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Oracle to gain control of CRM software market by Siebel purchase?

Having recently purchased Peoplesoft, Oblix and Retek it seems that Oracle has now set it’s sites on a new software company, namely Siebel.

A recent article by InternetNews.com suggests that Siebel may be the target of a potential take over by Oracle for an estimated amount of US$5 Billion. If this is true, Oracle would stand to take control of the CRM software market and strengthen it’s overall position in the ERP market against it’s fiercest competitor, SAP. By taking over Peoplesoft, Oracle has effectively increased it’s market share in the CRM software sector from 5 to 10%. If they manage to successfully purchase Siebel their market share in the CRM software sector would theoretically grow to 35% compared to SAP’s 15%.

I think taking over Siebel would be an excellent move by Oracle and I’m going to keep a watchful eye on development’s in this area. If the buy out does go ahead, hopefully it won’t be a long and protracted process, although I’m sure merging the various software components into the Oracle E-Business Suite will!!

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Posted by Richard Byrom on 05/03 at 07:26 PM
  1. Given the decline in Siebel’s stock today, it appears as if rumors of a potential deal have been dispelled.  For those who followed the PeopleSoft acquisition, it came to light during the anti-trust trials that Oracle had eyed Siebel as a potential takeover target, so it’s not surprising to see such excitement over the topic again.

    Given additional pressures from SAP on one side, and the likes of SalesForce on the other, both Oracle and Siebel should be considering their long term strategy for acquiring new CRM license customers.  However for Siebel this might mean looking to be acquired given the unrest within the company with some recent management transitions and anxious stock holders looking to cash in some shares.

    You are right about the merger of components… Oracle would certainly have it’s hand’s full trying to integrate yet another acquired vendor into the overall road map. Job security for those involved with Project Fusion!!

    Posted by Michael Siebert  on  05/04  at  06:05 AM
  2. An additional link for those interested in reading more on this topic follows.  Also includes commentary on rumors of a merger with SAP, as well as Project Fusion.

    http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1791236,00.asp

    Posted by Michael Siebert  on  05/05  at  03:39 AM
  3. I am the CEO of an extremely fast growing software company named Darwin Productions.  Our leading edge design team has now released a relatively new and extremely powerful CRM / ERP tool that truly puts every other ERP software package on the market to shame.  Including and especially Siebel.  So my answer to the posed question will of course be no.
    Our proven (what we call) “GBM” Global Business Management software goes further than any ERP system on the market today and integrates absolutely every part of business; even including complete eCommerce system integration – No server or information separation needed.  As you all know whenever two systems meet, you tend to experience a pile up of work or cost in some way.  We have developed a truly affordable tool that rarely needs custom integration and can easily facilitate every need of multinational businesses and even scale down to a 1 person operation.  I need not say it but I will our application is truly revolutionary. 
    If you are curious, feel free to visit: http://darwinproductions.net or http://theevolutionofbusiness.com.
    Evolution (our software) completely integrates:
    Project management, appointment management, eCommerce customer management, inventory management, warehouse and shipping management, document management, email, accounting suppliers, office security, network backup redundancies, Human Resources and other areas that right now are simply slipping my mind.  I would love to hear your thoughts; feel free to email me.

    Posted by Damian Spaulding  on  07/09  at  01:03 PM
  4. Given additional pressures from SAP on one side, and the likes of SalesForce on the other, both Oracle and Siebel should be considering their long term strategy for acquiring new CRM license customers.  However for Siebel this might mean looking to be acquired given the unrest within the company with some recent management transitions and anxious stock holders looking to cash in some shares.ecommerce web hosting

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/28  at  01:57 PM
  5. CRM software helps much to process document. Document Management System is a computing system used to track and store electronic documents and/or images of paper documents. Document Management Software helps people to improve the processing of information.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Posted by Dustin Baker  on  09/14  at  01:42 PM
  6. Excellent post.CRM software is used to support processes, storing information on current and prospective customers.CRM is a combination of policies, processes, and strategies implemented by a company that unify its customer interaction and provides a mechanism for tracking customer information.Enjoyed reading this post
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    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  12/01  at  02:25 PM

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