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.
(RFQs), etc., while PeopleSoft SRM covers the areas from design collaboration to strategic sourcing. To be more precise, in PeopleSoft's lingo, SRM refers to the entire Source to Settle business process including design collaboration, sourcing, e-procurement, purchasing, services procurement, settlement, supplier enablement, and analytics. Recently, the vendor announced upgrades to the SRM portfolio, with analytics and improvements across purchasing, e-procurement and collaborative sourcing. For