J.D. Edwards Resellers Worry about Oracle Competition
J.D. Edwards resellers say they are concerned that Oracle's direct-sales organization will be taking a greater share of the midsized corporate sales that they used to get.REDWOOD CITY, Calif.J.D. Edwards resellers and system integrators expressed concern Thursday about how big a piece of the market pie Oracle will share with them even as they expressed satisfaction that the enterprise resource product line has a future at least through 2013. Oracle Corp. convened a partner summit for resellers, integrators and ISVs at its headquarters here Thursday to give them an update on its product strategy for the J.D. Edwards ERP product line that it acquired through its buyout of PeopleSoft Inc. in December 2004.
Under this plan, Oracle will continue to upgrade and support the J.D. Edwards World and J.D. EnterpriseOne ERP applications until the products are fully integrated into Oracles Fusion middleware architecture. Oracle officials have said that these products will retain a separate identity and upgrade path under the J.D. Edwards name at least until 2013.