Thursday, March 11, 2004

Microsoft gains market share in business-management software

Microsoft gains market share in business-management software "Microsoft Corp. claimed 11 percent of the business-management software market less than five years after beginning to sell the products, figures compiled by market leader SAP AG show.
Microsoft is gaining on Oracle Corp. and PeopleSoft Inc. in software used for customer service and accounting, according to SAP. Walldorf, Germany-based SAP says it has a 54 percent share. Oracle has 13 percent, and PeopleSoft has 12 percent."

The competitive posturing in this context is fascinating -- apparently SAP would rather have two primary competitors instead of three (i.e., SAP seems to be petitioning for Oracle's acquisition of Peoplesoft).
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