ERP vendors promise products linking to financial and manufacturing systems (which logically, is currently the vendor's own system) and include collaborative SRM and PLM capabilities and links to CRM systems. JDA and others must simplify their integration framework strategies and JDA must focus on data synchronization to offer a truly differentiating collaboration product.
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, etc. and the mainstream enterprise application vendors (e.g., Oracle , SAP , PeopleSoft , SSA Global , Geac , Intentia , etc.), which have been striving to bundle more retail-specific capability into their products. As usual, the enterprise vendors will bet on leveraging existing customers who would have deeply invested in them, and have even reorganized operations around their ERP systems. The promise of retail products from ERP vendors is the link to financial and manufacturing systems (albeit mostly