The CMS Software-XKO Software merger into Solarsoft Business Solutions offers proof that smaller enterprise resource planning vendors are not extinct yet. Perhaps in the grand scheme of things, no one should really care about such events, but these less well-known vendors haven’t said their last words yet.
been a supplier of midrange ERP systems to over 1,000 manufacturers, distributors, and merchants in the UK and Europe. XKO offers applications that cater to the needs of specific vertical markets, and since 1999, the vendor has been growing by force of its own offerings and through several acquisitions. XKO's products and services thus have a number of brand names, such as Concerto , K-Open , Varius , X3 , Xeres , XKO1 , and others. Marlin Equity Partners ( http://www.marlinequity.com ), a Los Angeles,