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Oracle & PeopleSoft: Still Work to Do

Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL) will have to work hard if it is to keep its newly acquired PeopleSoft Inc. (Nasdaq: PSFT) customers, warns analyst firm The Yankee Group.

The Boston, Mass.-based company recently surveyed 192 PeopleSoft users to gauge their feelings on an acquisition that was one of the IT industrys biggest soap operas of recent years (see Oracle Takes Control of PeopleSoft and PeopleSoft Plot Thickens).

So, after Oracle supremo Larry Ellison fought a war of attrition to get his hands on them, are PeopleSoft users thrilled to be part of one, big, happy Oracle family?

Not really, according to the Yankee Group research.

Nearly half the respondents suggested they could well switch applications, with Service Level Agreements (SLAs) cited as a major concern by users, rather than product functionality.

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