On January 3, 2000 PeopleSoft Inc. announced it had completed its acquisition of The Vantive Corporation, the world's second-largest independent supplier of customer relationship management (CRM) solutions. The transaction was completed December 31, 1999 with the issuance of approximately 28 million shares of common stock and options to purchase common stock, and is anticipated to be accounted for as a pooling-of-interests. The acquisition of Vantive makes PeopleSoft the only enterprise software company offering a full suite of CRM products that integrate tightly with PeopleSoft and other major back-office applications.
September 1st, 1999), PeopleSoft is a very strong contender in enterprise application selection processes within the following industries: utilities, service providers, financial institutions, public sector, insurance, and higher education. It should be on a short list in any selection where HRMS system and financial modules are the main pillars of an enterprise application. Furthermore, organizations that are in an early stage of evaluating PeopleSoft should negotiate incorporation of new CRM