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Mid-market ERP Vendors Leveraging (and Occasionally Outdoing) Microsoft’s “Plumbing” - Part 1
My recent blog post on what 2010 might have meant to Microsoft’s business solutions reflected on the highly publicized mid-2010 launch of Microsoft Office 2010,

xcelsius and sparklines  to former Business Objects’ Xcelsius and Crystal Reports data visualization and reporting tools (or whatever they might be called now under  SAP’s nomenclature ), while Epicor has developed its own Service Connect integration and process orchestration platform (see  my recent blog post for more information ). Along similar lines, SYSPRO has developed its own Document Flow Manager (DFM) component to facilitate collaborative commerce by automating document flows between trading partners (rather than l

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