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Software Giants Make Courting A Small Guy Their
Trying to sell dumbed-down versions of mySAP Business Suite, Oracle E-Business Suite, without a serious re-engineering of these products, has not worked for the

loan mortgage calculators  Giants Make Courting A Small Guy Their Business One Priority Part Three: Market Impact Continued Summary of Tier 1 Vendor Approach This note concerns the launch of SAP Business One by SAP AG (NYSE:SAP), the pairing of SAP and the Tax and Business Services (TBS) unit of American Express , and the delivery of 13 new mid-market solutions designed specifically for companies with $50 to $500 million in annual revenues by PeopleSoft Inc. (NASDAQ: PSFT). For details of these announcements see Part One

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