Like many of its peers, Symix Systems, one of the leading mid-market enterprise applications vendors, has been making a big push into the e-commerce market. A new Symix subsidiary called Frontstep, which was formed in January 2000, has been actively rounding out its e-business product and strategic consulting service offerings through acquisitions, internal development and partner relationships. These products and services are still sold under the Symix brand name, however, at the expense of Symix reporting losses for the last two quarters.
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show's sales, marketing and operational points of contact. Also, on August 9, Frontstep announced that Emerging Vision Inc. has chosen Frontstep to provide supply chain and transaction processing for Emerging Vision's trading exchange. The exchange, still under development at that stage, is designed to facilitate business-to-business (B2B) exchange of goods and services in the optical industry. Emerging Vision will use sales, purchasing, and accounting software from Frontstep to process transactions