The PeopleSoft-J.D. Edwards merger was, in great part, about retaining the big five (or big four, or big three) seat and the need to be bigger within shrinking market opportunities. The combined vendors should now a have solid foothold against SAP and Oracle, particularly because one better-performing side could, if necessary, cover up for the underachieving one.
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fabrication and assembly (IFA), automotive, life sciences, and architectural and construction, should continue as well. The former J.D. Edwards 5 product family featured solutions for ERP, CRM, SCM, and web-based collaboration, as well as an architecture that is evolving to embrace web services. Prior to the merger, the vendor delivered more than 400 new products and product enhancements for the J.D. Edwards 5 suite, which went almost unnoticed and overshadowed by the Oracle/PeopleSoft controversy during