J.D. Edwards once called its annual user conference Focus, but perhaps the current name, Quest, is a better reflection of the company’s future direction.
Instead of the usual mix of product and strategy announcements, management found itself under the microscope as clients and resellers speculated
on its future following Oracle’s hostile takeover bid for PeopleSoft, which wants to acquire J.D. Edwards. Quest 2003 ran June 9-12 in Denver, Co.
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
PeopleSoft-Oracle deal raises antitrust issues: JDE
6/9/2003 5:00:00 PM – Merger speculation hurts short-term sales, Dutkowsky says
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””
Oracle vs. PeopleSoft
PeopleSoft buys J.D. Edwards for US$1.7 billion
People who need PeopleSoft
Oracle turns tables on PeopleSoft with takeover bid
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