While on the surface, there are few economic or strategic reasons for organizations to persist with electronic data interchange (EDI), many seem reluctant to adopt the alternative at this stage. In fact, there has been almost negligible growth in the number of organizations replacing their
EDI-based systems with XML.
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services-based technology, and drive sales or upgrades of high-volume products like Microsoft Office 2003 within the MBS' large install base that is nearing the 300,000 mark. Hence, one should not be surprised by MBS' recent more upbeat results which were generated, in a great part, from up-selling so-called surrounding applications like Microsoft Business Network ( MBN ), Microsoft Demand Planner , or Microsoft Business Portal to its existing ERP users (see Microsoft Keeps on Rounding Up Its Business