At a first glance, one can even notice that the complementary nature of some SSA GT products and Infinium products may indeed provide a ‘kick for a buck’ proposition. Further, it appears that SSA GT understands and listens closely (via Global Guide Groups) to the needs of conservative ERP customers that are unwilling to ditch a good functional product even at a cost of its technological antiquity. Further, it has a track record of strong functional development that preserves the customer’s current investment.
surprise whatsoever, SSA GT's action might have an additional meaning. Although the acquisition of Infinium should have little impact on the global market in the short run, it might have an important psychological effect on existing aged AS/400 customer enclaves, that with this little empire in rebuilding, should obtain a further sigh of relief. The AS/400 platform is also getting a new lease of life from J2EE enhancement, providing a sound alternative to up and coming Microsoft .NET platform and to its