Like many of its peers, Symix Systems, one of the leading mid-market enterprise applications vendors, has been making a big push into the e-commerce market. A new Symix subsidiary called Frontstep, which was formed in January 2000, has been actively rounding out its e-business product and strategic consulting service offerings through acquisitions, internal development and partner relationships. These products and services are still sold under the Symix brand name, however, at the expense of Symix reporting losses for the last two quarters.
eSyte Procurement Center provides Internet procurement for company-wide purchasing. Through its relationship with Commerce One, a leader in global trading exchanges, Symix delivers Commerce One's eProcurement software, BuySite, and access to Commerce One's MarketSite, the largest trading network of buyers and sellers in the world. The Procurement Center also can provide access to other trading communities such as E-Steel and works.com. It is envisioned that users will have a range of B2B service