It looks like the hostile takeover of Peoplesoft by Oracle will not happen if less than 50% of the shares are tendered later this month. I think Ellison has said he is interested in other acquisitions. Would MROI be a possibility or does Oracle already market similar software?
Oracle does offer similar software within their ebiz suite. It's called Oracle eAM. I've worked/developed with it for about a year now and can say it isn't nearly as user friendly as Maximo but is well architected.
Oracle also sells a product called Oracle MRO that is targeted to the aviation industry.
Oralce is drowning in lack of SME within development. It no longer exists. They will never buy another software company as they are too arrogant. Unlike SAP or Peoplesoft, in this market they are dead man walking. They have no momentum and lack of understanding of market. They rely heavily of unemployed leftovers from CMMS.
Wasn't Oracle looking to buy JDEdwards, before PeopleSoft scooped them up? Isn't that what this is all about? That seems to indicate a clear desperation to buy a software company fill in the gaps in their own offerings. At least it looks like that from here...
Nice move today. Loved the way the MMs took out the weak hands yesterday. Made for a good chance to pick more up. To the question... my opinion is that there is much better fits for ORCL than this. ORCL will be on the hunt for someone more along the lines of BEAS. Much better fit. Now if by some remote reason someone was going to want to buy MROI the fit would be much better with SAP or even Great Plains(Microsoft) for one of their big accounting suites, maybe even SEBL. I think that MROI is just flat doing to good to welcome a buyout offer though. However I do think that MROI maybe in the market to buy. All the above is my opinion of course.