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: most of the major ERP vendors recognize the need to offer PLM to their customers and have a strategy to deliver these capabilities, avoid ERP and SCM vendors that are obviously repackaging existing transactional solutions. It is important to remember that product lifecycle management is by its nature a collaborative solution. Look for vendors who support current, web based technologies today to speed both internal and external collaboration efforts. Remembering that innovation is king, manufacturers
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Epicor Continues To Bleed
On April 27, Epicor Software Corporation reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2000. Net loss for the quarter was $8.9 million or $0.22 per share, compared with a net income for the same period last year of $2.1 million or $0.05 per share.
: addition to the Y2K-caused ERP slowdown, which has also affected most of its competitors, Epicor s situation has been aggravated by managing the acquisition of DataWorks Corporation, a mid-range manufacturing ERP supplier which with a history of acquisitions of its own, had a diverse set of products for different markets and/or company sizes. While the acquisition has made Epicor one of the largest mid-market ERP vendors, it has also burdened it with a long list of diverse products to be incorporated into
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