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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estate, construction, and enterprise asset management are products PeopleSoft had hardly ever offered before the merger. On the other hand, in addition to the non-manufacturing and SCM areas like enterprise service automation (ESA), human capital management (HCM), financial management, and enterprise performance management (EPM)/business intelligence (BI), the PeopleSoft product that will fill certain J.D. Edwards' gaps the most are PeopleSoft Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) and e-business (i.e.,