Edgewater Fullscope and Sable Systems have entered into a strategic partnership to integrate and market their products. Both companies feature Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP. This would be a prime example of Microsoft Dynamics partners bolstering their global reach and vertical focus. Microsoft has recently espoused a partner program that progressively rewards and provides incentives for partners that pick their battles and state clearly which industries and regions they plan to tackle (specialize in) and with which Microsoft Dynamics products. (In some cases, partners have developed their own add-on solutions.) While this program might appear as unfair and tough on partners with lesser wherewithal, it helps define partner specialization and avoid detrimental intra-ecosystem competition for the same deals. Edgewater and Sable are complementing each other well, both functionally and regionally.
TEC blog post (Aug 2010): Microsoft Dynamics AX: The Chosen One Among Microsoft Dynamics ERP Equals? – Part 2
TEC overview: Microsoft Dynamics AX