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News: May 2004

Industry and product news on CRM, Business Intelligence, ERP, supply chain management, and other enterprise applications. - Archive for May 2004

Rdb Acquisition Taboo in DoJ v. Oracle Case

Past acquisition experience with a database company is barred from Oracle's trial in its bid for PeopleSoft.

NetSuite Beefs Up ERP Functions

Latest release continues path of bringing high-end ERP features online to make them available to the lower end of the market.

PeopleSoft: Thumbs Down to Reduced Offer

PeopleSoft makes nice with shareholders about the Customer Assurance Program, while its board votes no on Oracle's latest offer.

Siebel Exec Proposes 'Customer-driven Enterprise'

A Siebel EVP touts the firm's hybrid theory of large enterprise application centers and hosted, on-demand CRM applications to fulfill …

Oracle, PeopleSoft CEOs File Depositions

Ellison and Conway answer their subpoenas, as lawyers for third-party rivals haggle over releasing sensitive corporate documents.

PeopleSoft Upgrades Key Product Lines

Analytics key to three new industry packages from the enterprise software giant, along with a new IBM partnership at its Leadership Summit.

Does Siebel Matter Anymore?

Siebel Systems drastically needs a major rethinking of its core business strategy, argues Enterprise Advisor columnist Josh Greenbaum.

HP Hawks RFID at SAP Confab

New test center and RFID customers are highlights of HP's presence at the SAPPHIRE conference.

Entellium Turns Its Attention to America

The on-demand CRM market got a bit more crowded today when Entellium, which has served the Asia-Pacific market for four years, made its …

RightNow Files for IPO

ASP market showing maturity as IPO trend continues.

InQuira's New Release Automates Customer Service

Version 6.5 of the self-service CRM software offers multi-lingual features and Siebel Integration, taps content across the enterprise via …

Siebel Steps Down as CEO; Shuffle at IBM

The CRM leader will relinquish the CEO role to an executive of long-time partner IBM, while Big Blue's CFO John Joyce is headed for Global …