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Nimble Enterprise Applications Vendor Faces Stiff Challenges in A Competitive Environment
Despite intensifying competition in the enterprise applications market, IFS likes its chances. IFS has released the seventh generation of its component-based

program applications for a d  the largest IT acquisition program for the USAF, will replace and perform the functions of more than 500 logistics systems that the Air Force currently uses. The Oracle team is providing a logistics system consisting of the IFS MRO solution, an ERP solution from Oracle, and an advanced planning and scheduling (APS) solution from Click Commerce (following the recent Xelus acquisition). Oracle reportedly turned to IFS because it admittedly has a more robust MRO solution for the A&D market, and IFS will thus

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