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.
business analytics and with Hyperion for consolidations and budgeting, while its SRM offering had been mainly at the visionary stage. For its part, J.D. Edwards has contributed with manufacturing oriented J.D. Edwards ERP 9.0 (formerly OneWorld) and supply chain planning and execution (SCP&E) suite (coming mostly from former Numetrix ). The focus on industry solutions such as for high-tech and electronics, industrial fabrication and assembly (IFA), automotive, life sciences, and architectural and