Users choosing point planning or BI products should consider the integration infrastructure and effort needed to combine these products versus the cost and functionality issues of choosing an integrated CPM product suite (if still possible to find). Mission-critical issues like scalability, reliability, manageability and ease-of-use go without saying.
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vendor ( IBM , Oracle , Microsoft, Computer Associates , Sybase , Progress , etc.) via alliance or acquisition. A good example thereof would be recent acquisition of Sagent by Group 1 . Competition from ERP Vendors As usual, the enterprise vendors will bet on leveraging existing customers who will have deeply invested in them, and have even reorganized operations around their ERP systems. However, the BI vendors' daily grind has always been working with information from heterogeneous sources, an order du