In addition to putting the problems of blending two former independent organizations together behind, the company is still entangled in figuring out how best to bring different technologies and industrial experiences to bear. Further, the new company is left with multiple products whose brand recognition is quite low given recent re-branding effort that may be even more impeded by SoftBrands/Fourth Shift/evolution brand confusion (not to mention the plethora of hospitality products).
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of J.D. Edwards , Baan , SAP , Oracle , IFS , Intentia and QAD , Fourth Shift is more likely to come up against Epicor , Made2Manage , MAPICS , Frontstep , Scala , Microsoft Great Plains/Navision , Best Software and Syspro , most of which have had a luck of not going through the hiatus SoftBrands had been until recently. Nonetheless, the company has managed to maintain its existing customers' satisfaction level high while successfully re-inventing itself, and, as a result, it has maintained a presence