In June 2003, Oracle launched its takeover bid for PeopleSoft Inc., just days after PeopleSoft itself reached a merger agreement with JD Edwards. Three years later, Oracle had fended off PeopleSoft’s board and the US Department of Justice, and bought 20 companies in a wave of massive acquisitions aimed at overtaking SAP as the leader in business applications. of business. In 2010, the European Commission approved Oracle’s $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems, bringing the software giant into the hardware business. The following is a timeline of each transaction, beginning with the conclusion of the PeopleSoft agreement.
PeopleSoft: Oracle is acquiring PeopleSoft, a provider of CRM and human resource management systems (HRMS) software, nearly two years after the software giant first launched a hostile takeover bid for the company.
#62;PeopleSoft#60;/a> : PeopleSoft’s board relents and accepts Oracle’s cutback offer of $26.50 per share, ending 18-month, $10.3 billion battle.
Oblix Inc.: Oracle’s purchase of the IT security company is a sign of its dedication to its identity management strategy, including web services management capabilities. Oblix will be integrated with Oracle Identity Management and serve as the security foundation for Fusion Middleware.
Triple Hop : Seeking to expand its content management arsenal, Oracle acquires TripleHop’s MatchPoint technology, a context-aware enterprise search tool.
times ten: Oracle has purchased TimesTen Inc., a provider of high-throughput software for managing customer data and transactions, which will bolster its offerings for its Fusion database and middleware products.
G-Log: At its annual OpenWorld conference, Oracle reveals that it has acquired G-Log and its logistics, transportation and supply chain management software. It would later become part of a simple effort to disrupt MySQL AB.
TempoSoft and 360 Commerce: Oracle acquires French workforce management provider TempoSoft just before the New Year to add workforce planning to integrate with PeopleSoft Enterprise, its E-Business Suite and Oracle Retail applications. Oracle is also adding retail management software provider 360 Commerce to capitalize on the integration of point-of-sale systems with customer interaction data.
Siebel Systems: Oracle is closing its takeover of Siebel Systems, which it said it would acquire in a deal valued at $5.8 billion. This agreement comes with 4,000 CRM customers and 3.4 million user licenses, positioning Oracle to become the largest CRM vendor in the world.
sleepy cat: The CEO changes his tune and the Berkeley DB open source database product line, with around 200 million deployments, becomes the latest target of Oracle’s buying spree. In May, Oracle releases an update to Oracle Berkeley DB. The revenue management software provider provides Oracle with a fast way to tackle Amdocs and other order management vendors and build billing infrastructure to access the telecom, cable and media markets.
Net4CallAs a provider of Parlay/OSA service delivery components for the telecommunications industry, Net4Call will partner with Oracle SDP to help customers transform their investments in siled networks into a service-oriented architecture.
[email protected]: Oracle enters the hosted contact center market and purchases the underlying platform for its existing Siebel Contact OnDemand, its SaaS customer service application. Together, the acquisitions aim to provide a complete hosted contact center from a single vendor.
Sigma Dynamics: Bolstering its Business Intelligence business, Oracle is adding a real-time and predictive analytics provider that will be offered standalone and as part of Oracle BI and Fusion Middleware.
Sunopsis Inc.: Oracle says the purchase of data integration vendor Sunopsis will improve its Fusion Middleware offering by providing better support for Oracle and non-Oracle data sources.
MetaSolv Software Inc.: Oracle plans to buy MetaSolv, a telecommunications software provider whose products cover areas such as provisioning, network inventory and service activation and includes customers like T-Mobile.
SPL Global Group Inc.: Oracle has announced plans to buy the revenue and operations management software vendor to take on SAP in the utility and public sector sectors, fueling the ongoing battle between Oracle and SAP.
Stellant Inc.: Oracle receives U.S. antitrust approval to acquire content management software provider in cash offer worth approximately $440 million.
Oracle buys out Hyperion and claims B supremacy: Oracle will pay $3.3 billion to acquire Hyperion, a provider of business intelligence and performance management.
Oracle Announces Agreement with Tangosol: Oracle’s acquisition of Tangosol will allow the database giant to enter the emerging information-as-a-service (IaaS) market, experts say.
Oracle acquires Lodestar: Oracle announces its intention to acquire Lodestar Corp., a provider of competitive meter data management and energy software for the utility industry.
Bharosa will give Oracle users transaction security: Oracle’s acquisition of Bharosa Inc. will fill a key hole in Oracle’s security lineup, experts say.
Monforce: Oracle is acquiring Moniforce to fill a gap in its line of monitoring technologies, use it with its Oracle Enterprise Manager product, and also help bolster Oracle’s Business Intelligence (BI) efforts.
Capture: Oracle’s enterprise content management (ECM) line will get a boost with the acquisition of Captovation, which will become a key part of its Oracle Enterprise Content Management suite.
BEA systems: After pushing for a deal for more than three years, Oracle announced its acquisition of BEA Systems, with the goal of improving Oracle’s Fusion Middleware stack and encouraging the use of service-oriented architecture (SOA ).
Administration Server: Oracle enters the insurance market with the acquisition of AdminServer, a provider of insurance policy administration software that will make Oracle a direct competitor to SAP and other vendors in the insurance market. insurance.
Primavera: Oracle’s Project Portfolio Management (PPM) offerings will expand with the acquisition of Primavera, a PPM software provider, and combine its software with theirs to create a global business unit targeting labor-intensive industries. projects.
Relsys: Oracle may move forward in the healthcare services space with the purchase of Relsys, a provider of drug safety analysis and risk management software, whose products it plans to integrate into its global healthcare business unit. Health Sciences.
virtual iron: Server virtualization is becoming a priority for Oracle as the software giant acquires Virtual Iron, a maker of server virtualization management software focused on small and medium businesses.
HyperRoll, Inc..: Oracle acquires HyperRoll and adds financial reporting acceleration software to its existing Enterprise Performance Management suite, which already includes products from the Hyperion acquisition as well.
Solar microsystems: After nearly nine months of waiting for approval from the US Department of Justice and the European Commission, Oracle is making its biggest acquisition – the $7.4 billion takeover of Sun Microsystems – in a move that would change the entire IT landscape.
silver stream: Oracle is giving its data quality lineup a boost with the acquisition of data quality management software maker Silver Creek., after an OEM partnership with the data quality vendor. Silver Creek’s core product, DataLens, aims to simplify product descriptions and help users better manage product data.
Amberpoint: In an effort to expand its SOA offerings, Oracle is acquiring Amberpoint, an SOA management company. Oracle says Amberpoint’s products – which help companies diagnose application performance issues – will enrich its middleware lineup.
convergent: Oracle is buying a telecommunications services startup, Convergin, which offers solutions for communications service providers (CSPs). Oracle says Convergin’s products will complement the software giant’s communications suite.
Secerno: The software giant is making a purchase that will enhance its database security lineup. The addition of UK-based company Secerno will bring new products – such as those involving database monitoring, data protection, auditing and data compliance – to security software. Oracle, including Database Vault and Audit Vault.