Like previous SSA Global's acquisitions, this merger too seems aimed at enlarging the existing customer base, market share, and, more importantly, the predictably recurring support revenue and consequently larger R&D pool.
benefit of matching concept
Therefore, SSA Global could benefit from maturing web services, since former Marcam had likely dealt with the pieces of the concept before the latest industry buzzword was even conceptualized. Namely, using objects (web services), Protean objects are driven by business processes, which, by the nature of encapsulation (i.e., making functionality known only by the interface it exposes), bode well for the ongoing product's instance agility. Web services and service oriented architecture (SOA), which have