Mid-market process ERP vendor Ross Systems is being acquired by its Chinese distributor, chinadotcom. Unlike some recent acquisitions that are based on the consumption of weaker players to pilfer a customer base, this acquisition appears to provide both parties with solid strategic benefits. This may be an acquisition made of the right reasons - to capitalize on a market growth opportunity.
Good ) and with Selligent for an equivalent CRM offering. In the tough process manufacturing market, and in a challenging economy, Ross has had another successful year. In its recently ended fiscal 2003, Ross Systems added customers such as Schenectady International , The Nut Company , Achilles USA , and Hanson Brick & Tile , and increased its presence with existing customers such as GEO Specialty Chemicals, Boar's Head, Boston Biomedica and NaPro BioTherapeutics . Ross has taken a very pragmatic