Microsoft's reticence to comment on any timelines of product integration and operations mergers, to our belief, stems from their genuine inability to foresee it at this stage. Still, although the indications that the business will continue to be as usual are strong, Microsoft may eventually decide to streamline its diverse, likely redundant, product mix, staff, and channel. Once Microsoft figures it out and gets a much clearer picture, it should emerge as a mid-market leader making its competitors scramble to better its value proposition.
, and SCM vendor Logility (for more information, see Siebel: Great Plans for Great Plains , Microsoft Great Plains Procures eProcure At Last and Great Plains Supply Chain Series To Be Powered By Logility ). As, for its part, Navision has a number of other partnerships in place with vendors such as Oracle, Compaq , Fujitsu Siemens , Hewlett-Packard , IBM, and Citrix , one should imagine the magnitude of the management's soul-searching exercise in the future. The officials' reticence to comment on any timel