In a nutshell, J.D. Edwards seems poised to deliver applications within its traditional verticals that are wide-ranging, integrated, and modular (loosely decoupled) at the same time, which is apparently a clearer message and a better business model for the company. With a new management team the company seems to have found its soul, as it has finally pinpointed the right offering for its target market (both geography, customer size, and vertical segments wise), and it also seems to be exuding an air of confidence without arrogance, which had rarely, if ever, been seen in the past.
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a prospective breadwinner, CRM product from YOUcentric (see J.D. Edwards Fires Siebel, Hires YOU ). The focus on industry solutions such as for high-tech/electronics, industrial fabrication & assembly (IFA), automotive, life sciences, and architectural & construction, should continue as well. The J.D. Edward 5 product family featuring solutions for CRM, SCM, supplier management, business intelligence (BI), and Web-based collaboration, as well as an architecture that is evolving to embrace Web services