Milestone Launches New Low Cost VMS Essential

Author: John Honovich, Published on Sep 14, 2011

For fall 2011, Milestone made 3 additions - new version of their Essential and Professional VMS versions plus the launch of a sixth VMS version, named Express, to their product portfolio. This changes the relative and competitive positioning of Milestone's offering. In this note, we explain what is new and how that impacts Milestone's competitive standing.

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