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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Annuncio Software , a marketing automation provider (see PeopleSoft Annuncio-es Continuation Of Its Shopping Spree ); SkillsVilage , a service procurement vendor; and, Cohera , a catalog-management and contact-integration product. Thus it would seem logical to expect a smaller manufacturing ERP or SCM vendor to be the next prey. Indeed, PeopleSoft could have achieved most of its objectives by acquiring,,for example, Baan , QAD , Epicor , IFS , Intentia , or i2 Technologies for only a fraction of J.D.