On December 15, MAPICS, Inc. a leading provider of enterprise business applications for mid-sized manufacturing companies, announced a definitive agreement to acquire Pivotpoint, Inc., a company whose proven technology and visionary e-business solutions place them at the forefront of the extended enterprise application space. With this aggressive move, MAPICS immediately expands its offerings across multiple platforms, including Windows NT, UNIX, Linux and AS/400.
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growing market for integrated manufacturing solutions beyond the AS/400, to include Windows NT, UNIX and Linux. MAPICS has become one of just a handful of enterprise software providers to offer fully integrated solutions on all of the industry's leading platforms, said Doug Bulla of Guide Technologies, a MAPICS affiliate in Cincinnati, Ohio. Market Impact We expect a synergistic combination of these two compatible corporate cultures that have strong ERP products and e-business strategies, one in which