No one ever said hostile takeovers were easy

PeopleSoft buys J.D. Edwards for US$1.7 billion
6/2/2003 5:00:00 PM – The financial and HR specialist acquires its way into the mid-market. Canadian users PCL Constructors, Superior Propane and the City

of Oshawa discuss what the merger means to their upgrade plans

Oracle turns tables on PeopleSoft with takeover bid
6/6/2003 5:00:00 PM – Days after PeopleSoft announces its plans to buy J.D. Edwards, the world’s second-largest software firm makes a play for its rival

J.D. Edwards users begin Quest for answers
6/9/2003 5:00:00 PM – Customers and resellers gather in Denver to mull the tug-of-war between PeopleSoft and Oracle. We track down the Canadian contingent’s reactions

JDE beats a path to customers to allay Oracle fears
6/10/2003 5:00:00 PM – For every one that hesitates “”another will move forward,”” CEO says

JDE prepares joint sales strategy amid Oracle deal
6/11/2003 5:00:00 PM – Deloitte & Touche explains its role in “”Team J.D. Edwards””

SAP seeks opportunity amid Oracle-PeopleSoft conflict
6/13/2003 5:00:00 PM – The Canadian president of the German software maker speaks out for the first time on the industry turmoil, the changes ahead and whether Ellison’s gamble will pay off

PeopleSoft pledges product support to JDE users
9/15/2003 5:00:00 PM – What’s behind Craig Conway’s bullet-proof vest?

PeopleSoft: Despite Oracle, we’re worth the risk
9/16/2003 5:00:00 PM – City of Calgary on why it moved forward with purchase

PeopleSoft customers not fazed by Oracle bid
10/10/2003 9:49:47 AM – Initial concern over possibility of hostile takeover has faded

PeopleSoft Slaps Money On The Line
11/28/2003 3:59:55 PM – Latest overture to customers offers hefty refunds in event of takeover

PeopleSoft Canada to Oracle: It’s over
3/2/2004 5:00:00 PM – The company and its customers reflect on the DoJ antitrust suit

Canadian users mull impact of Oracle’s DoJ victory9/13/2004 5:00:00 PM – A U.S. judge’s ruling could pave the way for a hostile PeopleSoft takeover. Clients from both companies explain what kind of opportunities the industry consolidation could create

PeopleSoft shows its chief executive the door
10/1/2004 5:00:00 PM – With Oracle’s hostile takeover bid looming, the firm’s founder comes out of the shadows and into the CEO spotlight. We ask the analysts what it might mean

Editorials and commentary

Along came Oracle
6/6/2003 5:00:00 PM – PeopleSoft knew there were challenges ahead, but it didn’t count on Ellison

King Edwards
6/13/2003 5:00:00 PM – The JDE chief is handling Oracle better than most

Users will benefit in merger scenario — ultimately
9/25/2003 3:02:56 PM – As things stand today, Oracle is No. 3 after SAP and PeopleSoft, but that doesn’t make Larry a happy camper

The house that Ellison almost built
6/22/2004 5:00:00 PM – Oracle acquisition targets like Siebel may alter our perception of them forever

The dynamic duopoly
7/21/2004 5:00:00 PM – Even if Oracle gets its way with PeopleSoft, SAP may be more than a match

Oracle’s indecent proposal
9/30/2004 3:46:27 PM – Things may not so pleasant in Pleasanton, Calif., these days. That’s home to software maker PeopleSoft, the object of a hostile takeover bid by longtime rival Oracle.

PeopleSoft’s hard sell
9/30/2004 5:00:00 PM – The vendor pulls out the stops to convince customers everything’s A-OK

It was Conway or the highway
10/1/2004 5:00:00 PM – With Oracle Enemy No. 1 out of the way, what’s next?

Get ready for Oracle/PeopleSoft mess Part 2
10/5/2004 1:59:24 PM – Just when you thought you could chalk up last year’s ordeal to the history books an American judge reopens everything

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