In PeopleSoft’s case, the fact remains that it is still the best-attuned offering (in terms of pricing, vertical extensions, customizability, professional service approach, etc.) to the needs of large, service-oriented enterprises, or for ‘greenfield’ sites. However, to put things in the right perspective, one should bear in mind that PeopleSoft’s license revenue in 2001 was still less than the corresponding revenue in 1998, back when the company was only a HRMS/ERP player.
focus now at the SME level, it will face an army of competitors spearheaded by Microsoft's Great Plains and Navision offerings (see Microsoft 'The Great' Poised To Conquer Mid-Market, Once and Again ), Epicor , Exact Software and Best Software to name only few. Looking at the SCM market, PeopleSoft challenges SAP and J.D. Edwards and the pure player likes of i2, Logility , and Manugistics . On the e-procurement/SRM front PeopleSoft stacks itself again against SAP and against the pure players Ariba and