Having stashed almost $1.7 billion in cash, PeopleSoft
’s thirst does not seem to be quenched by the recent buy-back of Momentum Business Applications, an R&D firm it created and spun off in 1998. While the speculations about the next acquisition candidate abound, many supply chain companies have been dolling themselves up hoping to catch one of the most eligible bachelor’s eye.
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with the exception of lean/flow manufacturing, and its algorithm-based supply chain planning (SCP) software inherited with the erstwhile Red Pepper acquisition. To that end, as the company is apparently keen to change the competitive landscape, and having a huge pile of cash, expect more aggressive PeopleSoft''s moves both on the acquisition and joint ventures fronts in order to provide a strong solution for manufacturing. Acquisition Speculation The devil lies in the fact that there are many areas within