Oracle's attempt to acquire PeopleSoft has left current and potential customers concerned about how to proceed with their initiatives involving these companies. Now that the two parties have agreed to terms for the acquisition, these customers are looking for guidance.
Public information and Gartner's discussions with Oracle provide answers to frequently asked questions about Fusion applications, including such topics as the Fusion road map, the future of PeopleSoft and JD Edwards products, and migration issues.
E-learning vendor Saba will gain a larger customer base and market share by acquiring Centra Software. Expect this deal to result in more collaborative and comprehensive e-learning suites from Saba.
Acquiring Pathlore Software will provide SumTotal Systems with greater economies of scale and improve its competitiveness. But expect some of the larger software vendors to increasingly encroach on this market.
Authoria has acquired Advanced Information Management and expanded its own product presence. Its content, combined with AIM applications, will make Authoria a successful contender in the talent management suite market.
The acquisition of Performaworks moves Workscape from a niche compensation management vendor to a key player in the talent management suite market. Customers of both companies should benefit.