MAPICS announced the release of XA 6.0, the latest version of its flagship AS/400-based Extended Enterprise Application (EEA). Earlier, on May 9, MAPICS announced the delivery of its second flagship product, the Point.Man Extended Enterprise Edition, which enables customers, suppliers, distributors and partners to collaborate via the Internet. We express our view regarding its latest announcements and strategic direction.
the field level, said Linda Brooks, MAPICS vice president of extended enterprise solutions, In the new e-business market, where data is shared directly with customers and value-chain partners, content-sensitive security is a critical element of the solution. The company claims that the use of Microsoft DNA Architecture and Xtensible Markup Language (XML) enable the system to retrieve and process XML data sets at high speeds, and the solution is wholly metadata driven, making it easily extensible.