PeopleSoft was a large, international provider of ERP and CRM software. Particularly strong PeopleSoft was in the U.S., while they were more likely viewed in Germany as HCM software vendors. This resulted from the fact that PeopleSoft began as pure HCM / HR software manufacturer, then FinSCM applications developed, but found little circulation in Germany, and only after taking over the then second largest manufacturer of CRM software, Vantive, in 2000, a own CRM product in the portfolio had.

PeopleSoft delivered between mid-2003 and December 2004 with the larger rivals Oracle a takeover battle. Above all, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison made ​​during that time talked about, because he often took the events very personal. On 13 December 2004 Oracle made ​​an offer of 10.3 billion U.S. dollars takeover of PeopleSoft, the accepted the PeopleSoft shareholders. This includes PeopleSoft and the PeopleSoft applications to Oracle.