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 sap versus great plains


Global versus Local Channel Approach, Who Will Win?
There is a clear distinction between the market dynamics within the respective MBS and Sage/Best channels.

sap versus great plains  entity of, for example, SAP R/3 , against which it might today still be competing, in addition to other challenges associated with a revolutionary (rather than evolutionary) approach. However, MBS does not yet have a set-in-stone product roadmap, nor has it announced a final delivery time line for Project Green, albeit there are recently unveiled revised plans for a gradual delivery (in two so-called waves, with different extent of SOA enablement and code convergence). At this point, the vendor is using

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