Other than for the peculiarity of a ‘love triangle’, the merger of SynQuest, Viwlocity and Tilion might be a harbinger of SCEM’s annexation by the realm of SCM, in which case, with a similar phenomenon of ERP absorbing MRP over a decade ago, history would repeat itself.
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gorillas' (i.e., SAP , Oracle , J.D. Edwards , PeopleSoft , Baan , etc.) ever increasing footprint in the SCM market, smaller SCM incumbents are not left much of a choice. Having said all that, the merger might not come as a surprise, as it may even appear as a good financial strategic maneuver for all of the parties in case, since Viewlocity thereby finds a convenient way of going public, Tilion should find a better use for its venture-funded cash (which has lately been everyone's object of desire and