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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value to a born-again-loyal installed base and to the prospective, fertile mid-range to mid-cap target market, consisting of enterprises loathing any radical changes to their business practices, instead being more inclined to improving their businesses incrementally by adding additional functions around their core ERP investment. Like Conway at PeopleSoft, Dutkowsky's initial focus at J.D. Edwards was on the company's improved financial performance, sales execution and continuation of products portfolio