Time will tell whether Oracle's vocal endorsement of open technologies such as J2EE and BPEL will allow customers to readily adopt solutions that fit their needs and that quickly integrate with their existing infrastructure.
enterprise applications providers (e.g., SSA Global , Infor , Intentia , QAD , Epicor , IFS , etc.) will likely benefit from Oracle and PeopleSoft''s distraction with the merger saga. Interestingly, while PeopleSoft''s business (new sales) has been tainted by uncertainty, Oracle has suffered damage on the public opinion front. However, now that the former fierce competitors have merged, they can finally concentrate on integrating products and building a new generation of software. For some, it may have been