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(Forgotten) CRM and ERP Kingdoms in the Making?
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) vendor Consona is determined to establish a CRM “kingdom” based on Consona

making apps  million (USD) cash (thereby making it private). Reaction in the market, for the most part, was a collective “so what!?” And justly so. At the time of such blockbuster mergers as PeopleSoft-JD Edwards or SSA Global-Baan (well before Oracle and Infor , respectively, bought these combinations), there wasn’t much to make of a small ERP vendor with a limited install base and geographic coverage (see Battery Power Shakes Up Made2Manage ). But a few years later—and nearly a dozen acquisitions—brings

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