And that’s all fine and agreed. However, we also agree with the closing thoughts that perhaps the best architecture is a large central suite solution supported by low-cost simple integrations to peripheral niche products (using either third party proprietary interface solutions or RESTful posts/calls) to drive business process outliers and business information/reporting. The development of these components mean there is still a role for niche players, but it is around the edge, not in the core.
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