InformationWeek > Small And Midsize Apps Market > Oracle Puts Pressure On Microsoft > September 28, 2004 "With the first phase of the high-profile PeopleSoft Inc. antitrust suit behind it, Oracle is stepping up efforts to take on Microsoft in the small and midsize database and applications market.
Oracle says it's pitting its E-Business Suite Special Edition--now available in North America--against Microsoft Business Solutions-Great Plains, an enterprise-resource-planning suite that's priced somewhat lower than comparable software.
Oracle says it will tap channel partners--approximately 2,800--to penetrate the small and midsize market in North America. E-Business Suite has already been a successful product line for Oracle in Europe and Asia-Pacific for nearly two years, Oracle president Charles Phillips said Monday."
As a side effect, of course, this is not good news for PeopleSoft...