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Great Plains - An SME Market Leader, But At What Cost?
Great Plains has established itself as a global small-to-medium enterprises (SME) market leader. It now derives almost 20% of revenue outside of the US market

side by side navision great plains  Logility, on the other side, will get a coveted access to one of the strongest distribution channels in a relatively non-penetrated SME market. As for its acquisition ventures, the combination of Great Plains and Solomon Software has resulted in a juggernaut within the SME market, with a formidable combination of customers and channel partners. The following factors should contribute to the synergy of this merger: Products technology compatibility (Great Plains touts its commitment to Microsoft's

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