Does Manugistics’ acquisition of a small ERP vendor confirms a further degree of integration and convergence between ERP, SCM and CRM applications in 2002 and beyond, with SCM and CRM moving towards the transactional aspects that have until lately been the prerogative of ERP?
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been the news for SAP , Oracle , and PeopleSoft , many Tier 2 vendors like J.D. Edwards , Baan , IFS , Intentia , MAPICS , QAD , and others, have recently significantly expanded their traditional ERP suites, either internally or via acquisition, or both. All these moves reflect the morphing of the enterprise applications landscape as all vendors scramble to outrival competition or, more often, survive and position themselves well for the next phase of e-Business that features a market cognizance of the