MBS' current strategy of letting extension functionality proliferate spontaneously largely resembles the current development practice of the open source community. This can be be considered ironic, because open sourcing is something Microsoft loves to hate.
market, such as registrar, admissions, student billing, and school store. Also, in addition to the above-mentioned slew of the lower-end of mid-market providers, some public sector and nonprofit competition can come from the likes of Lawson Software , PeopleSoft , Unit 4 Agresso , Deltek Systems , Geac , and so on. Furthermore, the down side for MBS is that Encore leverages the outgoing Great Plains' Dexterity code base, which does not bode well for extending into MBS Solomon , MBS Navision , or MBS