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Acquisitions Fuel Vendor Growth in the Enterprise Applications Field
Infor cites continued organic growth, license revenue from new customers, and install base cross-selling and up-selling as key growth drivers for the group. The

ims vendors comparisons  , Sequencia , and IMS would be a good fit for its process-manufacturing-oriented products, which stem from both BPCS and the former Marcam 's Protean and PRISM products (see The Name and Ownership Change Roulette Wheel for Marcam Stops at SSA Global ). For the same reason, Infor will also likely remain in the hunt for more solutions, in order to round out its PLM, EAM, and product configurator capabilities. The Optiva strategy is to develop tier one applications in modeling, vendor collaboration,

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CMMS – EAM

Enterpise asset management (EAM) solutions support maintenance management tasks. Asset management systems typically enable planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events. EAM typically includes computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) functionality, fleet maintenance, workflow, reporting, and other areas that touch upon asset management practices. 

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