End of Oracle-PeopleSoft battle doesn’t mean end of market turbulence

A shortage of HR system options for mid-sized Canadian organizations
By David Brown
|CHRR, Report on HR Technology|Last Updated: 03/15/2005

Despite a resolution in the protracted, and prickly, takeover struggle between ¬Oracle and PeopleSoft — with Oracle eventually emerging triumphant — business technology industry experts say there is little reason to expect calm in the wake.

Whether that is good or bad news for Canadian HR departments is still unclear.

The merger of the second and third largest business software companies in the North American market has fundamentally altered the landscape for HR technology customers in ways both glaring and subtle. Small and large vendors will be looking for ways to take advantage, while some say other mergers will be on the way.