Given the current saturation of the application market, and trends in acquisitions major vendors will be searching for a viable competitive advantage. There will likely be few, very large vendors with products for a very large percentage of business, and many smaller vendors, with products tightly focused on specific vertical markets.
Its SME Leadership with ACCPAC and Softline Acquisitions? ). We also envision room for a company or two to acquire its way into the Big Few. Likely candidates from this category include, the once stampeding SSA Global, which may be on respite to focus on a sort of a Project Fusion before its next major acquisition. Infor, which has been particularly active recently with its still fresh acquisitions of MAPICS , Lilly Software , Mercia Software , etc. may also become a member. In the past, some vendors