Sunday, October 03, 2004

SSA grows, but don't get no respect

I wasn't able to attend the SSA Global client forum in Philadelphia. But John Moore from the ARC Advisory Group has a pretty good report, summarizing strategic direction for SSA in the coming year.

Moore points out that SSA's approach to standardize on IBM Websphere technology across its multiple products is similar to that of PeopleSoft, but SSA was taking this approach prior to PeopleSoft's recent announcement of the same.

With its strategy of buying software products and customers from distressed vendors, SSA doesn't get a lot of respect from consultants. But SSA's strategy has propelled it to the position of number four among enterprise system vendor, behind SAP, PeopleSoft, and Oracle. And, if Oracle gobbles up PeopleSoft, SSA will be number three.

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