Tier2/Tier 3 vendors are prepared to endure the onslaught of the likes of SAP, Oracle, and PeopleSoft, as well as of proverbial mid-market leaders such as J.D. Edwards, Baan, Intentia, QAD, IFS and Epicor, and newly formed mid-market juggernauts like Microsoft Great Plains, Best Software (formerly Sage Software), and Navision, to name some. Frontstep and the Syspro Group lead the way.
the targeted industries are plastics, steel, rubber, paper, and lumber. Frontstep's target market is mid-size manufacturers and distributors, or divisions of Fortune 500 companies. It targets enterprises with annual revenues up to $30 million primarily via resellers/VARs, while the larger enterprises with up to $1 billion are handled by its direct sales force. Frontstep focuses on discrete, MTO manufacturing environments rather than on make-to-stock (MTS) or highly engineered (design-driven)