Time for PeopleSoft Customers, Workers to Cut Best Deal
Opinion: It's time for PeopleSoft customers and employees to start looking for a soft place to land, while Oracle is still in the early stages of the buyout transition period.Its time for PeopleSoft customers and employees to start thinking about the future and about protecting their own interests, because nobody else is going to be watching out for them. Benevolent or paternalistic arent words that have ever been seriously associated with Oracle or with its founder and CEO, Larry Ellison. Business is business, and now that PeopleSoft is about to disappear into Oracles labyrinthine halls, everybody is going to have to cut the best deal that they can. So, to all PeopleSoft employees, that means taking a close look at your role at PeopleSoft and soberly considering whether there will be a place for you in the new organization.
Customers are in a far stronger position. There are still plenty of ERP (enterprise resource planning) software companies in business, allowing them to play Oracle off against the competition. But its still time to consider the current status of existing PeopleSoft installations and what their useful life is likely to be.