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.
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BusinessWorks, and Peachtree), while SalesLogix, on the other hand, complemented well Best Enterprise product for midsize companies. However, due to SalesLogix' Open CRM initiative and a number of mid-market ERP product alliances and subsequent product integration experiences (a deal with Exact Software (formerly Macola Software) and Expandable Software being some), these vendors could now be in the predicament that their competitor controls the important piece of their offering. This is Part 2 of a