CRM industry news

  • November 10, 2004 10 Nov'04

    PeopleSoft board turns down 'final' Oracle offer

    PeopleSoft's board today rejected Oracle's final takeover offer. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has now pinned his hopes on PeopleSoft shareholders.

  • November 08, 2004 08 Nov'04

    Microsoft eyes greater SMB share

    Redmond's new offering will take direct aim at small business software sellers like Intuit and Best Software. It will include CRM migration options.

  • November 01, 2004 01 Nov'04

    Oracle ups 'final' offer

    Oracle today raised its bid to acquire PeopleSoft, and call the offer its "best and final" one.

  • October 26, 2004 26 Oct'04

    Europe clears Oracle takeover

    The European Commission, one of the few remaining hurdles in the way of Oracle's takeover of PeopleSoft, has announced it won't block the $7.7 billion deal.

  • October 11, 2004 11 Oct'04

    PeopleSoft adds JDE integration as Oracle saga drags on

    PeopleSoft will release a new version of its EnterpriseOne application for manufacturing in December, leaving some customers with no choice but to upgrade.

  • October 04, 2004 04 Oct'04

    New Siebel CEO kicks off company's next chapter

    J. Michael Lawrie promised in his keynote at Siebel User Week to work closely with customers as the company makes its products available in components.

  • October 01, 2004 01 Oct'04

    DOJ says it won't appeal Oracle ruling

    The Department of Justice will not appeal a judge's ruling that Oracle's attempted takeover of PeopleSoft does not violate antitrust laws.

  • October 01, 2004 01 Oct'04

    Conway out as PeopleSoft CEO

    Craig Conway, CEO of embattled PeopleSoft, was ousted today and replaced by the company's founder, Dave Duffield.

  • September 30, 2004 30 Sep'04

    Siebel User Week is Lawrie's coming out

    Next week's Siebel User Week will feature new CEO Mike Lawrie's first meeting with the customer base at large, as well as announcements around BI, analytics and OnDemand.

  • September 21, 2004 21 Sep'04

    PeopleSoft cozies up to IBM, stands firm against Oracle

    Attendees at PeopleSoft's user conference expected to hear a lot about Oracle, but they also got a healthy dose of IBM.

  • September 13, 2004 13 Sep'04

    Oracle-PeopleSoft decision rocks World

    The decision allowing Oracle to go forward with its takeover attempt of PeopleSoft means former JD Edwards customers must continue to wait for news of their future.

  • September 10, 2004 10 Sep'04

    Talisma, Concerto go shopping

    Talisma acquires eAssist the day after Concerto buys Rockwell FirstPoint Contact.

  • September 10, 2004 10 Sep'04

    Oracle must still hurdle PeopleSoft board, EC

    A federal judge may have denied the DOJ's attempt to block Oracle's hostile takeover of PeopleSoft, but the software giant won't have a clear road to acquisition, observers said. Still standing in the way are the PeopleSoft board of directors and ...

  • September 09, 2004 09 Sep'04

    PeopleSoft users will need reassurance, but damage may be done

    Expect PeopleSoft to try to assure its customers that the company will continue to fight the Oracle takeover, but some have already put off plans to expand.

  • September 09, 2004 09 Sep'04

    Judge rules in favor of Oracle in takeover case

    A federal judge has rejected the Department of Justice's claim that Oracle's attempted acquisition of PeopleSoft would be anticompetitive.