With consolidation rampant among best-of-breed software providers, many manufacturers that once were sold on the speed and flexibility of stitching together their preferred mix of point solutions are shifting their attention back to big-company packaged suites. They are doing so, in part, to avoid the risk and instability associated with products from small companies that could be acquired at any moment. Also, companies like the idea of dealing with a single vendor for all their support needs, and they buy into packaged vendors' claims that an all-in-one approach offers lower total cost of ownership over the long haul.
Source: Managing Automation, http://www.managingautomation.com
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