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MAPICS Acquires Frontstep as ERP Market Continues Consolidation

Published: 25 November 2002

ID: G00186873

Analyst(s): Jim Shepherd

Summary

MAPICS, one of the pioneers of the manufacturing software industry, is buying Frontstep. This combined company will be one of the leaders in the mid-range ERP market with annual revenue of more than $200M and more than 10,000 customer sites. Both companies have strong products and loyal customers, but they recognize that they will also need scale to compete with the larger ERP vendors targeting the mid-range market.

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