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The Enterprise Applications 'Arms Race' To Be Number Three
Although their consolidation appetite is not diminishing by any means, some major acquisition protagonists like SSA Global and Infor seem to be showing signs of

how to be technologically savvy  Needs Warehousing Management and How Much Thereof? ). All these enhancements come with the concept that users obtain deeper insight into their customers' demands to better match supply with available product, based on flawless demand-driven supply chain and production operations ideas. SSA has recently had strong momentum and organic growth, especially in the WMS arena: sales of WMS Solutions grew in 2005 from 2004 levels, to now reach EXE's peak revenue levels of 2001. Acting as a stand-alone,

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