Though superficially, IQMS, a small, quiet ERP provider, may be similar to its competitors, by offering fully-integrated applications and services that are typically expected from larger tier one vendors, IQMS has truly differentiated itself in the market.
This can be a barrier to future changes as modified code needs to be further revised which is notoriously time consuming, costly, and risky. Moreover, these concoctions can also have a different look-and-feel across the range. For a more detailed discussion see Integrated Solutions: Look before You Leap . Furthermore, the enterprise applications market (EAI) market is still nascent and fragmented, burdened with difficulties despite the advent of service-oriented architectures (SOA) and Web services