Well it looks like the courting process of PeopleSoft by Oracle is now over. After an 18 month chase the reluctant PeopleSoft has now been acquired by Oracle. Jan 14 is now the date when employees will find out who no longer has a job with the newly merged organisation, while the 18th is when customers find out what it means to them.
It is sad to see PeopleSoft go, they were the organisation who defined the modern day HRIS product. The forward thinkers such as Row Henson and others from within PeopleSoft, have had a profound impact on our industry, I can only hope that Oracle still provides an environment for these people to operate.
On the positive side of things the newly combined organisation has the potential to make a real and long lasting impact on the HRIS industry.